Railways projected in the Ottawa Area

This shows companies that obtained charters to build in the area bounded in Quebec by Waltham, Maniwaki, Calumet, Rigaud and Coteau and in Ontario by Kingston, Harrowsmith, Tichborne, Sharbot Lake, Madawaska and Brent.  Not every one actually managed to build anything, those that did are shown in the column "built".  The column headed "Authority" shows the statutory authority - session, jurisdiction and chapter followed by a brief summary, PC indicates an Order in Council.

Source - A Statutory History of Railways in Canada 1836-1986 by Robert Dorman and D.E. Stoltz and Canadian National Synoptical History 1967.
See also the tables of private acts in the Department of Justice Website http://laws.justice.gc.ca/en/privlaw/

In addition, there were a number of schemes for which charters were sought but which were unsuccessful in obtaining legislative sanction.  These are shown in the second list below.

 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Name
Built
Authority
Arnprior & Pontiac

1901 Canada c.47 - from Galetta to Quyon station with power to bridge the Ottawa River at Chats Falls and to extend to Arnprior
Arnprior & Pontiac

1909 Canada c.44 - from a point between Quyon and Campbell's Bay on the Pontiac Pacific Junction Ry. across the Ottawa River to Fitzroy Harbour thence via High Falls on the Kingston & Pembroke Ry.; and from Fitzroy Harbour to Britannia on the Canadian Pacific Ry. and to South March on the Grand Trunk Ry.
Atlantic and Lake Superior

1893 Canada c.39 - from Gaspe Bay to a point in the District of Algoma.
1894 Canada c.63 - confirms purchase of Ottawa Valley Ry.
Bay of Quinte
Yes
1896 (1) Canada c.15 - formed by amalgamation of the Bay of Quinte Railway & Navigation Co. and the Kingston, Napanee & Western Ry.
1914 (1) Canada c.20 -  became a constituent company of the Canadian Northern Ry.
Bay of Quinte Railway & Navigation

1880-81 Canada c. 46.  To build from Mill Point (Deseronto) to a point on the Grand Trunk Ry. with other extensions to the Bay of Quinte; power to operate steamboats; authority for working arrangement with Grand Trunk.
1884 Canada c.67. Confirms agreement whereby Bay of Quinte Railway & Navigation was to build a line from Gananoque station on the Grand Trunk Ry. to Rathbun's dock in village.
1896 (1) c.15.  Authority to amalgamate with the Kingston, Napanee & Western to form the Bay of Quinte Ry.

Belleville & Ottawa River

1874-76 Ontario c.66 - from Belleville to Tweed, Bridgewater, the York Branch of the Madawaska River and to the Ottawa River, with a branch to Madoc and the Moore and Dufferin iron mines, and branches from the main line to any ore bodies in Hastings County.
Bessemer & Barrys Bay
Yes
1904 Canada c.48 - from L'Amable on the Central Ontario Ry. to Barrys Bay via Bessemer and McArthur's Mills.
1919 (1) Canada c.13 - cites as a constituent company of the Canadian Northern System as taken over by Canadian National Ry.
Boynton Bicycle Electric

1894 Canada c.64 - a single rail electric railway on the Boynton Electric Railway system from Winnipeg, via Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal and Saint John to Louisburg.
Brockville & New York Bridge

1886 Canada c.91 - power to erect a railway bridge over the St. Lawrence River from Brockville to Morristown, NY.  Power to amalgamate  with a similar company in the USA.
PC 1894-3199 (Oct 25) - approves the amalgamation with the St. Lawrence Ry. of the United States under the name of the Brockville & St. Lawrence Bridge Co.
1892 Canada c.64 and 1894 Canada c. 89 - subsidy

Brockville & Ottawa
Yes
1853 Canada c.106 - from Brockville to Pembroke via Smiths Falls.
1878 Canada c.36 - became part of the Canada Central Ry.

