National Capital Commission
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  • Blanche Lemco van Ginkel (creator)
  • Canada. National Capital Commission (role unspecified)
  • Blanche Lemco van Ginkel (archive creator)

National Capital Commission



Level of archival description:
Extent and medium:
  • 0.57 l.m. of textual records
Scope and content:
This subseries documents Blanche Lemco van Ginkel’s involvement as a member of the committee at the National Capital Commission (NCC). She was participating in the commission reorganization, the membership administration, the strategic overview of the commission, and the NCC planning policies for the National Capital Region.

Through the NCC, Mrs. van Ginkel was an active member of the Advisory Committee on Design, where were discussed and studied National Capital Region’s issues of urban planning, architecture projects and other subjects of interest, among them the LeBreton Flats, Rideau Centre, Ottawa Airport, Carleton Rapid Transit, Greenbelt area, Gatineau Park, Mont-Bleu Municipal Sports Complex, Victoria Island, Cartier Square, Saint-Laurent Shopping Centre, solar heating, Chaudière Bridge, House of Commons TV and Broadcasting Operations Centre, Ottawa Health Science Centre, New Saudi Arabia Embassy, Ottawa Health Sciences Centre, Montcalm West/Tache project, National Gallery, Canlands project, Highway 16, Gatineau Rivers, federal land use, Parliamentary Precinct, etc.

The subseries contains correspondence, agendas, brochures, papers, notes, reports, minutes, studies, memoranda, newsletters, and a few publications from the Senate and the House of Commons, dating from 1970 to 1983. It contains as well a few design development drawings of the Saudi Arabia Embassy and a reproduction map of Ottawa-Hull's waterfront.
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Material in this subseries was arranged chronologically.

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