Ottawa streetcar maps 1915-1954

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Town and Crown – 1915 Report of the Federal Plan Commission on a General Plan for the Cities of Ottawa and Hull – Drawing No. 24B: Diagram showing daily volume and distribution of street cars

Ottawa - daily volume and distribution of street cars - 1915 - drawing24B

Carleton Maps, Data and Government Information Centre (MADGIC) – Ottawa transit system map 1929. Red lines are streetcar lines (“car lines”). And yes, you could have gotten (with a change or two) from Grove Ave. in Old Ottawa South out west to the beach at Britannia Bay.

SystemMap1929

Carleton Maps, Data and Government Information Centre (MADGIC) – Ottawa transit system map 1939. Red lines are streetcar lines (“car lines”).

SystemMap1939

UPDATE 2020-05-07: I think the above 1939 map must be a hand (or computer) edit of an underlying City of Ottawa map; the heading “Ottawa Transportation Commission” can’t be true for 1939 as the Commission wasn’t created until 1948.  END UPDATE

Town and Crown – Greber Plan – Distribution of Street Cars and Buses 1948. Solid lines are street car lines. Numbers in circles are round trips per day. 245 round trips per day for the Bank Street B line.

Distribution of street cars and buses - Ottawa Transportation Commission - 1948 - plate_14

Carleton Maps, Data and Government Information Centre (MADGIC) – Ottawa transit system map 1951. City begins to stretch out, as green bus lines extend south, east and west. Red lines are street car routes.

SystemMap1951

Carleton Maps, Data and Government Information Centre (MADGIC) – Ottawa transit system map June 1954. Solid lines are street car routes.

SystemMap1954_June

Carleton Maps, Data and Government Information Centre (MADGIC) – Ottawa transit system map December 1954. Solid lines are street car routes.

SystemMap1954_Dec