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This article is about the capital city of Canada. For other meanings see Ottawa (disambiguation).
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774,072
Ranked 7th
The below table is a list of the 100 largest cities (or municipalities) in Canada. Populations are from the 2001 Census, and include recent amalgamations. This list includes only the population figures living within a citys municipal boundaries. However, some cities form Census Metropolitan Areas with smaller communities in... Ranked 4th


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Politics of Canada Executive Monarchy (The Crown) Governor General Prime Minister Cabinet Legislative Parliament Senate Speaker of the Senate Government Leader in the Senate Opposition Leader in the Senate House of Commons Speaker of the House Government House Leader Leader of the Official Opposition Judicial Supreme Court Lower Courts of... MPs
Mauril Bélanger, Don Boudria (born August 30, 1949 in Hull, Quebec) is a Canadian politician. Boudria is currently a member of the Liberal Party of Canada in the Canadian House of Commons, representing the riding of Glengarry-Prescott-Russell since 1984. Boudria is a former public servant. He is a former Minister... Don Boudria, John Edward (Ed) Broadbent (born March 21, 1936) is a Canadian politician and political scientist. He was leader of the federal New Democratic Party from 1975 to 1989. As a result of the 2004 Canadian election he returned to Parliament as the NDP Member of Parliament for Ottawa Centre. Broadbent... Ed Broadbent, Marlene Catterall (born March 1, 1939) in Ottawa, Ontario A Canadian politician, Catterall is a current (as of 2004) member of the Liberal Party of Canada in the Canadian House of Commons, representing the riding of Ottawa West—Nepean since 1997, and Ottawa West from 1988 to 1997. Catterall... Marlene Catterall, Marc Godbout (born June 8, 1951) is the Canadian Member of Parliament for the Ottawa—Orléans riding. He was first elected in the Canadian federal election, 2004, representing the Liberal Party of Canada. Born in Ottawa, Ontario, Godbout has a Masters degree in education from the University... Marc Godbout, David McGuinty (born 1960 in Ottawa, Ontario) is a Canadian politician and the brother of Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty. He is also the son of former MPP Dalton McGuinty Sr.. He is Liberal member of the Canadian House of Commons representing the riding of Ottawa South. He was first elected... David McGuinty, Gordon O'Connor, Pierre Poilievre
Politics of Ontario Monarchy Lieutenant-Governor Parliament Cabinet Premier Former Premiers Political parties Ontario politicians Court of Appeal Census Divisions Ontario electoral districts Ontario Provincial Police The Ontario Legislature Building at Queens Park The Legislative Assembly of Ontario, is the legislature of the Canadian province of Ontario. It is... MPPs
There have been various John Bairds of significance. They include: John Baird, participant in the Scottish Insurrection of 1820 John Baird, 1st Viscount Stonehaven John Logie Baird, inventor of television John Baird, Canadian politician and cabinet minister in the Ontario conservative governments of Mike Harris and Ernie Eves. This is... John Baird, Jean-Marc Lalonde (born 1935) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. He is currently a member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, representing the riding of Glengarry—Prescott—Russell for the Ontario Liberal Party. Lalonde was employed in the Public Service of Canada from 1956 to 1990. He... Jean-Marc Lalonde, The Hon. Dalton McGuinty Government Portait of Dalton McGuinty Information provided by the Government of Ontario (http://www.gov.on.ca) is protected by Crown copyright, which is held by the Queens Printer for Ontario. If credit is given and Crown copyright is acknowledged, the materials may be reproduced... Dalton McGuinty, Phil McNeely is a politician in Ontario, Canada. He is currently a member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, representing the riding of Ottawa—Orléans for the Ontario Liberal Party. McNeely was born in Cumberland, Ontario (now part of the City of Ottawa) and is fluently bilingual in... Phil McNeely, Madeleine Meilleur is a politician in Ontario, Canada. She is currently a member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, and is a cabinet minister in the government of Premier Dalton McGuinty. Meilleur was born in the small Quebec community of Kiamika. She is both a registered nurse and a lawyer... Madeleine Meilleur, Richard Patten (born May 13, 1942 in Montreal, Quebec) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. He is currently a member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, representing the riding of Ottawa Centre. Patten was educated at Sir George Williams University (now Concordia University) in Montreal. Before entering public life, he... Richard Patten, Norman W. Sterling (born February 19, 1942 in Ottawa, Ontario) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. He is one of the longest-serving members of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, having been first elected in 1977. Sterling attended Carleton University and the University of Ottawa, and worked as a lawyer... Norm Sterling, Jim Watson Rank: 56th Mayor Term of Office: January 1, 1998–July, 2000 Predecessor: Jacquelin Holzman Successor: Bob Chiarelli Date of Birth: 1961 Place of Birth: Montreal Spouse: ? Profession: Public service/Journalist Political affiliations: Liberal Party of Ontario Jim Watson is a politician in Ontario, Canada. He is a... Jim Watson
This is a list of the mayors of Ottawa. Until 1854 Ottawa was known as Bytown. Over the course of Ottawas history the borders of the community have greatly expanded. This most recently occurred in 2001 when a number of neighbouring communities were amalgamated with Ottawa. Contents // 1 Mayors... Mayor Robert Chiarelli Rank: 57th Mayor Term of Office: January 1, 2001–Present Predecessor: Jim Watson Successor: incumbent Date of Birth: 1941 Place of Birth: Ottawa Spouse: Carol Chiarelli Profession: Lawyer Political affiliations: Liberal Party of Ontario Robert (Bob) Chiarelli (born 1941 in Canada) is the current (2004) mayor of... Bob Chiarelli
Governing body Ottawa City Council
City of Ottawa (http://city.ottawa.on.ca)

Ottawa is the This article concerns places that serve as centers of government and politics. For alternative meanings see capital (disambiguation) In politics a capital (also called capital city or political capital — although the latter phrase has an alternative meaning based on an alternative meaning of capital) is the principal city or... capital of Canada is an independent This article discusses states as sovereign political entities. For other meanings, see state (disambiguation). In international law and international relations, a state is a geographic political entity possessing politicial sovereignty, i.e. not being subject to any higher political authority. In casual language, the idea of... Canada and the country's fourth largest city. It is located in the Ottawa Valley in the eastern part of the province of Ontario (Flag of Ontario) (Coat of Arms of Ontario) Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Area 1,076,395 km² (4th)  - Land 917,741... Ontario, at the northern edge of the Quebec City-Windsor Corridor. The population of the city proper is 808,391, while the population of the larger The National Capital Region is an informal designation for the Census Metropolitan Area consisting of the Canadian capital of Ottawa, Ontario and the neighbouring city of Gatineau, Quebec and the surrounding area. It is also known as Ottawa-Gatineau or formerly Ottawa-Hull. The region has a total population of... Ottawa region is 1,146,790 (-1... 2004). The mayor of the city is Robert Chiarelli Rank: 57th Mayor Term of Office: January 1, 2001–Present Predecessor: Jim Watson Successor: incumbent Date of Birth: 1941 Place of Birth: Ottawa Spouse: Carol Chiarelli Profession: Lawyer Political affiliations: Liberal Party of Ontario Robert (Bob) Chiarelli (born 1941 in Canada) is the current (2004) mayor of... Bob Chiarelli.

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Geography

The centre block of the Parliament of Canada, Ottawa, with the Peace Tower and the Centennial Flame. Photo by Montrealais. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the...
The centre block of the Parliament of Canada, Ottawa, with the Peace Tower and the Centennial Flame. Photo by Montrealais. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the... Enlarge
The The Centre Block, with the Peace Tower and Centennial Flame The dramatic rear view of Parliament Hill, with the Library of Parliament perched atop the deep gorge of the Ottawa River The changing of the guards in front of the Parliament Parliament Hill is a scenic location on the banks... Parliament Buildings, shown here are Ottawa's most famous land mark.

Ottawa sits on the south bank of the Ottawa River, around the mouths of the rapids on the Rideau River opposite Carleton University The Rideau River is a Canadian river which flows north from Upper Rideau Lake and empties into the Ottawa River at Rideau Falls in Ottawa, Ontario. Its length is 146 km. The river was given the French name Rideau (curtain) after the... Rideau River and A portion of the worlds largest skating rink 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 continues to be operated today... Rideau Canal. The oldest part of the city (including what remains of Bytown is the former name Ottawa, Canada. Located where the Rideau Canal meets the Ottawa River, it took its name from John By, who as Colonel of the Engineers was instrumental in the construction of the canal. Bytown was incorporated in 1850 and upon incorporation into a city in 1855... Bytown) is known as Lower Town and occupies an area between the canal and the rivers. Across the canal to the west lies Centretown, which is the city's financial and commercial hub. Between here and the Ottawa River, the slight elevation of The Centre Block, with the Peace Tower and Centennial Flame The dramatic rear view of Parliament Hill, with the Library of Parliament perched atop the deep gorge of the Ottawa River The changing of the guards in front of the Parliament Parliament Hill is a scenic location on the banks... Parliament Hill is home to many of the capital's landmark government buildings, and is the Legislative seat of Canada.


