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Multiple Unit Housing

Housing in Canada

Title

Multiple Unit Housing

Denomination

45¢

Date of Issue

September 23, 1998

Year

Quantity

1,000,000

Postal Administration

Canada

Series

Housing in Canada

Series Time Span

1998

Perforation or Dimension

12.5 x 13

Printer

Ashton-Potter Canada Limited.

Creators

Designed by Peter D.K. Scott. Designed by Glenda Rissman.

Layouts

Pane of 9 Stamps

Quantity Produced - 1,000,000
Original Price: $4.05
Perforation: 12.5 x 13
Printing Process: Lithography
Gum Type: PVA
Tagging: General, 4 sides
Paper: Tullis Russell

Set of 3 Official First Day Covers

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Cancellation Location: Ottawa ON
Original Price: $4.95
Perforation: 12.5 x 13
Printing Process: Lithography
Gum Type: PVA
Tagging: General, 4 sides
Paper: Tullis Russell

About Stamp

Since the days when only Natives inhabited our vast land, Canadians have been adapting to their local environment, using locally available materials to construct dwellings and build communities. Today, Canada is recognized as a world leader in the housing.

Canada Post will issue a pane of nine domestic-rate Housing stamps this September. Each stamp focuses on one of Canada's celebrated housing structures, with images that evoke the social, environmental, cultural and technological contexts in which these homes were built.

Multiple Unit Housing

High-density dwelling patterns, common in Britain and on the European continent long before the first North American settlements, were transplanted by early settlers to Canada's first urban centers: Quebec, Montréal and Halifax. This type of housing served Canadians well in those days before the introduction of public transportation. Row houses - side-by-side dwellings sharing common walls - allowed people of all income levels to live close to work, and maximized urban lot space, while multiple housing - buildings with two or more self-contained suites - was very cost-effective for less affluent families. A wide variety of multiple-dwelling houses are still found in Canadian cities.

On the occasion of the Heritage Canada Foundation's 25th anniversary, Canada Post salutes its valuable efforts and recognizes, too, the more than 50 years of service which the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) has provided to Canadian dwellers across the country.

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Reference

Canada Post Corporation, Canada's Stamp Details, Vol. 7, No. 5, 1998, p. 8, 10, 12.

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