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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Ottawa, Ontario

 
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By Robert Rusaw, June 22, 2023
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1 Ontario, Ottawa, Cumberland, Cumberland - Estates — Canadian National Railways Station (1908, Vars)Gare de la Compagnie des chemins de fer nationaux du Canada (1908, Vars)
Canadian National Railways Station Built by the Grand Trunk Railway, this station served the community of Vars until 1975. The railway gave birth to the community in the 1880s, when it was known as Bearbrook station, a stop on . . . Map (db m234862) HM
2 Ontario, Ottawa, Cumberland, Cumberland - Estates — Foubert House / Maison de Foubert1915 Cumberland Village / Village de Cumberland
Foubert House Built near the site of the original Foubert family homestead in Cumberland Village, the design and materials for this "kit home" were ordered from a retail catalogue. It was built by Napoleon Foubert, grandson of . . . Map (db m234863) HM
3 Ontario, Ottawa, Cumberland, Cumberland - Estates — Knox United Church 1904, VarsÉglise unie Knox 1904, Vars
This church served the Presbyterian congregation of Vars until the Presbyterian Church merged with the Methodists to form the United Church of Canada in 1925. Sunday services were well attended as the church was an important meeting . . . Map (db m234861) HM
4 Ontario, Ottawa — 155-mm C1 Medium Howitzer / Obuiser Moyen C1 de 155 mm
The 155-mm C1 Howitzer was a Canadian version of the American M1A1 Howitzer. Sorel Industries Limited in Sorel, Québec, manufactured 180 of them under licence for Canada and other NATO countries starting in 1953. It was the largest . . . Map (db m234840) HM
5 Ontario, Ottawa — 155-mm C1 Medium Howitzer / Obuiser Moyen C1 de 155 mm
The 155-mm C1 Howitzer was a Canadian version of the American M1A1 Howitzer. Sorel Industries Limited in Sorel, Québec, manufactured 180 of them under licence for Canada and other NATO countries starting in 1953. It was the largest . . . Map (db m234846) HM
6 Ontario, Ottawa — Amicitia France-Canada MonumentAssociations Fondatrices / Founding Associations
Société nationale d'entraide de la Médaille Militaire Fondation du cimetière Beechwood Cemetery Foundation Union des français de l'étranger Français du monde - ADFE Association des décorés de la Légion d’honneur . . . Map (db m234709) HM
7 Ontario, Ottawa — Charles Foulkes1903 - 1969 — Great Canadian Profiles / Portraits d'éminents canadiens —
Born in England, Foulkes joined the Canadian military after university, proving himself by leading his division through the Normandy campaign, and in November 1944, was promoted to General Officer Commanding of I Canadian Corps in Italy. . . . Map (db m234726) HM
8 Ontario, Ottawa — Cross of Sacrifice
"To the honoured memory of those sailors, soldiers and airmen who gave their lives for their country in two world wars and who lie buried in this cemetery"Map (db m234843) WM
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9 Ontario, Ottawa — Cross of Sacrifice / Croix du Sacrifice
The Cross of Sacrifice is a common feature found in Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemeteries and plots world wide. It emphasizes both the military character of the cemetery and the religious affiliation of the majority of the war . . . Map (db m234714) HM WM
10 Ontario, Ottawa — Cst./Gend. George Randolph Pearkes
Reg. No. 5529 Royal North West Mounted Police October 31, 1917 as a member of the Canadian Expeditionary Force was awarded the Victoria Cross for Valour at Passchendaele, Belgium - First World War
No. de . . . Map (db m234792) WM
11 Ontario, Ottawa — Hector McPhailGreat Canadian Profiles / Portraits d'éminents canadiens
Hector and Mary McPhail came from Ayr, Scotland and purchased this land to farm in 1834. He was a stonemason who worked on the construction of the Rideau Canal. The farm, 100 acres in size, was sold to Beechwood Cemetery in 1873. Their . . . Map (db m234693) HM
12 Ontario, Ottawa — Henry Duncan Graham Crerar1888 - 1965 — Great Canadian Profiles / Portraits d'éminents canadiens —
Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Crerar joined the Canadian military in 1910, and was responsible for designing the largest and most successful creeping barrage of WWI, earning him the Distinguished Service Order. At the outbreak of WWII, he . . . Map (db m234720) HM
13 Ontario, Ottawa — Honoured Dead Committed to Fire1939 - 1945 — [AKA Ottawa Cremation Memorial] —
In honoured memory of these officers and men who died in Canada and the United States of America and whose mortal remains were committed to fire Royal Navy Commander (E) E. Watson Royal Marines Brigadier F. W. Home Royal . . . Map (db m234727) WM