The City of Ottawa includes many urban areas. The main one extends for considerable distance to the east, west and south of the centre, and includes the former cities of Gloucester was a city in eastern Ontario, Canada on the Ottawa River and is now a suburb of the City of Ottawa. It was incorporated as a township in 1850 and became a city in 1981. Gloucester was one of the 11 municipalities that merged in 2001 to form the... Gloucester, Categories: Canada geography stubs ... Nepean and Vanier is a formerly independent community that in 2001 was merged into the city of Ottawa. It is most notable for its majority francophone population. Vanier has about 17,632 residents. Vanier is located in the east of Ottawa across the Rideau River from the neighbourhood of Sandy Hill and... Vanier the former village of Rockcliffe Park is the wealthiest neighbourhood in Ottawa, Ontario, and is one of the most prosperous enclaves in Canada. Until 2001 it was an independent village, but was amalgamated with the rest of the city that year. As of 2001, Rockcliffe Park had a population of 2,028. The area... Rockcliffe Park and the suburban communities of Manotick and Orléans is a community in eastern Ontario, which became part of the city of Ottawa in 2001. It is located in the eastern part of the city along the Ottawa River. The community is thought to have been named by its first postmaster, Théodore Besserer, after his place... Orleans as well as Aylmer is a city in western Quebec, Canada on the Ottawa River. It is located within the city limits of Gatineau. Population (2001): 36,085. In the recent election dealing with separation from Gatineau, Aylmer actually voted to separate, but since there were not enough votes actually cast, it remains... Aylmer, Hull is a community in western Quebec, Canada and is located on the west bank of the Gatineau River and the north shore of the Ottawa River, directly opposite Ottawa, Ontario. As part of the Canadian capital, it contains offices for twenty thousand fonctionnaires or civil servants. Hull was founded... Hull and Map of Quebec with Gatineau highlighted in red. Gatineau (2001 census population 226,296) is a city in western Quebec, Canada. It is situated on the northern bank of the Ottawa River, immediately across from Ottawa, Ontario. Before January 1, 2002, there were five cities on the Quebec side of... Gatineau in the province of Quebec (pop. 827,854). Around the main urban area city is an extensive Categories: Ottawa | Canada-related stubs ... greenbelt, administered by the The National Capital Commission (NCC) is a federal commission that administers the federally owned lands and buildings in Canadas National Capital Region, including Ottawa, Ontario and Gatineau, Quebec. The federal government is the largest employer and largest landowner in these two areas and the NCC thus has a great... National Capital Commission for conservation and leisure, and comprising mostly forest and marshland. In addition to the main urban area there is the Kanata was a suburb of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada until it was amalgamated with Ottawa and the surrounding cities in 2001 to become the new city of Ottawa. Prior to amalgamation in 2001, the population of Kanata was 59,700. Contents // 1 Location 2 Notable buildings and institutions 3 Annual events... Kanata urban area consisting of the urbanized part of the former city of Kanata and the former village of Stittsville (pop. 70,320). There are also a number of satellite towns and rural communities that are also urban areas (urban fringes) that lie beyond the greenbelt but are administratively part of the Ottawa municipality. These are Constance Bay (pop. 2,327); Kars (pop. 1,539); Metcalfe (pop. 1,610); Munster (pop. 1,390); Osgoode (pop. 2,571); and Richmond, Ontario is a quiet town situated south of Stittsville and north of North Gower. The towns main shopping centre is called the Richmond Plaza with stores such as Value Mart, The LCBO, Home Hardware, and Dollarrific. Movie rental places in Richmond include Townhouse Video and Movies and more... Richmond (pop. 3,287)

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Map of Ottawa showing urban area, highways, waterways, and historic townships

Across the Ottawa River, which forms the border between Ontario and This article describes the Canadian province. For other usages, see Quebec (disambiguation). Québec (Flag of Québec) (Coat of Arms of Québec) Motto: Je me souviens (I remember) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Quebec City Largest city Montreal Lieutenant Governor Lise Thibault Premier Jean Charest (PLQ) Area... Quebec, lies the city of Map of Quebec with Gatineau highlighted in red. Gatineau (2001 census population 226,296) is a city in western Quebec, Canada. It is situated on the northern bank of the Ottawa River, immediately across from Ottawa, Ontario. Before January 1, 2002, there were five cities on the Quebec side of... Gatineau. Although administered separately, the two cities both fall within the remit of the National Capital Commission and for many purposes are considered a single metropolitan area, called Canada's Capital Region.


Ottawa itself is a single-tiered city, meaning it is in itself a Census division is the next smallest political region below province or territory, in Canada, similar to a county. They are outlined by Statistics Canada to take national population counts every five years. In New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, census divisions are the same as counties. In Quebec... census division and has no county or regional municipality government above it. Ottawa is bounded on the west by Renfrew is a county in the Canadian province of Ontario. The area of the county is 7,645.68 square kilometres with 17 municipalities. The county seat is Pembroke. The county is part of the riding of Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke, which is represented in the Canadian House of... Renfrew County and Lanark County is a county located in the Canadian province of Ontario. As of 2001, the population is 62,495. Its county seat is Perth, Ontario6. Geography According to Statistics Canada, the county has a total area of 2,979 km² (1,150 mi²). Demographics As of the census2 of... Lanark County; on the south by the The United Counties of Leeds and Grenville are located in Southeastern Ontario, Canada. The population, as of the 1991 census, was 96,606. The United Counties have an area of 3,390 sq km (1,309 sq mi). Leeds and Grenville front on the St. Lawrence River and the international... United Counties of Leeds and Grenville and the Census Divisions of Ontario Counties of Ontario: Bruce | Dufferin | Elgin | Essex | Frontenac | Grey | Haliburton | Hastings | Huron | Lambton | Lanark | Leeds and Grenville | Lennox and Addington | Middlesex | Northumberland | Perth | Peterborough | Prescott and Russell | Renfrew | Simcoe | Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry | Wellington Regional Municipalities of Ontario: Durham | Halton | Muskoka | Niagara | Oxford | Peel | Waterloo | York... United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry; on the east by the The United Counties of Prescott and Russell are consolidated counties located in the Canadian province of Ontario. As of 2001, the population is 76,446. Its county seat is LOrignal, Ontario6. It was created as a result of a merger between Russell County and Prescott County. Geography According to... United Counties of Prescott and Russell; and on the north by the Regional County Municipality of Les Collines-de-l'Outaouais and the City of Map of Quebec with Gatineau highlighted in red. Gatineau (2001 census population 226,296) is a city in western Quebec, Canada. It is situated on the northern bank of the Ottawa River, immediately across from Ottawa, Ontario. Before January 1, 2002, there were five cities on the Quebec side of... Gatineau.


Ottawa is made up of 11 historic townships, 10 of which are from historic Carleton County is the name of an historic county in Ontario, Canada. Today it is entirely covered by the city of Ottawa. Carleton County was created in 1800 from portions of Dundas and Grenville counties. It was named after Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester. Early Carleton County included a vague... Carleton County and one from historic Russell County is a historic county in the Canadian province of Ontario. It was created in 1800 from a portion of Stormont County. It later merged with Prescott County to form Prescott and Russell United Counties. Cumberland Township became part of the Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton in 1968, and... Russell. They are Cumberland, Fitzroy, Gloucester, Goulbourn, Huntley, March, Marlborough, Nepean, North Gower, Osgoode and Torbolton.


Transportation

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The O-Train, Ottawa's This article is about light rail systems in general. For the light rail system in Hong Kong, see Light Rail (KCRC). A train of Light Rail, KCRC, Hong Kong. A METRORail train approaching Preston Station in Downtown Houston, Texas, USA. A DART Light Rail train operating in downtown Dallas, Texas... light rail train system

Ottawa is served by VIA Rail Canada (also referred to as VIA Rail and VIA; pronounced vee-ah) is an independent Crown corporation offering intercity passenger rail services in Canada. VIA Rail operates trains in 8 Canadian provinces (all except Newfoundland and Labrador and Prince Edward Island) over a network spanning the country from... VIA Rail passenger service, by Macdonald-Cartier International Airport is an airport in Ottawa, Ontario. Its IATA Airport Code is YOW, and its ICAO Airport Code is CYOW. It is the 6th busiest airport in Canada after Toronto-Pearson, Vancouver International, Montreal-Trudeau, Calgary International and Edmonton International. It handled 3.3 million passengers in... Macdonald-Cartier International Airport (better known as Ottawa International) and by a number of long distance This article is about the form of transport. See computer bus or electrical bus for the use of the term in computing and electronics respectively, or places like Bus, Pas-de-Calais and Bus-Saint-Rémy. The Bus, established by Mayor Frank Fasi, is Honolulus premier mass transit... bus companies, including Greyhound .


Ottawa's main mass transit company is OC Transpo articulated bus OC Transpo is a company providing transit service to the communities which make up the city of Ottawa, Ontario. Some OC Transpo routes also provide service to the downtown core of the nearby city of Gatineau, Quebec. Formed in 1973, OC Transpo currently has a fleet... OC Transpo. The bus transit system includes the In Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, the public transit sevices operated by OC Transpo have two rapid transit systems: the Transitway, a bus rapid transit network, and the O-Train, a diesel-powered light rail line. Contents // 1 Transitway 1.1 Route legs 1.1.1 South-West (95) 1.1.2... Transitway, a network of mostly grade-separated, extremely high-frequency, reserved Bus rapid transit (BRT) is a relatively new umbrella term for urban mass transportation services utilizing buses to perform premium services on existing roadways or dedicated rights-of-way. BRT encompasses a broad variety of modes, including those known or formerly known as express buses, limited busways and rapid busways... bus rapid transit lanes with full stations instead of stops. There is also a pilot-project This article is about the fuel. For other uses see diesel (disambiguation). Diesel is a product used as a fuel in a diesel engine invented by Rudolf Diesel, and perfected by Charles F. Kettering. Contents // 1 Petrodiesel 2 Biodiesel 3 Uses 4 See also 5 External links Petrodiesel One can... diesel This article is about light rail systems in general. For the light rail system in Hong Kong, see Light Rail (KCRC). A train of Light Rail, KCRC, Hong Kong. A METRORail train approaching Preston Station in Downtown Houston, Texas, USA. A DART Light Rail train operating in downtown Dallas, Texas... light rail system called the O-Train. See Ottawa Rapid Transit. Both OC Transpo and the Quebec-based Société de transport de l'Outaouais (STO) operate bus services between Ottawa and Gatineau.


