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Mackenzie King

Streetscape Memory Bank: The demolition of the British Bank of North America and the re-shaping of Wellington Street, 1935 – 1939

At Kingsmere, Mackenzie King’s former estate in the Gatineau Hills, stand some picturesque “ruins”.  One set is called the L’arc de Triomphe, and we are told that this is all that is left of the Ottawa headquarters of the British Bank of North America. Most of King’s ideas about capital beautification came from his time […]