Bronson Avenue (Ottawa)
Bronson Avenue is a major north-south arterial road in Ottawa, Canada. It starts as a continuation of the Airport Parkway, an expressway to the Macdonald-Cartier International Airport, it continues past Carleton University, the Glebe, north through Centretown, ends downtown at Sparks Street. Starting as an expressway leading from the Airport Parkway, Bronson becomes a six lane divided principal arterial with little or no direct frontage and a speed limit of 70 km/h. From Colonel By Drive, Bronson Avenue continues as a four-lane undivided principal arterial road through residential and commercial areas with a speed limit of 50 km/h. Upon reaching Albert Street, Bronson ends as a local road for downtown residents. Bronson Avenue is a gateway to the southern neighborhoods of Ottawa and since it is faster to take Bronson Avenue than Bank Street, the street is quite busy at rush hour. Glebe Collegiate Institute and Carleton University border on Bronson Avenue. There has been considerable debate about the nature of the road in the past few years.
Bronson Avenue took its name from Ottawa politician Erskine Henry Bronson. Bronson Avenue is considered a boundary line for several Ottawa neighbourhoods: Centretown Centretown West The Glebe Old Ottawa South Major intersections: Start as a continuation of Airport Parkway - 0.0 km Sunnyside Avenue - 0.9 km Colonel By Drive - 1.3 km Carling Avenue - 2.2 km Highway 417 - 2.6 km Catherine Street - 2.7 km Gladstone Avenue - 3.0 km Somerset Street - 3.4 km Slater Street - 3.9 km Albert Street - 4.0 km Ends at Sparks Street - 4.1 km Bronson Centre Carleton University Google Maps: Bronson Avenue
Rideau Street is a major street in downtown Ottawa, Ontario and one of Ottawa's oldest and most famous streets running from Wellington Street in the west to Montreal Road in the east where it connects to the Vanier district. Rideau Street is home to the Château Laurier, the CF Rideau Centre and the Government Conference Centre. Along with Wellington Street and Sussex Drive it was among the first streets in Ottawa to be host to businesses; the Plaza Bridge by the Rideau Canal is at its westmost point and the Cummings Bridge is at its eastmost point. For many years, Rideau Street was one of Ottawa's primary retail thoroughfares, containing department stores such as Freimans, Ogilvy's, Caplan's and Metropolitan. In November 1979 mayor Marion Dewar examined a plan to create what became the'Rideau Street Bus Mall.' Sidewalks from Sussex to Dalhousie were enclosed in a continuous glass-and-steel structure. The heated mall was expected to allow pedestrians to shop in comfort year-round. However, the structure had an unanticipated downside, in that it attracted large numbers of homeless and late-night drinkers.
Many establishments along the affected stretch of Rideau Street failed as a result. The decision was made to tear the shelters down, in the end the cost for dismantling them was as much as the $6.5 million incurred in their construction. Although the local department stores are gone, Rideau Street still features The Bay department store, the Rideau Centre shopping mall, the street is adjacent to shops of the Byward Market; the street had been designated Highway 17B before the Ontario government discontinued it in 1998. To the north of Rideau, east of King Edward Avenue is the traditional Lower Town district of Ottawa, a residential area which in the past was predominantly Francophone, but now has one of Ottawa's largest immigrant populations, notably including many Francophone Africans and Somalis. North of Rideau and west of King Edward is the commercial Byward Market area. To the south of Rideau Street is the Sandy Hill neighbourhood, with its mix of embassies, older houses, low- and high-rise apartment buildings, student housing.
