The Hull-Ottawa fire of 1900 was a devastating fire in 1900 that destroyed much of Hull, Quebec and large portions of Ottawa, Ontario. On April 26 a defective chimney on a house in Hull started a fire. On a windy day the fire quickly spread between the wooden houses. Along the river were the large lumber companies, and huge amounts of stacked lumber that quickly ignited. Two thirds of Hull was destroyed. The fire also spread across the wooden Chaudières Bridge and destroyed a large swath of western Ottawa from the Lebreton Flats south to Dow's Lake. ...more on Wikipedia about "1900 Hull-Ottawa fire"
Beechwood Cemetery in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada is a 160 acre (647,000 m²) cemetery designated as a National Historic Site in 2001. A woodland cemetery founded in 1873, it is the largest cemetery in the city of Ottawa. Because it is located in the nation's capital, it is the burial site for a number of statesmen as well as a large number of mayors of the city. ...more on Wikipedia about "Beechwood Cemetery"
Brown's Inlet is a body of water in central Ottawa. A former creek it grew considerably in size with the creation of the Rideau Canal, into which it now empties. Originally considerably larger the Inlet was shortened and divided so that today on the surface it is two ponds, but they are connected underground. The inlet is in the southern part of the Glebe neighbourhood, emptying into the canal near the Bank Street Bridge. The two ponds of the inlet are surrounded by parks ad by expensive homes. The ponds are home to a wide array of wild life including frogs, fish, and birds. ...more on Wikipedia about "Brown's Inlet"
Bytown is the former name of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bytown"
The Canadian Golf and Country Club is a golf course in Ashton, Ontario, near Ottawa, owned by the Magma Corporation. ...more on Wikipedia about "Canadian Golf and Country Club"
Caplan's (C. Caplan Limited) was a department store in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. ...more on Wikipedia about "Caplan's"
Conroy Pit is a former gravel pit in the city of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada located off of Conroy Road near Hunt Club Road, now used primarily as an off-leash dog park and toboggan hill. ...more on Wikipedia about "Conroy Pit"
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Dow's Lake in Ottawa Canada is a tiny man-made lake on the Rideau Canal, situated two kilometers north of Hog's Back Falls in the middle of Ottawa, near many of the city's attractions. ...more on Wikipedia about "Dow's Lake"
Green Island in Ontario, Canada, is an island at the end of the Rideau River, at the Rideau Falls at the confluence with the Ottawa River. It is situated in the neighbourhood of New Edinburgh. ...more on Wikipedia about "Green Island (Rideau River)"
The Greenbelt is a crescent of land, formerly surrounding the city of Ottawa, in which real estate development generally is not permitted, although the Federal Government has developed limited parts of it. The Greenbelt is maintained by the National Capital Commission (NCC), a Crown corporation of the Government of Canada. It was created in the 1960s through expropriation of land by the federal government largely to prevent urban sprawl which was threatening the rural areas surrounding the city. Land cover with the current Greenbelt comprises mainly forest, wetland, and fields, but also limited urban development, including government buildings and an international airport. To date, the Ottawa Greenbelt is among the largest urban parks in the world. ...more on Wikipedia about "Greenbelt (Ottawa)"
The Hog's Back Falls are a series of waterfalls in the Rideau River in Ottawa, Canada. The falls are located just north of Mooney's Bay and the point where the Rideau Canal, built partially to avoid these falls, splits from the river. A series of locks on the canal raise boats over the height of the falls. The construction of the canal greatly altered the falls. They were named by the early loggers in the Ottawa area who named them for a large rock in the middle that looked like the back of a hog. This rock is no longer visible. ...more on Wikipedia about "Hog's Back Falls"
This is a list of synagogues in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada ...more on Wikipedia about "List of Ottawa synagogues"
This is a list of famous people from Ottawa, Canada or who have lived in Ottawa: ...more on Wikipedia about "List of people from Ottawa"
Murphy-Gamble Limited was a long-time department store in the City of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. ...more on Wikipedia about "Murphy-Gamble"
The National Capital Commission (NCC) is a federal commission that administers the federally owned lands and buildings in Canada's National Capital Region, including Ottawa, Ontario and Gatineau, Quebec. The role of the NCC is to champion the interests of Ottawa and surrounding region as the nation's capital, typically with regards to issues of national interest, such as planning of monument and museum sites, events such Canada Day and major streetscapes such as Confederation Boulevard. This role is in contrast with those of the various municipal governments, which work for the benefit of their immediate residents on issues like road maintenance, sewer, water and public transport. ...more on Wikipedia about "National Capital Commission"
