Ottawa, what a GREAT Place to Live
Ottawa is the 4th largest city in Canada & the 4th cleanest city out of 300 major cities in the world. (Forbes Magazine 2007)
Ottawa is the 17th Best City in the World to Live. (Forbes 2016)
Ottawa is the Best City in Canada to live in. (Moneysense)
Ottawa is the most educated city with more scientists, engineers and PhD’s per capita than any other city in Canada.
Ottawa was originally called Bytown named for Colonel John By, the engineer who oversaw construction of the Rideau Canal.
In 1855 Bytown was incorporated and became Ottawa from the Algonquin word adawe – which means to trade.
In 1857 Queen Victoria chose Ottawa to be the capital of Canada.