Greber Plan

The Greber Plan, or General Report on the Plan for the National Capital (1946–1950), was an urban plan developed in 1950 by Jacques Gréber for the Federal District Commission of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Its main components were:

  • planning the region as an integrated system
  • making the Capital symbolize the whole country
  • relocating the rails from central Ottawa
  • improving transportation
  • decentralizing government offices
  • creating a scenic parkway system and restoring shorelines
  • creating the National Capital Greenbelt
  • expanding Gatineau Park (formed in 1938)

The plan is available online as part of the "Lessons from Planning Canada's Capital: 1800-2000" site.


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... See also Ontario Highway 417 During the 1950s, the Greber Plan in Ottawa called for the creation of numerous parkways and divided highways through the growing city of Ottawa ... The Greber Plan was produced by Jacques Gréber under the direction of Prime Minister William Mackenzie in the late 1940s ... with King as early as 1936, World War II halted any plans from reaching fruition at that time ...

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