The A portion of the worlds largest skating rink 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 continues to be operated today... Rideau Canal, which starts in Kingston, Ontario, with a population of approximately 142,819 people, is located at the eastern end of Lake Ontario, where the lake runs into the St. Lawrence River and the Thousand Islands begin. Kingston is nicknamed the Limestone City because of the many historical buildings made from the local material... Kingston, Ontario, winds its way through the city. The final flight of locks on the canal are adjacent to the Politics of Canada Executive Monarchy (The Crown) Governor General Prime Minister Cabinet Legislative Parliament Senate Speaker of the Senate Government Leader in the Senate Senate Opposition Leader House of Commons Speaker of the House Government House Leader Opposition Leader Judicial Supreme Court Lower Courts of Appeal Constitution Charter of Rights... Parliament Buildings. Also, during the winter season the canal is usually open and is a form of transportation downtown for about 8 km for ice skaters (from about Dow's Lake to the Rideau Centre) and forms the world's longest skating rink.


Ottawa sits at the confluence of three major rivers: the Ottawa River, the The Gatineau River is a river in western Quebec which rises in lakes north of the Baskatong Reservoir and flows south to join the Ottawa River at the city of Gatineau, Quebec. The river is 386 km long and drains an area of 23,700 km². From the 19th century... Gatineau River and the rapids on the Rideau River opposite Carleton University The Rideau River is a Canadian river which flows north from Upper Rideau Lake and empties into the Ottawa River at Rideau Falls in Ottawa, Ontario. Its length is 146 km. The river was given the French name Rideau (curtain) after the... Rideau River. The Ottawa and Gatineau rivers were historically important in the logging and lumber industries, and the Rideau as part of the Rideau Canal system connecting the For other uses, see Great Lakes (disambiguation). The Great Lakes from space The Great Lakes are a group of five large lakes on or near the United States-Canadian border. They are the largest group of fresh water lakes on the earth, and the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence system is... Great Lakes and The Saint Lawrence River (French fleuve Saint-Laurent) is a large west-to-east flowing river in the middle latitudes of North America, connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean. It was called Kaniatarowanenneh (big waterway) in Mohawk. It traverses the Canadian province of Quebec and forms part of... Saint Lawrence River with the Ottawa River.


Notable buildings and institutions

changing of the guards in front of the Parliament, Ottawa, Canada Kaihsu (Kaihsu Tai) took the photograph, Copyright © 2003-08-09. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by...
changing of the guards in front of the Parliament, Ottawa, Canada Kaihsu (Kaihsu Tai) took the photograph, Copyright © 2003-08-09. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by... Enlarge
The changing of the guard in front of the Parliament of Canada.

Some of the notable buildings in Ottawa include the Parliament Buildings, where Canada's government resides; Side View of 24 Sussex Drive 24 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, is the official residence of the Prime Minister of Canada. The house was acquired by the Government of Canada in 1943 and, like most official residences, is managed by the National Capital Commission. All prime ministers since Louis St. Laurent... 24 Sussex Drive, the home of the Politics of Canada Executive Monarchy (The Crown) Governor General Prime Minister Cabinet Legislative Parliament Senate Speaker of the Senate Government Leader in the Senate Opposition Leader in the Senate House of Commons Speaker of the House Government House Leader Leader of the Official Opposition Judicial Supreme Court Lower Courts of... Prime Minister of Canada; and Rideau Hall is the official residence of both the Queen of Canada and the Governor General of Canada. Rideau Hall, residence of the Governor General of Canada It is located on 79 acres (0.32 km2) of land at One Sussex Drive in Ottawa. It was built in 1838 by... Rideau Hall, the home of the The Governor General and Commander-in-Chief in and over Canada, normally simply known as the Governor General of Canada in French, Gouverneur(e) général(e) is the Canadian representative of the monarch (presently Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II). Unlike in some other countries, the title of the... Governor-General of Canada. Ottawa also has most of Canada's national museums, including the The National Gallery of Canada with sculpture in foreground The National Gallery of Canada is one of Canadas premier art galleries. It is located in the capital city, Ottawa. The Gallery is located in a glass and granite building on Sussex Drive next door to the old Canadian War... National Gallery of Canada, The old Canadian War Museum building on Sussex Drive The new Canadian War Museum, under construction at Lebreton Flats The Canadian War Museum, located in Ottawa, Ontario is a Canadian museum that honours Canadas veterans and commemorates the wars and conflicts in which Canada has played a part. Since... Canadian War Museum, The Canada Science and Technology Museum (French: Musée des sciences et de la technologie du Canada) is located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on St. Laurent Boulevard, to the south of the Queensway. It is linked with Science North in Sudbury, Ontario. The National Museum of Science and Technology was... Canada Science and Technology Museum, Canada Aviation Museum and The east face of the Victoria Memorial Museum Building Ottawa, Canadas Canadian Museum of Nature is housed in the Victoria Memorial Museum Building, built in former farm fields in 1905 This massive stone structure is an excellent example of early 20th century architecture in Ottawa, and was built by... Canadian Museum of Nature. The Canadas most visited museum. Located in Gatineau, Quebec, just across the Ottawa River from Ottawa, the nations capital, the museums current building opened on June 29, 1989, and has been proclaimed as an architectural landmark; however, it has also been criticized for the severe cost overruns. The... Canadian Museum of Civilization is located across the Ottawa River in Gatineau, Quebec. Ottawa is also the home of the Tabaret Hall The University of Ottawa (U of O) was established as the College of Bytown in 1848 by the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate and is now a major bilingual university of Canada. Located in Ottawa, Ontario (the national capital), it has made a unique place for itself among... University of Ottawa, This article is about the university in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. You might be looking for Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, USA. © Carleton University Motto: Ours the Task Eternal Founded 1942 School type Public Chancellor Marc Garneau President Richard Van Loon Location Ottawa, Ontario Enrollment 19,550 undergrad, 3,000 grad... Carleton University, and Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology is an English-language, community college in and around Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Funded by the Province of Ontario its main campus is in Ottawa, with other campuses in Perth and Pembroke, serving Canadas multi-cultural and bilingual National Capital Region. The college... Algonquin College. Federal buildings in the National Capital Region are managed by the Public Works Canada, while most of the federal lands in the Region are managed by the The National Capital Commission (NCC) is a federal commission that administers the federally owned lands and buildings in Canadas National Capital Region, including Ottawa, Ontario and Gatineau, Quebec. The federal government is the largest employer and largest landowner in these two areas and the NCC thus has a great... National Capital Commission or NCC; its control of much undeveloped land gives the NCC a great deal of influence over the city's development.


As with other This article concerns places that serve as centers of government and politics. For alternative meanings see capital (disambiguation) In politics a capital (also called capital city or political capital — although the latter phrase has an alternative meaning based on an alternative meaning of capital) is the principal city or... capital cities, the word Ottawa is also used to refer by In rhetoric and cognitive linguistics, metonymy (in Greek meta = after/later and onoma = name) is the use of a single characteristic to identify a more complex entity. It is also known as denominatio or pars pro toto (part for the whole). In rhetoric, metonymy is the substitution of one word... metonymy to the country's Politics of Canada Executive Monarchy (The Crown) Governor General Prime Minister Cabinet Legislative Parliament Senate Speaker of the Senate Government Leader in the Senate Her Majestys Loyal Opposition Leader in the Senate House of Commons Speaker of the House Government House Leader Leader of Her Majestys Loyal Opposition... federal government, especially as opposed to provincial or municipal authorities.


See also: This is a list of notable buildings in Ottawa, Canada. Contents // 1 Museums 2 Government buildings 3 Official residences 4 Embassies and high comissions 5 Office towers 6 Schools 7 Religious buildings 8 Other Museums National Gallery of Canada Canadian Museum of Civilization (in Gatineau) Canadian War Museum Victoria Memorial... list of Ottawa buildings


Annual events

  • Winterlude is an annual festival in Ottawa, Ontario and Gatineau, Quebec that celebrates winter. It is built around the Rideau Canal, which is cleared to become the worlds longest skating rink for the time of the festival. Other noted sites are the snow and ice sculptures, musical concerts, and... Winterlude is an annual winter carnival held each year in February. It is focused on the Rideau Canal.
  • The Tulip Festivals are held in several cities including Ottawa, Ontario; Holland, Michigan; Orange City, Iowa; and Pella, Iowa. The tulips are considered a welcome harbinger of spring, and a tulip festival permits residents to see them at their best advantage. The festivals are also popular tourist attractions. The tulips... Tulip Festival each May Ottawa receives a gift of several hundred thousand This article is about the Tulip bulb plant. For the Tulip-tree, see Liriodendron. For the Tulip computer company, see Tulip Computers NV. Tulip Wild tulip in the steppes of Kazakhstan Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae Division: Magnoliophyta Class: Lilliopsida Order: Liliales Family: Liliaceae Genus: Tulipa Species About 100 species, including... tulips from the The Netherlands have been an independent monarchy since 1815, and have been governed by members of the House of Orange-Nassau since. Contents // 1 History 1.1 Monarchs 1.2 Juliana (1948-1980) 1.3 Beatrix (1980-present) 2 External links History The first king of the Netherlands, from 1806... royal family of the For other uses, see Netherlands (disambiguation). The Netherlands (Dutch Nederland) is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (Dutch Koninkrijk der Nederlanden), a parliamentary democracy under a constitutional monarch. It is located in northwestern Europe and borders the North Sea, Belgium and Germany. The country is often referred... Netherlands. These are displayed throughout the city.
  • Canada Day is Canadas national holiday. It is celebrated on July 1. It celebrates the creation of a Canadian Confederation through the British North America Act, which was proclaimed in force effective on July 1, 1867, uniting the Province of Canada (Ontario and Quebec) with Nova Scotia and New... Canada Day is one of Ottawa's most important holidays and people from across the nation visit to celebrate the nation's birthday.
  • Cisco Systems Bluesfest (http://ottawa-bluesfest.ca/index-en.html) is an annual outdoor music festival, dubbed the largest Blues festival in Canada.

