The Rideau River, is a river in Eastern Ontario, Canada. The river flows north from Upper Rideau Lake and empties into the Ottawa River at the Rideau Falls in Ottawa, Ontario, its length is 146 kilometres. The river was given the name "Rideau" by Champlain, as he wrote in 1613, because of the appearance of the Rideau Falls; the Anishinàbemowin name for the river is "Pasapkedjinawong", meaning "the river that passes between the rocks."The Rideau Canal, which allows travel from Ottawa to the city of Kingston, Ontario on Lake Ontario, was formed by joining the Rideau River with the Cataraqui River. The river diverges from the Canal at Hog's Back Falls in Ottawa. In early spring, to reduce flooding on the lower section of the river, workers from the city of Ottawa use ice blasting to clear the ice which covers the river from Billings Bridge to Rideau Falls by cutting "keys" through the ice and using explosives to break off large sheets of ice; this practice has been going on for more than 100 years.
The regulatory authority charged with protecting the Rideau River and its tributaries is the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority. Adrians Creek Duck Creek Tay River Black Creek Otter Creek Rosedale Creek Irish Creek Babers Creek Atkinsons Creek Rideau Creek Dales Creek Brassils Creek Murphy Drain Kemptville Creek McDermott Drain Cranberry Creek Steven Creek Mud Creek Jock River Black Rapids Creek Nepean Creek Sawmill CreekCommunities along the Rideau include: Ottawa, Ontario Manotick, Ontario Kars, Ontario Merrickville, Ontario Smiths Falls, Ontario List of Ontario rivers Royal Swans, that now occupy a stretch of the river. Lawrence, Bonita. Fractured Homeland: Federal Recognition and Algonquin Identity in Ontario. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada: UBC Press. ISBN 9780774822893. Legget, Robert Ferguson. Rideau Waterway. University of Toronto Press. ISBN 0-8020-2573-0 – via Google Books. Rideau Valley Conservation Authority Biodiversity of the Rideau River
Prince of Wales Drive
Prince of Wales Drive is a road serving Ottawa, named after the eponymous road in Battersea, London, U. K; the northern section is a low-speed street running along the west bank of the Rideau River, while southern portions of the road were Highway 16. Prince of Wales Drive is the continuation of Queen Elizabeth Drive beyond Preston Street, it runs through the Central Experimental Farm before reaching a roundabout. The speed limit is 50 km/h down to Fisher Avenue. There is a major intersection with Hunt Club Road, where several commuters from south Nepean use the bridge to cross the Rideau River. Prince of Wales Drive follows the Rideau River past Manotick. South of the intersection with Jockvale Road, the road diverts from the river and heads in a southwesterly direction toward North Gower, where it terminates at 4th Line Road. Prior to the construction of Highway 416, the stretch of Highway 16 that included Prince of Wales continued south to the Canada–US border into Saint Lawrence County, New York In May 2007, the City approved the start of an environmental assessment study in regards of the future widening of the road from Fisher Avenue to Woodroffe Avenue from two to four lanes in accommodation to future expansion in Barrhaven and Riverside South.
Preston Street Baseline Road & Heron Road Meadowlands Drive & Hog's Back Road Hunt Club Road Fallowfield Road Merivale Road Strandherd Drive Longfields Drive Bankfield Road 4th Line Road City of Ottawa page on future widening of Prince of Wales Drive City Report Template on future widening project Battle to widen Prince of Wales heats up
Queen Street (Ottawa)
Queen Street is an east-west arterial road located in Downtown Ottawa, Canada. The street is two-way with one to two lanes going in each direction; the Confederation Line will run underneath Queen Street. The road is only 1.4 kilometres long. The road begins at the intersection of Elgin and Lawrence Freiman Lane. From eastbound on Queen Street the northbound section of Elgin appears to be a continuation of Queen. Heading west the road has two lanes in each direction; the road is surrounded by skyscrapers. From Metcalfe Street to Bay Street, the road is reduced to a single eastbound lane due to construction; the City of Ottawa is renewing the street in anticipation of the Confederation Lines' opening as well as to build the tunnels and stations for the Confederation Line. The city is expanding the pedestrian infrastructure on the street, adding wide boulevard sidewalks, priority crosswalks, additional landscaping; the construction includes shared bike lanes, upgrades to sanitary sewers and storm sewers, the addition of planters and street furniture, installation of curbs and resurfacing of the street.
The construction will be done at the same time as Confederation Line construction as two Confederation Line stations will be located on Queen Street. Queen Street is planned to become Downtown Ottawa's Showcase Street, it will have wide sidewalks, it will be pedestrian-friendly for economic opportunity. The renewal has proved controversial. While the water mains on Queen Street were being replaced in 2013, workers discovered several human bones and an historical burial site; the burial site was Ottawa's oldest Christian cemetery dating back to around 1828-1845. Archaeologists found the remains of 19 individuals, they suspect that there are around 500 people buried there; the burial site is believed to have been for workers constructing the Rideau Canal. Researchers think that it extends to Queen Street to the south, Sparks Street to the north, Elgin Street to the east, Metcalfe Street to the west. Queen Street is served by route 10 from Bay Street to Elgin Street eastbound and Elgin Street to Lyon Street westbound, route 16 from Bay Street to O'Connor Street eastbound and Elgin Street to Lyon Street westbound.
