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Moodie/Caldwell House once served as the Limebank Post Office

A Historical Timeline for the Township of Gloucester

by Glenn Clark

Updated March 20, 2014

2013 updates in Green

2014 updates in Orange


Gloucester Township Hall 1874-1962
at Billings Bridge

Reeves and Mayors of Gloucester and Carleton County Wardens from Gloucester 

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1783 - Land purchased from the local aboriginals as part of the Crawford Purchase.
1788 - Lunenburg District created, including the area that later became Gloucester Township.
1792 - Township of Gloucester first surveyed and known as Township B.
1793 - Gloucester Township named after William Frederick (nicknamed Silly Billy), second Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh, nephew of King George III. Gloucester Township was first known as Township B. Gloucester Township is part of Dundas County in the Eastern District.
1800 - Russell County established. Gloucester Township included.
1812- Braddish Billings is the first permanent settler. (Information on Ottawa's founding families including Braddish Billings)
1813 - Braddish Billings marries Lamira Dow in Merrickville and returns to Gloucester with his bride.
1815 - Sabra Billings is the first Caucasian child born in Gloucester.
1815 - Following a visit to family in Merrickville, the Billings family is swept over Hog's Back Falls. Philamon Wright rescues the family.
1816 - Gloucester Township becomes part of the Ottawa District.
1820 - Township survey completed.
1823 - Braddish Billings constructs a sawmill on a creek running through his property near today's Bank Street. This creek has been known as Sawmill Creek ever since.
1825 - Braddish Billings appointed as Clerk and Assessor for Gloucester Township. The first assessment lists 12 families.
1826 - Construction of Rideau Canal commences.
1827 - James Johnston settles at Hardscrabble, near today's Rideau-Carleton Raceway.
1829 - (October 21) Billings family move into their new home known as Park Hill (now a City of Ottawa museum).
1829- Dam at Hog's Back is washed out. A previous washout took place in 1828. The dam was completed in 1829.
1830 - Farmer's Bridge later known as Billings Bridge is completed, linking Gloucester Township with Nepean Township and Bytown.
1830 - Jean-Baptiste St. Louis erects the first sawmill at Rideau Falls. This is the beginning of the industrial complex at this location.
1831 - Thomas McKay purchases Lot 1, 2, 3, and 4, Junction Gore. This is the present site of New Edinburgh, most of Rockcliffe Park and parts of Vanier.
1832- Municipal Reform Act establishes roles for municipal officers but not responsible to electorate.
1832 - Rideau Canal completed.
1832 - (January 2) First town meeting held at John Cunningham's Inn on the site of present day Ottawa airport.
1833 - The east side of the Rideau River near Rideau Falls is named New Edinburgh by Thomas McKay. He encouraged other Scotsmen who had worked on the Rideau Canal to settle there.
1833 - Village of Long Island Locks first settled.
1834 - Assessment lists 156 householders.
1834 - First residents arrive in area of Blackburn Hamlet.
1834 - Stagecoach service begins between Bytown and Prescott via Billings Bridge, Bowesville and South Gloucester. The road is known as the Bytown & Prescott Carriage Road.
1834 - The approximate year during which the first church opened in Gloucester, a Methodist church at Long Island Village. Another Methodist Church opened at Leitrim in 1837.
1837 - The first Cummings Bridge was built as a collective project of the citizens of Bytown. It connected Rideau Street to Montreal Road via an island in the middle of the Rideau River. Charles Cummings and his family moved to the island in 1840 [Ottawa Citizen, Feb. 22, 1922 p.5]. This became the post office named Cummings Bridge in 1879, serving the community of Janeville and later Eastview [Library and Archives Canada Post Office and Post Master Index].
1837 - The first school in New Edinburgh is erected and opens as a school in 1838. First known teacher is James Fraser. A plaque has been erected in front of the building at 62 Sussex Drive.
1838 - Gloucester Township becomes part of Carleton County in the Bathurst District.
1838 - Rideau Hall, first known as 'The Castle' was completed and owned by Thomas McKay. Thomas McKay was the contractor who built a number of the locks on the Rideau Canal.
1838 - Rockcliffe Manor House, now known as the Apostolic Nunciature in Ottawa, was built by Duncan Rynier MacNab, a rival of Thomas McKay. Mr. McNab dies before it is completed.
1842 - (March 19) District of Dalhousie proclaimed. Gloucester Township included.
1844 - The current route of Bank Street (then known as Prescott Road) between Billings Bridge and South Gloucester is established.
1846 - New Edinburgh Bridge replaced at Green Island. Early bridges built in the 1830s frequently washed out over Rideau Falls.
1847 - Billings Bridge washed out. Further washouts took place in 1862, 1876 and 1913.
1849 - Baldwin Act passed establishing municipal government.
1849 - Gloucester Orange Lodge No. 222 is chartered. The first meeting takes place in January 1850. It first meets at various homes in the southern part of Gloucester, and the first lodge building is built in the 1860s on Bank Street near Blossom Park.


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1850 - (January 1) Gloucester Township is incorporated and the first Gloucester Reeve and council are elected. James Sieveright is the first reeve.
1850 - Delorme Post Office opens. The name changed to Lourdes in 1875 and Cyrville in 1892.
1850 - Gloucester appoints first constables who effectively act as by-law enforcement officers.
1851 - Common Schools Act proclaimed, establishing the School Section system.
1852 - Daniel Eastman opens an inn in what is now known as Carlsbad Springs.
1853 - The Rideau Canal ceases to be a military canal and is turned over to Canada West for commercial use. Commercial shipping continued until 1930. Passenger steamers continue until 1935.
1854 - Nepean and Gloucester connected by two bridges at Long Island. From the Nepean side via a bridge at the north end of the island and the Gloucester side via a swing bridge further south.
1854 - Bytown and Prescott Railway completed through the township (renamed Ottawa and Prescott Railway in 1855 and leased to CPR in 1881) Railway runs through Gloucester from Manotick Station to New Edinburgh via Gloucester Station, Ellwood, Billings Bridge, Overbrook and Janeville (Vanier). Thomas McKay was instrumental in bringing the railway to Bytown, which also explains the routing via New Edinburgh.
1854 - (January) Gloucester Agricultural Society founded. This society annually organized the 19th century version of the Gloucester Fair at Billings Bridge. [Ottawa Journal, Oct. 4, 1893 p.4]
1855 - (Oct. 9th) Thomas McKay dies.
1858 - First subdivision registered at St. Joseph (Orléans). [Orléans 1950-1960 Saint Joseph Boulevard Remembers, p.14]
1859 - Dickinson's Grist Mill opens in Manotick. This and the opening of the railway sets the stage for the gradual abandonment of the village at Long Island Locks. Manotick is the Ojibwa word meaning "long island".
1860 - (October) Saint-Joseph d'Orléans Roman Catholic Parish founded. [Orléans 1950-1960 Saint Joseph Boulevard Remembers, p.14]
1864 - Thomas Coltrin Keefer subdivides the McKay estate to establish the beginnings of the community of Rockcliffe Park.
1864 - (April 8th) Braddish Billings dies.
1865 - Rideau Hall is leased by the government for the Governor General's residence. It was purchased in 1868.
1865 - The first cricket pitch was established for the Ottawa Cricket Club at Rideau Hall. The club was originally established in 1840 as the Carleton Cricket Club, re-established as the Bytown Cricket Club in 1849 and renamed the Ottawa Cricket Club in 1858. Prior to Rideau Hall, early matches were held at what is now known as Cartier Square.
1865 - Ottawa and Prescott Railway goes bankrupt. No trains run into Ottawa for 2 years.
1865 - Ottawa and Gloucester Road Company is established to build and improve the road between Uppertown Ottawa and South Gloucester. This road is now known as Bank Street.
1865 - The second Cummings Bridge opens. Its official name is the New Rideau Bridge, but also known as the Sandy Hill Bridge during this era.
1867 - New Edinburgh is incorporated as a village.
1868 - 24 Sussex Drive is built by Joseph Merrill Currier, MP. Originally named 'Gorffwysta', Welsh for 'Place of Peace'.
1868 - Ferry service established between New Edinburgh and Gatineau Point. It continued until about 1914.
1868 - McArthur Avenue is built through the McArthur farm as a shortcut for residents travelling from the Cyrville area, and to reduce or evade road tolls on Montreal Road.
1869 - Terrific snowstorms stop trains travelling between Prescott and Ottawa.
1870 - (July 21) Ottawa City Passenger Railway Company introduces horse drawn tramway along Sussex Drive as far as the edge of Rockcliffe Park.
1870 - (August 17th) Gloucester affected by Carleton County fire especially near Green's Creek.
1870 - First Spa and resort is built at Eastman's Springs (now Carlsbad Springs) by Dominion Springs Company.
1871 - Branch line added to Ottawa and Prescott Railway from Chaudiere Junction (Ellwood) to LeBreton Flats via Dow's Lake (today's O-Train line).
1871 - Approximate year that the Carleton County Police Force was established, covering Gloucester and the other townships of the county.
1872 - New Edinburgh Bridge replaced again.
1872 - Notre Dame Cemetery opens as a result of an Ottawa city by-law forbidding further internments inside the city limits.
1873 - Approximate date when the Ottawa Street Bridge was constructed, now known as the St. Patrick Street Bridge.
1873 - Beechwood Cemetery established on the McPhail farm and parts of the McKay/Keefer estate.
1874 - Township Hall built at Billings Bridge (photo above right). The previous town hall, which was also located at Billings Bridge was sold at auction.
1874 - Gloucester Agricultural Fair commences on land adjacent to Town Hall at Billings Bridge. The fair continued until 1904. Later, this was known as Coronation Park.
1874 - Gateville subdivision established just south of Billings Bridge.


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1875 - First wooden Hurdman's Bridge opens. [Ottawa Citizen; December 16, 1875])
1876 - Robert Cummings elected Warden of Carleton County [Belden Atlas of Carleton County, 1879 p. li].
1876 - Orange Lodge No. 222 relocates to Billings Bridge.
1880 - Public stagecoach service between Billings Bridge and Ottawa commences and is operated by William Whiten and W.J. Parry. The service was discontinued in 1893. No further public transit was available to the village of Billings Bridge until the post World War II era.
1882 - Canada Atlantic Railway opens running through Gloucester from Hurdman's Bridge to Carlsbad Springs via Hawthorne (Today's Ottawa-Montreal VIA rail line).
1882 - First record of a brickyard operating near Billings Bridge. This was later known as the Merkley Brickyard.
1883 - The Ottawa Canoe Club is established and located at the foot of the Ottawa Locks. The first clubhouse is built in 1885. It relocates to Governor's Bay in New Edinburgh in 1894, because of navigational difficulties created by sawdust originating from the Chaudiere sawmills. In 1914, it merges with New Edinburgh Canoe Club and becomes the Ottawa New Edinburgh Canoe Club [Ottawa Citizen, May 14, 1931 p.19].
1885 - The Grey Nuns of the Cross purchase 500 acres for Youville Farm in Orléans. This land was resold for housing development in 1970.
1886 - Swing Bridge constructed over the Hog's Back Locks and a fixed bridge over the Hog's Back dam.
1887 - New Edinburgh, including Green Island, annexed by the City of Ottawa.
1887 - Skiing first demonstrated in Canada. Lord Frederick Hamilton uses Russian skis at Rideau Hall.
1887 - St. Patrick's Orphanage and Asylum acquires property at Mooney's Bay to build a children's summer home.
1888 - (June 6) Cyclone devastates large portions of Gloucester particularly near Billings Bridge, Hawthorne and Ramsayville.
1888 - 148 acres south of New Edinburgh (Lindenlea) and Porter's Island annexed by Ottawa.
1889 - (August 3) Rockcliffe Park horse-drawn tramway opens, but not connected to Ottawa tramway until 1891.
1890 - (August 4) Gloucester authorizes the rent for a Police Station in Janeville.
1892 - Rideau Park subdivision established on part of the Billings Estate to open up the land for market gardeners.
1893 - Rockcliffe Park purchased by City of Ottawa to serve as a recreational area.
1893 - (June 23) Electric street cars start running to Rockcliffe via New Edinburgh and the St. Patrick Street Bridge. They were operated by the Ottawa Electric Street Railway Company, with principal officers being Thomas Ahearn and Warren Soper.
1893 - (August 4) Electric Street Car service commences operation on Sussex Drive.
1893 - (August 13) Ottawa City Passenger Railway Company and Ottawa Electric Street Railway Company merge operations and becomes the Ottawa Electric Railway Company (OER) on August 1, 1894.
1893 - (March 29) The third Cummings Bridge built with iron trusses opens to traffic, with the official opening on April 5th. It was officially named Bingham's Bridge on April 17th in an Ottawa by-law to honour Samuel Bingham, the alderman who headed the works committee, and later an Ottawa mayor. A dispute arose when the city put up name plates on the bridge and Carleton County officials retaliated by placing their own name plate for 'Cummings Bridge'. The name plates were put up and removed a number of times until it was agreed that no name plate would be placed on the bridge. The original naming by-law remained in place.
1894 - (May 3) Double track electric streetcar service opens to Rockcliffe Park. The Ottawa Electric Railway adds electric lighting to Rockcliffe Park pavilion and lookout and a merry-go-round is imported from Tonawanda, NY.
1898 - Ottawa and New York Railway opens running through Gloucester, from Hurdman's Bridge to Edwards via Hawthorne, Ramsayville and Piperville.
1898 - The Dominion of Canada Rifle Association Rifle Range commences operation at the site that later became Rockcliffe Airport. The Rifle Range had previously been in Sandy Hill near the present site of the Russian Embassy and Strathcona Park.


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1900 - (August 28) Rockcliffe streetcar extended to Dominion of Canada Rifle Association Rifle Range.
1901 - Minto Bridge opens connecting New Edinburgh with Lowertown. Named to honour the fourth Earl of Minto, Governor General of Canada from 1898 until 1904.
1901 (May 31) - The Earl of Minto, Governor General of Canada donates the Minto Cup initially for the senior's mens lacrosse championship.
1901 - (December 6) Bert Harper drowns in the Ottawa River below Rockcliffe in a failed attempt to rescue Bessie Blair. Both had been ice skating on the river and fell through the ice. On November 18, 1905, a Sir Galahad statue was unveiled in memory of this sad event. It is now located in front of Parliament Hill.
1901 - The practice of maintaining township roads by statute labour was abolished. Thereafter, residents no longer had the option of maintaining roads themselves for a specified number of days per year in lieu of paying taxes for road maintenance.
1902 - Eastman's Springs renamed Carlsbad Springs after famous spa in Czechoslovakia. First bowling alley in Ottawa area located at Spa/Hotel.
1902 - CPR short line opens running through Gloucester from Hurdman's Bridge to Blackburn. CPR transcontinental service to Montreal used this rail line until 1981.
1902 - (July 1) A monument was erected to the memory of Wesley Hull, who was killed on June 7, 1900 in South Africa during the Boer War. The monument was located next to the Orange Hall at Billings Bridge but was removed as a result of road improvements around 1960. It was rededicated on June 8, 1997 at St. George's Hawthorne Cemetery on Russell Road.
1903 - Minto Skating Club founded by the Earl and Countess of Minto initially making use of an outdoor rink at Rideau Hall with membership from the previous Rideau Skating Club founded in 1885. The Earl and Countess also donated the Minto Cup for the Canadian Men's Figure Skating Championship and the Minto Challenge Cup for pairs. [Ottawa Citizen, Nov. 3, 1948 p.1 & p.20] The club made use of various Ottawa rinks before building a new facility on Lancaster Road in 1986 and 1987. The club's most famous member was Barbara Ann Scott who won an Olympic Gold Medal in 1948.
1904 - (June 18) The last timber raft is sent down the Ottawa River to Quebec City. The first raft was sent down the river in 1806.
1904 - Daughters of Wisdom build a prestigious residential school and convent in Janeville (Eastview).
1905 - Snow family sells farm adjacent to Rockcliffe Rifle Range after near misses.
1905 - Council limits the number of taverns in the township to 8.
1906 - Reinforced concrete Hurdman's Bridge opens. This bridge would remain in use until 1955.
1906 - St. Thomas Aquinas Separate School opens at Billings Bridge. [Billings Bridge My Village, My Life by Gérard & Bernard Pelot, 1999, p.41, 42]
1907 - (March 26) Telephone service being extended on Metcalfe Road (Bank Street) between Billings Bridge and Leitrim.
1907 - (March 29) Worst Rideau River flood in years inundates Clarkstown, Janeville, Hurdman's Bridge and Billings Bridge.
1908 - Janeville, Clarkstown and Clandeboye incorporated as the village of Eastview.
1908 - Rockcliffe Park incorporated as a Police Village.
1908 - (July 6) Hamilton Powder Company receives a permit from Gloucester council to build a storehouse or magazine for dynamite at the Robillard Quarries (Rockville) on Montreal Road. Powder had previously been stored relatively unprotected [Ottawa Citizen, July 7, 1908 p.2]. Following a massive explosion at the General Explosive Company in Hull on May 8, 1910 [Ottawa Citizen, May 9, 1910 p.1] in which eleven were killed, there was considerable pressure to close the Gloucester magazine [Ottawa Citizen, June 1, 1910 p.1] but a prior court decision gave the company a right to operate [Ottawa Citizen, June 2, 1910 p.12].
1909 - Canadian Northern Railway opens running through Gloucester from Hurdman's Bridge to Orléans via Cyrville.
1909 - Ottawa Hunt Club opened by Lord Grey, Governor General of Canada.
1909 - The first Eastview Town Hall opens on Palace Road.
1909 - Eastview Police Force and Fire Department established.
1909 - St. Jean Baptiste Society established at St. Charles Parish, Eastview.
1909 - First constable appointed for Cyrville.
1910 - Ashbury College relocates to Rockcliffe Park (1911 class photo). It was originally founded in 1891 on Wellington Street.
1910 - The Ottawa Ski Club was formed. The club's first activities emphasized ski jumping and the first primitive ski jump was built at 'Suicide Hill' in Rockcliffe Park. The Canadian Jumping Championships take place here in 1914. The club acquired Camp Fortune in 1920.
1910 - (April 6) Hiawatha Park subdivision approved. A previous plan had been registered on August 13, 1901 and an even earlier one for the Besserer Estate on March 11, 1897. It was not developed until the 1950s.
1910 - Gloucester experiences Real Estate boom in which several farms were subdivided for suburban development. The boom continued until 1912.
1910 - Water service extended into Rockcliffe Park. [Ottawa Citizen, June 7, 1910 p.12]
1911 - Gloucester votes by a slim majority to prohibit the retail sale of liquor in every tavern, inn, or any place of public entertainment.
1911 - Council grants a franchise to the Willowdale Telephone Company to operate a rural telephone system in the township.
1911 - A telephone was first installed in the Township Hall.
1911 - Blossom Park subdivision approved. Construction did not begin until 1953.
1911 - Sir Robert Borden pledges to provide rural mail delivery. Over the following years, rural route delivery is introduced resulting in the closure of many rural Gloucester post offices.
1911 - (July 31) Paardeburgh Park subdivision registered at the corner of Walkley Road and Albion Road. Most of this subdivision was never developed and became a transportation corridor following World War II. The most easterly portion became part of the Ellwood subdivision.
1911 - (August 9) Overbrook subdivision plan registered and it would first appear on a map the following year. The first streets are named after members of the Royal family including the recently crowned King George V and his wife Queen Mary.
1911 - (September 18) Bannermount subdivision registered. This subdivision was developed along Tremblay Road after World War II when it became known as Eastway Gardens. The streets were named by letter only.
1911 - (November 17) Manor Park subdivision registered. Most of the subdivision was returned to Gloucester Township because of tax arrears. Sewer and water services were extended in 1949 allowing fast development in the area.
1912 - Canadian Northern Railway opens southwesterly branch running through Gloucester from Hurdman's Bridge to Rideau River at Wass via Billings Bridge. It is now the VIA rail line between Ottawa and Toronto.
1912 - The Dominion of Canada Rifle Association Rifle Range closes in Rockcliffe and relocates to Shirley's Bay, Nepean, as the Connaught Park Rifle Range for 1913. The Rockcliffe site later becomes the RCMP barracks "N" Division and the home of the RCMP Musical Ride. Streetcar service to the former rifle range is discontinued in 1922.
1912 - (March 12) Brookfield subdivision registered. This market garden community located where Brookfield Road once intersected with the CPR tracks, was expropriated by the federal government between 1957 and 1964. The streets were closed in 1965 and completely disappeared when the Airport Parkway was built in the 1970s.
1912 - Rideau Tennis Club established by former members of the Ottawa Tennis and Lawn Bowling Club.
1912 - First street lights installed at Billings Bridge to as far south as Heron Road.
1913 - Eastview incorporated as a town. Eastview creates its own Police Department, which was absorbed by the Ottawa Police Service in 1984.
1913 - Construction begins on Ottawa and Morrisburgh Electric Railway running through Gloucester from Billings Bridge to South Gloucester following Metcalfe Road (Bank Street). This railway was never completed.
1913 - Municipal Isolation Hospital opens on Porter's Island to treat smallpox patients, replacing former buildings on the site. This was named Hopewell Hospital in honor of the mayor at the time.
1913- Canadian Northern Railways purchase Upton and Langstaff farms for the purpose of creating a gravel pit. A railway spur is extended to the site just east of Bowesville.
1913 - (March 21) During spring flooding, the centre span of Billings Bridge collapses. [Ottawa Citizen, March 22, 1913 p.1]
1914 - 'Stornoway' built in Rockcliffe Park by Alan Keefer for Ottawa grocer Asconio J. Major.
1914 - (January 25) L'Association canadienne-française de l'Ontario relocated to Eastview after being founded in Ottawa in 1910 in order to promote Franco-Ontario rights.
1915 - Rockcliffe Preparatory School opens. It was renamed Elmwood School in 1923 as a school for young women.
1915 - The Novitiate of Grey Nuns of the Cross (Grey Nuns Convent) opens near Hurdman's Bridge.
1915 - The second Eastview Town Hall was located at the corner of Montreal Road and Cyr Street with a Fire Hall attached. It was destroyed by fire in 1972.
1915 - (September 2) Present day Billings Bridge opens at 3:00 p.m. [Gloucester Council Minutes, September 13, 1915, Ottawa Journal, September 3, 1915 p.14]
1915 - First constable appointed for St. Joseph's village (Orléans).
1917 - National Research Council first acquires land on Montreal Road.
1917 - By-law enacted to set minimum standards for fencing, and to end the practice of allowing livestock to roam freely throughout the township.
1917 - New school built at Blackburn Corners. [Ottawa Citizen, July 13, 954 p.3]
1917 - (May 17) Reeve Caleb Hardy dies in office. [Gloucester Council Minutes, June 4, 1917, p.45]
1918 - The Royal Air Force conducts experimental mail flights between Ottawa and Toronto, using a field adjacent to the Rifle Range at Rockcliffe.
1918 - First steel Mud Creek Bridge over Green's Creek on Innes Road is built. The previous bridge was wooden.
1919 - (July 19) A Curtis JN4 is the first known plane to land at what is now the MacDonald-Cartier Airport, called Hunt Club Field in the early days.
1919 - Cosy Theatre opens on Montreal Road at Ethel Street in Eastview. It closed in 1922. This was the first movie theatre to open on the original territory of Gloucester Township.
1919 - An agreement is signed to extend Ottawa water and sewer services into Eastview.
1919 - (October) Glen Ogilvie Women's Institute organized.
1920 - Ottawa Air Station opens at Rockcliffe. Airfield used for military aerial photography for topographic mapping, air transportation, and aeronautical experimentation.
1920 - The Dominion Police is merged with the Royal Northwest Mounted Police to form the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and the national headquarters relocated to Ottawa. In 1921, the RCMP began to make partial use of the former Rifle Range facility at the north end of St. Laurent Blvd. They fully took over this location in 1925.
1920 - William Birch is the last tollgate keeper at Billings Bridge.
1920 - Provincial Bank of Canada is the first bank to open in Orléans [Orléans 1950-1960 Saint Joseph Boulevard Remembers, p.33].
1920 - (September 1) Montreal Road east of Eastview (and St. Joseph Blvd.) becomes a Provincial Highway and in 1925 it is numbered Highway 17.
1920 - (October) Metcalfe Road designated a Provincial County Highway [Ottawa Citizen Oct. 8, 1920].
1921 - Current St. Patrick Street bridge opens.
1921 - Streetcar service extended on Beechwood Avenue and into Lindenlea.
1921 - First fire truck purchased for Eastview.
1922 - Overbrook incorporated as a Police Village.
1922 - St. Joseph d'Orléans (Orléans) incorporated as a Police Village.
1922 - (January 21) Passenger train derails as it approaches Ellwood Station on a run from Prescott to Ottawa. Engineer Howard Edward White dies and 12 passengers are hospitalized [Ottawa Citizen January 23, 1922 p.1].
1922 - (February 22) Current Cummings Bridge opens [Ottawa Citizen February 22, 1922 p.5].
1923 - The Ottawa New Edinburgh Canoe Club opens a new boathouse at Rockcliffe, which still exists today. Construction had commenced in 1914 but was delayed because of wartime. It replaced its predecessor at Governor's Bay, which was destroyed by fire on December 3, 1922 [Ottawa Citizen, May 14, 1931 p.19].
1923 - Canada Theatre opens on Montreal Road at Bradley Street in Eastview. It closed in 1926.
1923 - Eastview grants franchise for bus service [Ottawa Citizen, June 28, 1923 pg. 12].
1923 - (March 7) By-law enacted requiring all Eastview municipal employees to be bilingual henceforth.
1923 - (September 8) Rockcliffe Lawn Tennis Club incorporated. History of Club
1923 - (August 3) Contract awarded to George Farmer to apply bituminous penetration pavement to Metcalfe Road. The pavement extended for a distance of 5 miles south of Heron Road.
1924 - Eastview Town Council turns down proposal from Ottawa Electric Railway (OER) to extend streetcar service. Eastview contracts its own bus service (Eastview Bus Lines), which continues in operation until the service was taken over by the Ottawa Transportation Commission in December 1950. The OER sets up a competing bus service, which runs until April 3, 1929.
1924 - Electrical power introduced into Gloucester Township by Ontario Hydro.
1924 - A golf course opened at Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club.
1924 - Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) enacted, with Ottawa Air Station at Rockcliffe being one of its bases.
1924 - (October 23) Eastview and Gloucester ratepayers vote against the Ontario Temperance Act. The vote allowed the sale of liquor under provincial supervision.


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1925 - (April 8) Gloucester Horticultural Society established. Meets at Hawthorne School. Relocates to former Ramsayville School in 1975.
1925 - Rockcliffe Park incorporated as a village.
1926 - (Oct. 22) Commandeurs de l'ordre de Jacques Cartier established at St. Charles Parish in Eastview as a male society, to ensure the public interest of French speaking Catholics in Canada. It was dissolved on Feb. 27, 1965.
1926 - Bus service to Hurdman's Bridge operated by Mrs. M. Gorman commences operation.
1927 - (July 2) Charles Lindbergh flies into Hunt Club airfield for Canada's 60th Anniversary celebrations. Pilot Lieut. Thad Johnson is killed in a plane crash as he approaches airfield. Airfield becomes known as Lindbergh Field following this but later becomes known as Uplands Aerodrome and later, Uplands Airport.
1927 - (September 25) Rockcliffe streetcar barn destroyed by fire, 40 streetcars lost. This ended the era of open streetcars. [Ottawa Citizen, September 27, 1927 p.18]
1927 - (December 8) Former township clerk treasurer Hugh Braddish Billings found guilty of missappropriating $20,000 [Ottawa Citizen, December 9, 1927 p. 14].
1927- Bank Street (Metcalfe Road) becomes Provincial Highway 31.
1928 - (January 14) Ottawa Flying Club incorporated and operates out of Lindbergh (Uplands) airfield.
1928 - (February 14 and 22) Billings Bridge name change suggested. Possible names include 'Dawson' and 'Southmount'.
1928 - (October 1) The Dominion Bureau of Statistics (now Statistics Canada) locates in the old Edwards Mill on Green Island. The facility is shared with the National Research Council. The Dominion Bureau of Statistics relocates to Tunney's Pasture in 1952. The Edwards Mill was demolished in the summer of 1957.
1928 - Scheduled bus service to Cyrville commences operation. It was taken over by the Ottawa Transportation Commission in 1950.
1929 - (May 14) The Rockcliffe Park Crown Game Preserve was established in order to combat excessive hunting and poaching. It was further expanded on January 14, 1931 and covered Rockcliffe Park, the Rockcliffe Air Station, Beechwood Cemetery, and other lands extending as far east as Skead Road (Blair Road) and as far south as Montreal Road. It was cancelled in 1945.
1929 - (May 29) A major sewer explosion affects parts of Ottawa, Eastview and New Edinburgh. There was one fatality, several injuries and considerable property damage. This was followed by a second serious explosion on January 28, 1931. Inadequate sewer venting, and leakage (or dumping) of illumination gas, gasoline and dry cleaning chemicals were the suspected causes.
1930 - Billings Bridge Horticultural Society founded [Ottawa Citizen, May 20, 1935 p.20].
1930 - (September 3) Reeve Thomas Andrew Spratt dies while in office. [Gloucester Council Minutes, September 8, 1930 p.89]
1930 - (March 12) World War I flying ace William George Barker crashes into the frozen Ottawa River and dies while performing aerial demonstrations at Rockcliffe airport [Ottawa Citizen, March 20, 1930 p. 13].
1930 - Provincial highways named "The King's Highways" to show respect for the King and the monarchy. The familiar provincial highway sign design with the crown is unveiled.
1931 - Hydro towers first erected across Gloucester. Some of these collapsed during the 1998 ice storm.
1932 - (September 18) Rockcliffe streetcar barn again burns. Additional equipment destroyed. [Ottawa Citizen, September 19, 1932 p.2]
1933 - (June 7) Severe hailstorm strikes area from Rockcliffe and Eastview through Cyrville, Hawthorne to Russell and Embrun. Considerable damage to local greenhouses, windows and crops. Hailstones measure as large as eggs and fists. [Ottawa Citizen, June 7,1933 p.1]
1933 - Steel Mud Creek bridge over Green's Creek on Innes Road re-built.
1936 - Carleton County Police Force disbanded.
1936 - Hog's Back bridge rebuilt.
- Hog's Back beach opens just south of the bridge. It was replaced by Mooney's Bay in 1952.
1937 - 'The Rockeries' Park is created from land donated by the Ottawa Electric Railway, when streetcar rails are lifted on abandoned right of way to former Dominion Rifle Association Rifle Range at Rockcliffe. This is a location known for spectacular displays of daffodils.
1937 - (June 23rd) Rockcliffe streetcar barn burns a third time.
1938 - (August 20) Department of Transport officially opens Uplands Airport. It is at this point that permanent runways, hangars, and terminal are built.
1938 - (Oct. 17th) Trans-Canada Air Lines inaugurate air express freight service at Uplands Airport.
1938 - Le Séminaire des Pères Blancs (White Fathers Seminary) opens in Eastview in order to train missionaries for Africa. It closed in 1974 and was demolished in 1977. The Vanier City Hall later located on the same site in a new building.
1939 - (August 24) Reeve John Innes dies in office. [Gloucester Council Minutes 1938-1939, September 5, 1939 p.102]
1939 - CNR abandons old Canadian Northern Railway between Hurdman's Bridge and Orléans and beyond.
1939 - (April 1) Trans Canada Airlines begin commercial passenger flights at Uplands airport. [Ottawa Citizen, June 30, 1960, Ottawa Airport Section p.2]
1939 - Rockcliffe airfield paved in preparation for World War II operations.
1939 - French Embassy opens on Sussex Drive on land purchased from the Blackburn family in 1931.
1939 - (September 1) No 1 Provost Company is called into active service by the army and trains at the RCMP "N" Division, Rockcliffe. This company is composed of RCMP volunteers.
1940 - The first portion of Alta Vista Drive opens between Smyth Road and Randall Avenue. It was known as Churchill Avenue prior to annexation in 1950.[Gloucester Township Minutes and Financial Statement for the year 1939-1940 p.77]
1940 - Rail spur built from Wass Junction to Uplands Airport to facilitate Air Training School construction.
1940 - British Commonwealth Air Training Plan begins at Uplands airfield (construction of 37 buildings and 6 new runways commences on May 14 and the training school opens August 5) (Canadian Forces Base Uplands History) and at Rockcliffe airport to train pilots for the war effort, using Harvard and Yale aircraft. Continues until 1944.
1940 - Department of National Defence purchases land near Blackburn to establish Proving Grounds.
1940 - Crown Princess Juliana of the Netherlands and her children take up residence in Rockcliffe Park until 1944. Part of their stay was at Stornoway, later the residence of the Leader of the Opposition. Princess Margriet was born at Ottawa Civic Hospital on January 19, 1943.
1940 - Sundial plaque and cairn erected by the Gloucester Horticultural Society at the corner of Walkley Road and Russell Road in memory of Reeve John Innes who died in office in 1939.
1940 - (August 17) Uplands Bus Lines commences hourly bus service from Bank and Grove to Uplands airport and Bowesville. A terminal and station is opened at 1270 Bank Steet in Ottawa South in 1941. [Ottawa Citizen, August 17, 1940 pg. 23]
1941 - (Filming commenced July 16 in Ottawa area) The Hollywood movie'Captains of the Clouds' (Wikipedia link) (A historical North Bay perspective of the film) starring James Cagney was filmed at Uplands Airport, with the full cooperation of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. This was Mr. Cagney's first technicolor movie and was the first Hollywood movie filmed entirely on location in Canada. The film was also shot at the Chateau Laurier in Ottawa, and in Trenton, and near North Bay. The film was released in 1942 and was Mr. Cagney's second top grossing film in his career. [Ottawa Citizen, July 16, 1941 p.1]
1941 - #1 Special Wireless Station opens at Rockcliffe. It relocated to Leitrim in 1942, and it was known as Ottawa Wireless Station starting in 1949. Since 1966, it has been named CFS Leitrim .
1941 - The J.H. Parkin Building is the first building to open on the National Research Council's Montreal Road campus.
1941 - The Novitiate of Grey Nuns of the Cross, Alta Vista Drive is taken over by the Department of National Defense for the duration of the war and becomes the Rideau Military Hospital.
1941 - Alta Vista drive extended between Smyth Road and Russell Road to serve the Rideau Military Hospital. [Gloucester Township Minutes and Financial Statements for the year 1940-1941 p.69]
1941 - Township approves the placement of sand piles in various locations to be used by residents as a fire extinguisher in the event of enemy attack. [Ottawa Citizen, Dec. 12, 1941 p.15]
1941 - (June 17) Overbrook and Bannermount lots offered for sale by Gloucester Township. The lots had previously been lost to tax arrears.
1942 - (October 14) Head-on railway collision on CNR line just west of Metcalfe Road (Bank Street) at Billings Bridge. 20 horses were killed or euthanized and 6 crewmen were injured.
1942 - (February 2) 1450 acres of the Mer Bleue are to be sold to the federal government for a bomb testing zone. [Gloucester Township Minutes and Financial Statements for the year 1941-1942 p.19]
1943 - Canadian Forces Station Gloucester opens, originally named Number 1 Station HMCS Bytown.
1943 - Federal Government serves expropriation notice for 24 Sussex Drive, which was not settled until 1946. It was used by the Australian High Commission from 1947 to 1950, at which time the house was substantially renovated. Louis St. Laurent is the first Prime Minister to reside there in 1950.
1943 - (February 16) Eastview Bus Company garage destroyed by fire including all but 3 buses. Bus service to Eastview, Overbrook and Rockcliffe Airport disrupted. [Ottawa Citizen, Feb. 16 p.1]
1944 - Rideau Veteran's Home originally named the Rideau Health and Occupational Centre opens on Smyth Road. It relocated to Russell Road in 1995.
1944 - Ottawa-Gloucester Expansion Committee established to determine the advisibility of the annexation of 7,500 acres of Gloucester Township into Ottawa. Their report was submitted to Ottawa Board of Control on January 12, 1946 and later accepted in principle by both Ottawa and Gloucester councils. [Ottawa Citizen, April 4, 1949 p.8]
1944 - (February 7) St. Thomas Aquinas Separate School, Billings Bridge destroyed by fire. [Ottawa Citizen, February 8, 1944 p.7] A new 16 classroom school opens in 1945 on the east side of Bank Street. It closed in about 1970. [Billings Bridge, My Village, My Life by Gérard & Bernard Pelot, 1999, p.57]
1944 - (June 5) Cowan Ice House destroyed by fire at Billings Bridge.
1945 - The first township park was purchased at Leitrim.
1945 - Commuter service commences from Sarsfield to Ottawa
1945 - First demonstration in Canada of jet aircraft takes place at RCAF Station Rockcliffe.
1946 - School bus service commences to transport high school students from Gloucester, Nepean and Cumberland to Ottawa schools.
1946 - Remainder of the Rockcliffe streetcar barn is demolished.
1946 - Families are living in emergency shelters at the Rockcliffe Air Force barracks and the army barracks on Porter's Island, as a result of a post-war housing shortage. The Porter Island barracks were demolished shortly thereafter. The Rockcliffe facility was known as the 'Rockcliffe Emergency Shelter' with a Post Office name of Finter. It was closed in 1954 and demolished.
1946 - (Dec. 21) Eastview Theatre opens on Montreal Road at Kendall Street. It closed on Feb. 15, 1958.
1947 - The National Capital Planning Committee, under the direction of Jacques Gréber, develop and subsequently implements the Gréber plan.
1947 - The Ottawa Planning Area Board was created to review the administration of the National Capital Region. It recommended a form of regional government or as an alternative, the annexation of surrounding communities.
1947 - First Air Force Day celebrated at Rockcliffe Airport. [Ottawa Citizen, June 5, 1959 Aviation Supplement p.1, p.2]
1947 - One of the worst Rideau River floods. [Ottawa Citizen, April 10, 1947 p.12]

1947 - Uplands Bus Lines introduces bus service to the Rideau Veterans Home on Smyth Road. Uplands Bus Lines also operated a bus service to Uplands airport and Bowesville, which was inaugurated around the start of World War II. These were the first suburban bus services introduced into the southern part of Gloucester. They were taken over by the Ottawa Transportation Commission in July 1950.
1947 - (May 15) Uplands emergency shelter opens in former RCAF buildings. It closed on August 31, 1951.
1947 - (Nov. 7) By Federal Order-In-Council, the Public Works Department was authorized to acquire land in Gloucester for future Ottawa industrial development. This would become the areas east of Hurdman's Bridge and south of Cyrville. [Ottawa Citizen, April 4, 1949 p.8]
1947 - (Nov. 7) The National Capital Planning Board approves a report of the railway sub-committee to remove all railways from Ottawa and much of Gloucester except to serve future industrial areas in Gloucester. [Ottawa Citizen, April 4, 1949 p.8]
1947 - (Aug. 25) Linden Theatre opens on Beechwood Avenue. It was renamed the Towne Cinema in July 1968 and became a repertory theatre in February 1973. It was renamed the New Edinburgh Cinema in May 1989 but closed in August of that year.
1948 - (August 13) The Ottawa Electric Railway Company including streetcars operating in New Edinburgh, Lindenlea and Rockcliffe Park are taken over by the City of Ottawa and operate under the name Ottawa Transportation Commission.
1948 - (November 15) By-law passed to have the Ontario Provincial Police patrol Gloucester, beginning with one car. The police station is situated at Bank Street and Ridgemont. The building still exists.
1948 - Construction begins on a Roman Catholic Seminary near Hurdman's Bridge. It became RCMP headquarters in January 1953 and never served as a seminary.
1949-1950 - Most of the village of Ellwood is expropriated to allow for the construction of the Walkley Rail Yards and the Metcalfe Road (now Bank Street) overpass.


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1950 - (Jan. 1st) 14,605 acres of the township is annexed by the City of Ottawa. This included Overbrook, Hurdman's Bridge, Billings Bridge, Ellwood, Hog's Back, Manor Park, Rideau Park, Hawthorne and the developing communities of Riverview and Alta Vista.
1950 - Fire Department was housed behind Town Hall. Annexation places Gloucester Town Hall, Fire and Roads Department miles inside of Ottawa city limits.
1950 - A citizen's trust purchases 'Stornoway' as the home for the Leader of the Opposition. The Federal Goverment purchases it in 1970. The Hon. George S. Drew is the first Leader of the Opposition to reside there.
1950 - The former Grey Nuns Convent and Rideau Military Hospital, Alta Vista Drive becomes the headquarters of the CBNRC (Communications Branch of the National Research Council, now the Communications Security Establishment) and is known as the Rideau Annex. It remains there until 1961 when it relocates to the Sir Leonard Tilley Building, Confederation Heights.
1950 - Final Gréber Plan released.
1950 - (March 28) U.S. Ambassador Laurence Steinhardt was killed in a plane crash near Ramsayville. The crash site was located near Baseline Road (now Ramseyville Road) and Leitrim Road on the farm of A.R. Gould. It was a C-47 Dakota Transport plane that had departed from Rockcliffe Air Station. The plane had caught fire and exploded before impact. Also killed were Allan Harrington, Captain Thomas Archibald, Lt. Col. W.F. Trueblood, and Lieut. Mark Belanger. There was one survivor. [Ottawa Journal, March 28, 1950 p.1].
1950 - (July 1) Uplands Bus Lines routes taken over by Ottawa Transportation Commission. Ottawa bus routes extended to Uplands Airport, Rideau Park, and Metcalfe Road [Ottawa Citizen, June 23, 1950 p.34].
1950 - (December 26) Cyrville Bus Lines service taken over by the Ottawa Transportation Commission. This included a bus route to Cyrville via McArthur Avenue and Base Line Road (St. Laurent Boulevard. [Ottawa Journal, December 23, 1950 p.8]
1950 - (December 29) Eastview Bus Company service taken over by the Ottawa Transportation Commission. Ottawa buses extended to serve Eastview, Overbrook, Manor Park, Ward 6 (Clarkstown) and Rockcliffe Airport. [Ottawa Journal, December 29, 1950 p.5]
1951 - Bowesville expropriated for expansion of Uplands Airport (now Ottawa's MacDonald-Cartier International Airport).
1951 - Aladdin Drive-In Theatre opens on Albion Road. It closed in 1993.
1951 - Star-Top Drive-In Theatre opens on Cyrville Road. It closed in 1974.
1951 - Lester Road built between Highway 31 and Albion Road.
1951 - Albion Road named and opened between Lester Road and Johnston's Corners in order to provide a replacement road for Bowesville Road being closed for airport expansion.
1951 - Rothwell Heights begins to be subdivided.
1951 - Les Soeurs Antoiniennes de Marie opens next to the White Fathers Seminary in Eastview. It later became the Vanier Public Library.
1951 - (April) Bus service extended to Hawthorne.
1951 - Alta Vista water tower completed.
1952 - Hog's Back community expropriated for parkland.
1952 - Highway 17 rebuilt mostly following old Canadian Northern Railway railbed in vacinity of Orléans
1952 - CMHC (Central Mortage and Housing Corporation, later the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation) opens its headquarters on Montreal Road. It was originally established in 1946 to provide housing to returning war veterans.
1952 - (July 1) Mooney's Bay Beach opens, replacing the Hog's Back beach that closed the same day.
1953 - St. Louis de Montfort Hospital opens.
1953 - Eastview Broadcasting Corporation established to broadcast radio. The project is abandoned.
1953 - Ottawa Dairy Ice House (also owned by the Cowan family) west of Bank Street demolished.
1953 - (January) RCMP Headquarters relocates to Hurdman's Bridge on the former site of a seminary.
1953 - (June 24) Cessna 140 monoplane crashes at the farm of Kenneth Boyd, killing RCMP Constables John Derrie McWhinney and Willard Boehler.
1953 - (November) Bus service extended to Riverview Park.
1954 - Streetcar service discontinued along Sussex Drive to Rockcliffe Park. This allows for the construction of the new Bytown Bridges at Green Island.
1954 - Queen Mother officially opens Bytown Bridges connecting Lower town with New Edinburgh and Rockcliffe at Green Island.
1954 - Passenger service discontinued on Ottawa and New York railway between Ottawa and Cornwall.
1954 - (March 15) Ogilvie Road named. Known previously since 1952 as Gauvin Road. [Gloucester 1954 By-Law 10]
1954 - (July 12) Sod turning for new school at Blackburn Corners that is to open in September 1954. [Ottawa Citizen, July 13, 1954 p.3]
1954 - (October 22) Billings Bridge Plaza opens [Billings Bridge Plaza, A Swan's Tale, p.10].
1954 - Rideau River blasting commences to prevent spring flooding in New Edinburgh, Eastview and Billings Bridge.
1955 - Walkley Railway Yards at Ellwood open.
1955 - (May 2) Lockheed Lightning aircraft crashes just south of Uplands Airport killing pilot C.P. McEvoy of Edmonton. Gloucester farmers Donald and Murray Hope witness crash.
1955 - (September 15) Roman Catholic Minor Seminary opens on Carson Road. It was blessed on October 2 by His Excellency Marie-Joseph. Lemieux, Archbishop of Ottawa. This Seminary first opened in 1925 on Rideau Terrace and was later located in St. Joseph's Orphanage [Ottawa Citizen, Oct. 3, 1955 p.3]. This is now the site of La Cité collegiale.
1955 - (December 19) New Hurdman's Bridge opens. The Queensway will eventually use it.
1955 - (December 19) Dunbar Bridge opens extending Bronson Avenue to Heron Road. Named after the Hon. George Dunbar.
1955 - (December 28) Ellwood and Quarries School Sections dissolved ending sharing of schools between Gloucester Township and the Ottawa School Board. The dissolution of the Hawthorne School Section was to follow. [Ottawa Citizen, May 6, 1955 p.3]
1956 - First zoning bylaw passed. [Ottawa Citizen, April 30, 1974 p.2]
1956 - (May 15) Fighter plane crashes into the Villa St. Louis Convent operated by the Grey Nuns near Orléans. 15 killed.
1957 - [February 14] Ottawa and New York Railway (New York Central) abandoned . [Ottawa Citizen, February 15, 1957 p.29]
1957 - Queen Elizabeth launches Queensway construction just east of Hurdman's Bridge.
1957 - CPR discontinues passenger service on old Bytown and Prescott Railway.
1957 - Military flight testing and development operations relocated from RCAF Station Rockcliffe to RCAF Station Uplands.
1957 - First fire station opens in Orléans. [Orléans 1950-1960 Saint Joseph Boulevard Remembers, p.38]
1957 - (May 1) Major fire destroys half a block of Cyrville including the Post Office operated by Wilfrid Cyr, a furniture store and leaving 32 homeless. [Ottawa Citizen, May 2, 1957 p.1].
1957 - (September) The cornerstone of the Major Seminary of Ottawa on Kilborn Avenue near Bank Street is blessed by His Excellency Marie-Joseph Lemieux, Archbishop of Ottawa, on November 25, 1956 and opened in September 1957 [Ottawa Citizen, Nov. 26, 1956 p.7].
1957 - First trees have to be removed in the Ottawa area because of Dutch Elm Disease.
1957 - North Gloucester Little League Baseball organized.
1958 - Construction begins at Confederation Heights office campus.
1958 - Federal District Commission (now the National Capital Commission) decides to expropriate 22,500 acres of Gloucester farmland for the Greenbelt.
1958 - The Merkley Brickyard at Billings Bridge closes after being expropriated by the federal government in 1954. This became the site of the RA Centre. The brickyard was demolished at the end of 1960.
1958 - Vincent Massey Park opens.
1958 - Cyrville Fire Hall opens. [Gloucester Council Minutes, December 8, 1958]
1958 - (August 2nd) Ottawa City Hall is officially opened by Princess Margaret on Green Island, formerly part of Gloucester Township.
1958 - (Sept.) First library opens in the basement of Saint Joseph School. The first library board was established by the Orléans Police Village in 1962.
1959 - Streetcar service discontinued.
1959 - New Mud Creek Bridge built over Green's Creek on Innes Road.
1959 - Accidental sonic boom seriously damages new Uplands Airport terminal, delaying opening until the following year.
1959 - Pineview Golf Course established as a semi-private course operated by the Leo Kelly family on land leased from the National Capital Commission. [Gloucester Leader, November, 1990 p.4]
1959 - (July 1) A joint Gloucester-Nepean Police Department was established.
1959 - (July 6) Ahearn & Soper Company Ltd. were the first to turn sod for a new office and warehouse in the Belfast Road industrial area. [Ottawa Citizen, July 7, 1959 p.7]
1959 - (November 13) First comprehensive zoning by-law passed for all of Gloucester Township. [Gloucester Council Minutes 1958-1959, p.177-200 By-Law 26 for 1959]
1960 - (June 15) New terminal opens at Uplands airport. Official opening on June 30th. Construction had begun in 1957. [Ottawa Citizen, June 30, 1960, Ottawa Airport Section p.1]
1960 - (July) Capital Golf Gardens opens on Highway 31 adjacent to Kempark. [Ottawa Citizen, June 30, 1960 p.23]

1960 - Swing bridge over Rideau River at Manotick replaced with high level bridge.
1960 - (September 1) The Eastern Parkway opens between Montreal Road and Ogilvie Road. [Ottawa Citizen, August 31, 1960 p.22]
1960 - (September 2) The Ottawa Transportation Commission (now OC Transpo) opens its new headquarters on St. Laurent Blvd.
1960 - (November 25) Queensway opens from Hurdman's Bridge to Green's Creek.
1961 - National Defense Medical Centre opens. First known as Tri-Services Hospital.
1961 - Gloucester Historical Society founded.
1961 - (June 29) Elmvale Shopping Centre opens.
1962 - (March 10) Olgivy's Department Store opens at Billings Bridge Plaza as part of major expansion of the shopping centre [Billings Bridge Plaza, A Swan's Tale, p.12]. The mall was enclosed in the early 1970s.
1962 - (June 16) New Township Hall opens at Leitrim. Fire and Works Departments also transferred to Leitrim.
1962 - (August 8) Shoppers City East opens on Ogilvie Road at Blair Road including Freimart Department Store and Shop-Rite Foodmart. [Ottawa Citizen, August 7, 1962 p.19]
1962 - (August 14) Towers Discount Department Store opens on Cyrville Road. [Ottawa Citizen, August 11, 1962 p.18] Discount Foods opened on September 19, 1962. [Ottawa Citizen, September 18, 1962 p.22]
1962 - Clubhouse destroyed by fire at Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club.
1962 - (September 1) Rideau-Carleton Raceway opens for harness racing. [Ottawa Citizen, August 31, 1962 p.22]
1962 - (September 21) McArthur Lanes opens on McArthur Avenue. It opened with 5 pin bowling. [Ottawa Citizen, September 20, 1962 p.22]
1962 - Wind tunnel opens at Uplands Airport.
1963 - Gloucester Coat of Arms designed by Allan Beddoe and approved by council. The coat of arms was officially put into use on January 1, 1968.

1963 - First Official Plan for the Township approved.
1963 - Eastview incorporated as a city.
1963 - Gloucester High School opens, the first high school opened in Gloucester Township.
1963 - (June 3) Green's Creek Pollution Control Centre, now known as the R.O. Pickard Environmental Centre, opens.
1964 - (January 1) Gloucester Police Department established and begins with 3 patrol cars. [Ottawa Citizen, Sept. 24, 1964 p.5]
1964 - (June 4) St. Patrick's Home for the Aged, first established in 1865, relocates to Riverside Drive opposite from Mooney's Bay.. The Home was officially opened on October 31, 1964 by Archbishop M. Joseph Lemieux.
1964 - CPR abandons old Bytown and Prescott Railway between Sussex Drive and Beechwood Avenue.
1964 - National Aeronautical Collection amalgamated at Rockcliffe Airport for public display.
1964 - The first Township Recreation Board, GCCB, is established.
1964 - Uplands Airport renamed Ottawa International Airport.
1964 - Flying Operations cease at RCAF Station Rockcliffe.
1964 - Queensway drive-in theatre opens north of Montreal Road near the Queensway. It closed in 1986.
1964 - The Carleton West-Russell Historical Society founded, amalgamating local historal groups including the members of the Gloucester Historical Society.
1964 - The distinctive new CBC Headquarters (Edward Drake Building) opens at 1500 Bronson Avenue in Confederation Heights. It was CBC Heardquarters from 1964 until 1997. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Drake_Building
1965 - Gloucester Hydro established
1965 - National Capital Commission acquires Mer Bleue. [Gloucester Leader, March 1984]
1966 - (March) Gloucester library board established.
1966 - New VIA Rail Station opens on Tremblay Road.
1966 - Terminal Avenue Railway Freight Terminals open.
1966 - CPR abandons old Bytown and Prescott Railway between Beechwood Avenue and Bank Street
1966 - (July) Gloucester approval allows construction to commence on 650 acre Blackburn Hamlet development by Costain Estates Limited. [Ottawa Citizen, August 3, 1966 p.13]
1966 - (August 2) Gloucester approval allows construction to commence on 700 acre development to become known as Beacon Hill as a joint Minto/Campeau project. [Ottawa Citizen, August 3, 1966 p. 13] Development briefly known as Eastgate. [Ottawa Citizen, March 8, 1966 p.20]
1966 - (August 10) Heron Road Bridge collapses while under construction. 9 killed.
1966 - (August 30) Smyth Road Bridge opens. Its official name is the George McIlraith Bridge named after a former Liberal MP, senator and cabinet minister.
1967 - Centennial Pool, the first indoor pool opens on Ogilvie Road, next to Gloucester High School.
1967 - (January) Riverside Hospital opens.
1967 - (October 4) St. Laurent Shopping Centre opens.
1967 - St. Laurent Cinemas open in the St. Laurent Shopping Centre. It closed in 2001 but reopened as the Rainbow Cinemas later.
1967 - (May 20) Air Canada DC-8 crashes at Uplands airport. 3 crew members die.
1967 - (June 28) Gloucester Ratepayers vote in favour of a "wet" Gloucester allowing the sale of liquor in restaurants, lounges and taverns. [Ottawa Journal, June 29, 1967 p.2].
1967 - (June 29) Heron Road Bridge opens to traffic [Ottawa Citizen, June 29, 1967 p.2].
1967 - Canada Science and Technology Museum opens on St. Laurent Blvd.
1967 - Queen Elizabeth II donates 6 pairs of white mute swans to the City of Ottawa for Canada's Centennial. The "Royal" Swans are housed at the City of Ottawa nursery at Leitrim each winter. Eight swans were released into the Rideau River on June 28th. [Ottawa Journal, June 29, 1967 p.3]
1967 - (November 15) Memorial unveiled for men killed in the Heron Road Bridge collapse on August 10, 1966 [Ottawa Citizen, Nov. 16, 1967 p.21].
1967 - (November 17) Orléans Public Library opens. It relocates to the Orléans Recreation Complex in August 1982.
1967 - Maple Leaf-Almrausch Club opens (Bavarian Folk Dance Group and Soccer Club). The building was destroyed by fire in February 1980 and rebuilt.
1968 - Gloucester Lions Club established.
1968 - Grant MacIntosh of MacIntosh & Watts buys the Ottawa Montegards Junior Hockey Team and renames it the Ottawa M&W Rangers. The team is renamed the Gloucester Rangers in 1973 and the Orléans Blues in 2005. The team played in the Earl Armstrong Arena for most of its history.
1968 - (January 17) Blair Road Queensway Interchange opens.
1969 - (January 1) Carleton County dissolved. Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton replaces it.
1969 - Ottawa-Gloucester Guardian starts publication.
1969 - City of Eastview renamed City of Vanier to honour the memory of Governor General Georges Vanier who died in 1967.
1969 - (June 9) Construction begins on Highway 417 starting at Ramsayville. [Ottawa Citizen, June 11, 1969 p.5]
1969 - (September 27) Leitrim Arena opens. It was renamed the Fred G. Barrett Arena July 9, 1984 following his death.
1970 - Airport Drive-In opens on Uplands Drive. It was converted into airport parking following the 1997 drive-in season.
1970 - Leitrim resident Fred Barrett joins the NHL. He plays most of his career with the Minnesota North Stars. He retired in 1984. Brother John also made the NHL in 1980 with the Detroit Red Wings, and played until 1987.
1970 - Gloucester lacrosse organized.
1970 - Youville Farm sold to Costain, which later became the Convent Glen subdivision and the Youville Industrial Park. [Orléans 1950-1960 Saint Joseph Boulevard Remembers, p.18]
1970 - (August 19) K-Mart in Blossom Park opens. [Ottawa Citizen, August 18, 1970 p.39]
1970 - (October 5) New main Ottawa Post Office opens on Alta Vista Drive [Ottawa Citizen, Oct. 7, 1970 p.12].
1970 - (November 22) Gloucester Police Station opens in the former Leitrim Public School.
1971 - (May) Earl Armstrong Arena opens, including the Ogilvie Road branch of the Public Library.
1971 - Colonel By high school opens
1971 - (July 5) Beacon Hill Bullet bus service inaugurated (to and from downtown). It was taken over by OC Transpo on March 2, 1973.
1971 - Gloucester Skating Club started.
1972 - Blackburn fun fair inaugurated.
1972 - Gloucester Ringette Association established. The first teams in Gloucester were established at the end of 1970. (History Link)
1972 - Canadian Forces Station Gloucester closes.
1972 -Lycée Claudel opens at 1635 Riverside Drive, previously the University of Ottawa High School. Lycée Claudel is a private french language school offering elementary and secondary education. It was first established in 1962.
1972 - (September 21) First section of Highway 417 opens from Ramsayville to Vars. [Ottawa Journal, September 22, 1972 p.3] The final leg at 'the split' was not completed until 1975.
1972 - (November 6) OC Transpo extends city bus service into Gloucester Township suburbs of Beacon Hill (Route 24), Blackburn Hamlet and Pineview (Route 25), Cardinal Heights and Carson Grove (Route 27), Blossom Park and Windsor Park (Route 82). Initially, only off-peak service was delivered to North Gloucester. Private peak hour service continued for the time being. [Ottawa-Gloucester Guardian, October 31, 1972 p.1]
1972 - Pineview Golf Course revived as a joint venture between the City of Ottawa, Gloucester Township and the National Capital Commission to serve as a membership based municipal golf course.
1972 - The Vanier City Hall was relocated to Dupuis Street after the previous City Hall was destroyed by fire. This later became a Police Station.
1972 - (August 24) Ottawa-Carleton Regional Detention Centre opens on Innes Road.
1972 - (August 26) The first track and field meet takes place at the Mooney's Bay Sports Complex, now known as the Terry Fox Athletic Facility. [Ottawa Citizen, August 26, 1972 p.18]
1972 - (October 25) Elmvale Shopping Centre converted to an enclosed mall. This subsequently reverted back to an open-air mall.
1972 - Gloucester Coat of Arms first appears on Gloucester police cars.
1973 - (January) Information Gloucester established as a volunteer staffed organization to field questions about life in Gloucester.
1973 - Blackburn Branch of the public library opens at 2536 Innes Road.
1973 - Gloucester Police Force and the Gloucester Lions Club collaborate with the purchase of 'Lionel', the talking safety car.
1974 - Gloucester cedes the north half of Long Island at Manotick and Nichol's Island to Rideau Township.
1974 - Police Village of St. Joseph d'Orléans (Orléans) dissolved.
1974 - (Spring) Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario opens on Smyth Road.
1974 - Lester B. Pearson Catholic High School opens.
1974 - A pair of Australian black swans are added to the population of "Royal" swans as a result of a donation by the Montreal zoo. The swans are housed each winter at Leitrim.
1974 - (February) The South branch of the public library opens in Blossom Park. This branch closed in 2006 and was replaced with a larger library in Greenboro.
1974 - (April 17) $165,000 (later valued at as much as $750,000) in gold is stolen in an armed robbery at Ottawa International Airport. Involved in the crime were Patrick "Paddy" Mitchell, Stephen Reid and Lionel Wright but the trio were equally well known for eluding police across North America and for escaping from prison on a number of occasions. [Ottawa Citizen, April 18, 1974 p.1, March 8, 1976 p.27, November 18, 1980 p.59]


1975 Go To Top Go To Index


1975- Gloucester Fair opens for the first time at the Earl Armstrong Arena. It relocated to Rideau-Carleton Raceway in 1997.
1975 - J.B. Potvin arena opens. [Ottawa Citizen, November 28, 2012 pg. D5]

1975 - (November 25) The last section of Highway 417 within Gloucester opens.
1976 - The first phase of the Vanier Parkway opens between Beechwood Avenue and McArthur Avenue. [Ottawa Citizen, September 13, 1988 p.D3]
1976 - (March) Gloucester Block Parent program commences.
1976 - (April) The monthly Gloucester Guide was first published in order to distribute Gloucester Township information and community news. It became the Gloucester Leader in September 1981 and ceased publication in April 1994, when the City of Gloucester decided to cancel its contract to publish city proceedings with the Leader.
1976 - (May 8) Sawmill Creek Pool opens
1976 - (July 15) Olympic flame arrives at Gloucester Place (Earl Armstrong Arena) on way to Montreal.
1976 - Blackburn arena opens.
1976 - Rideau Skating Club founded based in the Manotick Arena with some activities also taking place in the Fred Barrett Arena.
1976 - Ottawa Athletic Club founded on Lancaster Road.
1977 - New Township garage opens south of Innes Road near Cyrville Road.
1977 - Clubhouse at Pineview Golf Course destroyed by fire.
1977 - (January) Gloucester Synchro Swim club is formed.
1977 - (September 7) The new Hog's Back bridge opens.
1977 - (October) Gloucester resident Tracey Clark named Miss Ottawa Rough Rider.
1977 - (December 9) Gloucester Community Police Committee established.
1978 - (July 22) Gloucester Police headquarters re-opens at Leitrim after the former Leitrim Public School was demolished and replaced. The station had temporarily been located in the former Johnston's Corners Public School building on Rideau Road.
1978 - (May) Gloucester Historical Society re-established.
1978 - Gloucester Songsters (choir) established.
1978 - Eastern Driveway built from St. Joseph Boulevard to Blair Road but remains closed because of the lack of access roads. [Ottawa Citizen, June 14, 1988 p.C1]
1979 - (March 12) Gloucester Centre for Community Resources (social services) opens.
1979 - (May 8) Quota Club of Gloucester chartered. This was a women's service club.
1979 - Gloucester resident Pat Messner wins Gold Medal in women's slalom water skiing at World Championships. Pat also won a Bronze medal for the same event in the 1972 Summer Olympics, amongst many other achievements in the same sport.
1979 - Place d'Orléans Shopping Centre opens.
1980 - (February 19) CF-101 Voodoo Jet Fighter crashes at Ottawa International Airport. Pilot Captain Robert Abbott of Ottawa and navigator Captain Albert Oostenbrug of Stratford, Ontario are killed [Ottawa Citizen, Feb. 20, 1980 p.1, p.41].
1980 - (September 12) Orléans Recreation Complex opens. It was renamed as the Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Complex following his death in 2007.
1980- (November 24) Gloucester Arts Council established. It was renamed Arts Ottawa East after city amalgamation in 2001.
1980- (December 8) Blackburn Library relocates to 199 Glen Park Drive, Commons Shopping Centre. [Ottawa Citizen, November 28, 1980 p.4]
1980 - Ottawa General Hospital opens on Smyth Road.
1980 - Vanier Cineplex opens on Montreal Road just east of the Vanier Parkway. It closed in 2000.
1980- Developer Dorothea Athans proposes a movie studio as part of a 126 acres development at the corner of Hawthorne and Blais Roads. It was never built.
1980 - Gloucester Volunteer Awards established.
1980 - Second phase of Vanier Parkway opens between McArthur Avenue and Coventry Road. [Ottawa Citizen, September 13, 1988 p.D3] The final phase connecting to the MacDonald-Cartier was never built.
1980 - Township of Gloucester incorporated as a City.
1981 - Gloucester Achievement Awards established.
1981 - Passenger service discontinued on CPR short line between Hurdman's Bridge and Blackburn and Rigaud, Quebec
1981 - Gloucester Allotment Garden Association established, taking over discontinued NCC program. 250 garden plots are located in Blackburn Hamlet and on Anderson Road.
1981 - Gloucester Meals on Wheels established.
1981 - Gloucester North Police sub-station opens in a trailer at Shoppers City East on Ogilvie Road.
1981 - Gloucester City Crews begin to replace volunteers in maintaining municipal parks and outdoor rinks. [Ottawa Citizen, January, 20, 1981 pg.4]
1981 - (June 17) Ottawa City Council approves to fill in Gloucester Quarry on Montreal Road with construction site excavation material. This followed a 1978 drowning of a child. [Ottawa Citizen, June 18, 1981 pg.4]
1981 - (July 3) The Mooney's Bay Sports Complex is renamed the Terry Fox Athletic Facility to honour runner Terry Fox who passed away on June 28, 1981. [Ottawa Citizen, July 4, 1981 p.4]
1981 - (August 12) Herongate Mall opens. [Ottawa Citizen, August 6, 1981 p.17]
1982 - (Fall) Gloucester Leisure Service Guide first published.
1982 - (Dec. 12) Billings Bridge Plaza bus terminal opens.
1983 - (May) TV Gloucester first broadcast on Skyline Cablevision.
1983 - (Sept. 24) Gloucester flag designed by Harold Diceman first flown.
1983 - Gloucester Resident Horst Bulau finishes second overall in World Cup Ski Jumping Final Standing. Horst is a prominent world ski jumper from 1978 until 1988. He is named Ontario Athlete of the Year for 1983.
1983 - Gloucester South Seniors' Club established. It met at the E.D. Jones Library in Blossom Park starting on January 9, 1984 and later relocated to the former township hall in Leitrim.
1984 - Gloucester Council approves a City Centre concept for the area at Blair and Ogilvie Road.
1984 - Development of 155 acre Ottawa Business Park commences with extension of St. Laurent Boulevard south of Walkley Road. [Ottawa Citizen, July 4, 1987 p.E7]
1984 - (January 14) Cyrville community centre opens.
1984 - (June) Innes Road water tower put into service.
1984 - (June 18) North Gloucester Branch of Public Library opens at 2036 Ogilvie Road. The former location in the Earl Armstrong Arena closed on May 15, 1984.
1984 - (July 3) Mayor Fred G. Barrett dies in office. Leitrim Arena renamed in his honour.
1984 - CPR abandons old Bytown and Prescott Railway between Ellwood (near Walkley Road) and Bank Street.
1984 - (October 15) Gloucester Council approves Ward System for electing city councillors. [Ottawa Citizen, Oct. 15, 1984 pB2. & Nov. 14, 1984 p.C2]
1984 - Bearbrook soccer fields renamed Hornet's Nest Park.
1985 - (October 25) Hunt Club Road bridge (Michael J. E. Sheflin Bridge) opens. [Ottawa Citizen, October 28, 1985 p.C3]
1985 - Vanier City Hall relocated to 300 avenue Pères-Blancs in the Richelieu Centre on the former site of the White Fathers Seminary. Another building on the site was put to use as the Vanier Public Library.
1986 - (July 2) Hope cemetery at Leitrim approved.
1986 - Gloucester Chamber of Commerce established.
1986 - CPR abandons short line railway between Hurdman's Bridge and Blackburn and beyond. VIA Rail retains rights to convert this line into a high speed rail link to Montreal.
1986 - Historic Hurdman's Bridge demolished.
1986 - Orléans Star commences publication.
1987 - Telesat Canada and the National Sport and Fitness Administration Centre both open headquarters in the Gloucester City Centre.
1987 - (November 17) Transitway between Hurdman Station and St. Laurent Shopping Centre opens. [Ottawa Citizen, November 17, 1987 p.C1]
1988 - New City Hall opens at 1200 Blair Place.
1988 - (June 13 ) Rockcliffe Parkway (formerly known as the Eastern Driveway) opens between Mile Circle and St. Joseph Boulevard. [Ottawa Citizen, June 14, 1988 p.C1]
1988 - (June 13 ) Aviation Parkway (formerly known as the Eastern Parkway) opens between Montreal Road and Rockcliffe Parkway. [Ottawa Citizen, June 14, 1988 p.C1]
1988 - (June 17 ) National Museum of Aviation opens on former site of Rockcliffe Airport. [Ottawa Citizen, June 14, 1988 p.C1]
1988 - (January 15) Gloucester "Splash" Wave Pool, the first indoor wave pool in Eastern Canada opens. This was formerly Centennial Pool. [Ottawa Citizen, April 2, 1988 p.A14]
1988 - Handcrafted "Gold Chain of Office" was accepted by the Mayor from the Gloucester Chamber of Commerce
1988 - Gloucester Resident Elizabeth Manley wins Silver Medal in Ladies' Figure Skating at Olympics in Calgary, Alta.
1988 - Hope Roman Catholic cemetery opens on Bank Street at Leitrim.
1988 - (November 9) Gloucester Centre opens in City Centre (Ogilvie and Blair Road). The Loblaws store opened October 24th [Ottawa Citizen, October 21, 1988 p.D7, November 9, 1988 p.C9]
1988 - (January) Gloucester Senior Adults Centre opens at Earl Armstrong Arena. [Ottawa Citizen, January 13, 1988 p.C2]
1988 - (June 22) 911 emergency telephone is inaugerated in Gloucester. [Ottawa Citizen, June 22, 1988 p.B1]
1988 - (November 9) Gloucester 5 Cinemas open at Gloucester Centre. It closed in 2001 following the opening of the neighbouring Silver City complex.[Ottawa Citizen, October 22, 1988 p.C1]
1989 - (February 20) Gloucester Museum opens.[Ottawa Citizen, February 16, 1989 p. B2]
1989 - (June 23) Blair Transitway Station opens as well as the Transitway between St. Laurent Shopping Centre and Blair Road. Originally named Gloucester Centre Station. [Ottawa Citizen, June 23, 1989 p.C3]
1990 - La Cité Collégiale, Ottawa's french language college, opens on St. Laurent Blvd near Conroy Road. Its permanent campus opens in 1995 on the Aviation Parkway.
1990 - (October 16) Blackburn Hamlet Bypass opens. [Ottawa Citizen, October 15, 1990 p.E2]
1991 - Gloucester Pottery School founded at the Cyrville Community Centre. It relocated to the Shenkman Arts Centre in June 2009. School History.
1991 - (January 1) Pineview Golf Course ceases to be a membership golf course and becomes a 'pay as you go' public course. [Gloucester Leader, November 1990, p.4]

1991 - (July 21) 1st Annual Lebanese festival takes place while St. Elias Church was still under construction across from Mooney's Bay.
1991 - (October 20) Blackburn Hamlet Fire and Training Station opens. [Ottawa Citizen, October 21, 1991 p.C2]
1993 - Ottawa International Airport renamed Ottawa MacDonald-Cartier International Airport.
1993 - A major expansion of Ottawa City Hall on Green Island is completed. It was designed by Moshe Safdie. City Hall relocates to the former Regional Headquarters on Laurier Avenue upon amalgamation in 2001, and the old building is sold to the federal government.
1993 - Ottawa Baseball Stadium opens at the corner of the Vanier Parkway and Coventry Road. The Ottawa Lynx of the International League played there until 2007. The Ottawa Rapids of the Can-Am League played there in 2008, which was to be renamed the Ottawa Voyageurs for 2009 but the new team never played. Starting in 2010, the Ottawa Fat Cats played in the Intercounty Baseball League. The Lynx were the triple A affiliate of the Montreal Expos during the early years and the Baltimore Orioles in the last seasons.
1993 - (November 8) Lester Road extension to airport opens.
1994 - Military presence at Rockcliffe is terminated.
1994 - The Ontario Geographic Names Board officially decides that Orléans is to be spelt with an accute accent.
1995 - Uplands military facility decommissioned but the VIP transport unit of No. 412 Squadron continues to use airport.
1995 - Ottawa, Gloucester and Nepean Police amalgamated as Ottawa-Carleton Regional Police Service. This was renamed as Ottawa Police Service in 2001.
1995 - CSIS (Canadian Security Intelligence Service) opens headquarters on Ogilvie Road.
1995 - (Feb. 20) Gloucester North Lions Club chartered. The Charter President was Lion Ken Macdonald.
1995 - (Sept. 3) Greenboro transit station opens.
1997 - South Keys cinemas open at South Keys Shopping Centre, Bank Street.
1997 - Gloucester Fair relocates to Rideau-Carleton Raceway on Albion Road.
1998 - (January 1) Highway 17 and 31 cease to be provincial highways. Highway 17 east of 'the split' becomes Regional Road 174 while Highway 31 briefly becomes Regional Road 85 before being renumbered more appropriately Regional Road 31. Regional Road 174 has become a bit of a political football as a result of suggestions that it be widened as far east as Rockland in the 2007 provincial election and because of ongoing maintenance problems that are more expensive than municipal budgets allow.

1998 - (Jan. 5th to 9th) Great Ice Storm causes widespread blackouts in Eastern Ontario and Southern Quebec. Hydro towers collapse near Navan Road and Edwards, the latter being an area that experienced power outages lasting several days. Armed Forces called in to assist in repairs.
1998 - Gloucester City Hall relocates to 1595 Telesat Road. This was its final location.
1999 - CPR abandons old Bytown and Prescott Railway between Leitrim Road and Manotick Station and beyond.
1999 - City of Gloucester becomes sole owner of Pineview Golf Course.
1999 - (May 19) Silver City cinemas open on City Park Drive. [Ottawa Citizen, May 14, 1999 p.B3]


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2000 - Slots open at Rideau-Carleton Raceway.
2000 - Gloucester Hydro amalgamated with Hydro Ottawa.
2001 - (January 1) City of Gloucester amalgamated with the City of Ottawa.
2001 - (July 14) Julie Boileau, 15, electrocuted when a hot air balloon is blown into power lines on Leitrim Road east of Bank Street. [Ottawa Citizen, July 15, 2001 p.A8]
2001 - (October 15) O-Train opens between Greenboro (formerly Ellwood) and Bayview via Carleton University. This uses the rail line opened in 1871. [Ottawa Citizen, October 15, 2001 p.B1]
2002 - (December) Albion Road is closed to through traffic at Lester Road amidst ongoing controversy. The intersection was re-opened on November 28, 2007.
2003 - (October 12) New terminal opens at MacDonald-Cartier International Airport, formerly known as Uplands Airport. [Ottawa Citizen, October 13, 2003 p.B5]
2005 - Gloucester Museum closes. [Ottawa This Week - South Edition May 26, 2011 p.11]
2005 - Gloucester Chamber of Commerce renamed Eastern Ottawa Chamber of Commerce.
2006 - (October 11) Vanier Museopark opens in the former Vanier City Hall.
2006 - With considerable controversy because of a Avian flu scare, the "Royal" Swans spend the entire summer in captivity at the Leitrim swan house. They were again released on the Rideau River in 2007.
2006 - (June 7) Greenboro District Library opens replacing the Blossom Park Library.
2007 - (June 27) Rideau Canal is announced as an UNESCO World Heritage Site. [http://www.rideau-info.com/canal/notice-worldheritage.html].
2008 - (April 1) Champlain Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) founded and located in Gloucester [EMC - Ottawa South, Feb. 24, 2011 p.1].
2008 - (Sept. 24) Richard and Annette Bloch Cancer Survivors Park opens at Alta Vista Drive and Industrial Avenue.
2008 - (November) Rotary Club of Orléans chartered.
2008 - First ash trees killed by Emerald bark beetle in the vicinity of St. Laurent Blvd. and Ogilvie Road. This imported pest is expected to eliminate all ash trees in the Ottawa area over the next 10 years.
2009 - (May) Ottawa Rotary Home opens at Leitrim. This is a respite facility for those with disabilities and under 21.
2009 - (July 31) The former Canadian Forces Base Rockcliffe (RCAF Station Rockcliffe) is closed to the public and fenced off.
2009 - (Sept.) The Eastern Ottawa Chamber of Commerce, originally the Gloucester Chamber of Commerce merges with the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce.
2009 - (Dec. 18) Orléans Empire theatres open on Innes Road. [Orléans Star - Nov. 30, 2009] The Centrum Orléans cinemas had closed the previous day. [Orléans Star - Dec. 16, 2009]

2010 - (November) The first double lane traffic circle in Ottawa opens at St. Joseph Blvd. and Jeanne d'Arc in Orléans.
2011 - (May) Canada Lands Company purchases former Canadian Forces Base Rockliffe from the Department of National Defence for future redevelopment. [Ottawa Citizen, May 26, 2011, Page C2]
2011 - (November) The Cancer Survivorship Centre at Maplesoft House opens on Alta Vista Drive adjacent to the Cancer Survivors Park. It offers counceling and other services to those who have been diagnosed with Cancer. [EMC Ottawa South, November 10, 2011, Page 1]
 
2011 - (December 20) New Cyrville Road bridge over Highway 417 opens. [Orléans Star, December 19, 2011]
2011 - (December 27) Capital Exhibition (CE) Centre hosts its first event and is located on Uplands Drive near MacDonald-Cartier International Airport.
2012 - (August 24) Harry Allen Bridge officially named. Located on St. Joseph Boulevard where it crosses Green's Creek, this honours the former Gloucester mayor.
2013 - (May 27) Herongate Mall demolition begins and is completed with the exception of cleanup on July 26. The former Zellers Store was demolished in 2012.
2013 - (August 21) Braddish Billings plaque unveiled in Linda Thom Park at the north end of Billings Bridge. It commemorated the 200th anniversary of his arrival as first permanent settler of Gloucester Township.
2013 - (October 19) John Innes plaque unveiled at the former township hall at Leitrim. Mr. Innes was Gloucester Reeve from 1931 to 1939 and had also served as Carleton Country Warden. This plaque replaced a 1940 cairn formerly located at the intersection of Walkley Road and Russell Road.
2013 - (October 20) The Société franco-ontarienne du patrimoine et de l'histoire d'Orléans releases the book titled "Orléans 1950-1960 Saint Joseph Boulevard Remembers" with the intention of installing 26 plaques in 2014 on Saint Joseph Boulevard to remember 32 different historic locations.
2014 - (March 18) The arrival of an air transport plane accompanied by two fighter jets at MacDonald-Cartier International Airport represented the return of the final military personnel from Afganistan conflict.

Index
Numbers A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z



Numbers Go To Top Go To Top of Index
#1 Special Wireless Station 1941
#1 Station HMCS Bytown 1943
24 Sussex Drive 1868, 1943
911 1988
A Go To Top Go To Top of Index
Abbott, Captain Robert 1980
Aboriginals 1793
Aerial photography 1920
Ahearn, Thomas 1893
Ahearn & Soper Company Ltd. 1959
Air Force Day 1947
Airport Drive-In 1970
Airports 1919, 1920, 1927, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1951, 1959, 1964, 1993, 1995, 2003
Afganistan 2014
Aladdin Drive-In Theatre 1951
Albion Road 1951, 1997, 2002
Allen, Harry 2012
Alta Vista Drive 1940, 1941, 1950, 1969, also see Churchill Avenue
Alta Vista water tower 1951
Amalgamation 2001
Anderson Road 1981
Annexation 1887, 1888, 1944, 1947, 1950
Apostolic Nunciature 1838
Archibald, Captain Thomas 1950
Arenas 1968, 1969, 1971, 1975, 1976, 1984
Army 1939
Arts Ottawa East 1980
Ash trees 2008
Ashbury College 1910
Assessment lists 1825, 1834
Athans, Dorothea 1980
Avian flu 2006
Aviation Parkway 1990 , Also see Eastern Parkway
B Go To Top Go To Top of Index
balloon 2001
Bank Street 1844, 1849, 1865, 1927, 1957, Also see Highway 31, Metcalfe Road, Prescott Road
Banks 1920
Bannermount 1911, 1941, also see Eastway Gardens
Barker, William George 1930
Barracks 1946
Barrett, Fred 1970
Barrett, Fred G. Arena 1969, see also Leitrim Arena
Barrett, Fred G. Sr. 1984
Barrett, John 1970
Baseball 1957, 1993
Base Line Road See also St. Laurent Boulevard
Baseline Road See also Ramsayville Road
Bathurst District 1838
Bayview 2001
Beaches 1936, 1952
Beacon Hill 1966 , 1972
Beacon Hill Bullet 1971
Bearbrook Soccer Fields 1984
Beddoe, Allan 1963
Beechwood Avenue 1921, 1947
Beechwood Cemetery 1873, 1929
Belanger, Lieut. Mark 1950
Belfast Road 1959
Besserer Estate 1910
Bilingual employees 1923
Billings Bridge 1830, 1834, 1847, 1854, 1874, 1876, 1880, 1882, 1888, 1902, 1907, 1912, 1913, 1915, 1920, 1928, 1942, 1944, 1954, 1958, 1962, 2013
Billings Bridge Horticultural Society 1930
Billings Bridge Plaza 1954, 1962, 1982
Billings Estate 1892
Billings family 1815, 1829
Billings, Braddish 1812, 1813, 1823, 1825, 1864, 2013
Billings, Hugh Braddish 1927
Billings, Sabra 1815
Bingham, Samuel 1893
Bingham's Bridge 1893
Birch, William 1920
Blackburn 1834, 1902, 1940, 1972, 1981
Blackburn Arena 1976
Blackburn Corners 1917 , 1954
Blackburn family 1939
Blackburn Fun Fair 1972
Blackburn Hamlet 1966, 1972, 1990, 1991
Blackburn Hamlet Bypass 1990
Blackburn Hamlet Fire Sation 1991
Blackburn Public Library 1973 , 1980
Blair Road 1962 , 1968
Blair Transitway Station 1989
Blair, Bessie 1901
Bloch, Richard & Annette, Cancer Survivors Park 2008
Block Parents 1976
Blossom Park 1849, 1911, 1970, 1972, 1983
Blossom Park Library 1974, 2006
Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Complex 1980
Boehler, Constable Willard 1953
Boer War 1902
Boileau, Julie 2001
Bombing 1942
Borden, Sir Robert 1911
Bowesville 1834, 1913, 1940, 1951
Bowling alley 1902
Boyd, Kenneth 1953
Brickyards 1882, 1958
Bridges 1830, 1837, 1846, 1847, 1854, 1865, 1872, 1873, 1875, 1886, 1893, 1901, 1906, 1913, 1915, 1921, 1922, 1936, 1954, 1955, 1960, 1966, 1967, 1977, 1985, 1986, 2012
Bridge collapse 1967
British Commonwealth Air Training Plan 1940, 1941
Brookfield 1912
Bulau, Horst 1983
Bus services 1923, 1924, 1926, 1928, 1940, 1943, 1946, 1947, 1950, 1951, 1953, 1971, 1972
Bus stations 1982, 1995
Bytown 1834, 1837, 1854
Bytown & Prescott Carriage Road 1834
Bytown and Prescott Railway 1854, 1957, 1964, 1966, 1984, 1999, also see Canadian Pacific Railway, Ottawa and Prescott Railway
Bytown Bridges 1954
Bytown Cricket Club 1865
C Go To Top Go To Top of Index
Cagney, James 1941
Camp Fortune 1910
Canada Atlantic Railway 1882
Canada Land Company 2011
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation 1952
Canada Science and Technology Museum 1967
Canada Theatre 1923
Canadian Forces Base Rockcliffe 2009, 2011 see also Rockcliffe Air Station, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ottawa Air Station, Rockcliffe Airport
Canadian Forces Station Gloucester 1943, 1972
Canadian Forces Station Leitrim 1941
Canadian Jumping Championships 1910
Canadian National Railway 1939, 1942
Canadian Northern Railway 1909, 1912, 1913, 1939, 1952, see also Canadian National Railway
Canadian Pacific Railway 1854, 1902, 1957, 1964, 1966, 1981, 1984, 1986, 1999, see also Bytown and Prescott Railway, Ottawa and Prescott Railway
Canadian Security Intelligence Service 1995
Cancer Survivors Park 2008
Cancer Survivorship Centre 2011
Canoe clubs 1883, 1923
Capital Exhibition Centre 2011
Capital Golf Gardens 1960
Captains of the Clouds 1941
Cardinal Heights 1972
Carleton County 1838, 1969
Carleton County fire 1870
Carleton County Police Force 1871, 1936
Carleton County Wardens 1876
Carleton Cricket Club 1865
Carleton University 2001
Carleton West-Russell Historical Society 1964
Carlsbad Springs 1852, 1870, 1882, 1902, see also Eastman's Springs
Carson Grove 1972
Carson Road 1955
Cartier Square 1865
Castle, The 1838
CBC Headquarters 1964
CE Centre 2011
Cemeteries 1872, 1873, 1902, 1986, 1988
Centennial Pool 1967, 1988
Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation 1952
Chain of Office 1988
Chamber of Commerce 1986, 1988, 2005, 2009
Champlain Local Health Integration Network 2008
Chateau Laurier 1941
Chaudiere Junction 1871
Child, first Caucasian 1815
Childrens' Hospital of Eastern Ontario 1974
Choirs 1978
Churches 1834 , 1860
Churchill Avenue 1939, also see Alta Vista Drive
City Crews 1981
City Halls 1958, 1972, 1985, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2006, also see Town halls, Township Halls
Clandeboye 1908
Clark, Tracey 1977
Clarkstown 1907, 1908, 1950, also see Ward 6
Coat of Arms 1963, 1972
Codd's Road 1908
Colleges 1955 , 1990
Colonel By High School 1971
Commandeurs de l'ordre de Jacques Cartier 1926
Common Schools Act 1851
Commuter service 1945
Confederation Heights 1950, 1958, 1964
Constables 1850, 1909, 1915
Convents 1904, 1915, 1941, 1950, 1956
Cornwall 1954
Coronation Park 1874
Cosy Theatre 1919
Coventry Road 1993
Cowan Ice House 1944
Crawford Purchase 1793
Cummings Bridge 1837, 1865, 1893, 1908, 1922
Cummings, Charles 1837
Cummings, Robert 1876
Cunningham, John 1832
Currier, Joseph Merrill 1866
Cyclone 1888
Cyrville 1850, 1868, 1909, 1928, 1933, 1947, 1950, 1957, 1958, 2011
Cyrville Bus Lines 1950
Cyrville Community Centre 1984
Cyrville Fire Hall 1958
Cyrville Road Bridge 2011
D Go To Top Go To Top of Index
Dalhousie District 1842
Daughters of Wisdom 1904
Dawson 1928
Delorme 1850, see also Cyrville
Derailments and railway collisions 1922, 1942
Department of National Defense 1940, 1941
Department of Transport 1938
Dickinson's Grist Mill 1859
Dominion Bureau of Statistics 1928
Dominion of Canada Rifle Association 1898, 1900, 1912, 1937
Dominion Police 1920
Dominion Springs Company 1870
Dow, Lamira 1813
Dow's Lake 1871
Drake, Edward, Building 1964
Drew, Hon. George S. 1950
Drive-In theatres 1951, 1964, 1970
Drowning 1901
Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh 1793
Dunbar Bridge 1955
Dunbar, Hon. George 1955
Dundas County 1793
Dutch Elm Disease 1957
E Go To Top Go To Top of Index
Earl Armstrong Arena 1968, 1971, 1975, 1976, 1988
Eastern District 1793
Eastern Driveway 1978 , 1988 , see also Rockcliffe Parkway
Eastern Ottawa Chamber of Commerce 2005 , 2009
Eastern Parkway 1960 , 1988 , see also Aviation Parkway
Eastman, Daniel 1852
Eastman's Springs 1870, 1902, see also Carlsbad Springs
Eastview 1908, 1909, 1914, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1929, 1933, 1938, 1943, 1950, 1951, 1954, 1963, 1969, see also Janeville, Vanier
Eastview Broadcasting Corporation 1953
Eastview Bus Company 1924, 1943, 1950
Eastview Fire Department 1909
Eastview incorporated 1908, 1913, 1963
Eastview Police Force 1909
Eastview Theatre 1946
Eastview Town Hall 1909, 1915
Eastway Gardens 1911, see also Bannermount
Edwards 1898
Edwards Mill 1928
Ellwood 1922, 1949, 1955
Ellwood School 1955
Elmvale Shopping Centre 1961, 1972
Elmwood School 1915
Embrun 1933
Emerald Bark Beetle 2008
Emergency shelters 1946
Enemy attack 1941
Explosions 1929
F Go To Top Go To Top of Index
Fairs 1874, 1975, 1997
Farmer, George 1923
Farmer's Bridge 1830, see also Billings Bridge
Federal District Commission 1958
Fencing 1917
Ferries 1868
Festivals 1991
Figure skating 1988
Finter 1946
Fire services 1909, 1950, 1962, 1991
Fire Stations 1957 , 1991
Fire Training Station 1991
Fire trucks 1921
Fires 1870, 1923, 1927, 1932, 1937, 1943, 1944, 1957, 1962, 1967, 1972, 1977
Flag 1983
Floods 1947
Flying clubs 1928
Foodmart 1962
Fox, Terry 1972 , 1981
Franco-Ontario rights 1914
Fraser, James 1837
Fred G. Barrett Arena 1969, 1976 see also Leitrim Arena
Freimart 1962
French Embassy 1939
G Go To Top Go To Top of Index
Gateville 1874
Gatineau Point 1868
Gauvin Road 1954
General Explosive Company 1908
George McIlraith Bridge 1966
Glen Ogilvie 1919
Gloucester 5 Cinemas 1988
Gloucester Achievement Awards 1981
Gloucester Adult Seniors Centre 1988
Gloucester Agricultural Fair 1874
Gloucester Agricultural Society 1854
Gloucester Allotment Gardens Association 1981
Gloucester Arts Council 1980
Gloucester Centre 1988
Gloucester Centre for Community Resources 1979
Gloucester Chamber of Commerce 1986, 1988, 2005, 2009
Gloucester City Centre 1984, 1987, 1988
Gloucester City Hall 1998
Gloucester Community Police Committee 1977
Gloucester Fair 1854, 1874, 1975, 1997
Gloucester Guide 1976
Gloucester High School 1963
Gloucester Historical Society 1961, 1964, 1978
Gloucester Horticultural Society 1925 , 1940
Gloucester Hydro 1965, 2000
Gloucester incorporation 1850, 1981
Gloucester Lacrosse 1970
Gloucester Leader 1976
Gloucester Leisure Service Guide 1982
Gloucester Library Board 1966
Gloucester Lions Club 1968, 1973
Gloucester Museum 1989 , 2005
Gloucester named 1793
Gloucester North Lions Club 1995
Gloucester Police 1964, 1973, 1995
Gloucester Police Headquarters 1978
Gloucester Police Station 1970
Gloucester Pottery School 1991
Gloucester Quarry 1981
Gloucester Rangers 1968
Gloucester Recreation Board 1964
Gloucester Ringette Association 1972
Gloucester Skating Club 1971
Gloucester Songsters 1978
Gloucester South Seniors' Club 1983
Gloucester Splash Wave Pool 1988
Gloucester Station 1854
Gloucester Synchro Swim Club 1977
Gloucester Volunteer Awards 1980
Gloucester-Nepean Police Department 1959
Gold 1974
Golf courses 1924, 1959, 1960, 1962, 1972, 1977, 1991, 1999
Gorffwysta 1866
Gorman, Mrs. M. 1926
Gould, A.R. 1950
Governor Generals 1865, 1901, 1909, 1969
Governor's Bay 1883
Gravel pits 1913
Gréber Plan 1947 , 1950
Gréber, Jacques 1947
Green Island 1846, 1887, 1928, 1954, 1958, 1993
Green's Creek 1870, 1918, 1933, 1959, 1960
Green's Creek Pollution Control Centre 1963
Greenbelt 1958
Greenboro 1974
Greenboro District Library 2006
Greenboro Transit Station 1995, 2001
Grey Nuns 1885, 1915, 1941, 1950, 1956
Grey, Lord 1909
H Go To Top Go To Top of Index
Hailstorms 1933
Hamilton, Lord Frederick 1887
Hamilton Powder Company 1908
Hardscrabble 1827
Harness racing 1962
Hardy, Caleb 1917
Harrington, Allan 1950
Harper, Bert 1901
Hawthorne 1882, 1888, 1898, 1925, 1933, 1951
Hawthorne Cemetery 1902
Hawthorne School 1955
Heron Road Bridge 1966 , 1967
Herongate Mall 1981 , 2013
Hiawatha Park 1910
High speed railway 1986
Highway 17 1920, 1952, 1998 also see Regional Road 174, Montreal Road, St. Joseph Blvd.
Highway 31 1927 , 1998 , also see Prescott Road, Metcalfe Road, Bank Street, Regional Road 85, Regional Road 31
Highway 417 1969, 1972, 1975, 2011
Hockey clubs 1968
Hockey players 1970
Hog's Back 1815, 1829, 1952
Hog's Back Bridge 1886, 1936, 1977
Hog's Back Park 1958
Hope Cemetery 1986, 1988
Hope, Donald 1955
Hope, Murray 1955
Hopewell, Mayor Charles 1908
Hopewell Hospital 1913
Hornet's Nest Park 1984
Hospitals 1913, 1941, 1950, 1953, 1961, 1967, 1974, 1980
Hot air balloon 2001
Hull 1908
Hull, Wesley 1902
Hunt Club Field 1919, 1927, also see Lindbergh Field, Uplands Airport, Ottawa International Airport, MacDonald-Cartier International Airport
Hunt Club Road Bridge 1985
Hurdman's Bridge 1875, 1882, 1898, 1902, 1906, 1907, 1909, 1912, 1915, 1926, 1939, 1947, 1948, 1953, 1955, 1957, 1960, 1981, 1986
Hurdman Station 1987
Hydro Ottawa 2000
Hydro towers 1931
I Go To Top Go To Top of Index
Ice houses 1944, 1953
Ice skating 1901
Ice storms 1931, 1998
Incorporations 1850, 1867, 1908, 1922, 1925, 1963, 1981
Industrial development 1947
Industrial Parks 1959
Information Gloucester 1973
Innes Road 1918, 1933, 19591984, 1991
Innes, John (Jack) 1939 , 1940 , 2013
J Go To Top Go To Top of Index
J. H. Parkin Building 1941
J.B. Potvin Arena 1975
Jails 1972
Janeville 1837, 1854, 1890, 1904, 1907, 1908, see also Eastview, Vanier
Jeanne d'Arc Boulevard 2010
Jet aircraft 1945
Johnson, Lieut. Thad 1927
Johnston, James 1827
Johnston's Corners Public School 1978
Juliana, Crown Princess of the Netherlands 1940
Junction Gore 1831
K Go To Top Go To Top of Index
Keefer, Alan 1914
Keefer, Thomas Coltrin 1864
Kilborn Avenue 1957
King's Highways, The 1930
K-Mart 1970
L Go To Top Go To Top of Index
L'association canadienne-française de l'Ontario 1914
La Cité Collégiale 1990
Lancaster Road 1903, 1976
Lacrosse 1901, 1970
Langstaff farm 1913
Leader of the Opposition residence 1950
Lebanese Festival 1991
Lebreton Flats 1871
Leitrim 1834, 1907, 1941, 1945, 1962, 1967, 1974, 1978, 1983, 1986, 1988, 2009
Leitrim Arena 1969, 1984
Leitrim Public School 1970
Leitrim Road 1950 , 2001
Lemieux, Marie-Joseph Archbishop of Ottawa 1955 , 1957, 1964
Les Soeurs Antioniennes de Marie 1951
Lester B. Pearson Catholic High School 1974
Lester Road 1951, 1993
Libraries 1951, 1958, 1966, 1967, 1971, 1973, 1980 , 1984, 1985, 2006
Linda Thom Park 2013
Lindbergh Field 1927, 1928, see also Hunt Club Field, Uplands Airport, Ottawa International Airport, MacDonald-Cartier International Airport
Lindbergh, Charles 1927
Linden Theatre 1947
Lindenlea 1888, 1921
Lionel, the talking safety car 1973
Lions Club 1968, 1973, 1995
Local Health Integration Network 2008
Long Island 1854, 1859, 1974
Long Island Village 1833, 1834, 1859
Lourdes 1850, see also Cyrville
Lowertown 1901
Lunenburg District 1788
Lycée Claudel 1972
M Go To Top Go To Top of Index
MacDonald-Cartier International Airport 1993, 1995, 2003, 2014, see also Hunt Club Field, Lindbergh Field, Uplands Airport, Ottawa International Airport
MacIntosh, Grant 1968
MacNab, Duncan Rynier 1838
MacQuarrie, Bob, Recreation Complex 1980
Mail delivery, rural 1911
Mail flights 1918
Major, Asconio J. 1914
Manley, Elizabeth 1988
Manor Park 1911 , 1950
Manotick 1859, 1960, 1974
Manotick Station 1854
Maple Leaf-Almrausch Club 1967
Maplesoft House 2011
Margriet, Princess 1940
Mayors 1984 , 2012
McArthur Avenue 1868 , 1950 , 1962
McArthur Lanes 1962
McEvoy, C.P. 1955
McIlraith, George, Bridge 1966
McKay Estate 1864
McKay, Thomas 1831, 1833, 1838, 1854, 1855
McKay/Keefer Estate 1873
McPhail farm 1873
McWhinney, Constable John Derrie 1953
Meals on Wheels 1981
Mer Bleue 1942 , 1965
Merkley brickyard 1882, 1958
Messner, Pat 1979
Metcalfe Road 1907, 1913, 1920, 1923, 1927, 1942, 1949, see also Prescott Road, Highway 31, Bank Street, Regional Road 31, Regional Road 85
Methodist Church 1834
Michael J.E. Sheflin Bridge 1985
Minto Bridge 1901
Minto Cup (Lacrosse) 1901
Minto Cup (Figure skating) 1903
Minto Challenge Cup (Figure skating) 1903
Minto, Earl of 1901 , 1903
Minto Skating Club 1903
Miss Ottawa Rough Rider 1977
Mitchell, Patrick "Paddy" 1974
Montreal Road 1868, 1908, 1920, 1923, 1929, 1941, 1946, 1952, 1980, also see Highway 17
Monuments 1901, 1902
Mooney's Bay 1936, 1952, 1964, 1972, 1981, 1991
Mooney's Bay Beach 1952
Mooney's Bay Sports Complex 1972 , 1981
Motion pictures 1941
Movie studio 1980
Mud Creek Bridge 1918 , 1933 1959
Municipal government 1849
Municipal Isolation Hospital 1913
Municipal Reform Act 1832
Museums 1957, 1964, 1967, 1988, 1989, 2005, 2006
Musical Ride 1912
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National Aeronautical Collection 1964
National Capital Commission 1958 , 1965
National Capital Planning Committee 1947
National Capital Region 1947
National Defense Medical Centre 1961
National Museum of Aviation 1988
National Research Council 1917, 1928, 1941, 1950
National Sport and Fitness Administration Centre 1987
Nepean 1854
New Edinburgh 1831, 1833, 1837, 1846, 1854, 1867, 1868, 1883, 1887, 1893, 1901, 1929, 1954
New Edinburgh Bridge 1872
New Edinburgh Cinema 1947
Newspapers 1969, 1976, 1986
Nichol's Island 1974
North Bay 1941
North Gloucester Little League Baseball 1957
Notre Dame Cemetery 1872
Novitiate of the Grey Nuns of the Cross 1915, 1941
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OC Transpo 1971, 1972, see also Ottawa Transportation Commission
Official plan 1963
Ogilvie Road 1954, 1962, 1971, 1981, 1984, 1995
Olympic Flame 1976
Olympics 1988
Ontario Athlete of the Year 1983
Ontario Hydro 1924
Ontario Provincial Police 1948
Ontario Temperance Act 1924
Oostenbrug, Captain Albert 1980
Orange Hall 1902
Orange Lodges 1849, 1876
Orléans 1858, 1860, 1885, 1909, 1915, 1922, 1939, 1952, 1956, 1958, 1972, 1974, 1979, 1994, 2008, 2010, 2013, see also St. Joseph, St. Joseph d'Orléans
Orléans Blues 1968
Orléans Public Library 1967
Orléans Recreation Complex 1967, 1980
Orléans Star 1986
O-Train 2001
Ottawa 1865
Ottawa Air Station 1920, 1924, see also Rockcliffe Airport
Ottawa Athletic Club 1976
Ottawa and Gloucester Road Company 1865
Ottawa and Morrisburgh Electric Railway 1913
Ottawa and New York Railway 1898, 1954, 1957
Ottawa and Prescott Railway 1854, 1865, 1871, see also Bytown and Prescott Railway, Canadian Pacific Railway
Ottawa Baseball Park 1993
Ottawa Business Park 1984
Ottawa Canoe Club 1883
Ottawa City Hall 1958, 1993
Ottawa City Passenger Railway Company 1870, 1893
Ottawa Civic Hospital 1940
Ottawa Cricket Club 1865
Ottawa Dairy Ice House 1953
Ottawa District 1816
Ottawa Electric Railway 1893, 1894, 1924, 1937, 1948
Ottawa Electric Street Railway 1893
Ottawa Fat Cats 1993
Ottawa Flying Club 1928
Ottawa General Hospital 1980
Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club 1924, 1962
Ottawa Hunt Club 1909
Ottawa International Airport 1964, 1974, 1980, 1993, see also Hunt Club Field, Lindbergh Field, Uplands Airport, MacDonald-Cartier International Airport
Ottawa Lynx 1993
Ottawa M&W Rangers 1968
Ottawa Montegards 1968
Ottawa New Edinburgh Canoe Club 1883, 1923
Ottawa Planning Area Board 1947
Ottawa Police Service 1995
Ottawa Post Office 1970
Ottawa Railway Station 1966
Ottawa Rapids 1993
Ottawa River 1901, 1904, 1930
Ottawa Rotary Home 2009
Ottawa Ski Club 1910
Ottawa Street Bridge 1873, see also St. Patrick Street Bridge
Ottawa Tennis and Lawn Bowling Club 1912
Ottawa Transportation Commission 1928, 1947, 1948, 1950, 1960, see also OC Transpo
Ottawa Voyageurs 1993
Ottawa Wireless Station 1941
Ottawa-Carleton Regional Detention Centre 1972
Ottawa-Carleton Regional Police Service 1995
Ottawa-Carleton, Regional Municipality 1969
Ottawa-Gloucester Expansion Committee 1944
Ottawa-Gloucester Guardian 1969
Overbrook 1911, 1922, 1941, 1943, 1950
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Paardeburgh Park 1911
Park Hill 1829
Parks 1874, 1893, 1945 , 2008
Parliament Hill 1901
Parry, W.J. 1880
Pickard, R.O., Environmental Centre 1963
Pineview 1972
Pineview Golf Course 1959, 1972, 1977, 1991, 1999
Piperville 1898
Place d'Orléans Shopping Centre 1979
Plane crashes 1927, 1930, 1950, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1967, 1980
Plaques 1940, 2013
Police 1871, 1909, 1936, 1948, 1959, 1964, 1972, 1977, 1978, 1995
Police Stations 1890, 1970, 1972, 1981
Police Villages 1908, 1922, 1974
Porter's Island 1888, 1913, 1946
Post offices 1970
Pottery School 1991
J.B. Potvin Arena 1975
Prescott 1834
Prescott Road 1844, see also Metcalfe Road, Highway 31, Bank Street, Regional Road 31, Regional Road 85
Prime Minister's residence 1943
Princess Juliana 1940
Princess Margaret 1958
Princess Margriet 1940
Prohibition 1911
Provincial Highways 1920, 1930
Proving Grounds 1940
Provost Company 1939
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Quarries 1908, 1981
Quarries School 1955
Quebec City 1904
Queen Elizabeth 1957, 1967
Queen Mother 1954
Queensway 1955, 1957, 1960, 1968
Queensway Drive-In Theatre 1964
Quota Club of Gloucester 1979
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R.A. Centre 1958
Radio 1953
Railway collisions and Derailments 1922 , 1942
Railway freight terminal 1966
Railway stations 1966
Railways 1854, 1871, 1882, 1893, 1898, 1902, 1909, 1912, 1913, 1922, 1939, 1940, 1947, 1949, 1954, 1955, 1957, 1964, 1966, 1984, 1999, 2001
Rainbow Cinemas 1967
Ramsayville 1888, 1898, 1925, 1950, 1969, 1972
Ramsayville Road (formerly Baseline Road) 1950
RCAF Station Rockcliffe 1945, 1957, 1964, 2009, see also Rockcliffe Air Station, Canadian Forces Base Rockcliffe, Ottawa Air Station, Rockcliffe Airport
RCAF Station Uplands 1957
Real estate boom 1910
Reeves 1850, 1930, 1939
Reid, Stephen 1974
Regional government 1947
Regional Road 31 1998 also see Prescott Road, Metcalfe Road, Bank Street, Regional Road 85, Highway 31
Regional Road 85 1998 also see Prescott Road, Metcalfe Road, Bank Street, Highway 31, Regional Road 31
Regional Road 174 1998 also see Highway 17,
Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton 1969
Richelieu Centre 1985
Rideau Annex 1950
Rideau Bridge 1865
Rideau Canal 1826, 1832, 1853, 1883, 2007
Rideau Falls 1830, 1846
Rideau Hall 1838, 1865, 1887
Rideau Health and Occupational Centre 1944 , see also Rideau Veteran's Home
Rideau Military Hospital 1941, 1950
Rideau Park 1892
Rideau River 1954, 1960
Rideau River floods 1907, 1913
Rideau Skating Club 1903 , 1976
Rideau Tennis Club 1912
Rideau Terrace 1955
Rideau Township 1974
Rideau Veterans' Home 1944, 1947, see also Rideau Health and Occupational Centre
Rideau-Carleton Raceway 1962, 1975, 1997, 2000
Rifle ranges 1898, 1900, 1905, 1908, 1912, 1918, 1920, 1937
Ringette 1972
Riverside Drive 1964
Riverside Hospital 1967
Riverview Park 1953
Road maintenance 1901
Robberies 1974
Robillard Quarries 1908
Rockcliffe 1831, 1864, 1870, 1889, 1893, 1894, 1898, 1900, 1901, 1905, 1908, 1910, 1912, 1914, 1918, 1920, 1923, 1924, 1933, 1937, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1945, 1954, 1957, 1964, 1994, see also RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Canadian Forces Base Rockcliffe, Ottawa Air Station, Rockcliffe Airport, Rockcliffe Air Station
Rockcliffe Air Station 1929 , 1950 , see also RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Canadian Forces Base Rockcliffe, Ottawa Air Station, Rockcliffe Airport
Rockcliffe Airport 1930, 1940, 1943, 1947, 1950, 1964, 1988, see also Ottawa Air Station, Rockcliffe Air Station, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Canadian Forces Base Rockcliffe
Rockcliffe Emergency Shelter 1946
Rockcliffe Lawn Tennis Club 1923
Rockcliffe Manor House 1838
Rockcliffe Park Crown Game Reserve 1929
Rockcliffe Park incorporated 1925
Rockcliffe Parkway 1988 , see also Eastern Driveway
Rockcliffe Preparatory School 1915
Rockcliffe Streetcar Barn 1927, 1932, 1937, 1946
Rockeries Park, The 1937
Rockville 1908
Roman Catholic 1860 , 1988 , see also Convents, Seminaries
Rotary Club of Orléans 2008
Rothwell Heights 1951
Royal Air Force 1918
Royal Canadian Air Force 1924
Royal Canadian Mounted Police 1912, 1920, 1939, 1948, 1953
Royal Northwest Mounted Police 1920
Russell 1933
Russell County 1800
Russell Road 1940 , 1944
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Safdie, Moshe 1993
St. Charles Parish 1909, 1926
St. Elias Church 1991
St. George's 1902
St. Jean Baptiste Society 1909
St. Joseph 1858, 1915, see also Orléans, St. Joseph d'Orléans
St. Joseph Boulevard 2010, 2013, see also Highway 17
St. Joseph d'Orléans 1860, 1922, 1974, see also Orléans, St. Joseph
St. Joseph School 1958
St. Joseph's Orphanage 1955
St. Laurent Blvd. (formerly Base Line Road) 1950, 1960, 1967, 1984, 1990
St. Laurent Cinemas 1967
St. Laurent Shopping Centre 1989 , 1987
St. Laurent, Louis 1943
St. Louis de Montfort Hospital 1953
St. Louis, Jean-Baptiste 1830
St. Patrick Street Bridge 1873, 1893, 1921
St. Patrick's Home for the Aged 1887 , 1964
St. Thomas Aquinas Separate School 1906 , 1944
Sand piles 1941
Sandy Hill 1898
Sandy Hill 1898
Sandy Hill Bridge 1865
Sarsfield 1945
Sawmills 1823, 1830
Sawmill Creek 1823
Sawmill Creek Pool 1976
Schools 1837, 1904, 1906, 1915, 1917, 1925, 1940, 1944, 1954, 1955, 1963, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1991
Seminaries 1938, 1948, 1951, 1953, 1955, 1957, 1985
Séminaire des Père Blancs, Le 1938
Service clubs 1968 , 1973, 1979, 1995, 2008
Settler, first permanent 1812
Sewer explosion 1929
Sewer services 1919
Sheflin, Michael J.E. Bridge 1985
Shoppers City East 1962
Shopping centres 1954, 1961, 1962, 1967, 1972, 1979, 1988
Shop-Rite Foodmart 1962
Sieveright, James 1850
Silly Billy 1793
Silver City Cinemas 1999
Sir Galahad 1901
Sir Leonard Tilley Building 1950
Skating clubs 1903 , 1971, 1976
Skead Road 1929
Ski jumping 1910, 1983
Skiing 1887, 1910
Skyline Cablevision 1983
Smallpox 1913
Smyth Road 1944, 1974, 1980
Smyth Road Bridge 1966
Snow family 1905
Snowstorms 1869
Social services 1979
Société franco-ontarienne du patramoine et de l'histoire d'Orléans 2013
Soper, Warren 1893
South Gloucester 1834, 1865, 1913
South Keys Cinemas 1997
Southmount 1928
Spratt, Thomas Andrew 1930
Stagecoach services 1834, 1880
Star-Top Drive-In Theatre 1951
Statues 1901, 1902
Statute labour 1901
Steinhardt, Laurence (U.S Ambassador) 1950
Stornoway 1914, 1940, 1950
Strathcona Park 1898
Street lights 1912
Streetcars 1893, 1894, 1900, 1912, 1921, 1924, 1927, 1932, 1937, 1946, 1954, 1959
Suicide Hill 1910
Survey completed 1820
Survey, first 1792
Sussex Drive 1837, 1870, 1893, 1939, 1954
Swans 1967, 1974, 2006
Swimming pools 1967, 1976
Synchronized swimming 1977
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Taverns 1905
Telephone services 1907, 1911, 1988
Telesat Canada 1987
Tennis clubs 1912, 1923
Terry Fox Athletic Facility 1972, 1981
Theatres 1919, 1923, 1946, 1947, 1951, 1965, 1967, 1970, 1980, 1988, 1997, 1999
Tilley, Sir Leonard, Building 1950
Timber raft 1904
Tollgates 1920
Topographic mapping 1920
Towers Discount Department Store 1962
Town Halls 1909, 1915, 1950, see also Township Halls, City Halls
Towne Cinema 1947
Township B 1792
Township garage 1977
Township Halls 1874, 1962, 2013, see also Town Halls, City Halls
Township meeting, first 1832
Traffic circle 2010
Trains see Railways
Tramway 1889
Transitway 1987, 1989
Trans-Canada Airlines 1938, 1939
Trenton 1941
Tri-Services Hospital 1961
Trueblood, Lt.Col W.F. 1950
Tunney's Pasture 1928
TV Gloucester 1983
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UNESCO 2007
Uplands 1957
Uplands Aerodrome 1927
Uplands Airport 1927, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1951, 1955, 1959, 1960, 1962, 1964, 1967, see also Hunt Club Field, Lindbergh Field, Ottawa International Airport, MacDonald-Cartier International Airport.
Uplands Bus Lines 1940, 1947, 1950
Uplands Emergency Shelter 1947
Upton farm 1913
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Vanier 1938, 1969, see also Janeville, Eastview
Vanier Cineplex 1980
Vanier City Hall 1972, 1985, 2006
Vanier Museopark 2006
Vanier Parkway 1976 , 1980 , 1993
Vanier Public Library 1951, 1985
Vanier, Governor General Georges 1969
Vars 1972
Villa St. Louis Convent 1956
Vincent Massey Park 1958
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Walkley Railway Yards 1949, 1955
Walkley Road 1940
Ward 6 1950 , see also Clarkstown
Wards 1984
Wass Junction 1940
Water services 1910, 1919
Water skiing 1979
Water towers 1951, 1984
White, Howard Edward 1922
White Fathers Seminary 1938, 1985
Whiten, William 1880
William Frederick 1793
Willowdale Telephone Company 1911
Wind Tunnel 1962
Windsor Park Village 1972
Wireless 1941
Women's Institutes 1919
World Heritage Site 2007
World War II 1939
Wright, Lionel 1974
Wright, Philamon 1815
Wrightville 1908
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Youville Farm 1885
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Zoning 1956, 1959

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