Primary industries

Ottawa's primary employers are the Canadian federal government and high technology. Major companies such as Northern Telecommunications Networks, commonly known as Nortel, is a telecommunications equipment manufacturer headquartered in Canada. History In 1895, Bell Telephone Company of Canada decided to spin off its manufacturing arm to build phones for sale to other companies as well as other devices such as fire alarm boxes and street... Nortel, This article or section should include material from Alcatel cellular telephones Alcatel SA (NYSE: ALA (http://www.nyse.com/about/listed/lcddata.html?ticker=ALA)) is a French company that makes telecommunications transmission equipment, including multiplexers and fiber optic terminal equipment and integrated circuits. The business is most notably... Alcatel, Categories: Companies traded on NASDAQ | Companies based in California | Corporation stubs ... JDS Uniphase, Mitel is a high-tech company specializing in the sale of voice communication equipment for business. Michael (Mike) Cowpland and Terry Matthews founded it in 1973. Its name is a combination of the founders’ first names and their first product - MIke and TErrys Lawnmowers. They originally intended to... Mitel, Bell Canada Enterprises is a major telecommunications company and a provider of telephone services in Canada. It is traded on the TSX as BCE. History Alexander Graham Bell, who resided most of his life in Nova Scotia, Canada, was granted a US patent (#7,789) for the telephone in 1877... Bell Canada, TELUS is a phone company in Canada. The brand name TELUS was first used, in 1990, as a new name for the former Alberta Government Telephones after this organization was privatized by the Alberta provincial government. In 1995, TELUS purchased Ed Tel from the City of Edmonton, ending the era... TELUS, and Corel Corporation Type Slogan Founded Location Key people {{{key_people}}} Employees Wordperfect Products Web site corel.ca Corel Corporation is a computer software company headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It was founded by Michael Cowpland in 1985, who intended it to be a research laboratory (Corel is an abbreviation of COwpland... Corel have offices in the city.


Sports

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The Corel Centre Facility Statistics Location 1000 Palladium Drive Ottawa, Ontario K2V 1A5 Broke Ground 1992 Opened January 15, 1996 Owner Palladium Corp. Manager Ogden Entertainment Construction Cost C$200 million Architect Rossetti Associates Architects Former Names The Palladium 1996 Tenants Ottawa Senators 1996-present Seating Capacity 2004 Hockey 20,500... Corel Centre, where the Ottawa Senators of the NHL can also be an abbreviation for National Historic Landmark or Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. This article is part of the Evolution of the NHL series. Amateur Hockey Association (1893-1898) Canadian Amateur Hockey League (1899-1905) Eastern Canada Amateur Hockey League (1906) Eastern Canada Amateur Hockey Association (1907-1909... National Hockey League play.

Ottawa is home to two major league sports team, the Ottawa Senators Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. It is known as the fastest team sport in the world, with players on skates capable of going high speeds along with shots of the puck sometimes... ice hockey team (established 1992 is a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. Years: 1989 1990 1991 - 1992 - 1993 1994 1995 Decades: 1960s 1970s 1980s - 1990s - 2000s 2010s 2020s Centuries: 19th century - 20th century - 21st century 1992 in topic: Arts Architecture - Art - Film - Literature - Music Science and technology Aviation - Rail transport... 1992) of the NHL can also be an abbreviation for National Historic Landmark or Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. This article is part of the Evolution of the NHL series. Amateur Hockey Association (1893-1898) Canadian Amateur Hockey League (1899-1905) Eastern Canada Amateur Hockey League (1906) Eastern Canada Amateur Hockey Association (1907-1909... National Hockey League and the Ottawa Renegades (established 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. It was designated: International Year of Ecotourism and United Kingdom Autism Awareness Year in the United Kingdom Years: 1999 2000 2001 - 2002 - 2003 2004 2005 Decades: 1970s 1980s 1990s - 2000s - 2010s 2020s 2030s Centuries: 20th century - 21st century... 2002) This article or section should be merged with Comparison of Canadian and American football Canadian football is a form of football closely related to American football in which two teams of twelve players each compete for territorial control of a field of play 110 yards (100.58 metres) long and... Canadian football team of the Canada that plays Canadian football. The leagues top trophy, the Grey Cup, was donated by Governor-General Earl Grey in 1909 to the team winning the Senior Amateur Football Championship of Canada. Both the trophy and the championship game have become known as the Grey Cup. Since 1954, when... Canadian Football League. The Senators play at the Corel Centre Facility Statistics Location 1000 Palladium Drive Ottawa, Ontario K2V 1A5 Broke Ground 1992 Opened January 15, 1996 Owner Palladium Corp. Manager Ogden Entertainment Construction Cost C$200 million Architect Rossetti Associates Architects Former Names The Palladium 1996 Tenants Ottawa Senators 1996-present Seating Capacity 2004 Hockey 20,500... Corel Centre and the Renegades at Categories: Buildings and structures stubs | Stadiums | Ottawa buildings | Canadian football venues ... Frank Clair Stadium. Ottawa is also home to a minor league A view of the playing field at Busch Stadium in Saint Louis, Missouri. Baseball is a team sport, in which a fist-sized ball is thrown by a player called a pitcher and hit with a bat. Scoring involves running and touching markers on the ground called bases. The ball... baseball team, the AAA farm team of the (For the 1901-02 American League team known as the Baltimore Orioles, see New York Yankees.) There were also a 19th_century National League team and a 20th_century minor league team named the Baltimore Orioles. For the bird the team is named for, see Baltimore Oriole. Baltimore Orioles AAA Ottawa Lynx... Baltimore Orioles, the Ottawa Lynx of the The International League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the eastern United States and Canada. It plays at the AAA (Triple-A) level, which is one step below major league baseball. The league was created from the mergers of member teams from three precursor leagues, the Eastern... International League. Ottawa also has a major junior ice hockey team, the Ottawa 67's of the A typical OHL hockey game. This one is the 2004-05 home opener for the Ottawa 67s against the Sudbury Wolves. The Ontario Hockey League is one of the three Major Junior A Tier I ice hockey leagues which constitute the Canadian Hockey League. The league is for players... Ontario Hockey League. Ottawa's two major universities, This article is about the university in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. You might be looking for Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, USA. © Carleton University Motto: Ours the Task Eternal Founded 1942 School type Public Chancellor Marc Garneau President Richard Van Loon Location Ottawa, Ontario Enrollment 19,550 undergrad, 3,000 grad... Carleton University and the Tabaret Hall The University of Ottawa (U of O) was established as the College of Bytown in 1848 by the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate and is now a major bilingual university of Canada. Located in Ottawa, Ontario (the national capital), it has made a unique place for itself among... University of Ottawa both have athletic associations; the team names are the Carleton Ravens and the Ottawa Gee Gees respectively.


The city also supports many casual sporting activities, such as skating on the A portion of the worlds largest skating rink 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 continues to be operated today... Rideau Canal or Curling is a precision sport similar to bowls or bocce, but played on ice with polished heavy stones rather than plastic balls. The game is generally believed to have been invented in 16th century Scotland, although two paintings by Pieter Brueghel the Elder depict Dutch peasants curling. Whatever the truth... curling in winter, cycling and jogging along the Ottawa River and Rideau Canal in summer, skiing and hiking in the Greenbelt, and sailing on Lac Deschenes, part of the Ottawa River. During the coldest parts of winter there is Ice fishing on the Ottawa river, near the capital of Canada Ice fishing is the sport of catching fish with lines and hooks through an opening in the ice on a frozen body of water. It is a popular pastime in Canada, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Russia in Europe. In... ice fishing on the Ottawa river.


Politics

In addition to being the capital of Canada, Ottawa is politically diverse on a local field as well. Most of the city traditionally supports the Liberal Party of Canada Current Leader: Paul Martin Founded: July 1, 1867 (Confederation) Headquarters: Suite 400 81 Metcalfe Street Ottawa, Ontario K1P 6M8 Colours: Red Political ideology: liberal International alignment: Liberal International The Liberal Party of Canada (French: Parti libéral du Canada) is Canadas largest political party. It... Liberal, although only some parts of the city are truly safe Liberal areas. Perhaps the safest areas for the Liberals are the ones dominated by A Francophone is a person who speaks French natively or by adoption (i.e., the person uses it in everyday life). As an adjective, it means French-speaking, whether referring to individuals, groups or places. Francophone countries include France, Belgium, Canada, and Switzerland, Haiti and the French West Indies, and... francophones, especially in Vanier is a formerly independent community that in 2001 was merged into the city of Ottawa. It is most notable for its majority francophone population. Vanier has about 17,632 residents. Vanier is located in the east of Ottawa across the Rideau River from the neighbourhood of Sandy Hill and... Vanier, and Orléans is a community in eastern Ontario, which became part of the city of Ottawa in 2001. It is located in the eastern part of the city along the Ottawa River. The community is thought to have been named by its first postmaster, Théodore Besserer, after his place... Orleans. Central Ottawa is usually more left leaning and is very Liberal, but with the correct candidates the Social democracy is a political ideology emerging in the late 19th and early 20th centuries from supporters of Marxism who believed that the transition to a socialist society could be achieved through democratic evolutionary rather than revolutionary means. During the early and mid-20th century, social democrats were in favor... social democratic This page is about the Canadian political party. For other parties, see New Democratic Party (disambiguation). New Democratic Party Current Leader: Jack Layton Founded: June 17, 1961 Headquarters: 300 - 279 Laurier Avenue West Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5J9 Colours: Orange (periodically with Green trim) Political ideology: social democratic, democratic socialist International... New Democratic Party can win ridings. Ottawa's suburbs are the swing areas, especially places like Categories: Canada geography stubs ... Nepean and, despite the francophone population, Orleans. South and West Ottawa are more Liberal, but can be caught up in populist Conservative tides. Moving away from the city core into the suburban fringes like Kanata was a suburb of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada until it was amalgamated with Ottawa and the surrounding cities in 2001 to become the new city of Ottawa. Prior to amalgamation in 2001, the population of Kanata was 59,700. Contents // 1 Location 2 Notable buildings and institutions 3 Annual events... Kanata and A small southwestern suburb of the town of Nepean, which is, in turn, a component of the city of Ottawa,Canada. It is approximately bordered by Cedarview, Prince of Wales, Fallowfield and Strandherd streets, however it expanding exponentially from pastoral farmland into urban sprawl due to a rapid influx of... Barrhaven and into the rural areas the voters tend to be more and more Alternative meaning: Conservative Party of Canada (pre-1942) Conservative Party of Canada Current Leader: Stephen Harper Founded: December 7, 2003 Headquarters: Suite 1720 130 Albert Street Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5G4 Colours: Blue Political ideology: conservative International alignment: International Democrat Union The Conservative Party of Canada is a right wing political... Conservative. This is especially true in the former Townships of West Carleton, Rideau and Osgoode. However not all rural areas support the Conservative Party, Cumberland with a large number of francophones traditionally support the Liberals.


