Lindenlea: An original Garden City
As one of Canada’s first planned community, Lindenlea offers a fascinating insight into early 20th century urban planning. Designed by British architect and pioneer Thomas Adams, Lindenlea contains a rich assembly of public lands, winding roads and street-oriented homes intended to maximize interaction among neighbour and ensure a community with high social capital. Many principles of the New Urbanism movement can be found in this unique community built on the lands of the Canada Lands Company in 1919.
Joining us to share their insights and knowledge will be an architectural historian, a heritage conservationist, and local experts who will offer their take on this interesting nook of Ottawa to which Jane Jacobs would have given a thumbs-up.