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July 23, 2013

PHOTO: Ottawa road signs that explain who the streets were named after

Thanks to our Twitter follower Kokololamo who sent along this photo of street signs in New Edinburgh. Each sign gives some information about who the streets were named for.

Here's a photo showing the street signs for Dufferin Street (named after Canada's Governor General from 1872-1878) and Chrichton Street, named for Anne Christine Chrichton, wife of Thomas Mackay, a stone mason and builder who was involved in the construction of the Rideau Canal. He was also one of the early property owners in New Edinburgh.

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  1. Anonymous12:55 PM

    Grumpy Cat says, "and who are they naming the pot holes and badly aligned manhole covers after?"


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