Welcome to Cathcart on the Rideau in historic Lowertown


Begininng at the top and moving left to right:
Map 1879; The train bridge of Ottawa Prescott Railway: Workers' houses;
the old ByWard Market; Unknown: Lady Stanley Hospital;
Unknown; Porter's Island; Grand Union Ottawa; Lowertown

This website is my way of sharing what I have learned about the people that made Lowertown their home from the time when Colonel By first conceived of this "Workers' Village" in the area bounded by Sandy Hill, the Rideau and Ottawa Rivers and his newly-built canal.