Ottawa, lieu de vie français discusses the urban
changes and the ways in which Ottawa francophones
began thinking about and building their city, from the
1960s onwards, the ideas and actions of that period still
shaping life in French Ottawa today.
Stemming from the Chantier Ottawa collaborative
and interdisciplinary project, this book brings together
over twenty researchers specializing in the history of
francophone institutions in the national capital,
its leaders, and its networks. It analyzes the growth and
the characteristics of the French-speaking population
throughout the years, its growing diversification, and
the transformation of its living environments.
It brilliantly reconstitutes the events that have marked
the recent history of Ottawa, describes the contexts in
which these events took place and the conditions that
made them possible. They contributors also reflect on
the current and future impact of this history, both for
Ottawa and throughout Ontario.