Ottawa in Ottawa County, Ontario — Central Canada
La capitale du Canada.
After the union of the two Canadas in 1841 Kingston, Montréal, Toronto and Québec were in succession the seat of government. During the 1850's these cities contended for designation as the permanent capital of Canada. When called upon, in 1857, Queen Victoria resolved the issue by choosing Ottawa. In 1867 the Fathers of Confederation reaffirmed the choice and Ottawa became the capital of the new Dominion of Canada.
Après l'union des deux Canadas en 1841, Kingston, Montréal, Toronto et Québec avaient été successivement le siège du gouvernement. Dans les années 1850, ces villes se disputèrent le titre de capitale permanente du Canada. Appelée à trancher le débat, en 1857, la reine Victoria choisit Ottawa. En 1867, les pères de la Confédération retinrent Ottawa comme capitale du nouveau Dominion du Canada.
Erected by Historic Sites and Monument Board of Canada/Commission de lieux et monuments historique du Canada.
Location. 45° 25.416′ N, 75° 41.886′ W. Marker is in Ottawa, Ontario, in Ottawa County. Marker is at the intersection of Wellington Street (County Route 34) and Metcalfe Street, on the right when traveling west on Wellington Street. Touch for map.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Parliament Clocktower Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); Terry Fox 1958 -1981 (within shouting distance of this marker); Lotta Hitschmanova, C.C. (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Nicholas Sparks (about 150 meters away); Asbury College (about 150 meters away); Thomas D'Arcy McGee (about 180 meters away); Women Are Persons! (about 180 meters away); The Rideau Waterway (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ottawa.
Also see . . . Parliament Hill - Wikipedia. Parliament Hill..., colloquially known as The Hill, is an area of Crown land on the southern banks of the Ottawa River in Downtown Ottawa, Ontario. Its Gothic revival suite of buildings serves as the home of the Parliament of Canada and contains a number of architectural elements of national symbolic importance. Parliament Hill attracts approximately 3 million visitors each year. (Submitted on May 16, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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