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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 following map shows 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.