History

The Ottawa region was long home to First Nations is the current title used by Canada to describe the various societies of the indigenous peoples, called Native Americans in the U.S. They have also been known as Indians, Native Canadians, Aboriginal Americans, Amer-Indians, or Aboriginals, and are officially called Indians in the Indian Act, which... First Nations peoples who were part of the This article is about the Native American tribe. For other uses see: Algonquin (disambiguation) The Algonquins or Algonkins are an aboriginal North American people speaking Algonquin, an Algonquian language. Culturally and linguistically, they are closely related to the Odawa and Ojibwe, with whom they form the larger Anishinaabe grouping. The... Algonquin. The first European settlement in the Ottawa region was that of Philemon Wright was a farmer and entrepreneur who founded the first settlement in the vicinity of what would later become Ottawa. He was born in Woburn, Massachusetts on September 3, 1760. In 1799, searching for a less crowded place to settle, he came upon the intersection of the Gatineau and... Philemon Wright who started a community on the Quebec side of the river in Years: 1797 1798 1799 - 1800 - 1801 1802 1803 Decades: 1770s 1780s 1790s - 1800s - 1810s 1820s 1830s Centuries: 17th century - 18th century - 19th century 1800 in art 1800 in literature 1800 in music 1800 in science 1800 in sports List of state leaders in 1800 List of religious leaders in 1800... 1800. Wright discovered that transporting timber by river from the Ottawa Valley to This article needs cleanup. Please edit this article to conform to a higher standard of article quality. For other uses, see Montreal (disambiguation). Ville de Montréal, Québec, Canada City flag City coat of arms City motto: Concordia Salus (Salvation through harmony) Location in the province of Quebec Area... Montreal was possible and Ottawa was soon booming based almost entirely off timber. The city grew even further in importance when the A portion of the worlds largest skating rink 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 continues to be operated today... Rideau Canal was constructed by Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel John By (born 1779, died 1836) was a British military engineer, best remembered for supervising the construction of the Rideau Canal and, in the process, founding what would become the city of Ottawa. Born in London, England in 1779, By studied at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. He... John By to connect Ottawa with Kingston, Ontario, with a population of approximately 142,819 people, is located at the eastern end of Lake Ontario, where the lake runs into the St. Lawrence River and the Thousand Islands begin. Kingston is nicknamed the Limestone City because of the many historical buildings made from the local material... Kingston which was then the colonial capital of Canada. Ottawa was then known as Bytown is the former name Ottawa, Canada. Located where the Rideau Canal meets the Ottawa River, it took its name from John By, who as Colonel of the Engineers was instrumental in the construction of the canal. Bytown was incorporated in 1850 and upon incorporation into a city in 1855... Bytown, but was incorporated as Ottawa in Years: 1852 1853 1854 - 1855 - 1856 1857 1858 Decades: 1820s 1830s 1840s - 1850s - 1860s 1870s 1880s Centuries: 18th century - 19th century - 20th century 1855 in art 1855 in literature 1855 in music 1855 in rail transport 1855 in science 1855 in sports List of state leaders in 1855 List of... 1855.


Original city leaders of Bytown include a number of Wright's sons, most notably Ruggles Wright (1793 - August 18, 1863) was a Canadian lumber merchant, the youngest son of Philemon Wright. He was born in Woburn, Massachusetts but moved to Canada with his parents while still young. He later joined the family business in the timber trade. In 1829, he built the first timber... Ruggles Wright. Nicholas Sparks (1794-February 27, 1862) was a prominent early citizen of Ottawa, Canada. Sparks was born in County Wexford in Ireland. He was recruited by Ruggles Wright (or by other accounts Ruggles brother Alonzo) at age twenty-four to voyage to Canada as a labourer in the Wright family... Nicholas Sparks, Braddish Billings and Abraham Dow were the first to settle on the Ontario side of the Ottawa river.

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Map of Ottawa's annexation history.

On December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. It is the final day of the Gregorian year. December Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15... December 31, Years: 1854 1855 1856 - 1857 - 1858 1859 1860 Decades: 1820s 1830s 1840s - 1850s - 1860s 1870s 1880s Centuries: 18th century - 19th century - 20th century 1857 in art 1857 in literature 1857 in music 1857 in rail transport 1857 in science 1857 in sports List of state leaders in 1857 List of... 1857, Queen Victoria Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Empress of India Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria) (24 May 1819–22 January 1901) was a Queen of the United Kingdom, reigning from 20 June 1837 until her death. Her reign lasted more than sixty-three years—longer than... Victoria was asked to choose a common capital for Canada East and Canada West (modern Quebec and Ontario) and chose Ottawa. There are old folk tales about how she made the choice: that she did so by sticking her hatpin on a map roughly halfway between Toronto and Montreal, or that she liked watercolours she had seen of the area. While such stories have no historical basis, they do illustrate how arbitrary the choice of Ottawa seemed to people. While Ottawa is now a major metropolis and Canada's fourth largest city, at the time it was only a small logging town in the hinterland, far away from the colony's main cities, Ville de Québec, Québec, Canada Motto: Don de Dieu feray valoir (Gift of God shall make prosper) Area: 547.63 sq. km. Population  - City (2001)  - Canadian CD Rank  - Canadian Municipal Rank  - Density 507,986 Ranked 10th Ranked 9th 927.6/km² Time zone Eastern... Quebec City and This article needs cleanup. Please edit this article to conform to a higher standard of article quality. For other uses, see Montreal (disambiguation). Ville de Montréal, Québec, Canada City flag City coat of arms City motto: Concordia Salus (Salvation through harmony) Location in the province of Quebec Area... Montreal in Canada East, and Kingston, Ontario, with a population of approximately 142,819 people, is located at the eastern end of Lake Ontario, where the lake runs into the St. Lawrence River and the Thousand Islands begin. Kingston is nicknamed the Limestone City because of the many historical buildings made from the local material... Kingston, and For other uses, see Toronto (disambiguation). City of Toronto, Ontario, Canada (in detail) (in detail) Motto: Diversity Our Strength Map of Ontario Counties, Toronto being red Area: 641 sq. km. Distance - East to West: 43 km. Distance - South to North : 21 km. Population  - Total (2004)  - Metropolitan  ... Toronto in Canada West. In fact, the Queen's advisors had her pick Ottawa for two important reasons: first, it was the only settlement of any significant size located right on the border of Canada East and Canada West (and is still on the Quebec/Ontario border today), so it was a clever compromise between the two colonies and their French and English populations; second, the Military history of Canada Military history of the United Kingdom Military history of the United States Conflict War of 1812 Date 1812–1815 Result Status quo ante bellum (A Stalemate) Combatants United States of America United Kingdom Strength 100,000 50,000 Casualties 12,000 5,000 The North... War of 1812 had shown how vulnerable the major cities were to American attack, since they were all located very close to the border. Ottawa's position in the back country made it more defensible, while still allowing easy transportation via the Ottawa River to Canada East and the A portion of the worlds largest skating rink 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 continues to be operated today... Rideau Canal to Canada West. Two other considerations were that Ottawa was at a point nearly exactly midway between Toronto and Quebec City (about 500 km as the crow flies) and that the small size of the town made it less likely that politically motivated mobs could go on a rampage and destroy government buildings, as had been the case in the previous Canadian capitals.

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The Byward Market provides fresh produce throughout the warm months

The original Centre Block of the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa was destroyed by fire on February 3 is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. There are 331 days remaining, (332 in leap years). In the Northern hemisphere, there are 88 days in winter (in a non-leap year). We are considered halfway through winter on February 3. February Su Mo Tu... February 3, 1916 is a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar) Years: 1913 1914 1915 - 1916 - 1917 1918 1919 Decades: 1880s 1890s 1900s - 1910s - 1920s 1930s 1940s Centuries: 19th century - 20th century - 21st century 1916 in topic: Arts Architecture - Art - Film - Literature - Music Science and technology Aviation... 1916. The House of Commons was temporarily relocated to the recently constructed Victoria Memorial Museum, currently the The east face of the Victoria Memorial Museum Building Ottawa, Canadas Canadian Museum of Nature is housed in the Victoria Memorial Museum Building, built in former farm fields in 1905 This massive stone structure is an excellent example of early 20th century architecture in Ottawa, and was built by... Canadian Museum of Nature, located about 1 km south of Parliament Hill on Metcalfe Street. A new Centre Block was completed in 1922, the centre-piece of which is a dominant gothic revival styled structure known as the Peace Tower which has become a common emblem of the city.

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The National War Memorial, in confederation sqaure.

