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One of the few Ottawa monuments that commemorates workers

Workers at Ottawa’s depression-era relief camp in Rockliffe actively supported the On-to-Ottawa Trek

In the 19th century, the English regarded both the Irish and Africans as racially inferior

Colonial map depicting the class organization of Ottawa

This map, found on the website appears to be a redrawn version of an 1842 original made by a British army officer. Assuming the latter day version remains true to the original, which I have not been able to find, the map tells us colonial officials expected the working class occupying ‘Lowertown’ would be far more numerous than the wealthy residents of ‘Uppertown’.  Of course these days, few Ottawa residents are aware their city was originally designed to have an upper class enclave called ‘Uppertown’.