Business mergers favoured increased residential density, but important components of the original concept were retained after the then March Township established a planning committee with extensive powers to amend development proposals. In the original plan, 120 ha were allotted to a research and development area, and during the 1970s microchip revolution Kanata became a centre of high technology.
Former employees of Bell-Northern Research, one of the first firms to relocate, established businesses such as Mitel Corp, which began in a basement and rapidly became a multinational (see ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY). Rural Kanata contains an historic site, Horaceville - the mansion of Hamnett Pinhey (1784-1857), now a city of Ottawa museum.
Author BRUCE S. ELLIOTT
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