On September 5 is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years). There are 117 days remaining. September Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23... September 5, Years: 1942 1943 1944 - 1945 - 1946 1947 1948 Decades: 1910s 1920s 1930s - 1940s - 1950s 1960s 1970s Centuries: 19th century - 20th century - 21st century 1945 in topic: Arts Architecture - Art - Film - Literature - Music Science and technology Aviation - Rail transport - Science - Television Other topics Canada - Sport Lists of leaders: State leaders - Religious... 1945, only weeks after the end of German soldiers at the Battle of Stalingrad World War II was the most extensive and costly armed conflict in the history of the world, involving the great majority of the worlds nations, being fought simultaneously in several major theatres, and costing tens of millions of lives. The German invasion... World War II, Ottawa was the site of the event that many people consider to be the official start of the This article is part of the series Cold War 1947-1953 1953-1962 1962-1991 The Cold War (1947-1991) was the open yet restricted rivalry that developed after World War II between groups of nations practicing different ideologies and political systems. On one side was the Soviet Union and... Cold War. A Soviet redirects here. For other uses, see Soviet (disambiguation). The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) (Russian: Сою́з Сове́тских Социалисти́ческих Р... Soviet cipher clerk, Igor Gouzenko (January 13, 1919–1982) was a cipher clerk for the Soviet Embassy to Canada in Ottawa, Ontario. He defected on September 5, 1945 with 109 documents on Soviet espionage activities in the West. Gouzenkos defection exposed Joseph Stalins efforts to steal nuclear secrets and the... Igor Gouzenko, defected from the Soviet embassy with over 100 secret documents. At first, the The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP or Mounties; French, Gendarmerie royale du Canada, GRC) is both the federal police force and the national police of Canada. The RCMP provides federal (national), provincial and municipal police services. It operates under contract to Canadas three territories and eight of her provinces... RCMP refused to take the documents, since the Soviets were still allies of Canada and Britain, and the newspapers were not interested in the story. After hiding out for a night in a neighbour's apartment listening to his own being searched, Gouzenko finally persuaded the RCMP to look at his evidence, which provided proof of a massive Soviet spy networking operating in western countries, and, indirectly, led to the discovery that the Soviets were working on an atomic bomb to match that of the Americans.


In 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and also: The International Year of the Volunteer The United Nations Year of Dialogue Among Civilizations Years: 1998 1999 2000 - 2001 - 2002 2003 2004 Decades: 1970s 1980s 1990s - 2000s - 2010s 2020s 2030s Centuries: 20th century - 21st century - 22nd... 2001, the old city of Ottawa (estimated Years: 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 | 2005 (MMV) | 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Decades: 1970s 1980s 1990s - 2000s - 2010s 2020s 2030s Centuries: 20th century - 21st century - 22nd century News by month: Jan - Feb - Mar - Apr - May - Jun Jul - Aug - Sep - Oct - Nov - Dec 2005 in topic: Arts Architecture... 2005 population 350,000) was amalgamated with the suburbs of Categories: Canada geography stubs ... Nepean (135,000), Kanata was a suburb of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada until it was amalgamated with Ottawa and the surrounding cities in 2001 to become the new city of Ottawa. Prior to amalgamation in 2001, the population of Kanata was 59,700. Contents // 1 Location 2 Notable buildings and institutions 3 Annual events... Kanata (70,000), Gloucester was a city in eastern Ontario, Canada on the Ottawa River and is now a suburb of the City of Ottawa. It was incorporated as a township in 1850 and became a city in 1981. Gloucester was one of the 11 municipalities that merged in 2001 to form the... Gloucester (120,000), Rockcliffe Park is the wealthiest neighbourhood in Ottawa, Ontario, and is one of the most prosperous enclaves in Canada. Until 2001 it was an independent village, but was amalgamated with the rest of the city that year. As of 2001, Rockcliffe Park had a population of 2,028. The area... Rockcliffe Park (2,100), Vanier is a formerly independent community that in 2001 was merged into the city of Ottawa. It is most notable for its majority francophone population. Vanier has about 17,632 residents. Vanier is located in the east of Ottawa across the Rideau River from the neighbourhood of Sandy Hill and... Vanier (17,000) and Cumberland (55,000), and the rural townships of West Carleton (18,000), Osgoode (13,000), Rideau (18,000) and Goulbourn (24,000), along with the systems and infrastructure of the The Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton was a census division in Ontario, Canada which existed from 1969 until 2001. It was created in 1969 when Carleton County became large enough to become a regional municipality. At the same time, Cumberland Township was added from Russell County. At this time the... Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton, to become one municipality. Ottawa-Carleton used to be just Carleton County is the name of an historic county in Ontario, Canada. Today it is entirely covered by the city of Ottawa. Carleton County was created in 1800 from portions of Dundas and Grenville counties. It was named after Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester. Early Carleton County included a vague... Carleton County before Years: 1966 1967 1968 - 1969 - 1970 1971 1972 Decades: 1930s 1940s 1950s - 1960s - 1970s 1980s 1990s Centuries: 19th century - 20th century - 21st century 1969 in topic: Arts Architecture - Art - Film - Literature - Music Science and technology Aviation - Rail transport - Science - Television Other topics Canada - Sport Lists of leaders: State leaders - Religious... 1969 and consisted of what is now the City of Ottawa except for Cumberland.


See also: This is a list of the mayors of Ottawa. Until 1854 Ottawa was known as Bytown. Over the course of Ottawas history the borders of the community have greatly expanded. This most recently occurred in 2001 when a number of neighbouring communities were amalgamated with Ottawa. Contents // 1 Mayors... List of Ottawa mayors


Demographics

According to the 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and also: The International Year of the Volunteer The United Nations Year of Dialogue Among Civilizations Years: 1998 1999 2000 - 2001 - 2002 2003 2004 Decades: 1970s 1980s 1990s - 2000s - 2010s 2020s 2030s Centuries: 20th century - 21st century - 22nd... 2001 Statistics Canada is the Canadian federal government bureau commissioned with gathering and analysing statistics about Canada. The bureau is commonly called StatCan. Statistics is a federal responsibility in Canada and StatCan produces statistics for all the provinces as well as the federal government. Among other responsibilities, StatCan undertakes a country... Statistics Canada census, there are 774,072 people, 310,132 households, and 210,875 families residing in the city. The (If you were linked from a country article: the density there is based on land area, see below) Population density can be used as a measurement of any tangible item. However it is most frequently applied to living organisms. Population density is usually expressed in terms of items or organisms... population density is 278.6/km².


The lingustic makeup (mother tongue) of the city is 63.6% anglophone, 15.0% francophone, 0.9% both languages, 20.3% This is article is about the term used in Quebec and Canada. For the use of this term in linguistics, see allophone. In Quebec, an allophone is someone whose first language or language of use is neither French. The term is also sometimes used in other parts of Canada. It... allophone.


The racial makeup of the city is 80.90% Caucasian is originally a geographical term, meaning relative or pertaining to the Caucasus region of eastern Europe. It has in time acquired other specific meanings: in linguistics, the Caucasian languages are a large number of languages spoken in the Caucasus area; often specifically those that have no demonstrated relatives outside... White, 4.54% Black Canadian is a term used to identify a Canadian of African descent. It is also becoming increasingly common to refer to a black Canadian as an African Canadian or Afro-Canadian. Caribbean-Canadian may also be used to refer to black Canadians of United States. According to the 2001... Black, 3.62% A Chinese Canadian is a person of Chinese descent or origin who was born in or immigrated to Canada. Considered from the perspective of China, they are a group of overseas Chinese. In 2001 there were 1,094,700 Canadians of Chinese descent, making them Canadas seventh largest ethnic... Chinese, 2.84% Map of South Asia South Asia is a subregion of Asia comprising the modern states of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, . It covers about 4,480,000 km², or 10 percent of the continent, and is also known as the Indian subcontinent. These states are all... South Asian, 2.67% Arab, 1.14% Location of Southeast Asia Southeast Asia is a subregion of Asia. The name for the region was first coined in the 20th century. The subregion has 11 countries and the countries can be divided into the mainland and the archipelago. The mainland countries include: Cambodia Laos Myanmar (Burma) Thailand Vietnam... Southeast Asian, 1.13% First Nations is the current title used by Canada to describe the various societies of the indigenous peoples, called Native Americans in the U.S. They have also been known as Indians, Native Canadians, Aboriginal Americans, Amer-Indians, or Aboriginals, and are officially called Indians in the Indian Act, which... Aboriginal, 0.85% Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. Most frequently the term Latin America is restricted to countries whose inhabitants speak... Latin American, 0.66% West Asian, 0.64% Canadians or Immigrants of Filipino ancestry and trace their roots back to the Philippines. The Filipinos didnt come in full force into Canada until the late 20th century. To date there are currently between 300,000 to 350,000 Filipino canadians and immigrants in Canada and are growing yearly... Filipino, 0.20% A Japanese Canadian is a Canadian of Japanese ancestry. Japanese Canadians are largely concentrated on the west coast, especially in and around Vancouver. Other major cities such as Toronto also have large Japanese Canadian populations as well. Japanese Canadians are not a large section of the population in 2001 there... Japanese, 0.19% Korean, 0.31% Other, 0.33% Multiple responses.


There are 210,875 families out of which 72.8% are married couples living together, 11.1% are common-law couples, and 13.2% have a female householder with no husband present.


In the city the population is spread out with 25.3% under the age of 19, 6.9% from 20 to 24, 32.5% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 11.5% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36.7 years. For every 100 females there are 95.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 92.1 males.


The median income for a working individual in the city is $39,713, and the median income for a family is $73,507. Males have a median income of $47,203 versus $31,641 for females. The per capita income for the city is $23,061.

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Local media

See The following media outlets are located in Canadas National Capital Region, serving the cities of Ottawa, Ontario and Gatineau, Quebec. Contents // 1 Television stations 2 AM radio stations 3 FM radio stations 4 Daily Newspapers 5 Other Publications 6 Other Media Television stations Channel 4 - CBOT, CBC Channel 6... List of Ottawa media outlets.


