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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Ottawa, Ontario

 
Alphonse Rochon House / Maison Alphonse Rochon image, Touch for more information
By Cosmos Mariner, August 10, 2019
Alphonse Rochon House / Maison Alphonse Rochon
1Ontario (Ottawa), Byward Market - Parliament Hill — Alphonse Rochon House / Maison Alphonse Rochon
English: This house was constructed in 1898 for Alphonse Rochon, who, with his father Flavien, was responsible for much of the wood carving on the interior of Notre Dame Cathedral. Rochon applied his skills to his own house, and . . . Map (db m150712) HM
2Ontario (Ottawa), Byward Market - Parliament Hill — Basilique Notre-Dame / Notre Dame Basilica1841-1843 — 375-385, promenade Sussex / 375-385 Sussex Drive —
Français: Cette structure néo-gothique est l'église la plus ancienne d'Ottawa. Ses deux clochers ont été érigés en 1858. En 1848, on la nomma Cathédrale du diocèse d'Ottawa et plus tard, on lui accorda le titre de Basilique. Son . . . Map (db m151573) HM
3Ontario (Ottawa), Byward Market - Parliament Hill — Brûlé House / Maison Brûléc. 1842
English: Built by Thomas Brûlé, a blacksmith, noted for his involvement in Bytown’s “Stoney Monday” riot of 1849. Français: Construite par Thomas Brûlé, forgeron devenu célèbre à la suite de sa participation à . . . Map (db m149194) HM
4Ontario (Ottawa), Byward Market - Parliament Hill — By Ward Market Heritage Conservation DistrictDistrict de Conservation du Patrimoine du Marché By
The dense cedar bog that became the site of the By Ward Market was drained and cleared in 1827 by Lieutenant-Colonel John By of the Royal Engineers to accommodate the workers building the Rideau Canal. The area rapidly became the commercial core . . . Map (db m195923) HM
5Ontario (Ottawa), Byward Market - Parliament Hill — Château Laurier / Le Château Laurier
English: Designed by the architectural firm of Ross and MacFarlane this hotel was built between 1908 and 1912 and enlarged in the 1920s. It was the first in a chain of Château style hotels constructed by the Grand Trunk Railway . . . Map (db m140226) HM
6Ontario (Ottawa), Byward Market - Parliament Hill — Connaught Building / L’Édifice Connaught
English: Part of a grand design for the national capital in the early 20th century, this imposing building is a tangible expression of Prime Minister Sir Wilfrid Laurier’s vision for Ottawa. The eclectic combination of Gothic and . . . Map (db m140195) HM
7Ontario (Ottawa), Byward Market - Parliament Hill — Creating a Capital / Créer une Capitale
English: In the 1890s, when Prime Minister Sir Wilfrid Laurier spoke of making Ottawa a "Washington of the North," he was building on the idea that a national capital could be consciously created. In the early 20th century, Canada's . . . Map (db m150692) HM
8Ontario (Ottawa), Byward Market - Parliament Hill — Dr. Harold (Harry) Jennings
English: Distinguished Research Scientist and Officer of the Order of Canada Pioneer in the field of conjugate vaccines and inventor of the meningitis C vaccine, which continues to save the lives of countless children . . . Map (db m144884) HM
9Ontario (Ottawa), Byward Market - Parliament Hill — Élisabeth Bruyère1818-1876
English: In the 1840s, Bytown (Ottawa) was a growing timber-trade village with a substantial French-Canadian population but no Catholic schools and few social services. In February of 1845 the Sisters of Charity of Montreal (Grey . . . Map (db m141392) HM
10Ontario (Ottawa), Byward Market - Parliament Hill — Grand Central Hotel / Hôtel Grand Central1877
Built as a grocery store by Thomas Coffey, Sr., this building was the Grand Central Hotel from 1889 to 1907, and a Salvation Army hostel from 1908 to 1949. Designated Heritage Property ————————— Construit au départ comme l'épicerie de . . . Map (db m63693) HM
11Ontario (Ottawa), Byward Market - Parliament Hill — Hôpital Élisabeth Bruyère / Élisabeth Bruyère Hospital
Français: L’Hôpital Élisabeth-Bruyère a ouvert ses portes sur la rue Bruyère, à une époque où il portait le nom d’Hôpital général d’Ottawa. L’immeuble a été construit en plusieurs étapes entre 1907 et 1959. Pionnières en matière . . . Map (db m141295) HM
12Ontario (Ottawa), Byward Market - Parliament Hill — Jean E. Pigott
English: This floral garden is dedicated to Jean E. Pigott ”Ottawa is every Canadian’s second home town.” Jean E. Pigott, proud Ottawan, proud Canadian and businesswoman extraordinaire, played a leadership role in the development of . . . Map (db m150894) HM
