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Old Posted Mar 28, 2010, 6:37 AM
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Incorporated as a village in 1866 and annexed by Ottawa in 1887, New Edinburgh is a neighbourhood located east of the Rideau River in Ottawa. New Edinburgh is home to 24 Sussex Drive, the official residence of the Prime Minister of Canada, and Rideau Hall, the official residence of the Governor General of Canada, as well as several embassies.


































































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Old Posted Mar 28, 2010, 11:52 AM
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What a great set of pictures! I really like how you begin with the bridge, through which the Peace Tower can be seen. I think that typifies the feel of the neighbourhood - the presence of 'political' and historic Ottawa is palpable.
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Nice shots Flar....as always. I would love to live in that neighbourhood someday.
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New Edinburgh is such a pretty neighborhood. I'd love to live there someday.
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Old Posted Mar 28, 2010, 11:25 PM
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I can't believe I've never been over that bridge before, and sadly, have never really explored all that much of New Edinburgh either.

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Old Posted Mar 28, 2010, 11:34 PM
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The presence of industry and the railway along the river until the second half of the 20th century made for an interesting mix of housing stock -- from mill-workers houses to the mansions of the mills' owners (wasn't the Govern General's residence formerly the Booth mansion?).

Thanks for the tour of the old neighbourhood (used to live just north of Beechwood).
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Well that looks great!
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Old Posted Mar 29, 2010, 3:28 AM
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Nice pictures. There seems to be an interesting mix of old and new, affluent and simple.

As an aside, what's the difference between the Pime Minister and the Governor General? What does the Governor General do?
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Looks like a great neighborhood, with a nice mix of housing.
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Old Posted Mar 29, 2010, 1:51 PM
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(wasn't the Govern General's residence formerly the Booth mansion?).
No. This was Thomas McKay's castle. He was founder of New Edinburgh, built the Ottawa locks next to Parliament Hill, and Earnscliffe that became Sir John A. MacDonald's house and now the British High Commissioners residence. It was because of him, that the first railway into Ottawa was routed through New Edinburgh. It is hard to believe that the Rideau Falls area was once a major industrial complex and he was behind that as well. It was all cleared away by the 1950s to beautify the city.

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The Prime Minister is the leader of the elected Parliament. The Prime Minister is not directly elected by Canadian voters. He or she is elected as a Member of Parliament by voters in a local district only. The political party itself elects the leader and if that party wins the most seats (districts) in Parliament, then he or she becomes Prime Minister. The Prime Minister has a great deal of power in setting the agenda in Parliament but only one vote, and during an election, the leaders of the various parties will often make or break the fortunes of their party.

The Queen is officially the head of state however the power of that position has been delegated to the Governor General, which also includes the head of the armed forces. The Governor General is the Queen's representative in Canada. The Governor General is appointed by the Prime Minister to a particular term of office, which sometimes can be extended. The Governor General signs all legislation into effect but has no power to veto. The Governor General has one very important role. He or she has the power to dissolve Parliament and call a federal election and the power to transfer power to another party in the event that the Prime Minister has lost the confidence (lost control of the majority) of Parliament and to enforce the maximum term of Parliament as set out in the Constitution. In almost all cases, the Prime Minister voluntarily asks the Governor General to dissolve Parliament. Besides this very important role that was tested within the last couple of years, the position of Governor General is mostly ceremonial.
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Great place - lots of historic stuff, but not stuck in the past. This is an intriguing pair of houses.
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Great range of architectural styles .
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I must say that is one great city. I am glad I visited several years ago. Very clean, safe and a great quality of life.
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Nice pics.
I had no idea that was what the neighbourhood was called. On my trips to Ottawa tour guides always called that area Rockcliff.
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Nice pics.
I had no idea that was what the neighbourhood was called. On my trips to Ottawa tour guides always called that area Rockcliff.
Rockcliffe is actually the next neighbourhood to the east, beyond the grounds of the GG's residence. Land of many official residences of Ambassadors and High Commissioners and such, among other things.
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Nice pics.
I had no idea that was what the neighbourhood was called. On my trips to Ottawa tour guides always called that area Rockcliff.
I am sure the tour guide was correct. New Edinburgh is tucked in between Rideau Hall and the Rideau River and has little presence when travelling by tour bus along Sussex. Once you pass 24 Sussex (the Prime Minister's residence) and Rideau Hall (the Governor General's residence), you are in Rockcliffe. The distance between the Rideau River and Rideau Hall is only a few blocks so the guides focus on the two residences and perhaps the French Embassy.
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Great stuff as usual flar!
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