I'm not sure where this content belongs, actually. Should it somehow be merged into Ottawa? Or made a district? No options seem very good, but my hunch is that it shouldn't have its own article. --PeterTalk 15:21, 29 September 2007 (EDT)
Unsure. You pretty much sum up my feelings on this one.
Keep, at least until Ottawa gets districtified, if ever. It is a moderately large (tens of thousands) town some miles outside the city itself. Pashley 16:46, 5 October 2007 (EDT)
Redirect to Ottawa for the time being. Wikipedia's text on Kanata is interesting: "Kanata is a large suburban area in the western part of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada." There is enough ambiguity as to the status of a place like this (and it's hardly unique among Canadian sort-of-towns) that keeping the pointer around, as a navigational aid, seems appropriate. -- Bill-on-the-Hill 16:05, 8 October 2007 (EDT)
It is more complex than that. The National Capital Commission created a Green Belt around Ottawa, a strip several miles wide of farms and parkland with almost no development allowed. Kanata was the first large community developed outside that Green Belt, very much a separate town at first (1970s?). The original project got some design awards. Since then, it has grown a lot and there was a merging of several municipalities so Kanata is now politically and administratively part of Ottawa, but it is still some miles from other areas and fairly distinct. This is definitely not a delete. I'd prefer it stay separate, but merge and redirect is OK too. Pashley 09:35, 9 October 2007 (EDT)
Convinces me. I'm changing my opinion to keep, although of course some content is needed. -- Bill-on-the-Hill 09:53, 24 October 2007 (EDT)