13Ontario (Ottawa), Byward Market - Parliament Hill — L’École Guigues and Regulation 17 / L’École Guigues et le Règlement 17
English: L’École Guigues, the school named in honour of the first Catholic Bishop of Ottawa, is a place of historical significance for the Franco-Ontarian community. In January 1916, during the crisis over Regulation 17, a group . . . Map (db m141442) HM
14Ontario (Ottawa), Byward Market - Parliament Hill — La Salle Academy Tercentenary1680-1980
English: The brothers of Christian Schools of Ottawa, present this commemorative plaque to the government of Canada to mark the tercentenary of the foundation of their institute by Jean-Baptiste de la Salle. The brothers provided . . . Map (db m149200) HM
15Ontario (Ottawa), Byward Market - Parliament Hill — Laura Secord, UE(1775-1868)
Thanks to Laura Secord, nearly 500 Americans surrendered at Beaver Dams in 1813, and a British defeat was averted. She had overheard plans for a surprise attack and struggled alone tarough miles of dense bush to warn the commander of . . . Map (db m178159) HM
16Ontario (Ottawa), Byward Market - Parliament Hill — Martineau Hotel / Hôtel Matineau1872
English: Built by Ottawa Mayor Eugene Martineau, this limestone building housed four separate hotels with taverns, typical of the establishments that provided lodging to transient lumbermen in 19th century Lowertown. Fire gutted the . . . Map (db m149195) HM
17Ontario (Ottawa), Byward Market - Parliament Hill — Meeting the World / À la rencontre du monde
English: You are standing in the international sector of Confederation Boulevard, where Canada meets and welcomes the world community. In front of you is the Embassy of the United States of America, one of the 130 foreign . . . Map (db m150693) HM
18Ontario (Ottawa), Byward Market - Parliament Hill — Mother House, Sisters of Charity / Maison Mère, Sœurs de la Charité1849
English: Under the leadership of Sister Elizabeth Bruyère, the Sisters of Charity took up residence in Bytown in february 1845 to care for the poor and the sick and to educate the young. The oldest section of the convent, designed . . . Map (db m149196) HM
19Ontario (Ottawa), Byward Market - Parliament Hill — Motherhouse, Sisters of Charity at OttawaLa Maison Mère des Sœurs de la Charité d’Ottawa
English: In 1845, Mère Élisabeth Bruyère founded the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity at Ottawa (Grey Nuns of the Cross). In 1849, she began the construction of the building at this corner. Français: En 1845, . . . Map (db m149197) HM
20Ontario (Ottawa), Byward Market - Parliament Hill — National Research Council Canada / Le Conseil National de Recherches du CanadaA World Leader / Un Chef de file Mondial
English: National Research Council Canada (NRC) brings together the best and brightest minds to solve challenges of critical importance to Canada. NRC scientists have saved lives with the electric pacemaker and a vaccine . . . Map (db m141296) HM
21Ontario (Ottawa), Byward Market - Parliament Hill — Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica / Basilique cathédrale Notre-Dame
English: First planned as a parish church in 1839, Notre-Dame was transformed as it achieved the status of cathedral for the new Catholic Diocese of Bytown in 1847, mother church of the Archdiocese of Ottawa, and basilica in 1879. . . . Map (db m140471) HM
22Ontario (Ottawa), Byward Market - Parliament Hill — Rideau Canal National Historic Site of CanadaLieu historique national du Canada du Canal-Rideau
English: The Rideau Canal, a great military engineering achievement of the 19th century, opened central Canada to settlement and trade. The canal construction also brought thousands of people to the area, helping to shape the community of . . . Map (db m83421) HM
23Ontario (Ottawa), Byward Market - Parliament Hill — The Historic Notre Dame Cathedral RestorationLa restauration historique de la cathédrale Notre-Dame
English: On Dec 18 1999 the most reverend Marcel A. Gervais, Archbishop of Ottawa officially reopened Notre Dame Cathedral. The Cathedral had been closed for renovations since the beginning of 1999 and work continued into the year . . . Map (db m151574) HM
24Ontario (Ottawa), Byward Market - Parliament Hill — The Royal Canadian Mint / La Monnaie Royale Canadienne
English: Constructed in 1905-1908 to house a branch of the British Royal Mint, this building was one of several designed in the late gothic style by the Department of Public Works in the first part of this century. The building combines the . . . Map (db m137734) HM
