Lebreton Flats: Past, present & future.

Phil has led this walk before with Jane's Walk.  Intentions for Lebreton Flats have continued to evolve (if that's the right word).  RendezVous Lebreton, the grand scheme for LeBreton Flats selected in 2016, planning for an NHL-class hockey arena and about 4000 residential units a recreational facility parkland and a new cental library has imploded, leaving the NCC to restart the planning process.  The walk will include discussion of the next decade in the rollercoaster history of the Flats, where Ottawa first started. 

Please bring your stories, questions, and opinions along to share.


We'll meet on the plaza at the entrance to the War Museum. From there, we'll pass by the Holocaust Memorial (NE corner of Eddy Street and the Parkway), cross the Parkway, pass the FireFighters' Memorial, and go south on Lett St. along the front of the condo row.  The route will take us to the Booth Street Bridge, west on south side of Parkway, cross over at edge of War Museum, along the back of the Museum past the Chaudière Falls, and back to our starting point.

About the walk leader

Phil Jenkins is a singer-songwriter, journalist, and the author of several books about the history of Ottawa, including An Acre of Time, which is simultaneously about a single acre of land in Lebreton Flats and about Canada's and even mankind's attitude toward land, its use, and control. Phil describes himself as a "landscape artist, but I write word pictures on the page, not paint on canvas."  

You can find out more at his website, www.philjenkins.ca.


Phil Jenkins

Date:Sat May 4, 2019
Time:3:00 PM
Duration: 1 hour
Language: English
Start:Plaza in front of War Museum
Area:Lebreton Flats
Distance:2.0 kms

The walk will follow city sidewalks and paved pathways.

Aerial view of Lebreton Flats Phil's book, An Acre of Time Phil writing on location:  Lebreton Flats, 1993.