14 Ontario, Ottawa — Indigent Plots / Complots d'indigents
The Home for Friendless Women, The Protestant Orphans Home and The Protestant Home for the Aged Plots These three early charities worked to ensure that those people who came into their care were treated with respect and dignity, . . . Map (db m234703) HM
15 Ontario, Ottawa — James George Aylwin Creighton1850 - 1930 — Hockey Pioneer - National Historic Person Pionnier de hockey - Personne historique nationale —
A man of many talents and interests, James Creighton distinguished himself as an engineer, journalist, lawyer, and civil servant. He was an avid sportsman who excelled in hockey, both as a player and an innovative organizer during the . . . Map (db m234707) HM
16 Ontario, Ottawa — Jerzy (George) Adam Dobrolowski1931 - 2013
Dr. Jerzy A. Dobrowolski was born in Poland and educated in England, receiving his Ph.D. in technical optics from Imperial College, University of London. In 1955 he joined the National Research Council of Canada, where he spent his whole career. . . . Map (db m234737) HM
17 Ontario, Ottawa — Le Howitzer L5 Howitzer
The 105 mm Pack Howitzer, designed and manufactured in Italy in the late 1960's is the artillery support weapon for the Airborne Regiment within the Canadian Armed Forces. The howitzer is capable of both high and low angle fire with a . . . Map (db m234710) HM
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18 Ontario, Ottawa — Le Howitzer L5 Howitzer
The 105 mm Pack Howitzer, designed and manufactured in Italy in the late 1960's is the artillery support weapon for the Airborne Regiment within the Canadian Armed Forces. The howitzer is capable of both high and low angle fire with a . . . Map (db m234716) HM
19 Ontario, Ottawa — Medium Tank/Char Moyen M4A2E8 Sherman
During the Second World War, the tank used most widely by Canadian and Allied Forces was the Sherman. Designed jointly by American and Canadian development teams, nearly 50,000 Shermans were produced in Canada and the United States . . . Map (db m234736) HM WM
20 Ontario, Ottawa — No. 1 Provost Company (RCMP) / Première compagnie de la prévôté (GRC)Canadian Active Service Force / Armée active du Canada — 1st Canadian Infantry Division / la Première Division d'infanterie du Canada —
Dedicated to the 215 volunteer members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police who, during World War II served overseas in the No. 1 Provost Company (RCMP) (1939-1945) and in memory of those who were killed while serving. . . . Map (db m234782) WM
21 Ontario, Ottawa — Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) National Memorial CemeteryGendarmerie Royale du Canada (GRC) Cimetiere Commemoratif National
This peaceful site is the final resting place for RCMP members, RCMP public servants and their families who faithfully served Canada. It was established in 2002 through the efforts of the Ottawa Division of the RCMP Veterans' Association . . . Map (db m234739) HM
22 Ontario, Ottawa — S/M • S/-m. Arthur Herbert Lindsay Richardson
Reg. No. 3058 North West Mounted Police July 5, 1900 as a member of the Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) was awarded the Victoria Cross for Valour at Wolve Spruit, South Africa - South African War No. de . . . Map (db m234785) WM
23 Ontario, Ottawa — September 11 Septembre 2001In Remembrance of the Canadians Lost — À la mémoire des victimes canadiennes —
Michael G. Arczynski 1956 • David Michael Barkway 1967 • Jane S. Beatty 1948 Cynthia (Cindy) Connolly 1961 • Frank Joseph Doyle 1962 • Michael Egan 1950 Meredith Emily June Ewart 1972 • Ralph Gerhardt 1967 Soo-Jin (Stuart) Lee 1970 • . . . Map (db m234735) WM
24 Ontario, Ottawa — Ter Herdenking van de in Canada Gevallen Nederlanders[In Commemoration of the Dutch Fallen in Canada] — 1940 - 1945 —
P. van den Berg 3·3·1905 — 12·8·1941 • • • J. Besier 10·12·1908 — 24·3·1942 D. B. Heymans 3·6·1924 — 25·10·1943 • • • C. F. W. Hille 21·4·1898 — 8·9·1943 F. van Hoogdalem 3·12·1892 — 12·5·1942 • • • M. A. Huijmans 23·4·1922 — 5·12·1941 A. . . . Map (db m234733) WM
25 Ontario, Ottawa — The National Military Cemetery of the Canadian ForcesLe Cimetière Militaire National des Forces Canadiennes
To the men and women of Canada's Armed Forces who have served their nation with distinction in war and in peace Aux hommes et femmes des Forces Armees du Canada qui ont servi leur nation avec distinction en temps . . . Map (db m234851) WM
26 Ontario, Ottawa — Veteran Field of Honor / Champ d'honneur des anciens combattantsSection 27