25Ontario (Ottawa), Byward Market - Parliament Hill — The Three Watchmen / Les trois sentinellesJames Hart — Old Massett, British Columbia 1952 —
English: 2003, cast 2010 bronze Gift of Michael Audain and Yoshiko Karasawa, Vancouver, 2011 National Gallery of Canada, no. 43481 These figures watch for danger emanating from both the supernatural and the everyday worlds. Often . . . Map (db m151259) HM
26Ontario (Ottawa), Byward Market - Parliament Hill — Valade House1862
English: From 1866 until 1918 this distinguished stone building was the home and office of Dr. François-Xavier Valade, one of the physicians who examined Louis Riel to determine his sanity before his 1885 trial. The handsome . . . Map (db m149199) HM
27Ontario (Ottawa), Carlingwood - McKellar Park - Laurentien View — Westboro War MemorialLest We Forget
World War I 1914 - 1918 World War II 1939 - 1945 Korea 1950 - 1952 If ye break faith with us who die We shall not sleep, though poppies grow in Flanders fields When you go home Tell them of us and say For your tomorrow . . . Map (db m115192) WM
28Ontario (Ottawa), Carp — Christ Church 1838
This handsome stone church, in the style of the early Gothic Revival, was built by A. Thomas Christie on land donated by John Cavanagh, one of Huntley township's earliest landholders, Aided by a substantial contribution from Colonel Arthur . . . Map (db m200122) HM
29Ontario (Ottawa), Carp — The Central Emergency Government HeadquartersLe Siège Central du Gouvernement d'Urgence
Irreverently known as the "Diefenbunker," this structure is a powerful symbol of Canada's response to the Cold War. Designed in the 1950s to withstand all but a direct hit by a nuclear weapon, it was intended to shelter key political and . . . Map (db m75715) HM
30Ontario (Ottawa), Centrepointe — War MemorialLest We Forget / Ne les oublions pas
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31Ontario (Ottawa), Centretown — John Macoun(1831-1920)
English: This field naturalist and botanist was the first to survey, document, and categorize Canadian flora in a systematic manner. After Confederation, he travelled west for the Canadian Pacific Railway with surveying parties . . . Map (db m139504) HM
32Ontario (Ottawa), Centretown — John R. Booth Residence / La Résidence de John R. Booth
This refined and elegant Queen Anne Revival house is as impressive now as when it was built in 1909 for lumber baron John R. Booth. Hallmark features of this style, popular from the 1880s to the 1910s, are displayed in the two main . . . Map (db m177977) HM
33Ontario (Ottawa), Centretown — The Woolly Mammoth / Le mammouth laineuxIcon of the Ice Age / Un symbole de l'ère glaciaire
English: DNA from fossil bones reveals that the woolly mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius) evolved around 350,000 years ago in North America. The life-sized replicas seen here were created by Canadian Museum of Nature sculptors . . . Map (db m144900) HM
34Ontario (Ottawa), Downtown Ottawa — 100 Wellington Street / 100, Rue Wellington
English: Designed by architect Cass Gilbert, Jr. of New York, this building was the site of the Diplomatic Mission of the United States of America from 1932 to 1999. Français: Cass Gilbert fils, architecte de New . . . Map (db m150892) HM
35Ontario (Ottawa), Downtown Ottawa — Animals in WarLes animaux en temps de guerre
This memorial includes three plaques. plaque 1: English: For centuries, animals have demonstrated an enduring partnership with humans during times of war. They have served as means of transportation, beast of burden, . . . Map (db m195884) WM
36Ontario (Ottawa), Downtown Ottawa — Asbury College
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37Ontario (Ottawa), Downtown Ottawa — Bank of Canada / La Banque du CanadaCanada's Central Bank / La banque centrale du Canada
English: The Bank of Canada is the country's monetary authority. Since the Bank opened its doors in 1935, its purpose has been to promote the economic and financial well-being of Canadians. Through its monetary policy, the Bank . . . Map (db m150696) HM
38Ontario (Ottawa), Downtown Ottawa — Brigadier Andrew Hamilton Gault DSO, OBE, ED, CD.Founder / Fondateur du Régiment — Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry —
This statue is dedicated to the memory of Andrew Hamilton Gault, Canadian war hero, philanthropist, industrialist and public servant. His life was an example of devoted service to Canada in war and peace. Over two thousand Patricias . . . Map (db m177988) HM WM
39Ontario (Ottawa), Downtown Ottawa — Canada’s CapitalLa capitale du Canada.
