Toronto is the provincial capital of Ontario and the most populous city in Canada, with a population of 2,731,571 in 2016. Current to 2016, the Toronto census metropolitan area, of which the majority is within the Greater Toronto Area, held a population of 5,928,040, making it Canada's most populous CMA. Toronto is the anchor of an urban agglomeration, known as the Golden Horseshoe in Southern Ontario, located on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario. A global city, Toronto is a centre of business, finance and culture, is recognized as one of the most multicultural and cosmopolitan cities in the world. People have travelled through and inhabited the Toronto area, situated on a broad sloping plateau interspersed with rivers, deep ravines, urban forest, for more than 10,000 years. After the broadly disputed Toronto Purchase, when the Mississauga surrendered the area to the British Crown, the British established the town of York in 1793 and designated it as the capital of Upper Canada. During the War of 1812, the town was the site of the Battle of York and suffered heavy damage by United States troops.
York was incorporated in 1834 as the city of Toronto. It was designated as the capital of the province of Ontario in 1867 during Canadian Confederation; the city proper has since expanded past its original borders through both annexation and amalgamation to its current area of 630.2 km2. The diverse population of Toronto reflects its current and historical role as an important destination for immigrants to Canada. More than 50 percent of residents belong to a visible minority population group, over 200 distinct ethnic origins are represented among its inhabitants. While the majority of Torontonians speak English as their primary language, over 160 languages are spoken in the city. Toronto is a prominent centre for music, motion picture production, television production, is home to the headquarters of Canada's major national broadcast networks and media outlets, its varied cultural institutions, which include numerous museums and galleries and public events, entertainment districts, national historic sites, sports activities, attract over 25 million tourists each year.
Toronto is known for its many skyscrapers and high-rise buildings, in particular the tallest free-standing structure in the Western Hemisphere, the CN Tower. The city is home to the Toronto Stock Exchange, the headquarters of Canada's five largest banks, the headquarters of many large Canadian and multinational corporations, its economy is diversified with strengths in technology, financial services, life sciences, arts, business services, environmental innovation, food services, tourism. When Europeans first arrived at the site of present-day Toronto, the vicinity was inhabited by the Iroquois, who had displaced the Wyandot people, occupants of the region for centuries before c. 1500. The name Toronto is derived from the Iroquoian word tkaronto, meaning "place where trees stand in the water"; this refers to the northern end of what is now Lake Simcoe, where the Huron had planted tree saplings to corral fish. However, the word "Toronto", meaning "plenty" appears in a 1632 French lexicon of the Huron language, an Iroquoian language.
It appears on French maps referring to various locations, including Georgian Bay, Lake Simcoe, several rivers. A portage route from Lake Ontario to Lake Huron running through this point, known as the Toronto Carrying-Place Trail, led to widespread use of the name. In the 1660s, the Iroquois established two villages within what is today Toronto, Ganatsekwyagon on the banks of the Rouge River and Teiaiagon on the banks of the Humber River. By 1701, the Mississauga had displaced the Iroquois, who abandoned the Toronto area at the end of the Beaver Wars, with most returning to their base in present-day New York. French traders abandoned it in 1759 during the Seven Years' War; the British defeated the French and their indigenous allies in the war, the area became part of the British colony of Quebec in 1763. During the American Revolutionary War, an influx of British settlers came here as United Empire Loyalists fled for the British-controlled lands north of Lake Ontario; the Crown granted them land to compensate for their losses in the Thirteen Colonies.
The new province of Upper Canada was being needed a capital. In 1787, the British Lord Dorchester arranged for the Toronto Purchase with the Mississauga of the New Credit First Nation, thereby securing more than a quarter of a million acres of land in the Toronto area. Dorchester intended the location to be named Toronto. In 1793, Governor John Graves Simcoe established the town of York on the Toronto Purchase lands, naming it after Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany. Simcoe decided to move the Upper Canada capital from Newark to York, believing that the new site would be less vulnerable to attack by the United States; the York garrison was constructed at the entrance of the town's natural harbour, sheltered by a long sand-bar peninsula. The town's settlement formed at the eastern end of the harbour behind the peninsula, near the present-day intersection of Parliament Street and Front Street. In 1813, as part of the War of 1812, the Battle of York ended in the town's capture and plunder by United States forces.
