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Michael Moore shares a photo of this Ottawa's Centrepointe neighborhood ... in the process of becoming Centrepointe.

Writes Michael:1987

This shot looking north shows approximately where Centrepointe Drive would be laid (not far from Marble Arch Crescent). St John the Apostle church can be seen in the background.

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Michael Moore shares a photo of this Ottawas Centrepointe neighborhood ... in the process of becoming Centrepointe.

Writes Michael:

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My childhood playground in the 1960s - Dr. Palliser, vet, just west of where the church is now - had friendly horses for visiting in the pasture; pasture was full of wild strawberries, Davidson farmhouse is still there on Centrepointe (now Matthew House Ottawa, previously Nepean Museum). Used to pick rhubarb in the remains of a farm garden about where Lifelabs Medical is now, near Constellation Dr. It was all farmers' fields south of Baseline - where Centrepoointe Drive is now was just a dirt driveway up to the Davidson farm house & barns - no other roads south of Baseline back then between Woodroffe and Greenbank. Great summertime adventures, and lots of snowshoeing in winter. Used to walk up Cobden Rd from home, stop at the BP station (same building, now Sean's Auto Sales/Service) to grab a bottle of Pure Spring from the ice-water-filled cooler (to go with our PB & Welch's grape jelly sandwiches), then off on our adventures. Wish I had had a camera then - wonderful landscapes, corn fields and those tall pines in and around Pinecrest cemetery.

my in laws moved into their new home at the time on Marble Arch in June/88 I remember.

Before all the trees and bush was cleared there were trails and sand pits in this area where myself and friends would ride our dirt bikes in 79’

I lived in Forest Ridge which is behind that apartment building to the left facing that side of it.

Mohammed Alshaebi Hisham Alshaebi, Ali Salaheddin, the field is about in the same shape today! 🤣🤣🤣🤣

OMG, Michael Moore. Thankyou. I used to school bus by where Centrepointe would someday be built and now, I've lived here since 1995 (off Norwich Way on Castlethorpe). I always regretted never taking a photo prior to development, but you don't know what you don't know, eh?

I remember this...

Alex Jacob

Hey Marie-Aline, isn't this your stomping grounds?

Christopher Canham

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