English: 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 . . . Map (db m83312) HM
40Ontario (Ottawa), Downtown Ottawa — Canadian Airmen Lost Over Poland
“To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die” “Survivre dans les coeurs de ceux qu’on aura quittes ce n’est pas mourir” (Thomas Campbell) This is to express the gratitude and admiration which lives in the hearts of former . . . Map (db m195883) HM WM
41Ontario (Ottawa), Downtown Ottawa — Christ Church Cathedral / La cathédrale Christ Church
The first church on this site, erected in 1832, was replaced in 1872 by the present structure, designed by King Arnoldi. It became the cathedral church of the new diocese in 1895. En 1872 on démolit une église . . . Map (db m178164) HM
42Ontario (Ottawa), Downtown Ottawa — Henriette Bourque1903-1997
Français: Première femme à avoir travaillé comme avocate au ministère de la Justice. Madame Bourque est arrivée première de classe parmi 80 étudiants, à la faculté de droit de l'Université de Montréal lorsqu'elle a obtenu son . . . Map (db m150702) HM
43Ontario (Ottawa), Downtown Ottawa — Henry Albert Harper
English:Erected by the Public to commemorate the heroism of Henry Albert Harper M.A. who in an effort to save the life of Miss Bessie Blair was drowned with her in the Ottawa River on the sixth of December, 1901 in his twenty . . . Map (db m150833) HM
44Ontario (Ottawa), Downtown Ottawa — Lieutenant Colonel Charles-Michel d’Irumberry de Salaberry, CBLe lieutenant-colonel Charles-Michel d’Irumberry de Salaberry, C.B. — (1778-1829) —
English: A skillful professional soldier, Salaberry formed the celebrated Voltigeurs canadiens. In 1813, he outwitted and defeated a vastly superior American force at the Battle of Châteauguay, helping to save Lower Canada from invasion. . . . Map (db m83313) HM
45Ontario (Ottawa), Downtown Ottawa — Lotta Hitschmanova, C.C.1909 • 1990
Founded USC Canada 10 June 1945 Unitarian Service Committee of Canada Harold Pfeiffer, SculptorMap (db m75710) HM
46Ontario (Ottawa), Downtown Ottawa — National Press Building / L’Édifice national de la presseEyes and Ears of the Nation / Tout yeux, tout oreilles
English: The Parliamentary Press Gallery upholds one of Canada's fundamental rights — freedom of speech. Its role is to inform Canadians about the operations of their democracy. In 1967, the Press Gallery offices on Parliament Hill . . . Map (db m150695) HM
47Ontario (Ottawa), Downtown Ottawa — Nicholas Sparks
Irish Nicholas Sparks (b.1792) was from Darragh, County Wexford. He came "up river" 1816 to work for the founding Wrights of Hull. In 1826 he acquired Philemon Wright Jr.'s widow (Sarah Olmstead) and her nine children (he and she were to have one . . . Map (db m198667) HM
48Ontario (Ottawa), Downtown Ottawa — Office of the Prime Minister and Privy CouncilBureau du Premier Ministre et du Conseil Privé
English: This building is the nerve centre of government. The two offices housed here support Canada's prime minister in the task of governing. The Office of the Prime Minister is managed by political staff who support the prime . . . Map (db m150694) HM
49Ontario (Ottawa), Downtown Ottawa — Oscar Peterson1925 - 2007
English: Oscar Peterson emerged from the Montréal working class neighbourhood known as Little Burgundy to become one of the world’s greatest piano virtuosos. His place in the international jazz pantheon is universally recognized. With . . . Map (db m83311) HM
50Ontario (Ottawa), Downtown Ottawa — Parliament Clocktower Bell
This bell was taken from the ruins of the clock tower destroyed by fire February 3, 1916. "The fire raged fiercely for hours. The main tower was not touched until about 11 p.m., and one of the most pathetic incidents of the night, which moved the . . . Map (db m39748) HM
51Ontario (Ottawa), Downtown Ottawa — Railways and Radio Waves / Chemins de fer et ondes radio
English: The Canadian National Railway's coast-to-coast radio network lay the tracks for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Passengers enjoyed broadcasts en route in special listening cars. Transmitting from the Chateau Laurier . . . Map (db m150891) HM