Brockville & St. Lawrence Bridge

PC 1894-3199 (Oct 25) - approves amalgamation of Brockville & New York Bridge Co. and the St. Lawrence Railway Co (NY) under the name Brockville & St. Lawrence Bridge.
1898 Canada c.94 subsidy.
Brockville & Westport

1870-71 Canada c.45 - from Brockville to Westport with power to negotiate with the Grand Trunk for a right of way into Brockville and to enter into leasing or operating arrangements with the Brockville & Ottawa Ry.
1873 Ontario c. 96 time extension.
Brockville Street 

Letters patent, 27 Dec 1886, under Ontario Street Railways Act to build a horse railway on the streets of Brockville and to St. Lawrence Park in Elizabethtown township.
Brockville, Merrickville & Ottawa

1885 Ontario c.76 - Brockville to Ottawa crossing the Rideau canal at Merrickville and via the townships of Elizabeth, Augusta, Wolford, Montague, Marlboro, North Gower and Nepean, with power to operate vessels on the rivers and lakes, etc.
Brockville, Westport & North-Western
Yes
1903 Canada c. 4 - incorporated to take over the Brockville, Westport and Sault Ste. Marie Ry. following sale under Court Order.  Declared to be for the general advantage of Canada.
1905 Canada c. 64 - time extension.
1906 Canada c. 43 - revote of subsidy and payment to creditors of the Brockville, Westport and Sault Ste. Marie Ry.
1907 Canada c. 67, 1909 Canada c. 55 - time extension.
1911 Canada c. 47 - agreements with the Ontario and Ottawa Ry. and the Canadian Northern Ry.
1912 Canada c. 126 - Ontario and Ottawa Ry. may purchase Brockville, Westport and North Western Ry.
1914 (1) Canada c.20 - became part of Canadian Northern Ry.

Brockville, Westport & Sault Ste. Marie

1884 Ontario c.63 - from Brockville to Westport and from there to Georgian Bay and to Sault Ste. Marie. 
1885 Canada c. 59 - subsidy from Brockville to Westport.
1887 Ontario c. 74 - power to amalgamate with certain railway companies; running rights; time extension; use of bridges over St. Lawrence and St. Mary rivers.
1888 Ontario c. 66 - branch lines to Jones Falls and Lyndhurst; debentures.
1889
Ontario c. 35 - subsidy.  Junction with Canadian Pacific Ry. to Palmer's Rapids.
1889 Canada c. 3 - subsidy .  Newboro to Palmer's Rapids.
1890 Canada c. 2 , 1891 Canada c. 8, 1892 Canada c. 5, 1894 Canada c. 4 - subsidy.
1892 Ontario c. 93 - time extension.

1903 Canada c. 4 - to be taken over by the Brockville, Westport and North Western Ry. following sale under Court Order.
Buckingham & Lievre River

1892 Canada c.32 - from Buckingham, up the Lievre River to its source, and from Buckingham to the Ottawa River; power to lease or sell to the Canadian Pacific Ry.
Buckingham Electric Ry., Light & Power

Quebec 1905.  Name changed to Lievre Valley Power, Traction and Manufacturing.
Bytown & Britannia Rail-Way

1847 Canada c.118 - from Bytown to Britannia Mills and in the town of Fitzroy Harbour; operate vessels on the Ottawa River from Britannia to Fitzroy Harbour and Portage du Fort.
Bytown & Pembroke

1852-3 Canada c.137 - from Bytown to Arnprior with power to extend to Pembroke if the Brockville & Ottawa fails to, and to continue from Arnprior to Georgian Bay and Sault Ste. Marie.
1856 Canada c.112 - became a shareholder in the Lake Huron, Ottawa & Quebec Junction Ry.
Bytown & Prescott
Yes
1850 Canada c.132 - from Bytown (Ottawa) to at or near Prescott.
1855 Canada c.188 - name changed to Ottawa & Prescott Ry.

Caledonia Peat Manufacturing & Smelting

1868-69 Ontario c.76 - power to manufacture peat fuel and transport it to markets or smelt ores with it; authorizes a railway, tramway or canal from some point in Caledonia or Alfred townships to the navigable waters of the Ottawa or South Nation Rivers.
Campbellford, Lake Ontario & Western
Yes
1904 Canada c.54 - from a point between Blairton and Ivanhoe stations on the Canadian Pacific Ry. via the counties of Peterborough, Hastings and Northumberland to Coburg; and from there via the counties of Northumberland, Durham, Ontario and York to a point on the Canadian Pacific Ry. between Locust Hill and Leaside Junction.
PC 1913-1669 (July 4) - approves lease to Canadian Pacific Ry. effective 1 July 1913.

