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Kapuskasing - Garden City and Model Town

Kapuskasing - Garden City and Model Town

Photo by contributor Denis Gionet - Posted December, 2009

Plaque Location

The District of Cochrane
The Town of Kapuskasing
In the District of Cochrane
At Riverside Park, across from the Civic Centre
88 Riverside Drive

Coordinates: N 49 24.974 W 82 25.767


Plaque Text

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, which 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.



Kapuskasing Plaques

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