52Ontario (Ottawa), Downtown Ottawa — Sappers’ BridgePont des Sapeurs
English: These foundations of “Sappers’ Bridge,” built by Lieutenant-Colonel John By and this Royal Engineers in 1827, represent the contributions of military engineers in Canada. This plaque was erected April 29, 2004, in honour of a . . . Map (db m83366) HM
53Ontario (Ottawa), Downtown Ottawa — South African (Boer) War Memorial
English: Erected by 30,000 children of Ottawa and adjoining counties in memory of Trtr. G. Bradley • Dvr. R. Bradley • Cpl. W.S. Bradly • Pte. O.T. Burns • Pte. H. Cotton • Pte, E. DesLaurters • Pte. W.A, Hull • Pte. Z.R.E. . . . Map (db m195882) WM
54Ontario (Ottawa), Downtown Ottawa — St. Andrew's Church / L’église St. Andrew's
English: The first St. Andrew's kirk, erected here in 1828 by masons who built the Rideau Canal, was demolished in 1872. The present church, designed by W.T. Thomas, was built 1872-74. Français: La première église . . . Map (db m150895) HM
55Ontario (Ottawa), Downtown Ottawa — St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church1872-1874
English: This Gothic Revival church was designed by W.T. Thomas of Montreal, one of Canada’s most significant architects of his generation. It replaced an earlier church built when the parish was established in 1828. Designated . . . Map (db m150893) HM
56Ontario (Ottawa), Downtown Ottawa — Supreme Court of Canada / La Cour suprême du CanadaA Pillar of Canadian Democracy / Un pilier de la démocratie canadienne
English: Created in 1875 by an Act of Parliament, the Supreme Court of Canada is the nation's highest court and one of its most important federal institutions. It is the final general court of appeal, the last judicial resort for . . . Map (db m150697) HM
57Ontario (Ottawa), Downtown Ottawa — Terry Fox 1958 -1981The Greatness of the Human Spirit — L'eminence du courage de l'homme —
"I was lucky to do what I did. How many people ever get a chance to do something that they really believe in." Terry Fox On April 12, 1980, Terry Fox began his dream to run across Canada in support of cancer research by dipping his . . . Map (db m63937) HM
58Ontario (Ottawa), Downtown Ottawa — Thayendanegea (Joseph Brant)(1742-1807)
English: A notable Mohawk warrior and statesman, and principal war chief of the Six Nations, he led his people in support of the British. After the war, he brought his people to Canada to settle near where Brantford now stands. American . . . Map (db m83315) HM
59Ontario (Ottawa), Downtown Ottawa — The CommissariatL’Intendance
English: “Plenty of spirits, and provisions of all sorts, with beds, blankets, mits, caps, shoes, etc. shall always be at hand, in the Government store, to answer whatever demands may come for such articles by the people on the work, . . . Map (db m83363) HM
60Ontario (Ottawa), Downtown Ottawa — The Rideau CanalLe canal Rideau
English: Built between 1826 and 1832, the Rideau Canal is the best preserved, fully operational example of North America’s great canal building era. Lieutenant-Colonel John By’s innovative deign was based on a “slackwater” system that . . . Map (db m83361) HM
61Ontario (Ottawa), Downtown Ottawa — The Rideau WaterwayVoie navigable du canal Rideau
English: The Rideau Waterway stretches 202 kilometres through a chain of lakes, rivers and canals, linking Canada’s capital, Ottawa, to the historic city of Kingston on Lake Ontario. To follow the Rideau Waterway is not only a trip through . . . Map (db m83362) HM
62Ontario (Ottawa), Downtown Ottawa — Thomas D'Arcy McGee1825 - 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 . . . Map (db m75714) HM
63Ontario (Ottawa), Downtown Ottawa — Veterans Charter / La Charte des Anciens Combattants
English: A programme of innovative social legislation, known collectively as the Veterans Charter, provided an unprecedented level of benefits to those who served in the Second World War. Advanced by the Canadian government, the . . . Map (db m140225) HM
64Ontario (Ottawa), Hintonburg — Home Children / Les Petits Émigrés