A section of Rideau Street was closed to all traffic from June 8 to July 2, 2016 after it collapsed in the vicinity of excavations being made for the Rideau station of the Confederation Line. That year on October 2, a much smaller sinkhole opened in the same area as the June 8 sinkhole. Due to the sinkholes, Rideau Street was closed to regular traffic from Sussex to Dalhousie until further notice. Only buses, construction vehicles, delivery vehicles were permitted. 2014 sinkhole Rideau Street Chapel Sussex Drive Wallis House Wellington Street
Airport Parkway (Ottawa)
Airport Parkway is an expressway in Ottawa, Canada. It runs from the Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport to an interchange with Heron Road where it turns into Bronson Avenue. Airport Parkway is a two-lane expressway for most of its length, is home to one of Ontario's only two single-point urban interchanges at its Hunt Club Road exit; the speed limit is 80 km/h for its entire length. Until 1997, Airport Parkway was maintained by the federal government of Canada under the jurisdiction of the National Capital Commission; the road has had 300 collisions and three fatalities since 2000, making it the focus of future improvements. There has been some discussing in twinning it to a four-lane expressway or freeway, although those discussions have stalled due to local controversy; the following is a list of exits along Airport Parkway. Some exits on Bronson Avenue are included. List of Ontario expressways
Montreal Road is a major east-west Ottawa road that links Lowertown to Vanier, eastern neighbourhoods of Ottawa. Until downloading in 1998, it was part of the provincially managed Highway 17B. At its western end, Montreal Road begins at the Cummings Bridge, which spans the Rideau River and is an extension of Rideau Street, it becomes Vanier's main road. East of St. Laurent Boulevard, it becomes a four-lane principal road which divides several neighbourhoods such as Beacon Hill. At Regional Road 174, Montreal Road continues as St. Joseph Boulevard which runs through the older portions of Orléans Village until Trim Road, it continues east of Trim Road under the name Old Montreal Road. This road, known as Queen Street prior to amalgamation in 2001, goes through the old Cumberland Village and ends at Regional Road 174 just past Becketts Creek. Points of interest along this road are: Montfort Hospital National Research Council labs Greens Creek Conservation Area Place d'Orléans Shopping Centre Orléans Town Centre.
There are bus lanes between North River Road and St. Laurent Boulevard to speed transit service during rush hours. Future plans by the city could include an LRT corridor on this stretch all the way to Blair Road. Montreal Road goes through the following neighbourhoods: Vanier Cardinal Glen Rothwell Heights Beacon HillSt. Joseph Boulevard goes through the following neighbourhoods: Convent Glen Queenswood Fallingbrook On Montreal Road: Vanier Parkway St. Laurent Boulevard Aviation Parkway Blair Road Ogilvie Road Regional Road 174On St. Joseph Boulevard: Jeanne d'Arc Boulevard Orléans Boulevard Tenth Line Road Trim Road
Riverside Drive (Ottawa)
Riverside Drive is a major road in Ottawa, Canada that follows along the eastern bank of the Rideau River. Its northern terminus is at the Transitway/Via Rail underpass just south of the Queensway, the road proceeds south to Limebank Road where it continues as River Road until the city limits. North of the Queensway, Riverside continues as Vanier Parkway, which travels through Vanier until Beechwood Avenue; the road's name is linked to Vanier, named for former Governor General of Canada Georges Vanier. Most of the road is a four-lane divided principal arterial, with a speed limit of 60 km/h, although the general flow is faster in many sections. Riverside is home to the Riverside Hospital, the Billings Bridge Plaza, the RA Centre, Canada Post headquarters, Public Works Canada headquarters, Canadian Labour Congress headquarters, Vincent Massey Park, Terry Fox Athletic Facility, Mooney's Bay Park. Riverside was re-aligned between Smyth Road and Industrial Avenue in 1986. Riverside once ended at Industrial, while it was Alta Vista Drive that carried traffic across the Queensway to become the Vanier Parkway.