Canada Atlantic
Yes
1879 Canada c.57 - formed through the amalgamation of the Coteau & Province Line Ry. and the Montreal and City of Ottawa Junction Ry.
1899 Canada c.81 - amalgamated with Ottawa, Arnprior & Parry Sound Ry. under the name Canada Atlantic Ry.
1904, October 1 - Grand Trunk Ry. assumed operation.
1905 Canada c.75 - Grand Trunk authorized to acquire stock.
1906 Canada c.73 - acquired Pembroke Southern Ry.
1914 (1) Canada c.89 - amalgamated into Grand Trunk Ry.

Canada Central
Yes
1861 Canada c.80 - from Montreal to some point on Lake Huron (Georgian Bay) via Ottawa, Arnprior and Pembroke.
1865 Canada c.80
1866 Canada c.94
1870 Canada c.52 - authorizes Dominion Government to expropriate, lease or assume running rights over Canada Central  in connection with any railway appertaining to the Dominion of Canada.
1872 Canada c.68 - authorizes a line up to 7 miles south of Pembroke if Kingston & Pembroke Ry. builds there, and construction of a line to Arnprior from a point on existing route from Ottawa to Carleton Place; extends authorized terminus to Sault Ste. Marie.
PC 1874-1100 (Nov 4) - authorizes an extension commencing near Douglas and running via the valley of the Bonnechere River, Round Lake and Burnt Lake to the eastern terminus of the proposed Georgian Bay branch of the Canadian Pacific Ry.
1875 Canada c.67 - to build in the most direct and feasible route from Renfrew towards Lake Huron and also to build a railway to Pembroke.
1878 Canada c.36 -  Brockville & Ottawa Ry. became part of Canada Central.
PC 1878-301 (April 18) - extension from Pembroke along the Ottawa River valley at an average distance of 8 to 10 miles from the river, to the projected terminus of the Canadian Pacific Ry. at the southeast corner of Lake Nipissing (Callender Bay). Ratified by parliament on 7 May.
1881, May 1 - amalgamated with Canadian Pacific Ry.

Canadian National

1919 (1) Canada c.13.  Incorporates Canadian National Ry.; includes Canadian Northern Ry.
PC 1923-181 Jan 30) - amalgamation with the Grand Trunk Ry.

Canadian Northern Ontario
Yes
PC 1906-1193 - name changed from James Bay Ry.
1914 (1) c.20 - constituent company of Canadian Northern Ry.
1919 (1) c.13 -  constituent company of Canadian Northern Ry. entering Canadian National Rys
.
Canadian Pacific
Yes
1881 Canada c.1 - construction of the Canadian Pacific Ry. grant of $25,000,000 and 25,000,000 acres.
9 June 1881 - Canada Central Ry, including the Brockville & Ottawa Ry. (q.v.), is merged in Canadian Pacific Ry.
1882 Quebec c.19 - authorizes Quebec government to sell the line from Montreal to Hull, Aylmer and Ottawa to the Canadian Pacific Ry.
26 September 1884 - leased the St. Lawrence & Ottawa Ry.
1884 Canada c.54 - confirms the lease of the Ontario & Quebec Ry.
1884 Canada c.61 - confirms sale of line from Perth to Smiths Falls to the Ontario & Quebec Ry. and confirms lease of this line to Canadian Pacific Ry.
15 November 1892 - leased the Montreal & Ottawa Ry.
1897 Canada c.39 - authorizes lease of the Hull to Aylmer line to the Hull Electric Ry.
1899 Canada c.59 and 1900 Quebec c.65 - confirms the sale of the Hull to Aylmer line to the Hull Electric Ry.
1 November 1902 - leased the Ottawa, Northern & Western Ry.
PC 1913-1663 (July 4) - approves the lease of the Campbellford, Lake Ontario & Western Ry.  effective 1 July 1913.