Beginning in 1869, British charitable societies removed children from slums and orphanages in congested industrial cities and brought them to Canada to serve as cheap farm and domestic labour. "Homes" were set up across the country to house the . . . Map (db m115194) HM
65Ontario (Ottawa), Hull — Alexandra (Interprovincial) Bridge / Pont Alexandra (Interprovincial)National Historic Civil Engineering Site / Site historique national de génie civil
English: Constructed using the most advanced technologies available at the time, the Alexandra Bridge stands today as evidence of the outstanding ingenuity and foresight of Canadian engineers. G. Dunn, Chief Railway Engineer H.J. . . . Map (db m150888) HM
66Ontario (Ottawa), Hull — Alexandra Bridge (Interprovincial) / Pont Alexandra (Interprovincial)
English: This bridge was built by the Dominion Bridge Company of Lachine, Quebec, and H.J. Beemer, contractor, for the Pontiac Pacific Junction Railway and the Ottawa Gatineau Railway. Construction began in February, 1898; the . . . Map (db m150911) HM
67Ontario (Ottawa), LeBreton Flats — The Fleck Fountain / La Fontaine FleckA Byway to the Past
In 2013, this granite fountain was unearthed at LeBreton Flats as workers did soil cleanup there. Researchers learned that the fountain was erected in the 1890s in memory of Lilias W. Fleck, wife of local industrialist Alexander Fleck, by . . . Map (db m178465) HM
68Ontario (Ottawa), Major's Hill Park — People at an Ancient Crossroads / Un ancien point de jonctionA Modern Shoreline with a Rich Past / Des rives à l’allure moderne, mais riches d’histoire
English: Canada’s Capital is young — but the land is old, and the people have lived here for a long, long time. After the glaciers melted and the waters of the Champlain Sea retreated from this valley (10,000 to 13,000 years . . . Map (db m150699) HM
69Ontario (Ottawa), Manotick — A Safety Valve and Power SourceUne soupape de sûreté et une source d'énergie
The Rideau Canal is a 202 kilometre waterway made navigable by a system of more than 50 dams, 47 locks and 19 kilometres of actual canal ruts. Built between 1826 and 1832 as British military defence strategy, the Canal served as a . . . Map (db m112342) HM
70Ontario (Ottawa), Manotick — A Square for All Time / Un place en permanence
In these times of rapid change and technological advancement, few things in life remain constant. However, Dickinson Square has endured over the years by serving its community through diversification, resilience and sheer . . . Map (db m112362) HM
71Ontario (Ottawa), Manotick — Air Force / Force aérienne
From the beginnings of flight, our aviators have served with courage and skill, high in the skies, in defence of freedom in all corners of the World. Clouds over which our aviators fly and colours of the fields below are conveyed by these . . . Map (db m110340) WM
72Ontario (Ottawa), Manotick — Army / Armée
Backed by proud tradition, our soldiers guard our homeland and bravely serve at great costs to resist aggression and protect liberty in many lands. Red poppies symbolize their sacrifice, complemented by the many blue oceans they cross. Fiers . . . Map (db m110351) WM
73Ontario (Ottawa), Manotick — Carriage Shed / Hangar à chariots
Used to support Milling operations, the Carriage Shed, allowed farmers to rest their horses, while they waited for their grain to be milled or feed to be mixed. It was also used to stored [sic] and sell products, such as carriages made . . . Map (db m110299) HM
74Ontario (Ottawa), Manotick — Dickinson House / Maison Dickinson
Pictured in 1870, Dickinson House was originally built by American born Moss Kent Dickinson for his business and was modelled after Abraham Lincoln's house in Springfield, Illinois. The house ultimately became home to the Dickinson, . . . Map (db m110309) HM
75Ontario (Ottawa), Manotick — Dickinson Square and Manotick / La Place Dickinson et Manotick
You are standing in Dickinson Square, named after Moss Kent Dickinson, the founder of the Village of Manotick. Dickinson and his partners were established forwarders of goods and people along the Rideau River. Recognizing the potential . . . Map (db m112355) HM
