On the weekend I had the pleasure of taking the walking tour of the Beaverbrook neighbourhood in Kanata offered by Heritage Ottawa. A big thank you to all who were involved, especially our tour guide Neil.
Beaverbrook has always been of special interest to me for its architecture, but also for its history, as in many ways it is similar to my hometown of Bramalea (the subject of my other blog: bramaleablog). Both were planned as complete suburban communities that included places to live, work and play, although each was executed differently and at different scales.
After the walking tour, I went home and poured over my binder on Beaverbrook. In it I have floor plans (for most of the houses and apartments), site plans, maps, original price sheets and brochures. I also have have a folder with numerous historic articles on Beaverbrook, Kanata and Teron.
In the coming weeks I will begin sharing all of the historic material I have on Beaverbrook. I am still working out how I will present the material, and I am toying with the idea of creating a separate blog. My collection is not complete, but I would like my posts to be a collaborative approach with input from community members past and present.
So, please stay tuned for "The Beaverbrook Project"!