Education

  • Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology is an English-language, community college in and around Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Funded by the Province of Ontario its main campus is in Ottawa, with other campuses in Perth and Pembroke, serving Canadas multi-cultural and bilingual National Capital Region. The college... Algonquin College
  • This article is about the university in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. You might be looking for Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, USA. © Carleton University Motto: Ours the Task Eternal Founded 1942 School type Public Chancellor Marc Garneau President Richard Van Loon Location Ottawa, Ontario Enrollment 19,550 undergrad, 3,000 grad... Carleton University
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  • Tabaret Hall The University of Ottawa (U of O) was established as the College of Bytown in 1848 by the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate and is now a major bilingual university of Canada. Located in Ottawa, Ontario (the national capital), it has made a unique place for itself among... University of Ottawa

See also Contents // 1 Universities 2 Community colleges 3 High schools 3.1 Public 3.2 Catholic 3.3 Private 4 Public elementary schools 4.1 Carp 4.2 Cumberland 4.3 Fitzroy Harbour 4.4 Gloucester 4.5 Greely 4.6 Kanata 4.7 Kars 4.8 Kinburn 4.9 Mantoick... List of Ottawa schools


Item of interest

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View of part of downtown Ottawa, with the National Gallery at left

The Plaque on the main NRC building in Ottawa. The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) is the countrys leading organization for scientific research and development. NRC was established in 1916, mainly to advise the government. Then, in the early 1930s, laboratories were built in Ottawa. NRC grew rapidly during... National Research Council of Canada's shortwave time signal station, CHU is the callsign of a shortwave radio station in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (exact location - 45 1747N, 75 4522W), operated by the Institute for National Measurement Standards of the National Research Council of Canada. Like its American counterparts, WWV and WWVH, CHUs signal is used... CHU, is located in Ottawa.


Geographical features

  • This is a list of neighbourhoods in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Contents // 1 Central Ottawa 2 East End 3 South End 4 West End 5 Gloucester 6 Kanata 7 Nepean 8 Cumberland 9 Goulbourn 10 Osgoode 11 Rideau 11.1 Marlborough 11.2 North Gower 12 West Carleton 12.1 Fitzroy... List of Ottawa neighbourhoods
  • This is a list of notable buildings in Ottawa, Canada. Contents // 1 Museums 2 Government buildings 3 Official residences 4 Embassies and high comissions 5 Office towers 6 Schools 7 Religious buildings 8 Other Museums National Gallery of Canada Canadian Museum of Civilization (in Gatineau) Canadian War Museum Victoria Memorial... List of Ottawa buildings
    • Contents // 1 Anglican 2 Associated Gospel 3 Baptist 4 Christian Science 5 Lutheran 6 Mennonite 7 Pentecostal 8 Presbyterian 9 Roman Catholic 10 Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia 11 Unitarian*Universalist 12 United Church of Canada Anglican Christ Church Catherdral All Saints Anglican Church St. Albans Anglican Church St... List of Ottawa churches
    • Contents // 1 Universities 2 Community colleges 3 High schools 3.1 Public 3.2 Catholic 3.3 Private 4 Public elementary schools 4.1 Carp 4.2 Cumberland 4.3 Fitzroy Harbour 4.4 Gloucester 4.5 Greely 4.6 Kanata 4.7 Kars 4.8 Kinburn 4.9 Mantoick... List of Ottawa schools
    • List of Ottawa's 10 tallest skyscrapers
  • This is a list of notable parks in Ottawa and Gatineau, the two towns which make up most of the National Capital Region (NCR) of Canada. Brewers Park Britannia Park Confederation Park Dows Lake Macdonald Gardens Majors Hill Park Nepean Creek Park Strathcona Park Contents // 1 By... List of Ottawa parks
  • This is a list of major roads in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. 4th Line Road 8th Line Road 10th Line Road Airport Parkway Albion Road Alta Vista Drive Anderson Road Aviation Parkway Aylwin Road Bank Street Bankfield Road Baseline Road Beechwood Avenue Blackburn Hamlet By-pass Blair Road Booth Street Boundary... List of Ottawa roads
  • This is a list of bridges in the city of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. They are listed from west to east for the Ottawa River or North to South for the Rideau River and Canal. Contents // 1 Spanning the Ottawa River 2 Spanning the Rideau River 2.1 West Branch of... List of Ottawa bridges
  • The National Capital Region is an informal designation for the Census Metropolitan Area consisting of the Canadian capital of Ottawa, Ontario and the neighbouring city of Gatineau, Quebec and the surrounding area. It is also known as Ottawa-Gatineau or formerly Ottawa-Hull. The region has a total population of... National Capital Region (Canada)

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North: Pontiac is a municipality in western Quebec, Canada, in Les Collines-de-lOutaouais Regional County Municipality on the Rivière des Outaouais (Ottawa River). It should not be confused with the Pontiac Regional County Municipality, to which it is not located inside but borders it. According to the 2001... Pontiac, Map of Quebec with Gatineau highlighted in red. Gatineau (2001 census population 226,296) is a city in western Quebec, Canada. It is situated on the northern bank of the Ottawa River, immediately across from Ottawa, Ontario. Before January 1, 2002, there were five cities on the Quebec side of... Gatineau
West: Arnprior is a town in eastern Renfrew County, in eastern Ontario, Canada at the mouth of the Madawaska River, as it enters the Ottawa River. As of the 2001 census, it had a population of 7,192 people. Since September 2004, Arnprior has been the terminus of Highway 417, where... Arnprior, Mississippi Mills is a town in eastern Ontario, Canada, in the County of Lanark on the Mississippi River. According to the 2001 Statistics Canada Census: Population: 11,647 % Change (1996-2001): 5.2 Dwellings: 4,383 Area (sq. km.): 509.05 Density (persons per sq. km.): 22.9 Communities Almonte... Mississippi Mills, Beckwith is a township in eastern Canada, in the County of Lanark on the Mississippi River. According to the 2001 Statistics Canada Census: Population: 6,046 % Change (1996-2001): 10.7 Dwellings: 2,490 Area (sq. km.): 240.12 Density (persons per sq. km.): 25.2 Communities 10th Line Shore... Beckwith, Montague is a township in eastern Ontario, Canada, in the County of Lanark on the Rideau River. According to the 2001 Statistics Canada Census: Population: 3,671 % Change (1996-2001): -3.4 Dwellings: 1,215 Area (sq. km.): 277.04 Density (persons per sq. km.): 13.3 Communities Andrewsville Atironto... Montague Ottawa East: Clarence-Rockland is a bilingual city in eastern Ontario, Canada, in the United Counties of Prescott and Russell on the Ottawa River. In January, 2005, the city introduced a bylaw which required all new businesses to put up signs in both French. The city is 60 per cent francophone, and... Clarence-Rockland, The Nation is a township in eastern Ontario, Canada, in the United Counties of Prescott and Russell on the South Nation River. According to the 2001 Statistics Canada Census: Population: 10,599 % Change (1996-2001): 1.2 Dwellings: 3,760 Area (sq. km.): 657.32 Density (persons per sq. km... The Nation, Russell, is a small township located south-east of Canadas capital of Ottawa in eastern Ontario, Canada in the United Counties of Prescott and Russell, on the Castor River. Originally the village of Russell was an agricultural village, but now Russell has become a bedroom community in recent times... Russell
South: North Grenville is a township in eastern Ontario, Canada, in the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville on the Rideau River. The largest village, Kemptville (with a population of about five thousand) is located just south of (and across the Rideau River from) the national capital region, sitting midway between... North Grenville, North Dundas is a township in eastern Ontario, Canada, in the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry spread across the South Nation River and the East Castor River. It is located approximately midway between Ottawa and Morrisburg and is primarily rural with a few small villages. According to the... North Dundas