The surrender of the town was negotiated by John Strachan. American soldiers destroyed much of the garrison and set fire to the parliament buildings during their five-day occupation; because of the sacking of York, British troops retaliated in the war with the Burning of Wa
Woodroffe Avenue is a major north-south arterial road in Ottawa, Canada's west end. It runs south from the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway through Baseline Road and Barrhaven to just short of Prince of Wales Drive near Manotick; the road runs through the heart of Nepean in Ottawa's west end. A satellite Via Rail station is located at the intersection of Fallowfield Road; the northern part of the road, from the Ottawa River to Carling Avenue contains a mix of homes and a number of public institutions. This includes Our Lady Of Fatima Catholic Church, Woodroffe Avenue United Church, Woodroffe Avenue Public School, the Carlingwood branch of the Ottawa Public Library. Near Carling Avenue, Woodroffe runs along the western edge of the Carlingwood Mall. South of Carling Avenue the avenue is busier around the intersection with the Queensway; this portion of the road is home to D. Roy Kennedy Public School. At Baseline Road the road runs past Algonquin College and the College Square shopping plaza and the closed Confederation High School.
Just to the west is Ben Franklin Place, in the heart of the community of Centrepointe, the Baseline Station transit complex. South of Meadowlands Drive, Woodroffe Avenue passes through suburban residential areas and south of Hunt Club Road it passes through the Greenbelt; the most notable site in this area is the large Nepean Sportsplex. After passing through a portion of the Greenbelt, Woodroffe Avenue runs through Barrhaven, serving as the main street of that bedroom community. South of Barrhaven it again goes through some semi-rural areas, before ending just short of Prince of Wales Drive near the Rideau River. Woodroffe Avenue has a few unusual features. First, it changes alignment at Carling Avenue, requiring a couple of turns. Second, the middle section south of Baseline Road includes dedicated bus lanes as it incorporates the Southwest Transitway. South of Hunt Club Road, it was quite narrow and congested as it was a two-lane rural road heading towards Barrhaven. However, the road was widened to four lanes to improve traffic flow between Hunt Club Road and Fallowfield Road.
A new section of the Transitway was built alongside this road. The geometrics and design of Woodroffe Avenue change from section to section; the northernmost section north of Carling is a two-lane minor arterial road, which becomes a four-lane principal arterial road south of Carling Avenue as far as Baseline Road. These sections have a speed limit of 50 km/h. From Baseline Road to south of Hunt Club Road, Woodroffe Avenue is a four to six-lane principal arterial with a speed limit of 60 km/h. From Hunt Club Road to Strandherd Drive, Woodroffe Avenue is a four-lane arterial road; the speed limit is 80 km/h for the most part, with a short section at 70 km/h. South of Strandherd Drive, it is still a two-lane road with a speed limit of 80 km/h, however it may decrease in the future with the continuous growth of traffic in the area. In 2002, a project was announced to widen Woodroffe Avenue from two to four lanes between Fallowfield Park and Ride and Black Rapids Creek. However, it was discovered that there is a rare underground rock formation that would double the cost of the project.
It was widened as far south as Longfields Avenue. Another section from Longfields to south of Strandherd Road was widened during the summer of 2007 in conjunction with the widening of the latter from Riocan Marketplace to Crestway Avenue. In 2016, Woodroffe Avenue was dead-ended at the south end to remove a dangerous intersection with Prince of Wales Drive. Access to Woodroffe Avenue from the south is now via Strandherd Drive. Woodroffe Avenue Transportation Study Region of Ottawa-Carleton, 2000. Woodroffe Avenue Environmental Study Report Ottawa: Dillon Consulting, 2001. Secondary Plan for the Woodroffe Community of the City of Nepean. Nepean, Ontario Planning and Development Dept, 1981
North America is a continent within the Northern Hemisphere and all within the Western Hemisphere. It is bordered to the north by the Arctic Ocean, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, to the west and south by the Pacific Ocean, to the southeast by South America and the Caribbean Sea. North America covers an area of about 24,709,000 square kilometers, about 16.5% of the earth's land area and about 4.8% of its total surface. North America is the third largest continent by area, following Asia and Africa, the fourth by population after Asia and Europe. In 2013, its population was estimated at nearly 579 million people in 23 independent states, or about 7.5% of the world's population, if nearby islands are included. North America was reached by its first human populations during the last glacial period, via crossing the Bering land bridge 40,000 to 17,000 years ago; the so-called Paleo-Indian period is taken to have lasted until about 10,000 years ago. The Classic stage spans the 6th to 13th centuries.
