City Of Ottawa
Welcome to the privately owned cityofottawa.com website .
With over 1 million residents and 30 thousand businesses in the Greater Ottawa
Area , cityofottawa.com is pleased to be part of the beautiful and internationally
known Capital of Canada . Officially opened on September 1st , 2016 , the
website will be continually updating and adding more content .
Some of the content to eventually be added is tourism , media , restaurants ,
shopping , transportation and much more . Everything that makes this city
a great place to live , visit and do business in .
There will also be the occasional fun contest featured !
Soon to be added will be to give people and businesses
the opportunity to announce an event or promote their business .
Do come back and visit again the website for an ever growing portal to the City Of Ottawa !!
A Brief History Of Ottawa
Bytown was the original name for Ottawa . Bytown was founded in 1826 as a community .
In 1855 Bytown was renamed Ottawa and incorporated as a city.
Ottawa became Canada's Capital in 1857 .
The origin of the name "Ottawa" is derived from the Algonquin word adawe, meaning "to trade".
The word refers to the Indigenous Peoples who used the river to trade, hunt, fish, camp,
harvest plants, ceremonies, and for other traditional uses.