Welcome to Cathcart on the Rideau in historic Lowertown


I have strong roots in the Ottawa Valley. I was born in Perth, Ontario and, outside of three years spent at KGH in Kingston, Ontario and five years in Oxford, England, I have lived most of my life either in Ottawa or Perth.
Recently, I have developed a passion for the history of Ottawa, and in particular the historic district where I live, 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.