The story behind Rue d’Ottawa

Photo: Bill Cox

Rue d’Ottawa is a short residential street between Rue Rochambeau and Rue de Windsor within the quadrangle of Chemin des Quatre-Bourgeois, Boulevard Pie XII, Avenue McCartney and Autoroute Duplessis.

Rue d’Ottawa is named after Canada’s capital city in Ontario, located along the Ottawa River where Samuel de Champlain established a camp in the early 17th century. The camp was used as a stopover for travellers, merchants and explorers heading to Lake Huron, via Lake Nipissing and Georgian Bay. By 1815, a small community was established.