- Metcalfe Street (Ottawa)
Metcalfe Street is a downtown arterial road in Ottawa, Canada. It is named for Charles Theophilus Metcalfe, a nineteenth century Governor General of the Province of Canada. It is a north-south route, operating one way northbound, providing a key thoroughfare from Highway 417 (the Queensway). In the late 19th century and the early 20th century, it was one of the most prestigious addresses in Ottawa being home address of Ottawa's mayor Thomas Birkett (306 Metcalfe, Embassy of the Republic of Hungary in Ottawa), Canada's lumber and railroad baron John Rudolphus Booth (252 Metcalfe, Booth House), inventor Thomas Willson a.k.a. Carbide Willson, and Sir Alexander Campbell, law partner of Sir John A. Macdonald (236 Metcalfe).
The southern terminus is at Monkland Avenue in The Glebe neighbourhood. It proceeds north as a minor residential street until the Queensway interchange (exit 119). As it continues north to downtown Ottawa, Metcalfe Street detours to the east of the Canadian Museum of Nature between Argyle Street and McLeod Street, then continuing straight until Wellington Street where the road ends at Parliament Hill.
(from North to South):
- Laurier Avenue
- Somerset Street
- Gladstone Avenue
- Catherine Street
- Embassy of Argentina in Ottawa (at 81 Metcalfe)
- Metcalfe Station (OC Transpo) (at Albert and Slater streets)
- Ottawa Transportation Master Plan, see map 7 Central Area/Inner City Road Network
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