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World War I
1914 - 1918
World War II
1939 - 1945
1950 - 1952
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
in Flanders fields
When you go home
Tell them of us and say
For your tomorrow
We gave our to…
A row of oak trees was planted
on May 17, 1999, next to historic Maplelawn.
These trees represent the high regard
in which the community holds this place
in their neighbourhood.
The trees were planted in partnership
with the Community of Hig…
Beginning in 1869, British charitable societies removed children from slums and orphanages in congested industrial cities and brought them to Canada to serve as cheap farm and domestic labour. "Homes" were set up across the country to house the gi…
An excellent example of a country house in the British classical tradition, this handsomely proportioned limestone building is one of the earliest residences in the Ottawa area and a reminder of the estates which once lined Richmond Road. Built by…
This elegant residence and its walled garden are a rare and well-preserved example of a country estate in early 19th-century Canada. Built from 1831 to 1834 for William Thomson, a prosperous farmer, its centrepiece is this finely crafted home in t…
The eastern portion of Nepean Township was annexed to Ottawa in 1950. This hall continued to serve Nepean Township until 1966.
La partie est du canton de Nepean a été annexée à Ottawa en 1950. Le canton de Nepean a continu&e…
In these times of rapid change and technological advancement, few things in life remain constant. However, Dickinson Square has endured over the years by serving its community through diversification, resilience and sheer determination.
In the 18…
You are standing in Dickinson Square, named after Moss Kent Dickinson, the founder of the Village of Manotick. Dickinson and his partners were established forwarders of goods and people along the Rideau River. Recognizing the potential of water po…
The Rideau Canal is a 202 kilometre waterway made navigable by a system of more than 50 dams, 47 locks and 19 kilometres of actual canal ruts. Built between 1826 and 1832 as British military defence strategy, the Canal served as a secure water rou…
Since the Rideau Canal opened in 1832, water management has been essential to its successful operation. Initially, water concerns focused on maintaining navigation and protecting engineering structures, with the excess water supplied to power mill…