76Ontario (Ottawa), Manotick — Family Life / la vie familiale
Since the late 1800s Dickinson Square has influenced the development of Manotick, the Ottawa region and beyond. It steadfastly remains one of the last industry-based village squares in Ontario. Over the past 150 years the Dickinson, . . . Map (db m110311) HM
77Ontario (Ottawa), Manotick — Homefront / Front intérieur
In national crises, people across our land unite in determination and effort to boost production and morale, vital to our cause. These plants portray a patchwork of communities and farms across the country. En temps de crise nationale, les gens . . . Map (db m110335) WM
78Ontario (Ottawa), Manotick — Manotick Remembrance Park / Parc du Souvenir de Manotick
This is a place to remember and to reflect with gratitude on the contributions made by those who served their country in war and peace. The park contains six floral gardens dedicated to the Army, Navy, Air Force, Merchant Navy, Peacekeeping under . . . Map (db m110319) WM
79Ontario (Ottawa), Manotick — Merchant Navy / Marine marchande
In wartime, merchant mariners have collectively faced constant danger and heavy losses to carry vital supplies and personnel across the oceans. These plants depict the many crossings of our mariners, with yellow symbolizing the hope of our . . . Map (db m110332) WM
80Ontario (Ottawa), Manotick — Navy / Marine
On the high seas, our sailors defend our sovereignty, protect sea lanes and support our troops, ever ready to heed the call of far flung allies. Ship bells and white foam of ocean wavers are illustrated here. En haute mer, nos marins défendent . . . Map (db m110346) WM
81Ontario (Ottawa), Manotick — Peacekeeping / Casques bleus
Our peacekeepers in blue berets have won international respect and Canadian pride in serving with the United Nations to resolve strife and promote democracy. Canadian native plants are combined with many other named for lands of our major . . . Map (db m110327) WM
82Ontario (Ottawa), Manotick — The Clapp Family Barns / Les granges de la famille Clapp
This Park is located on the former site of the Clapp Family Barns. Note the remnants of the barn foundation around this sign. The barn complex, shown here, is in front of the old bridge whose abutment remains behind the Cenotaph. Johnston Clapp . . . Map (db m110356) HM
83Ontario (Ottawa), Manotick — The Long Island Mill
An outstanding example of mill architecture in Ontario, this grist-mill was constructed by Thomas Langrell, an Ottawa contractor, for Moss K. Dickinson (1822-97) and Joseph M. Currier (1820-84), the owners of a nearby sawmill. The Long Island Mill . . . Map (db m110294) HM
84Ontario (Ottawa), Manotick — The Mill and Manotick / Le moulin et Manotick
After the War of 1812 between Britain and the United States, many citizens of Upper and Lower Canada feared Americans had unfinished business with Canada. As a result, the Rideau Canal was constructed as part of a military system to . . . Map (db m110301) HM
85Ontario (Ottawa), Manotick — The Perpetual Challenge / Le defi perpétuel
Since the Rideau Canal opened in 1832, water management has been essential to its successful operation. Initially, water concerns focused on maintaining navigation and protecting engineering structures, with the excess water supplied to . . . Map (db m112353) HM
86Ontario (Ottawa), Manotick — War Memorial Cenotaph
In memory of those men and women of the Canadian and Allied Forces, who made the supreme sacrifice for their country, in times of war, peace or peacekeeping. WE WILL REMEMBER THEMMap (db m110318) WM
87Ontario (Ottawa), New Edinburgh — Silent Messengers of the ArcticInuksuk created by Kananginak Pootoogook, 1997
For generations, the Inuit have been creating impressive stone markers on the Arctic landscape. Inuksuk means "acting in the capacity of a human." They serve many functions, including guiding travellers, warning of danger, assisting hunters and . . . Map (db m39750) HM
88Ontario (Ottawa), Orléans — Building for a New Canada / Construire un nouveau Canada