The Pre-Columbian era ended in 1492, the transatlantic migrations—the arrival of European settlers during the Age of Discovery and the Early Modern period. Present-day cultural and ethnic patterns reflect interactions between European colonists, indigenous peoples, African slaves and their descendants. Owing to the European colonization of the Americas, most North Americans speak English, Spanish or French, their culture reflects Western traditions; the Americas are accepted as having been named after the Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci by the German cartographers Martin Waldseemüller and Matthias Ringmann. Vespucci, who explored South America between 1497 and 1502, was the first European to suggest that the Americas were not the East Indies, but a different landmass unknown by Europeans. In 1507, Waldseemüller produced a world map, in which he placed the word "America" on the continent of South America, in the middle of what is today Brazil, he explained the rationale for the name in the accompanying book Cosmographiae Introductio:... ab Americo inventore... quasi Americi terram sive Americam.
For Waldseemüller, no one should object to the naming of the land after its discoverer. He used the Latinized version of Vespucci's name, but in its feminine form "America", following the examples of "Europa", "Asia" and "Africa". Other mapmakers extended the name America to the northern continent, In 1538, Gerard Mercator used America on his map of the world for all the Western Hemisphere; some argue that because the convention is to use the surname for naming discoveries, the derivation from "Amerigo Vespucci" could be put in question. In 1874, Thomas Belt proposed a derivation from the Amerrique mountains of Central America. Marcou corresponded with Augustus Le Plongeon, who wrote: "The name AMERICA or AMERRIQUE in the Mayan language means, a country of perpetually strong wind, or the Land of the Wind, and... the can mean... a spirit that breathes, life itself." The United Nations formally recognizes "North America" as comprising three areas: Northern America, Central America, The Caribbean.
This has been formally defined by the UN Statistics Division. The term North America maintains various definitions in accordance with context. In Canadian English, North America refers to the land mass as a whole consisting of Mexico, the United States, Canada, although it is ambiguous which other countries are included, is defined by context. In the United States of America, usage of the term may refer only to Canada and the US, sometimes includes Greenland and Mexico, as well as offshore islands. In France, Portugal, Romania and the countries of Latin America, the cognates of North America designate a subcontinent of the Americas comprising Canada, the United States, Mexico, Greenland, Saint Pierre et Miquelon, Bermuda. North America has been referred to by other names. Spanish North America was referred to as Northern America, this was the first official name given to Mexico. Geographically the North American continent has many subregions; these include cultural and geographic regions. Economic regions included those formed by trade blocs, such as the North American Trade Agreement bloc and Central American Trade Agreement.
Linguistically and culturally, the continent could be divided into Latin America. Anglo-America includes most of Northern America and Caribbean islands with English-speaking populations; the southern North American continent is composed of two regions. These are the Caribbean; the north of the continent maintains recognized regions as well. In contrast to the common definition of "North America", which encompasses the whole continent, the term "North America" is sometimes used to refer only to Mexico, the United States, Greenland; the term Northern America refers to the northern-most countries and territories of North America: the United States, Bermuda, St. Pierre and Miquelon and Greenland. Although the term does not refer to a unifie
Ontario Highway 416
King's Highway 416 referred to as Highway 416 and as the Veterans Memorial Highway, is a 400-series highway in the Canadian province of Ontario that connects the Trans-Canada Highway in Ottawa with Highway 401 between Brockville and Cornwall. The 76.4-kilometre-long freeway acts as an important trade corridor from Interstate 81 between New York and Eastern Ontario via Highway 401, as well as the fastest link between Ottawa and Toronto. Highway 416 passes through a rural area, except near its northern terminus where it enters the suburbs of Ottawa; the freeway serves several communities along its length, notably Spencerville and Kemptville. Highway 416 had two distinct construction phases. Highway 416 "North" was the 21-kilometre segment starting from an interchange at Highway 417 and bypassing the original route of Highway 16 into Ottawa along a new right-of-way. Highway 416 "South" was the twinning of 57 kilometres of Highway 16 New—a two-lane expressway constructed throughout the 1970s and finished in 1983 that bypassed the original highway—and the construction of a new interchange with Highway 401.
