Public Art In Ottawa
Ottawa is the Capital of Canada and lies on the Ottawa River.The Ottawa region is the home of the
Odawa First Nations people. Early European settlers made their living in the fur and timber trade using the Ottwa
River for trasportation. Following the War of 1812 the government began sponsored immigration schemes which saw the
arrival of Irish Catholics and Protestants who took up jobs in the Rideau Canal project and the booming timber
industy. On the 31st of December, 1857, Queen Victoria was asked to choose a capital for the Province of Canada
(modern day Ontario and Quebec) and chose Ottawa.