A self-guided tour around McKellar Park

1 07 2020

McKellar Park Community Association is pleased to highlight a first-rate walking tour of the neighbourhoods around McKellar Park.


“West of Westboro / A Walk Around the Park” [PDF]

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from H. Belden & Co.’s Historical Atlas of the County of Carleton, Ontario (Toronto, 1879)

The Tour was written by Kathryn Mikoski, with help and advice from a number of people who are mentioned in the introduction to the tour.

This work makes the history of our neighbourhoods available to a wider audience than has been the case in the past. We are hoping that it will be the first of many, and that it will inspire others to take up similar work.

We are fortunate to live in an area that still wears its history visibly, in the form of houses and buildings, streets, street names, and parks, that take us back to an earlier era.

We hope that you enjoy your tour of our community, and that the walk leaves you with a deeper appreciation of how our community has grown and changed, along with Ottawa as a whole.

We should note that many of the historical sites featured in this tour are currently occupied by families – some of whom are uneasy about strangers entering their property, even if it is to admire it and deepen their understanding of the community’s history.

Please don’t trespass on the properties – enjoy, but from a distance.

Respect the privacy of the people who are living and working in these marvellous buildings.

Let us know how you have enjoyed the tour. We will pass your comments on to the creator.

And if you have ideas about other walks, other themes, other properties, please let us know.

Your community association.


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