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Kapuskasing - Garden City and Model Town

Bibliothèque Publique de Kapuskasing Public Library, Photographer
Ontario Heritage Trust
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Ontario Heritage Trust plaque titled "Kapuskasing - Garden City and Model Town.
This plaque was unveiled on July 25th, 2007 and is located in Riverside Park, directly opposite Kapuskasing's Civic Centre at 88 Riverside Drive. The French text, which is titled "Plan de ville modèle de Kapuskasing fondé sur le mouvement d'urbanisme 'Garden City'", appears on the opposite side.
Kapuskasing - Garden City And Model Town -
In 1921 the Kimberly-Clark and the Spruce Falls companies constructed a pulp mill in Kapuskasing that would employ many workers. To plan for Kapuskasing's anticipated growth, the provincial government commissioned the architectural landscape firm of Harries & Hall to create a town plan, that incorporated elements of the late 19th century Garden City and City Beautiful town planning movements. The first provincially-planned single resource town in Ontario, Kapuskasing's design focused on a healthy living environment, architectural harmony, unified design and visual variety. The plan separated residential and industrial areas, included land dedicated to green space, parks and public buildings and a variety of innovative street patterns which remain today.
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July 25, 2007
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Width: 40.5 px
Height: 36 px
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 49.4156638646047 Longitude: -82.4290895462036
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Kapuskasing Public Library/Bibliothèque publique
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24 Mundy Avenue

Kapuskasing, Ontario

P5N 1P9

Kapuskasing - Garden City and Model Town
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Kapuskasing - Garden City and Model Town

Ontario Heritage Trust plaque titled "Kapuskasing - Garden City and Model Town.