Approximately 30 people attended, including the GCA Heritage Committee, and residents of Monkland, Linden Terrace, Clemow west of Bank, Powell, Glebe Avenue, Rosebery, and Renfrew. Residents had been invited by a distributed flyer.
Introduction. Johanna Persohn, Chair of GCA Heritage Committee, welcomed residents, and introduced the members of the GCA Heritage Committee, and described the boundaries of the heritage study.
Heritage Conservation Districts (HCDs). Bill Price, member of GCA Heritage Committee and Secretary of Heritage Ottawa, reviewed the Clemow Estate East HCD, approved by City Council
in September 2011. Council also approved two future studies in the area (Phases II & III).
Bill summarized the University of Waterloo reports, Heritage Conservation Districts Work, including resident satisfaction with HCDs and maintenance of property values. He outlined the City Program of matching grants of $5,000 per year, as well as the availability of insurance, Heritage Ottawa Walking Tours, and inexpensive plaques.
Clemora Park. Andrew Elliott, member of GCA Heritage Committee, showed the map of the historic Clemora Park development west of Bank (Clemow, Powell, Glebe). He then outlined the Ottawa Improvement Commission (1899), Landscape Architect Frederick Todd (1904), draining Patterson Creek, the Clemow Driveway, and a 1912 ad for building lots.
Social Histories. Bill Price and Andrew Elliott showed pictures of several houses on Monkland, Linden Terrace, and Clemow, and presented interesting past homeowners and stories. Assistance. Lynn Armstrong requested participation of residents in researching their houses, or researching City Directories.
Questions, Comments, Individual Streets.
There was time available for resident input.