Carp, Almonte & Lanark

1892 Ontario c.94 - from Carp to Almonte and Lanark and from there to Bridgewater (Actinolite).
Central Counties
Yes 
1889 Canada c.80 - name changed from Prescott County Ry.
Leased to the Canada Atlantic Ry.as follows:
1891- Glen Robertson to Hawkesbury.
1895 - South Indian (Limoges) to Rockland.

Central Railway of Canada

1905 Canada c.79 - changes name of Ottawa River Ry.and authorizes an extension to Georgian Bay.
Cobden & Opeongo

1889 Ontario c.51 - from Cobden on the Canada Central to Eganville and from there through the Opeongo district to some point on the proposed Toronto & Ottawa Ry.
Cornwall & Hawkesbury

1914 (1) Canada C.64 - from Cornwall to Martintown and Alexandria and from there to Hawkesbury and to any point on the Canadian Pacific Ry. at or near Grenville or Calumet.
Cornwall Bridge

1930 Canada c.55 - to construct a bridge across the St. Lawrence River from Cornwall to St. Regis for pedestrian, vehicular and streetcar traffic.
Cornwall Junction 

1882-3 Ontario c.49 - from Cornwall to Smiths Falls and from there to Perth or Carleton Place.
Cornwall Street

By letters patent, 11 Novmber 1885, under Ontario Street Railway Act to build a horse railway on the streets of Cornwall, Lorneville,
Beaconsfield, Gladstone and Cornwall township, including lines to the Grand Trunk Ry. station and the Toronto Power Co.'s mill.

Cornwall Street Ry., Light & Power
Yes
Letters patent under Ontario Street Railways Act to build and operate an electric railway upon the streets of Cornwall and the highways of adjoining municipalities.
PC 1970-2118 (October 24) acquired by Canadian National Railways.

Coteau & Province Line

1872 Canada c.83 - from a point on the Grand Trunk Ry. near Coteau Landing across the St. Lawrence River via the islands, to St. John's or some point on the United States boundary in New York State. 
1879 Canada c.57 - amalgamated with the Montreal & City of Ottawa Junction Ry.under the name of Canada Atlantic Ry.

Deschenes Bridge

1895 Canada c.73 - to build a bridge for railway and other traffic over the Ottawa River from Britannia to the Quebec side of the river at or above the Deschenes Rapids.
Dominion Central

1905 Canada c.86 - name changed from Kingston & Dominion Central.
Eastern Ontario

1882-93 Ontario c.51 - from Cornwall to Ottawa with branches to L'Orignal, Carleton Place and Smiths Falls.
Eastern Ontario Electric

1909 Ontario c.134 - to build an electric railway from Cornwall to Toronto.
Federal District Commission
Yes
1951(1) Canada c.50 - to construct railway and related facilities, to sell or lease same to any railway company, and to enter into agreements regarding their use or operation.
Became National Capital Commission in 1958.

Gananoque & Rideau

1870-1 Ontario c.46 - from Gananoque to a junction with the Grand Trunk Ry. and from there to Merrickville with a branch to Westport;  power to operate vessels on the Rideau Canal and the St. Lawrence River.
1884 Ontario c.67 -  name changed to Thousand Islands Ry.

Gananoque, Perth & James Bay

1884 Canada c.83 - from Gananoque, via Perth to James Bay; with branches to mines in Lanark, Leeds, Frontenac or Renfrew counties.
1888 Canada c.75 - merged with the Thousand Islands Ry.

Gatineau & Ungava

1910 Canada c.102 - from the head of the Gatineau River, northwest branch, to Lake Chibougamou, and from there to the east side of Lake Mistassini, to Homani or Summit lake, to Lake Kaniapiskau, to Lake Minto to Payne Lake. 
1912 Canada c.94 - name changed to Ottawa & Ungava Ry.

Glengarry & Stormont
Yes
1912 Ontario c.134 - from a point on the Canadian Pacific Ry. on the eastern boundary of Ontario in Lancaster to a point on the St. Lawrence River in Charlottenburg, and from there westerly to Cornwall with branches to Martintown, Williamstown and Lancaster.
1913 Canada c.118 - to build from St. Polycarpe Junction on the Canadian Pacific Ry. in Soulanges county southwesterly via Williamstown to Cornwall.
PC 1915-1688 (July 23) - leased to Canadian Pacific Ry.

