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The Historical Society of Ottawa presents: "Ottawa's shoreline... built from garbage?"

Photograph of the Parliament Hill skyline taken between the end of the 19th century and 1916.

Running out of landfill space? Why not dump it in the river?

The 1950s and 1960s were an era of all-important progress and little concern for "environmental assessments". Learn about the decision-making process that led to much of the Ottawa River shoreline from Mechanicsville through LeBreton Flats being built from our garbage. 

Dave Allston, author of The Kitchissippi Museum blog, will take a look back at some of the major alterations to Ottawa's landscape in the years following Jacques Greber's sweeping recommendations.