Sections of both opened throughout the late 1990s. Highway 416 was commemorated as the Veterans Memorial Highway on the 54th anniversary of D-Day in 1998; the final link was opened by a World War I veteran and local officials on September 23, 1999. Highway 416 begins at an interchange with Highway 401, branching to the north near the community of Johnstown in the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville; this interchange only provides access to and from the west of Highway 401, but north of it, a second interchange with the remaining section of Highway 16 provides access from Johnstown and to a parclo interchange with both directions of Highway 401, as well as to the Ogdensburg-Prescott International Bridge crossing to Ogdensburg, New York. Proceeding north, the two carriageways of the freeway are separated by a 68-metre-wide forested median; the route is surrounded by thick forests for the next 10 kilometres. As it passes beneath Leeds and Grenville County Road 44, the original routing of Highway 16 south of Spencerville, it exits the forest and enters farm fields.
The route travels to the east of the community, access to, provided by an interchange at County Road 21, crosses a swamp and the South Nation River. Highway 416 crosses under the Prescott Highway a second time. South of the community of Kemptville, the Prescott Highway crosses the route a third time, with an interchange connecting the two highways; the freeway curves to the northeast, bypassing Kemptville and featuring an interchange with County Road 43. It crosses the line of the old Bytown and Prescott Railway curves to the northwest, providing an interchange with River Road. At the southeast corner of the River Road interchange is the Veterans Commemorative Park, dedicated in 2000 by the Royal Canadian Legion, it enters the City of Ottawa. Aside from the first couple of kilometres north of the Rideau River, the majority of the freeway cuts through swaths of farmland which fill the Ottawa Valley; the median becomes narrower. The freeway encounters an interchange with Dilworth Road and thereafter with Roger Stevens Drive, the latter providing access to North Gower.
Continuing north of Manotick through fields, Highway 416 is crossed by the Prescott Highway for the fourth and final time as that road turns northeast and travels into downtown Ottawa as Prince of Wales Drive. Shortly thereafter is an interchange with Brophy Drive / Bankfield Road. Approaching urban Ottawa, the route passes alongside a large quarry jogs to the west along an S-curve, crossing the Jock River in the process. After this, an interchange with Fallowfield Road provides access to the suburb of Barrhaven which occupies portions of the land east of the freeway; the route jogs back to the east along a second S-curve and passes through an aesthetically designed bridge while traveling alongside the Stony Swamp. The final section of Highway 416 travels parallel to Cedarview Road, relocated for the freeway; the Stony Swamp lies west of the route. At the northern end of the swamp is an interchange with West Hunt Club Road; the freeway continues through a section of greenspace before descending into a trench.