The National Capital Region is an official federal designation for the Canadian capital of Ottawa, Ontario, the neighbouring city of Gatineau, Quebec and the surrounding area. Also known as Ottawa-Gatineau (or previously Ottawa-Hull), the National Capital Region has a total population of 1,146,790 ( 2004), and consists of an area of 5,318.36 square kilometres that straddles the boundary between the provinces of Ontario and Quebec. ...more on Wikipedia about "National Capital Region (Canada)"
Notre Dame Cemetery, located at 455 Montreal Rd., in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, opened in 1872. It is the most prominent Catholic cemetery in Ottawa. The cemetery is located just south of Beechwood Cemetery on St. Laurent Road in the east end of the city. The cemetery is the final resting place for more than 114,000 souls including: ...more on Wikipedia about "Notre-Dame Cemetery (Ottawa)"
Ottawa is the capital of Canada and the country's fourth largest city. It is located in the Ottawa Valley on the eastern edge of the province of Ontario, right at the border with Quebec, about 400 km (250 miles) east of Toronto and 190 km (120 miles) west of Montreal. It is a city on the banks of the Ottawa River, a major waterway that forms the border between the two provinces. Unlike the capital cities of countries like the United States, Mexico, and Australia, there is no federal capital district in Canada: Ottawa is a municipality within the Province of Ontario. Although it does not constitute a separate administrative district, Ottawa is part of the officially-designated National Capital Region. The population of the city proper is 808,391, while the population of the larger Census Metropolitan Area is 1,146,790 ( 2004). The mayor of the city is Bob Chiarelli. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ottawa"
The Ottawa River (rivière des Outaouais) is a Canadian river which for most of its length defines the border between the provinces of Ontario and Quebec. It rises from its source in Lake Capimitchigama in western Quebec, reaches the Ontario border at Lake Timiskaming, flowing southeast to Ottawa, where it tumbles over the Chaudière Falls and further takes in the Rideau River and Gatineau River. Between the Chaudière Falls and Rideau Falls lies Parliament Hill perched atop a steep and militarily strategic gorge. The Ottawa River drains into the Saint Lawrence River at Montreal, forming Lac Saint-Louis. The length of the river is 1,271 km and it drains an area of 146,000 km². ...more on Wikipedia about "Ottawa River"
Patterson Creek is a small body of water in the middle of Ottawa, Canada. The creek was originally a small stream flowing east through a swampy area to the Rideau River. The construction of the Rideau Canal blocked the creek causing it to become much larger in size. The Creek originally ran from near Lyon Street all the way to the canal. The creek was named after George Patterson, an early settler who owned the lot where the creek emptied into the canal. In the 1890s work began on landscaping the area. The western portion of the creek disappeared, replaced by Central Park in one of the first projects of the Ottawa Improvement Commission. ...more on Wikipedia about "Patterson Creek (Ottawa)"
The Regional Chair of Ottawa-Carleton was the head of the regional council which controlled the Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton. Originally, the Regional Chair was selected by other members of regional council, who were themselves posted to the council from the municipalities that made up the region. After 1991, the position of regional chair was an elected position and, after 1994, regional councillors were elected. This position disappeared in 2001 when the municipalities forming the region were amalgamated into the city of Ottawa. The last Regional Chair was Bob Chiarelli, who became mayor of the amalgamated city. ...more on Wikipedia about "Regional Chair of Ottawa-Carleton"
The Rideau Canal, also known as the Rideau Waterway, connects the city of Ottawa, Ontario on the Ottawa River to the city of Kingston, Ontario on Lake Ontario. The Rideau Canal was completed in 1832 and is still in use today. The canal system uses sections of the major rivers, including the Rideau and the Cataraqui River, as well as interconnecting some inland lakes. It is the oldest continuously operated canal system in North America. ...more on Wikipedia about "Rideau Canal"
The Rideau Falls is a waterfall located in Ottawa, Canada where the Rideau River empties into the Ottawa River. The falls are divided by Green Island, with the Old City Hall just to the south. To the west of the falls is the headquarters of the National Research Council while to the east are the Canada and the World Pavilion and the French Embassy. The falls were named by Samuel de Champlain in 1613, who felt the wall of water resembled a curtain, or rideau in French. The Rideau River was later named after the falls. It was to bypass these falls that the Rideau Canal was constructed. ...more on Wikipedia about "Rideau Falls"
Runge Newspapers is a chain of newspapers owned and operated in the Capital Region of Ontario. Over 159,000 households in the region receive a Runge newspaper each week. ...more on Wikipedia about "Runge Newspapers"
Shiners were gangs of Irish immigrants that formed in the early days of Bytown, later Ottawa, mainly active during the 1830s. ...more on Wikipedia about "Shiner (Ottawa)"
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