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Counties of Ontario: Bruce County is a county in western Canada, and includes the Bruce Peninsula. As of 2001, the population was 63,892. The area was 4,155.53 square kilometres. The county seat is Walkerton, Ontario. It is located at a Latitude of 44°30 North and a Longitude of 81... Bruce | Census Divisions of Ontario Counties of Ontario: Bruce | Dufferin | Elgin | Essex | Frontenac | Grey | Haliburton | Hastings | Huron | Lambton | Lanark | Leeds and Grenville | Lennox and Addington | Middlesex | Northumberland | Perth | Peterborough | Prescott and Russell | Renfrew | Simcoe | Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry | Wellington Regional Municipalities of Ontario: Durham | Halton | Muskoka | Niagara | Oxford | Peel | Waterloo | York... 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It is bordered on the north by Lake Huron, which flows into the St. Clair River, the countys western border and part of the Canada-U.S.A. border... Lambton | Lanark County is a county located in the Canadian province of Ontario. As of 2001, the population is 62,495. Its county seat is Perth, Ontario6. Geography According to Statistics Canada, the county has a total area of 2,979 km² (1,150 mi²). Demographics As of the census2 of... Lanark | The United Counties of Leeds and Grenville are located in Southeastern Ontario, Canada. The population, as of the 1991 census, was 96,606. The United Counties have an area of 3,390 sq km (1,309 sq mi). Leeds and Grenville front on the St. Lawrence River and the international... 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The centre of the County was originally the courthouse... Peterborough | The United Counties of Prescott and Russell are consolidated counties located in the Canadian province of Ontario. As of 2001, the population is 76,446. Its county seat is LOrignal, Ontario6. It was created as a result of a merger between Russell County and Prescott County. Geography According to... Prescott and Russell | Renfrew is a county in the Canadian province of Ontario. The area of the county is 7,645.68 square kilometres with 17 municipalities. The county seat is Pembroke. The county is part of the riding of Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke, which is represented in the Canadian House of... Renfrew | Simcoe is a county located in central Ontario. According to Statistics Canada (2001), the population is 377,050. The area of the county is 4,840.54 square kilometres. It is between Georgian Bay and Lake Simcoe. The county seat is Barrie. Municipalties Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury Town of... Simcoe | Census Divisions of Ontario Counties of Ontario: Bruce | Dufferin | Elgin | Essex | Frontenac | Grey | Haliburton | Hastings | Huron | Lambton | Lanark | Leeds and Grenville | Lennox and Addington | Middlesex | Northumberland | Perth | Peterborough | Prescott and Russell | Renfrew | Simcoe | Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry | Wellington Regional Municipalities of Ontario: Durham | Halton | Muskoka | Niagara | Oxford | Peel | Waterloo | York... Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry | Wellington County (population 75,574) is a county located in Ontario, Canada. Its administration centre is located in Guelph and its ratepayers live in seven municipalities that comprise the county. Wellington County does not include the City of Guelph, which is a separated municipality and is not technically a part... Wellington
Regional Municipalities of Ontario: Durham Regional Municipality, also called Durham Region (2003 population 525,000), is a regional political area located east of Toronto, Ontario. It has an area of approximately 2,500 square kilometers and includes the municipalities of Pickering, Ajax, Oshawa, Whitby, Clarington, Uxbridge Township, Scugog Township and Brock Township. Durham Region... Durham | Halton Regional Municipality, or Halton Region, is located in Ontario, Canada, and is a part of the Greater Toronto Area. It is comprised of the city of Burlington and the towns of Oakville, Milton, and Halton Hills. The regional seat is in Milton. The town of Oakville and the city... Halton | The Muskoka District Municipality (more generally referred to as the District of Muskoka, or simply Muskoka) is a regional municipality in Central Ontario that extends from Georgian Bay in the west, to the northern tip of Lake Couchiching in the south, to the western border of Algonquin Provincial Park in... Muskoka | Niagara Regional Municipality (2001 population 410,574), also known as Niagara Region, Regional Niagara, or the Regional Municipality of Niagara, is an area covering 12 municipalities, including th cities of Niagara Falls, Port Colborne, St. Catharines, Thorold, and Welland; the towns of Fort Erie, Grimsby, Lincoln, Niagara-on-the-Lake... Niagara | Oxford | Regional Municipality of Peel, Ontario, Canada Motto: Working for you Area: 1,241.99 sq. km. Population  - Total (2001)  - Cdn. CD Rank: - Density 988,948 Ranked 5th 796.3/km² MPs Navdeep Singh Bains, Colleen Beaumier, Ruby Dhalla, Albina Guarnieri, Wajid Khan, Gurbax S. Malhi, Carolyn Parrish, Paul... Peel | Map of Ontario with Waterloo Regional Municipality in red The Regional Municipality of Waterloo (or Waterloo Region or Region of Waterloo) is located in Western Ontario. It is a political entity not unlike a county government, 1,382 square kilometres in size. The region is dominated by the Kitchener-Waterloo... Waterloo | York Regional Municipality, also called York Municipality or York Region, is a municipality in south-central Ontario, between Lake Simcoe and Toronto. Population: 803,780 (2002). It is one of the fastest growing areas of Canada, expected to surpass 1.5 million residents by 2020. The entire region is part... York
Single Tier Municipalities of Ontario: The city of Brant (or County of Brant) is a single-tier municipality and a census division of the Canadian province of Ontario. Despite its marketing name, it is not a county by the standard definition, as all municipal services are handled by a single level of government. The county... Brant | Brantford (2004 population 90,195) is a city located on the Grand River in southwestern Ontario, Canada. The city was first settled in 1784 when Captain Joseph Brant and the Six Nations Indians escaped New York to settle in Canada. As a reward for their loyalty to the Crown, they... Brantford | Categories: Stub | Cities in Ontario | Ontario counties and regions ... Chatham-Kent | Greater Sudbury (2001 census population 155,219) is a city in Northern Ontario. Greater Sudbury was created in 2001 by amalgamating the cities and towns of the Regional Municipality of Sudbury. It is the largest city in Northern Ontario in population, and the 20th largest metropolitan area in Canada. In... Greater Sudbury | Haldimand is a single-tier municipality (but called a county) on the Niagara Peninsula in southern Ontario, on Lake Erie, and on the Grand River. The county seat is Cayuga. The main centres in Haldimand are Jarvis, Hagersville, Caledonia, Cayuga, and Dunnville. Note: part of the Six Nations Reserve is... Haldimand | This article refers to the City of Hamilton, Ontario. For the Township of Hamilton in Northumberland County see Hamilton, Ontario (township). For the history of the current City of Hamilton before 1946, please see History of Hamilton, Ontario. Hamilton is a city with half a million inhabitants located in the... Hamilton | The City of Kawartha Lakes is a city in east-central Ontario, Canada, and makes up the former County of Victoria. The main centres are Omemee, Lindsay, Oakwood, Janetville, Bethany, Fenelon Falls, Woodville, and Bobcaygeon. In a very close vote (51% for/ 49% against) the citizens of Kawartha Lakes voted... Kawartha Lakes | Norfolk (pronounced nor-foke) is a county on Lake Erie in southwestern Ontario. The county seat is Simcoe. Norfolks history has been closely associated with that of the neighbouring Haldimand County. Norfolk was first created as a county in 1792. In 1800, Haldimand was formed from a portion of... Norfolk | Ottawa | Census Divisions of Ontario Counties of Ontario: Bruce | Dufferin | Elgin | Essex | Frontenac | Grey | Haliburton | Hastings | Huron | Lambton | Lanark | Leeds and Grenville | Lennox and Addington | Middlesex | Northumberland | Perth | Peterborough | Prescott and Russell | Renfrew | Simcoe | Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry | Wellington Regional Municipalities of Ontario: Durham | Halton | Muskoka | Niagara | Oxford | Peel | Waterloo | York... Prince Edward | For other uses, see Toronto (disambiguation). City of Toronto, Ontario, Canada (in detail) (in detail) Motto: Diversity Our Strength Map of Ontario Counties, Toronto being red Area: 641 sq. km. Distance - East to West: 43 km. Distance - South to North : 21 km. Population  - Total (2004)  - Metropolitan  ... Toronto
In the Canadian province of Ontario, municipalities operate in various hierarchies. Though most originated from a two-tier arrangement of a county containing smaller divisions, there are now single-tier cities made entirely of former counties, regional municipalities, and other arrangements, all under the direction of the provincial government. One... Separated municipalities - The Canadian province of Ontario has several historic counties, which are past census divisions that no longer exist today. Most historic counties either merged with other counties, or became regional municipalities or single-tier municipalities. Addington County merged with Lennox County to form Lennox and Addington County Brant County split... Historic counties of Ontario
Districts of Ontario: Algoma District is a district and census division in Northeastern Ontario in the Canadian province of Ontario. It was created in 1858. The district seat is Sault Ste. Marie Contents // 1 Communities 2 Highways 3 Protected Areas 4 Attractions 5 Demographics 6 Surrounding Districts Communities Cities Elliot Lake Sault Ste... Algoma | Categories: Stub | Ontario districts ... Cochrane | Census Divisions of Ontario Counties of Ontario: Bruce | Dufferin | Elgin | Essex | Frontenac | Grey | Haliburton | Hastings | Huron | Lambton | Lanark | Leeds and Grenville | Lennox and Addington | Middlesex | Northumberland | Perth | Peterborough | Prescott and Russell | Renfrew | Simcoe | Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry | Wellington Regional Municipalities of Ontario: Durham | Halton | Muskoka | Niagara | Oxford | Peel | Waterloo | York... Kenora | The Manitoulin District is a district in Northeastern Ontario in the Canadian province of Ontario. It was created in 1888 from part of Algoma District. The district seat is Gore Bay. The Manitoulin District comprises Manitoulin Island and a number of small islands around it. Although it previously included the... Manitoulin | Census Divisions of Ontario Counties of Ontario: Bruce | Dufferin | Elgin | Essex | Frontenac | Grey | Haliburton | Hastings | Huron | Lambton | Lanark | Leeds and Grenville | Lennox and Addington | Middlesex | Northumberland | Perth | Peterborough | Prescott and Russell | Renfrew | Simcoe | Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry | Wellington Regional Municipalities of Ontario: Durham | Halton | Muskoka | Niagara | Oxford | Peel | Waterloo | York... Nipissing | Parry Sound District is a census division of the Canadian province of Ontario. Its seat is Parry Sound. Its boundaries are Muskoka to the south, the Sudbury District, the French River and Lake Nipissing in the north, Nipissing District, Ontario and North Bay in the north and east and parts... Parry Sound | Census Divisions of Ontario Counties of Ontario: Bruce | Dufferin | Elgin | Essex | Frontenac | Grey | Haliburton | Hastings | Huron | Lambton | Lanark | Leeds and Grenville | Lennox and Addington | Middlesex | Northumberland | Perth | Peterborough | Prescott and Russell | Renfrew | Simcoe | Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry | Wellington Regional Municipalities of Ontario: Durham | Halton | Muskoka | Niagara | Oxford | Peel | Waterloo | York... Rainy River | The Sudbury District is a district in Northeastern Ontario in the Canadian province of Ontario. It was created in 1907 from parts of Algoma District. Although the Sudbury District takes its name from the city of Greater Sudbury, Ontario, and geographically encloses the city on all sides, the city is... Sudbury | Census Divisions of Ontario Counties of Ontario: Bruce | Dufferin | Elgin | Essex | Frontenac | Grey | Haliburton | Hastings | Huron | Lambton | Lanark | Leeds and Grenville | Lennox and Addington | Middlesex | Northumberland | Perth | Peterborough | Prescott and Russell | Renfrew | Simcoe | Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry | Wellington Regional Municipalities of Ontario: Durham | Halton | Muskoka | Niagara | Oxford | Peel | Waterloo | York... Thunder Bay | Timiskaming is a district and census division in Northeastern Ontario in the Canadian province of Ontario. The district was created in 1912 from parts of Algoma, Nipissing, and Sudbury districts. According to Elections Canada (2001), the population is 69,901. Along with portions of the neighbouring district, Cochrane, Timiskaming is... Timiskaming

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Ottawa is the administrative center of Canada and is part of the Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton.
Ottawa is situated on a bluff above the Ottawa River, and both the Rideau River and the Rideau Canal flow through the city.
Ottawa is well connected by road and rail to the major transportation routes that span central and eastern Canada, and further improvements to the highway system are being constructed.
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The Ottawa urban area extends for considerable distance to the east, west and south of the centre, and includes the former cities of Gloucester, Nepean and Kanata and Cumberland.
Ottawa is home to two major league sports team, the Ottawa Senators (established 1992) of the National Hockey League and the Ottawa Renegades of the Canadian Football League.
In 2001, the city of Ottawa was amalgamated with the suburbs of Nepean, Kanata, Gloucester, Rockcliffe Park, Vanier and Cumberland, and the rural townships of West Carleton, Osgoode, Rideau and Goulbourn, along with the systems and infrastructure of the Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton, to become one municipality.
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