In the By and By (Ottawa)

The settlement was originally named Bytown, but when it "was incorporated into a city in 1865, it was renamed Ottawa after the nearby river. The river is named after the Odawa people who lived in the area. In 1857, there were a few cities competing to be the capital city. To settle it, Queen Victoria chose Ottawa because it was centrally located between the cities of Montreal and Toronto, and was along the border of Ontario and Quebec (the centre of Canada at the time)." (

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