The military grave markers in this Field of Honour were provided through the burial programs of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Veterans Affairs Canada, the Department of National Defence and the Last Post Fund. The . . . Map (db m234715) HM WM
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27 Ontario, Ottawa, Barrhaven — Connor Boyd
Connor Boyd was born and raised in Ottawa. He was an amazing son, a great brother and a good friend to many. Connor loved to learn and was an accomplished musician, After graduating from John McCrae Secondary School, Connor travelled . . . Map (db m235990) HM
28 Ontario, Ottawa, Barrhaven — Dave Woodard
Dave was my husband and my prince. He was also a son, father, stepfather, grandfather, brother, friend and mentor. We loved him. He always put a smile on our faces. He was kind, genuine and generous. He loved sports and the outdoors. He . . . Map (db m236045) HM
29 Ontario, Ottawa, Barrhaven — Karen Krzyzewski
In cherished memory of Karen L. Krzyzewski Karen was a loving mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend to many. She touched the lives of those she knew with her compassion, kind nature, and wisdom. Karen worked for over 25 years . . . Map (db m236040) HM
30 Ontario, Ottawa, Barrhaven — Kyle Matthew Nash
Kyle Nash died less than a month after his 21st birthday, riding the bus, sitting with a friend, simply going to class in his final year of university. Kyle was a true gentleman and a very bright, funny guy. With a myriad of . . . Map (db m235923) HM
31 Ontario, Ottawa, Barrhaven — Memorial Park at Fallowfield StationParc commémoratif de la Station Fallowfield
This memorial honours the individuals whose lives were forever changed on September 18, 2013 and is dedicated to the timeless memory of the six individuals who lost their lives.. One event... many realities. Ce . . . Map (db m235920) HM
32 Ontario, Ottawa, Barrhaven — Mike Bleakney
We learn something from everyone who passes through our lives. Some lessons are painful, some are painless, but all are priceless. ——————————————— Chaque personne qui croise notre chemin nous apprend quelque chose. Parfois, . . . Map (db m236046) HM
33 Ontario, Ottawa, Barrhaven — Robert Duncan More25 July 1978 - 18 September 2013
Rob was born with Cerebral Palsy but never let it interfere with doing what he loved. Supported by Venta Preparatory School and LiveWorkPlay, he went on to work at the Canada Agricultural Museum and later IBM, where he instantly worked . . . Map (db m235921) HM
34 Ontario, Ottawa, Byward Market — Café Le Hibou
Just steps from here, great Canadian musical legends honed their talents before an excited local crowd at Café Le Hibou. Performers have included Joni Mitchell, Gordon Lightfoot and Bruce Cockburn. À quelques pas . . . Map (db m206502) HM
35 Ontario, Ottawa, Byward Market — FCM
The headquarters of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (established in 1937) was opened April 16, 1986 by President Ron Cromwell, in the presence of representatives of municipal and provincial governments and the Government of . . . Map (db m225851) HM
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36 Ontario, Ottawa, Byward Market — Mile of History / Le Mille Historique
The restored shopfronts along the east side of Sussex Drive are relics of businesses that served the lumber trade in the Ottawa Valley, where wood was king in the 19th century. Forest industries turned old Ottawa into a . . . Map (db m205663) HM
37 Ontario, 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
38 Ontario, 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
39 Ontario, 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
40 Ontario, 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
41 Ontario, 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
42 Ontario, 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
43 Ontario, 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
44 Ontario, 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
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45 Ontario, 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
46 Ontario, 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
47 Ontario, 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
48 Ontario, 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
49 Ontario, 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
50 Ontario, 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
51 Ontario, 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
52 Ontario, 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
53 Ontario, 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
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54 Ontario, 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
55 Ontario, 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