The old alignment of Riverside Drive in Riverview continues to be known as Riverside Drive, serves a number of apartment building complexes, has a cul-de-sac at each end. Limebank Road is an arterial road in Ottawa, a southbound continuation of Riverside Drive that starts at River Road, continues south through Riverside South and to Mitch Owens Rd, it continues southbound through West Greely as Dozois Road. On Vanier Parkway Beechwood Avenue / St. Patrick Street Montreal RoadOn Riverside Drive The Queensway / Highway 417, exit 117 Industrial Avenue / Bus Access to Hurdman Transit Station Smyth Road / Main Street Bank Street Bronson Avenue Heron Road Walkley Road Hunt Club RoadOn River Road Limebank Road Leitrim Road Earl Armstrong Road Mitch Owens Road Riverview Alta Vista Billings Bridge Uplands/South KeysRiver Road Riverside South Manotick Edgewater ParkVanier Parkway Vanier Overbrook Riverside Drive/River Road/Limebank Road project Google Maps: Riverside Drive routing
Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. Its ten provinces and three territories extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering 9.98 million square kilometres, making it the world's second-largest country by total area. Canada's southern border with the United States is the world's longest bi-national land border, its capital is Ottawa, its three largest metropolitan areas are Toronto and Vancouver. As a whole, Canada is sparsely populated, the majority of its land area being dominated by forest and tundra, its population is urbanized, with over 80 percent of its inhabitants concentrated in large and medium-sized cities, many near the southern border. Canada's climate varies across its vast area, ranging from arctic weather in the north, to hot summers in the southern regions, with four distinct seasons. Various indigenous peoples have inhabited what is now Canada for thousands of years prior to European colonization. Beginning in the 16th century and French expeditions explored, settled, along the Atlantic coast.
As a consequence of various armed conflicts, France ceded nearly all of its colonies in North America in 1763. In 1867, with the union of three British North American colonies through Confederation, Canada was formed as a federal dominion of four provinces; this began an accretion of provinces and territories and a process of increasing autonomy from the United Kingdom. This widening autonomy was highlighted by the Statute of Westminster of 1931 and culminated in the Canada Act of 1982, which severed the vestiges of legal dependence on the British parliament. Canada is a parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy in the Westminster tradition, with Elizabeth II as its queen and a prime minister who serves as the chair of the federal cabinet and head of government; the country is a realm within the Commonwealth of Nations, a member of the Francophonie and bilingual at the federal level. It ranks among the highest in international measurements of government transparency, civil liberties, quality of life, economic freedom, education.
It is one of the world's most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations, the product of large-scale immigration from many other countries. Canada's long and complex relationship with the United States has had a significant impact on its economy and culture. A developed country, Canada has the sixteenth-highest nominal per capita income globally as well as the twelfth-highest ranking in the Human Development Index, its advanced economy is the tenth-largest in the world, relying chiefly upon its abundant natural resources and well-developed international trade networks. Canada is part of several major international and intergovernmental institutions or groupings including the United Nations, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the G7, the Group of Ten, the G20, the North American Free Trade Agreement and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum. While a variety of theories have been postulated for the etymological origins of Canada, the name is now accepted as coming from the St. Lawrence Iroquoian word kanata, meaning "village" or "settlement".
In 1535, indigenous inhabitants of the present-day Quebec City region used the word to direct French explorer Jacques Cartier to the village of Stadacona. Cartier used the word Canada to refer not only to that particular village but to the entire area subject to Donnacona. From the 16th to the early 18th century "Canada" referred to the part of New France that lay along the Saint Lawrence River. In 1791, the area became two British colonies called Upper Canada and Lower Canada collectively named the Canadas. Upon Confederation in 1867, Canada was adopted as the legal name for the new country at the London Conference, the word Dominion was conferred as the country's title. By the 1950s, the term Dominion of Canada was no longer used by the United Kingdom, which considered Canada a "Realm of the Commonwealth"; the government of Louis St. Laurent ended the practice of using'Dominion' in the Statutes of Canada in 1951. In 1982, the passage of the Canada Act, bringing the Constitution of Canada under Canadian control, referred only to Canada, that year the name of the national holiday was changed from Dominion Day to Canada Day.
The term Dominion was used to distinguish the federal government from the provinces, though after the Second World War the term federal had replaced dominion. Indigenous peoples in present-day Canada include the First Nations, Métis, the last being a mixed-blood people who originated in the mid-17th century when First Nations and Inuit people married European settlers; the term "Aboriginal" as a collective noun is a specific term of art used in some legal documents, including the Constitution Act 1982. The first inhabitants of North America are hypothesized to have migrated from Siberia by way of the Bering land bridge and arrived at least 14,000 years ago; the Paleo-Indian archeological sites at Old Crow Flats and Bluefish Caves are two of the oldest sites of human habitation in Canada. The characteristics of Canadian indigenous societies included permanent settlements, complex societal hierarchies, trading networks; some of these cultures had collapsed by the time European explorers arrived in the late 15th and early 16th centuries and have only been discovered through archeological investigations.
