Downtown Ottawa in Ottawa, Ontario — Central Canada
Thomas D'Arcy McGee
1825 - 1868
Journalist, poet, Irish patriot, Canadian statesman and Father of Confederation, McGee was born in Ireland, where he was involved in nationalist politics. Forced to flee to America in 1848, he worked for several years in the United States before settling in Montréal in 1857. In 1858 he was first elected to the legislature for Montréal West. An eloquent orator in support of Confederation, McGee attended the Charlottetown and Québec Conferences, and later represented Montréal West in the House of Commons until felled near this site an by assassin's bullet on April 7, 1868.
Thomas D'Arcy McGee, journaliste, poète, patriote irlandais, homme politique canadien et père de la Confédération, est né en Irlande, où il devint nationaliste dès son jeune âge. Obligé de fuir son pays en 1848, il travailla aux États-Unis pendant plusieurs années avant de s'établir à Montréal en 1857. L'année suivante, il fut élu député à l'Assemblée législative. Partisan fervent et éloquent de la Confédération, il assista aux conférences de Charlottetown et de Québec. Il fut député de Montréal-Ouest à la Chambre des communes jusqu'à son assassinat,
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada/Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Patriots & Patriotism. In addition, it is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board series list. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1812.
Location. 45° 25.33′ N, 75° 41.929′ W. Marker is in Downtown Ottawa, Ontario, in Ottawa. Marker is along Sparks Street, a converted pedestrian mall, east of O'Connor Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 138 Sparks Street Mall, Downtown Ottawa ON K1P 5B6, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Asbury College (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); 100 Wellington Street / 100, Rue Wellington (about 90 meters away); Terry Fox 1958 -1981 (about 120 meters away); National Press Building / L’Édifice national de la presse (about 150 meters away); Henry Albert Harper (about 150 meters away); Parliament Clocktower Bell (about 150 meters away); Canada’s Capital (about 180 meters away); Office of the Prime Minister and Privy Council (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Downtown Ottawa.
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1. Thomas D'Arcy McGee. (Submitted on July 27, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Thomas D'Arcy McGee. (Submitted on July 27, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 24, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 27, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 571 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 27, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.