56 Ontario, 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
57 Ontario, 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
58 Ontario, 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
59 Ontario, 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
60 Ontario, 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
61 Ontario, 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
62 Ontario, 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
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63 Ontario, 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
64 Ontario, Ottawa, Carp - Hardwood Plains — 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
65 Ontario, Ottawa, Cemetery — Werner Ernest Noffke1878 - 1964 — Great Canadian Profiles / Portraits d'éminents canadiens —
Born in Stolp, Germany, Noffke immigrated to Canada at the age of five. When he was 14, he began a four-year apprenticeship with Adam Harvey, an Ottawa architect. From 1896 to 1901 he worked with Moses C. Edey, architect of Ottawa's Daly . . . Map (db m234795) HM
66 Ontario, Ottawa, Centrepointe — War MemorialLest We Forget / Ne les oublions pas
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67 Ontario, Ottawa, Centretown — Diamond Jenness1886-1969
Diamond Jenness was born in New Zealand and educated there and at Oxford. After field work in New Guinea he joined the 1913 Canadian Arctic Expedition, embarking on the career that made him the dean of Canadian anthropologists. Although . . . Map (db m218240) HM
68 Ontario, Ottawa, Centretown — Igor Gouzenko
This panel is erected by the City of Ottawa in recognition of the courage of Igor Gouzenko and his wife Svetlana for their historic flight to freedom in Canada on September 5, 1945. That night, when Igor Gouzenko left the Soviet Embassy on . . . Map (db m227014) HM
69 Ontario, 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
70 Ontario, 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
71 Ontario, Ottawa, Centretown — Parliament Fire
After the burning of the Parliament Buildings on the night of 3rd February, 1916, The House of Commons assembled in this building on the 4th and The Senate on the 8th February. Parliament met here for the last time on 10th November, . . . Map (db m217816) HM
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72 Ontario, Ottawa, Centretown — The Gouzenko Affair / L’Affaire Gouzenko1945 - 1946
The Gouzenko Affair brought the realities of the emerging Cold War to the attention of the Canadian public. On September 5, 1945, cipher officer Igor Gouzenko left the Soviet Embassy with more than 100 documents which exposed the existence of a . . . Map (db m226596) HM
73 Ontario, 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
74 Ontario, 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
75 Ontario, 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
76 Ontario, Ottawa, Downtown Ottawa — Asbury College
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77 Ontario, 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
78 Ontario, 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
79 Ontario, 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
80 Ontario, 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
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81 Ontario, 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
82 Ontario, 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
83 Ontario, 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
84 Ontario, 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
85 Ontario, 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
86 Ontario, 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
87 Ontario, Ottawa, Downtown Ottawa — Nicholas Sparks Reported missing
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
88 Ontario, 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
89 Ontario, 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
90 Ontario, 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
91 Ontario, 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
92 Ontario, 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
93 Ontario, 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
94 Ontario, 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
95 Ontario, 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
96 Ontario, 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
97 Ontario, 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
98 Ontario, 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
99 Ontario, 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
100 Ontario, 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

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