It passes beneath Bruin Road and the Ottawa Central Railway while traveling alongside Lynwood Village in Bells Corners. The highway is crossed by Richmond Road; the freeway ends at a large interchange with the Trans-Canada Highway, Highway 417, just south of the Lakeview and Bayshore communities on the Ottawa River. The Stony Swamp overpass at the southern entrance to Ottawa is a pre-tensioned concrete arch; the bridge acts as a gateway to the National Capital Region and is the longest rigid frame bridge in Ontario with a 59-metre-long span. In the same vicinity, the freeway sinks below ground level in a trench. At the Jock River, southwest of Barrhaven, deposits of sensitive leda clay presented a challenge in designing the crossing for the fr
Chandrakanth "Chandra" Arya is a Canadian Liberal politician, elected to represent the riding of Nepean in the House of Commons of Canada in the 2015 federal election. Http://enr.elections.ca/ElectoralDistricts.aspx?lang=e
Ottawa City Council
The Ottawa City Council is the governing body of the City of Ottawa, Canada. It is composed of the mayor; the mayor is elected at large. Council members are elected to four year terms with the last election being on October 22, 2018; the council meets at Ottawa City Hall in downtown Ottawa. Much of the council's work is done in the standing committees made up sub-groups of councillors; the decisions made in these committees are voted upon. Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee Community and Protective Services Committee Debenture Committee Environment Committee Finance and Economic Development Committee Audit Sub-Committee Governance Renewal Sub-Committee Information Technology Sub-Committee Member Services Sub-Committee Planning Committee Built Heritage Sub-Committee Transit Commission Transportation Committee Accessibility Arts, Culture and Recreation Environmental Stewardship French Language Services Services Jim Watson – Mayor Stephen Blais – Cumberland Ward Riley Brockington – River Ward Rick Chiarelli – College Ward Jean Cloutier – Alta Vista Ward George Darouze – Osgoode Ward Diane Deans – Gloucester-Southgate Ward Laura Dudas - Innes Ward Keith Egli – Knoxdale-Merivale Ward Eli El-Chantiry – West Carleton-March Ward Mathieu Fleury – Rideau-Vanier Ward Glen Gower - Stittsville Ward Jan Harder – Barrhaven Ward Allan Hubley – Kanata South Ward Theresa Kavanagh - Bay Ward Jeff Leiper – Kitchissippi Ward Matthew Luloff – Orléans Ward Catherine McKenney – Somerset Ward Carol Anne Meehan – Gloucester-South Nepean Ward Shawn Menard - Capital Ward Scott Moffatt – Rideau-Goulbourn Ward Tobi Nussbaum – Rideau-Rockcliffe Ward Jenna Sudds - Kanata North Ward Tim Tierney – Beacon Hill-Cyrville Ward Jim Watson – Mayor Stephen Blais – Cumberland Ward Riley Brockington – River Ward Rick Chiarelli – College Ward David Chernushenko – Capital Ward Jean Cloutier – Alta Vista Ward George Darouze – Osgoode Ward Diane Deans – Gloucester-Southgate Ward Keith Egli – Knoxdale-Merivale Ward Eli El-Chantiry – West Carleton-March Ward Mathieu Fleury – Rideau-Vanier Ward Jan Harder – Barrhaven Ward Allan Hubley – Kanata South Ward Jeff Leiper – Kitchissippi Ward Catherine McKenney – Somerset Ward Jody Mitic – Innes Ward Scott Moffatt – Rideau-Goulbourn Ward Bob Monette – Orléans Ward Tobi Nussbaum – Rideau-Rockcliffe Ward Shad Qadri – Stittsville Ward Michael Qaqish – Gloucester-South Nepean Ward Mark Taylor – Bay Ward Tim Tierney – Beacon Hill-Cyrville Ward Marianne Wilkinson – Kanata North Ward Jim Watson – Mayor Stephen Blais – Cumberland Ward Rainer Bloess – Innes Ward Rick Chiarelli – College Ward David Chernushenko – Capital Ward Peter D. Clark – Rideau-Rockcliffe Ward Diane Deans – Gloucester-Southgate Ward Steve Desroches – Gloucester-South Nepean Ward Keith Egli – Knoxdale-Merivale Ward Eli El-Chantiry – West Carleton-March Ward Mathieu Fleury – Rideau-Vanier Ward Jan Harder – Barrhaven Ward Katherine Hobbs – Kitchissippi Ward Diane Holmes – Somerset Ward Allan Hubley – Kanata South Ward Peter Hume – Alta Vista Ward Maria McRae – River Ward Scott Moffatt – Rideau-Goulbourn Ward Bob Monette – Orléans Ward Shad Qadri – Stittsville Ward Mark Taylor – Bay Ward Tim Tierney – Beacon Hill-Cyrville Ward Doug Thompson – Osgoode Ward Marianne Wilkinson – Kanata North Ward Larry O'Brien, Mayor Georges Bédard – Rideau-Vanier Ward Michel Bellemare – Beacon Hill-Cyrville Ward Rainer Bloess – Innes Ward Glenn Brooks – Rideau-Goulbourn Ward Rick Chiarelli – College Ward Alex Cullen – Bay Ward Diane Deans – Gloucester-Southgate Ward Steve Desroches – Gloucester-South Nepean Ward Clive Doucet – Capital Ward Eli El-Chantiry – West Carleton-March Ward Peggy Feltmate – Kanata South Ward Jan Harder – Barrhaven Ward Diane Holmes – Somerset Ward Peter Hume – Alta Vista Ward Gord Hunter – Knoxdale-Merivale Ward Rob Jellett – Cumberland Ward Christine Leadman – Kitchissippi Ward Jacques Legendre – Rideau-Rockcliffe Ward Maria McRae – River Ward Bob Monette – Orléans Ward Shad Qadri – Stittsville-Kanata West Ward Doug Thompson – Osgoode Ward Marianne Wilkinson – Kanata North Ward Bob Chiarelli, Mayor Georges Bédard – Rideau-Vanier Ward Michel Bellemare – Beacon Hill-Cyrville Ward Rainer Bloess – Innes Ward Glenn Brooks – Rideau-Goulbourn Ward Rick Chiarelli – Baseline Ward Alex Cullen – Bay Ward Diane Deans – Gloucester-Southgate Ward Clive Doucet – Capital Ward Eli El-Chantiry – West Carleton Ward Peggy Feltmate – Kanata Ward Jan Harder – Bell-South Nepean Ward Diane Holmes – Somerset Ward Peter Hume – Alta Vista Ward Gord Hunter – Knoxdale-Merivale Ward Rob Jellett – Cumberland Ward Herb Kreling – Orléans Ward Jacques Legendre – Rideau-Rockcliffe Ward Shawn Little – Kitchissippi Ward Maria McRae – River Ward Bob Monette – Orléans Ward Janet Stavinga – Goulbourn Ward Doug Thompson – Osgoode Ward Bob Chiarelli, Mayor Elisabeth Arnold, Somerset Michel Bellemare, Beacon Hill-Cyrville Rainer Bloess, Innes Glenn Brooks, Rideau Rick Chiarelli, Baseline Alex Cullen, Bay Diane Deans, Gloucester-Southgate Clive Doucet, Capital Dwight Eastman, West Carleton Jan Harder, Bell South-Nepean Peter Hume, Alta Vista Gord Hunter, Knoxdale-Merivale Herb Kreling, Orléans Jacques Legendre, Rideau Rockliffe Shawn Little, Kitchissippi Phil McNeely, Cumberland Madeleine Meilleur, Rideau-Vanier Alex Munter, Kanata Janet Stavinga, Goulbourn Wendy Stewart, River Doug Thompson, Osgoode Jim Watson, Mayor Elisabeth Arnold, Somerset Inez Berg, Capital Jim Bickford, Mooney's Bay Ward Richard Cannings, Rideau Diane Deans, Southgate Ward Stéphane Émard-Chabot, Bruyère-Strathcona Ward Allan Higdon, Alta Vista-Canterbury Ward Karin Howard, Mooney's Bay Ward (1997 - February
Manotick is a community in Rideau-Goulbourn Ward in the rural south part of the City of Ottawa, Canada. It is a suburb of the city, located on the Rideau River south of the suburbs Barrhaven and Riverside South, about 25 km from downtown Ottawa, it was founded by Moss Kent Dickinson in 1864. He named the village'Manotick', after the Algonquin word for'island', it has been part of the City of Ottawa since amalgamation in 2001. Prior to that, it was located in Rideau Township. According to the Canada 2016 Census, Manotick had a population of 4,486; the village of Long Island Locks was first settled in 1833. In the 1830s, a small settlement formed in the area of the newly constructed Long Island locks on the Rideau Canal, but there was no development in the area of present-day Manotick. A post office was established in 1854. In 1859, when a bulkhead was constructed across the west branch of the Rideau River, entrepreneur Moss Kent Dickinson and his partner Joseph Merrill Currier obtained the water rights and constructed a stone mill, on the shores of the Rideau River.