The route is served by routes 7 and 6 from Bank Street to Elgin Street. The Confederation Line will have Parliament stations of Queen Street. Notes Royal eponyms in Canada City of Ottawa renewal project
Carling Avenue is a major east–west arterial road in the west end of Ottawa, Canada. It runs from March Road in Kanata to Bronson Avenue in the Glebe; the road is named for John Carling, founder of Carling Brewery and Conservative MP and Senator, Postmaster General and Minister of Agriculture. It begins at the fringes of the Glebe neighbourhood and runs in a straight direction west until the Ottawa River where it bends north to go around Crystal Bay and Britannia Bay and ends north of Kanata, it used to begin at O'Connor Street, one block east of Bank Street, but the part east of Bronson was renamed Glebe Avenue in the 1970s. It is a four to six-lane principal arterial road for most of its urban length, with a speed limit of 60 km/h; the portion through the Greenbelt and into Kanata is a two-lane rural highway, with a speed limit of 80 km/h. In December 2005 one lane in each direction between Booth Street and Cambridge South just before Bronson was converted to a bus-only lane; this short bus-only section speeds up bus traffic through the Carling/Bronson intersection during rush-hour.
Located along Carling Avenue are Andrew Haydon Park, the Lincoln Fields Shopping Centre, Carlingwood Mall, Fairlawn Plaza, Westgate Mall, the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre, the Ottawa Civic Hospital and the Old Dominion Observatory, as well as the Carling Campus, the Communications Research Centre, Smithvale Stables and Mitel. It runs along the northern boundaries of the Central Experimental Farm and Commissioners Park. Carling is now known as Ottawa Road #38 but used to be Highway 17B east of Richmond Road until the Ontario government downloaded the highway to the local government; until the 1970s, the western part of Carling was part of Highway 17. In every year from 2004 to 2007, Carling Avenue has been named one of Ontario's worst 20 roads in a CAA survey, citing frequent bumps and potholes. Construction is underway through certain portions of it. Key OC Transpo bus routes on Carling Avenue include: route 14 between Holland Avenue and Parkdale Avenue, route 16 between Croydon Avenue and Carlingwood Mall, route 50 between Clyde Avenue and Churchill Avenue N, route 80 between Holland Avenue and Merivale Road, serving the Royal Ottawa Hospital, as well as Westgate Shopping Centre.
Route 81 between Kirkwood Avenue and Merivale Road, route 85 between Bayshore Drive and Preston Street, serving Lincoln Fields Station and Carling Station, route 97 between Richmond Road and Lincoln Fields Station, route 101 between Highway 417 and Bronson Avenue, serving Carling Station, route 152 between Bayshore Drive and Corkstown Road, between Crystal Beach Drive and Carling Place/Grandview Drive,These are supplemented by peak hour routes: route 56 between Holland Avenue and Bronson Avenue, serving Carling O-Train Station, route 66 between Herzberg Road and Carling Place/Grandview Road, serving Shirley's Bay Complex, between Corkstown Road and Holly Acres Road. There is a Carling Station, presently servicing the O-Train Trillium Line, that connects with the aforementioned routes; the addresses change erratically on Carling. Major intersections: March Road Moodie Drive Holly Acres Road, an approach to Highway 417 Bayshore Drive Pinecrest Road Richmond Road Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway Woodroffe Avenue Maitland Avenue Queensway/Kirkwood Avenue Merivale Road Fisher Avenue/Holland Avenue/Island Park Drive/NCC Scenic Driveway Parkdale Avenue Preston Street Booth Street Bronson Avenue Crystal Beach Bayshore Michelle Heights Britannia Pinewood Lincoln Heights Carlingwood Whitehaven Carlington Hampton Park Civic Hospital Glebe Queensway Terrace North Google Maps: Carling Avenue
Edward Drake Building
The Edward Drake Building the CBC Building, is a modernist office building in Ottawa, Canada designed by CBC's chief architect David Gordon McKinstry and constructed between 1961 and 1964. It served as the headquarters of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, but significant CBC budget cutbacks in the 1990s led to the relocation of the head office staff in 1997; the building was occupied by the Communications Security Establishment and was renamed in honour of the first director of its predecessor organisation, the Communications Branch of the National Research Council. The building occupies a large site bordered by Heron Road and Bronson Avenue. For more than four decades, it has been a landmark in south Ottawa as it is set apart from any other buildings, it was known for the large CBC/Radio Canada logo on one wing of the building, it has been designated as a "classified federal heritage building," which means that it is a federal government building, assigned the highest level of heritage protection.
Victoria Building - CBC Head Office 1938-1964 CBC Ottawa Broadcast Centre - CBC Head Office since 2004 Ottawa Regional Society of Architects - Edward Drake Building Historic Places of Canada - Edward Drake Building Treasury Board of Canada Inventory - Edward Drake Building
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
Walkley Road is a major road in Ottawa, Canada. It runs from Riverside Drive to Ramseyville Road, it is a four-lane divided road which runs through both residential and industrial areas of the southern part of urban Ottawa. List of roads in Ottawa Ottawa 2020 Transportation Master Plan