English: Standing here in 1860, you would have heard the sound of hammers and the creak of winches from across the river as construction began on Canada's Parliament Buildings. As recently as 1857, Canadians had been embroiled . . . Map (db m150700) HM
89Ontario (Ottawa), Orléans — Wilderness Highway / Une route au beau milieu de la nature
English: Imagine the “voyageurs” — the fur traders — who, in centuries past, camped on these wild shores. The Ottawa River is part of a 5,000-kilometre system of waterways that, for thousands of years, carried Aboriginal traders . . . Map (db m150701) HM
90Ontario, Ottawa — 489 Sussex Drive
The building at 489 Sussex Drive was originally composed of five commercial structures built between 1846 and 1876 when Sussex Street was at the centre of Ottawa's commercial activity. The Sisters of the Jeanne d'Arc Institute, one of the few . . . Map (db m201398) HM
91Ontario, Ottawa — 89 And 91 Rideau Street / 89 et 91 Rue Rideau
Rideau Street has been Ottawa's premier commercial street since the 19th Century. These two buildings, now incorporated into the Hudson's Bay Company Store, are typical of the commercial structures that once lined the street. 89 Rideau . . . Map (db m199726) HM
92Ontario, Ottawa — By Ward Market Building1927
This building is the fourth By Ward Market building designed by Richards and Abra and constructed in 1927 by the City of Ottawa. Its rectangular plan and wide ground floor canopy are well-suited to its function as a market building.Map (db m195920) HM
93Ontario, Ottawa — Canada's National Military Cemetery
Canada's National Military Cemetery, dedicated on 13 September 2007, is a partnership amongst the Beechwwod Cemetery Foundation, The Commonwealth War Graves Commission, The Department of National Defense and Veterans Affairs Canada. This . . . Map (db m199531) WM
94Ontario, Ottawa — Lady Aberdeen(1857-1939)
Raised in Scotland, in 1877 Ishbel Maria Marjoribanks married Lord Aberdeen, who was Governor General of Canada from 1893 to 1898. A formidable and energetic person, she devoted her life to promoting social causes and served for years as . . . Map (db m198669) HM
95Ontario, Ottawa — Le Droit
In 1912, members of the Association canadienne-francaise d'education de l'Ontario and the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate - a religious order of the Catholic Church - gathered in Ottawa to discuss the founding of a newspaper to . . . Map (db m195969) HM
96Ontario, Ottawa — Marion Dewar PlazaPlace Marion-Dewar
This plaque commemorates the life, service and achievements of Marion Dewar, a respected Mayor (1978-1985), Member of Parliament (1987-1988), public health nurse, peace activist and committed volunteer. Marion Dewar served her . . . Map (db m200523) HM
97Ontario, Ottawa — Rail Heritage in the Capital
The first rail line reached Ottawa (the Bytown) in 1854, opening the region to a new wave of commerce. By century's end, the track was part of a system reaching across Canada. In the heyday of rail, 10 companies operated in the Capital Region. In . . . Map (db m195887) HM
98Ontario, Ottawa — Sir Charles Stanley MonckLord Monck — 1819-1894 —
An Irish peer and former member of the Palmerston Administration, Lord Monck was named Governor General of British North America in 1861. During the American Civil War he laboured to keep hostilities from spreading north to British . . . Map (db m198752) HM
99Ontario, Ottawa — Site of the First Hospital in Ottawa
This plaque is in thankful memory of Sister Elisabeth Bruyere and those who helped her establish on this site, on May 10, 1845, the first general hospital in Ottawa where care would be given to the ill without distinction of age, sex, language, race . . . Map (db m197457) HM
100Ontario, Ottawa — The Billings House
Park Hill was built by Braddish Billings, a pioneer in local lumbering and agriculture. Born in Massachusetts in 1783 he was the first settler of Gloucester Township in 1812, his homestead forming the nucleus of Billings Bridge. In . . . Map (db m203056) HM

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Aug. 8, 2022