The indigenous population at the time of the first European settlements is estimated to have been between 200,000
Brookfield High School (Ottawa)
Brookfield High School is an Ottawa-Carleton District School Board high school in the Riverside Park neighbourhood of Ottawa, Canada. It was opened in 1962. Like most of the Ottawa schools, it is semestered, it specializes in a French immersion program, is one of the few schools in Ottawa to offer instruction in Arabic. It offers English as a Second Language classes and German and Spanish as third languages. Brookfield is known for their athletics, they are strong in men's Soccer and Wrestling men's Rugby. Brookfield High School was recognized by the George Lucas Foundation in 2008 for their outstanding achievements in the integration of technology across the curriculum; the Music program of Brookfield High School has various groups such as: Junior/Senior Concert Band, Jazz Band, the World Voices Choir, Guitar class. The program got the prestigious MusiCounts Grant of $10,000 to upgrade their musical instruments. Brookfield High School is the only school in Ottawa to get this grant; the Senior Concert Band has achieved a Gold status at Regional Music Fest for three years in a row, with a Silver status at Nationals.
The Junior Concert Band achieved silver status gold status once at Regional Music Fest. In the 2011 music festival, the senior band achieved gold once again. In 2012 the Senior Band received gold at Silver at Nationals; the Senior Jazz Band achieved Silver status twice and a Gold status once at Regional Music Fest, with a Gold standing at National Music Fest. The Percussion Ensemble, newly formed in 2008-09, achieved a Silver status at Regional Music Fest; the Brookfield High School concert and stage bands produced an album in 1972. The World Voices Choir has performed at the Senate of Canada, CBC radio/news, CTV news, National Library and Archives, RCMP Sunset Ceremonies, Stephen Lewis Foundation meeting, other locations, they participated in the Gulu walk, performed at the peace hall, have created partnership with Harmonia Choir of Ottawa, have performed at many fund raising events. They have connected with KIVA, a non- profit organization promoting micro financing for entrepreneurs in developing countries.
They have released two of their own CDs: Ubuntu and We Have A Dream. Brookfield is home to several successful sports teams, many of which have earned high rankings at municipal and provincial championships. Boys'/Girls' Basketball, Senior/Junior Boys' Rugby 7's &15's, Boys'/Girls' Wrestling, Girls' Touch Football, Boys'/Girls Soccer, Boys'/Girls' Volleyball, Boys'/Girls' Badminton, Boys'/Girls' Curling, Boys' Hockey, Boys' Baseball, Boys'/Girls' Ultimate Frisbee, Boys' Golf, Cross country running, Nordic Skiing, Track & Field. 2010-2011 Tier 2 Champs 2011-2012 Tier 1 Champs 2012-2013 Tier 1 Champs 2012-2013 Tier 1 Champs 2014-2015 Tier 2 Champs 2016-17 A/AA OFSAA Ottawa Champs The Brookfield School Council is an active forum in which the school administration and representatives of parents of the students participate on a voluntary basis to collaboratively work towards enhancement of the learning experiences and social life of the school community. The Brookfield School Council has been successful in receiving the Public Reach Out Grant sponsored by the Ministry of Education, Ontario for "Networking with Parents through Highlight of Pathway to Higher Education and Global Outlook" for the year 2008-09.
The Education Seminar event being organised under this grant, titled "Pathways to Higher Education: From High School to College and University" involves the general public including all the current and future parents of the Ottawa-Carleton district school board and High commissioners and diplomatic staff of countries whose students have come to the high schools in Canada in recent years. Subsequently, the event information will be made available on internet for the benefit of the broader community of current and future parents. Jon Dore Scott Gordon, Kristina Groves John Kricfalusi Mike MacDonald Riley Brockington, Ottawa City Councillor Marc Methot, Angus Mortimer, Seyi Smith, Randall Dark, Producer, HDTV pioneer. Bob McKeown Former CFL player, investigative journalist with CBC with NBC and CBS Chris Robinson List of high schools in Ontario School Website OCDSB Website 2006–2007 OCDSB School Profile