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Blog: Ethnicity and Segregation in Ottawa-Hull, 1961

The basic search screen for the CityStats tool.

One of the more interesting tools that I have used for understanding the ethnic and racial composition of Canadian cities in the postwar era is called City Stats. Billed as a tool “designed to encourage the use of measures of residential segregation in Canadian urban history,” it allows the user to run calculations, from the basic to the complex, to understand segregation better in one, several, or all urban areas in Canada.

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Second City, Second Metro: No Changes Please, Things Are Already (Almost) Perfect in Stittsville

After having formally become a Village in 1961 (as opposed to a Police Village), things seemed to be firing on all cylinders for Stittsville. Pictured here are Brenda and Debby Ann Bradley with their prize-winning heifer, Duchess, in 1958. Image: Library and Archives Canada, Acc. 1972-047 NPC Box 06271 Item 604.

When the Village of Stittsville’s Council submitted its Brief to Murray Jones, it painted a picture of blue skies and staunch independence and it had no interest in losing.

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Second City, Second Metro: An Upgrade for Manotick

A.Y. Jackson was one of Manotick’s best known residents. He would later abandon the Long Island idyll for Centretown. Image: Library and Archives Canada / National Film Board / Acc. 1971-271 NPC Box 70 Item 89167.

Swinging westward, the next contribution came from the Trustees of the Police Village of Manotick, which was then caught between four separate townships, far from their main centres, and unable to have problems solved at that level.

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Second City, Second Metro: Cumberland Township Also Needs Schools

In March of 1961, the massive Queenswood development was announced. Source: Ottawa Citizen, March 20, 1961, 7.

It wasn’t just anxiety over the size of the proposed Queenswood proposal that had gripped Cumberland Township. The question as to where, exactly, the children that would be filling those homes, were to go to school. 

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Second City, Second Metro: The Ottawa Transportation Commission Struggles With Rapid Growth

I was going to share the 1948 map that you’ve all seen, but figured it has been shared more than enough. Here is what the Ottawa Transportation Commission’s system looked like in 1965. Source: Ottawa Transportation Commission. Ottawa Bus Routes, September 1965.

When Ottawa Transportation Commission (OTC) Chairman David McMillan and its General Manager George Brady appeared in front of Murray Jones with their submission, it was clear that there was one thing on their minds: financial sustainability.

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