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Beaverbrook - Part 2: Brochures, Site Plans and Price Sheets

Part two of the Beaverbook series! Below are a number of brochures, site plans and price sheets that I have for Beaverbrook. I am not sure of the exact date of this brochure below, but  the mall was already built at the time. The image on the 3rd page lower left corner appears to be the townhouses at 1-120 Beaverbrook Lane. Maybe one of my readers can help me with the date of this brochure - so please let me know! I am not sure of the date of this map. A number of the streets seem to be proposals of what was planned, especially on the west side, in the area that became Kanata Lakes.

Beaverbrook - Part 1: Community Number 1

  This is the first in a series of posts that I will publish on the Beaverbrook neighbourhood in Kanata. Below are the pages from an early brochure on the development, including some great historic photos and floor plans. Of note in this collection is the B4 with its atrium family room in the middle. The OH (one and a half) storey plans are also unique. Popular in the immediate postwar period, one and a half storey houses became less popular with time, and thus were not built in later phases of Beaverbrook.  Remarkable for the time is that every single plan has an ensuite off of the master bedroom, something that was not common during this period. Notice the variety in garages, some are attached, in one and two-car garage versions, while some are detached and located in front or to the side of the houses.
And now for some shameless self promotion: Back in December I started publishing chapters on Wattpad from my epic historic-fiction novel (with some mid-century modern content): The Dream That Was. I have finally published the entire book online, and I have now begun to release chapters from one of my other novels: Teardrop. It is a fast-paced mystery/thriller, so if this is a genre that interests you, please check it out: