District de Conservation du Patrimoine du March? ByThe dense cedar bog that became the site of the By Ward Market was drained and cleared in 1827 by Lieutenant-Colonel John By of the Royal Engineers to accommodate the workers building the Rideau Canal. The area rapidly became the commercial core of Bytown and later served the region's farming communities and the Ottawa Valley lumber industry, whose itinerant lumbermen gave the town its rowdy reputation. Over the next century the By Ward Market housed the businesses and institutions that served the area's Irish, French-Canadian and Jewish communities.
|Placed By||City of Ottawa|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 12:41am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 445852 N 5030639|
|Decimal Degrees||45.42718333, -75.69218333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 45° 25.631', W 75° 41.531'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||45° 25' 37.86" N, 75° 41' 31.86" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||908, 609|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 55 Byward Market Square, Ottawa ON K1N 9C3, CA|
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