The flour mill, as well as a carding mill, sawmill and a bung factory built by Dickinson, helped spur the development of the settlement. The flour mill was renamed Watson's Mill, it survives today as a working museum with an operational grist mill. M. K. Dickinson, Esq. established the Long Island Flouring Mills in 1860, which had the capacity of grinding one hundred barrels of flour per diem. The saw mill, built by M. K. Dickinson, Esq. employed twelve men, turned out about two million feet of sawn lumber per annum. Dickinson House, built in 1863, was the first major building in Manotick, it served as a general store, post office, telegraph office. The Dickinson and Watson families, who owned/operated Watson’s Mill, used the house as their residence from 1870 to 1972; the house is furnished to give visitors an interpretation of what the space was like when the Dickinson family was in residence. It is included amongst other architecturally interesting and significant buildings in Doors Open Ottawa, alongside Watson's Mill.
Open Doors Ottawa sometimes coincides with Dickinson Days, Manotick’s annual festival celebrating the Founder of the village. By 1866, Long Island Locks was a post village with a population of 100 of the township of Gloucester, on the Rideau canal, seven miles from Gloucester station, on the Ottawa and Prescott railway, 15 miles from Ottawa; the village contained two general stores, a number of mechanics. There were two church buildings here, one occupied alternately by the Presbyterian congregation and the English Church, the other by the Wesleyan Methodists. By 1866, Manotick was a post village with a population of 100 of the township of North Gower, on the Rideau river, five miles from Kelly's station on the Ottawa and Prescott Railway, 17 miles from Ottawa. There was excellent water-power supplied by the Rideau canal. Mails tri-weekly; the Loyal Orange Lodge, No. 477, mets in Orange Hall, in Manotick village, on the first Friday in each month. The original St. James Anglican Church was built of wood in a Norman style in 1876, on land donated by Moss Kent Dickinson.
When a larger church was built in 1985, the original style and appearance, including a Norman tower, the original stained glass windows and much of the other furnishings were maintained. The church was included amongst other architecturally interesting and significant buildings in Doors Open Ottawa, held June 2 and 3, 2012. Manotick was host to a Royal Canadian Navy experimental ionospheric laboratory referred to as the RPL, or the Radio Propagation Laboratory, it was located on the Prescott Highway. The RPL evolved from Section 6 of the Operational Intelligence Centre of the RCN during WW II, it occupied small huts on the Prescott Highway, which, in the years 1944-47 housed a naval High Frequency radio station, operating under the call sign CFF. The station received and transmitted messages between Naval Service Headquarters, Allied Authorities, ships at sea, intercepted enemy transmissions. A name plate now marks the site, located south of the Experimental Farm's arboretum, between the Rideau Canal and the Prescott Highway.
SunTech Greenhouses LTD, a Hydroponic Greenhouse covering 2.3 acres was constructed in 1999 on a ninety acre lot. An additional twelve thousand square feet was added in the spring of 2001, bringing the greenhouse acreage to 2.5 acres. Since the infrastructure was increased by 1.5 acres in 2012, bringing the total greenhouse surface to 4 acres. As commercial traffic on the Rideau became less important, the population in the village declined; the population in the village rebounded as Manotick came to be viewed by some as a bedroom community for Ottawa, joining the City of Ottawa in 2001. With perceived overdevelopment of housing in south Ottawa, including the rapid growth of Barrhaven, Manotick strives to maintain its character and property values by managing growth and working with developers.. Manotick Public School - The only public elementary school in Manotick, teaches kindergarten to grade 5 in English and French. St. Leonard Catholic School - Teaches over 500 kindergarten and junior students in English and French.
St. Mark Catholic High School - Teaches grades 7-8 and 9-12 in English and French South Carleton High School - Teaches over 1300 grade 9-12 students, located in Richmond, it is the primary public high school for the region. On the first Friday and Saturday of June, the people of Manotick congregate in the heart of Manotick around Dickinson Square to celebrate Dickinson Days; the festival is named