NCC content unlike any other

Over the years, NCC Watch has assembled this unique assemblage of NCC-related content for your perusal. Enjoy.

The future as seen from the past by the NCC

We dug up Ottawa's Official Tourist Guide for 1963-64 and found, to no one's surprise, the National Capital Commission was just as full of itself then as it is now. Let NCC Watch be your guide as we stroll through the Future as seen by the NCC's planners in 1964.

The National Capital Commission's planning disasters through time

The NCC's website is rich with irony, and they just can't get enough of themselves, particularly their own special brand of planning genius. In a section Planning the Capital region, they once provided a time line trumpeting their perceived planning victories. As a public service, NCC Watch offers this alternate planning time line.

The Confederation Boulevard walking tour of NCC planning disasters

The NCC loves Confederation Boulevard, and they've created several walking tours to prove it. Unfortunately, they neglected a few notable points of interest.

Amateurs of Spin: an NCC Lexicon

The NCC hates criticism, so the crazier the plan, the more absurd the spin they will put on it. Not quite sure what the NCC is talking about? Use our NCC lexicon to get the facts in plain English.

Photo Essay: The Indonesian Embassy

Inspired by the NCC's plan for an "embassy precinct" by the river, fronting onto Sir John A MacDonald Parkway, NCC Watch presents a photo essay of the embassy that's already there. How bad is the NCC's plan? No need to imagine, just take a look.

Photo Essay: NCC Wastelands

Inspired once again by the NCC's website, NCC Watch presents a photo essay of places in the capital touched by the benevolent hand of the NCC. More to come!

Give the Dog a Bone: NCC Animal Regulations

The NCC likes to make rules, preferably broad and unnecessary ones. Its new rules outlawing all off-leash dog walking in inner city parks are a good example: arbitrary and inflexible, they are designed to serve the bureaucrats who designed them, not the people using the facilities.