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Maps

The following maps from the City of Ottawa Archives demonstrate the construction and expansion that occurred in the city during 1946 and 1961. Detailed sections of each map, organized by letter, allow a closer examination of Ottawa’s development.

1946

Federal District Commission Map. Compiled, drawn and printed at the Hydrographic and Map Service, Labelle Building Ottawa. 6 June 1946.

The maps show an overview of the Ottawa area in 1946. Below the map has been divided into a grid and each section provides a more detailed view.

A legend features three colour coded areas to indicate land ownership. Red areas are lands to be acquired, green areas are lands owned by the Federal District Commission and yellow areas are lands owned by the City of Ottawa.

Federal District Commission Map, 1946.

Title/Description: Federal District Commission Map
Creator: Federal District Commission
Date: June 6, 1946.
Identifier: City of Ottawa Archives / MAP0041
Copyright: National Capital Commission

The Federal District Commission Map, 1946 divided into a six-part grid.

Federal District Commission Map divided into a grid

Title/Description: Federal District Commission Map
Creator: Federal District Commission
Date: June 6, 1946.
Identifier: City of Ottawa Archives / MAP0041
Copyright: National Capital Commission

Map detail, Section A - Federal District Commission Map, 1946 features the Old Chelsea region / Chelsea, QC.

Federal District Commission Map section A, Old Chelsea region / Chelsea, QC.

Title/Description: Federal District Commission Map
Creator: Federal District Commission
Date: June 6, 1946.
Identifier: City of Ottawa Archives / MAP0041
Copyright: National Capital Commission

Map detail, Section B - Federal District Commission Map, 1946 features Gatineau QC region.

Federal District Commission Map section B / Gatineau QC region.

Title/Description: Federal District Commission Map
Creator: Federal District Commission
Date: June 6, 1946.
Identifier: City of Ottawa Archives / MAP0041
Copyright: National Capital Commission

Map detail, Section C - Federal District Commission Map, 1946 features Ottawa Centretown region and westward.

Federal District Commission Map section C / Ottawa Centretown region and westward shows lands to be acquired, lands owned by Federal District Commission, lands owned by City of Ottawa.

Title/Description: Federal District Commission Map
Creator: Federal District Commission
Date: June 6, 1946.
Identifier: City of Ottawa Archives / MAP0041
Copyright: National Capital Commission

Map detail, Section D - Federal District Commission Map, 1946 features Federal District Commission Map section D / Ottawa Centretown region and eastward.

Federal District Commission Map section D / Ottawa Centretown region and eastward.

Title/Description: Federal District Commission Map
Creator: Federal District Commission
Date: June 6, 1946.
Identifier: City of Ottawa Archives / MAP0041
Copyright: National Capital Commission

Map detail, section E - Ottawa west region features highlights lands to be acquired in red.

Federal District Commission Map section E / Ottawa west region.

Title/Description: Federal District Commission Map
Creator: Federal District Commission
Date: June 6, 1946.
Identifier: City of Ottawa Archives / MAP0041
Copyright: National Capital Commission

Map detail, section F - Ottawa south region.

Federal District Commission Map section F / Ottawa south region.

Title/Description: Federal District Commission Map
Creator: Federal District Commission
Date: June 6, 1946.
Identifier: City of Ottawa Archives / MAP0041
Copyright: National Capital Commission

1961

Official Plan of Roads. Base Map. Prepared by Planning Branch. City of Ottawa, January 1960. Revised May 1961.

The following map shows an overview of the Ottawa area in 1961. Below the map has been divided into a grid and each section provides a more detailed view. Notice the Greenbelt, the Queensway, the street grids and the expansion towards the city boundaries. Look at where the boundaries were then in comparison to present day.

Official Plan of Roads. Base Map. 1961.

Title/Description: Official Plan of Roads. Base Map.
Creator: Planning Branch, City of Ottawa.
Date: January 1960. Revised May 1961.
Identifier: City of Ottawa Archives / MAP0010.
Copyright: City of Ottawa.

Official Plan of Roads. Base Map. 1961.

Title/Description: Official Plan of Roads. Base Map.
Creator: Planning Branch, City of Ottawa.
Date: January 1960. Revised May 1961.
Identifier: City of Ottawa Archives / MAP0010.
Copyright: City of Ottawa.

Official Plan of Roads. Base Map. 1961.

Title/Description: Official Plan of Roads. Base Map.
Creator: Planning Branch, City of Ottawa.
Date: January 1960. Revised May 1961.
Identifier: City of Ottawa Archives / MAP0010.
Copyright: City of Ottawa.

Official Plan of Roads. Base Map. 1961.

Title/Description: Official Plan of Roads. Base Map.
Creator: Planning Branch, City of Ottawa.
Date: January 1960. Revised May 1961.
Identifier: City of Ottawa Archives / MAP0010.
Copyright: City of Ottawa.

Official Plan of Roads. Base Map. 1961

Title/Description: Official Plan of Roads. Base Map.
Creator: Planning Branch, City of Ottawa.
Date: January 1960. Revised May 1961.
Identifier: City of Ottawa Archives / MAP0010.
Copyright: City of Ottawa.

Official Plan of Roads. Base Map. 1961.

Title/Description: Official Plan of Roads. Base Map.
Creator: Planning Branch, City of Ottawa.
Date: January 1960. Revised May 1961.
Identifier: City of Ottawa Archives / MAP0010.
Copyright: City of Ottawa.

Official Plan of Roads. Base Map. 1961.

Title/Description: Official Plan of Roads. Base Map.
Creator: Planning Branch, City of Ottawa.
Date: January 1960. Revised May 1961.
Identifier: City of Ottawa Archives / MAP0010.
Copyright: City of Ottawa.

Official Plan of Roads. Base Map. 1961.

Title/Description: Official Plan of Roads. Base Map.
Creator: Planning Branch, City of Ottawa.
Date: January 1960. Revised May 1961.
Identifier: City of Ottawa Archives / MAP0010.
Copyright: City of Ottawa.