Grand Ontario Central

1880 Ontario c.55 - from Goderich to Ottawa via Beeton and Peterborough
Grand Trunk

1852-53 Canada c.37 - to build from Toronto to Montreal via Port Hope, Coburg, Belleville, Kingston.Brockville, Prescott, St. Raphael's and crossing the Ottawa River to the island of Montreal.
1905 Canada c.75 - authorized to acquire shares in the Canada Atlantic Ry.
1906-07 Canada c.89 - authorized to enter into agreements with Canada Atlantic Ry. and Pembroke Southern Ry.
1906-07 Canada c.117 - to hold shares in Ottawa Terminals Ry.
1914 (1) Canada c.89 - Canada Atlantic Ry. amalgamated into Grand Trunk.
PC 1923-181 (January 30) - amalgamated into Canadian National Railways.

Grenville International Bridge

1888 Canada c.90 - to build a railway bridge over the St. Lawrence River from at or near Prescott to Ogdensburg, NY.
Haliburton, Whitney and Mattawa

1899 Ontario c.94 - from Haliburton via Whitney to Mattawa.
Hull Electric 
Yes
1894-5 Quebec c.69 - to build tramways in Hull and to Aylmer and Gatineau Point.
1897 Canada c.39 - authorizes lease of Hull to Aylmer branch of Canadian Pacific Ry. to Hull Electric Ry.
1899 Canada c.59 - authorizes sale of Hull to Aylmer branch of Canadian Pacific Ry. to Hull Electric Ry.
1901- Agreement with Pontiac, Pacific Junction Ry. and Ottawa & North Western Ry. regarding running rights over the
Interprovincial Bridge.
1913 Canada c.133 - confirms 1901 agreement and declares the Hull Electric Railway to be a work for the general advantage of Canada.
PC 1926-1699 approves lease by Hull Electric from Canadian Pacific of two tracks between Sparks Street, Ottawa and Youville Street, Hull for 21 years.

Hull Mines    

1881 Canada c.49 - from mines on lots 12 and 13 sixth range and on lot 11 of seventh range, in Hull township to the City of Hull and across the Ottawa River to Ottawa; authorized to use the Quebec, Montreal, Ottawa and Occidental Ry.'s bridge over the Ottawa River. (also known as the Hull Mountain Iron Mining Company)
Huron & Ottawa

1874 (1) c.46 - from Ottawa to Parry Sound via the Madawaska Valley and Lake Rousseau.
Irondale, Bancroft and Ottawa
Yes
1884 Ontario c. 76.  Changes the name of the Toronto and Nipissing Eastern Extension Ry. to Irondale, Bancroft and Ottawa.
1887 Ontario c. 74. Brockville, Westport and Sault Ste. Marie (q.v.) authorized to amalgamate with Irondale, Bancroft and Ottawa.
1895 Ontario c. 103. Irondale, Bancroft and Ottawa authorized to amalgamate with the Brockville, Westport and Sault Ste. Marie.
1904 Canada c. 88. Authorized to sell or lease its line to the James Bay Railway.
1904 Ontario c.78.  Authorized to sell its properties to one of.
- Grand Trunk.;
- Toronto, Lindsay and Pembroke.;
- Pembroke Southern.;
- Canada Atlantic.;
- James Bay.
1910 Canada c. 139. Authorizes the Ontario and Quebec to acquire the Irondale, Bancroft and Ottawa.
1914 (1) Canada c. 20. Cites as a constituent company of the Canadian Northern.
1919 Canada c.13. Cites as a subsidiary company of the Canadian Northern system passing into the Canadian National Railway.

James Bay

1895 Canada c.50 - from Parry Sound via the French River and Lake Wahnapitae to the Moose River on James Bay.
1905 Canada c.110 - authorized to construct from Toronto to Ottawa, from the French River via Ottawa and Hawkesbury to Montreal, and from Sudbury to Port Arthur (Thunder Bay).
PC 1906-1193 (June 25) name changed to Canadian Northern Ontario Ry.

Kingston & Dominion Central

1904 Canada c.90 - from Kingston via Newboro and Westport to a point on Georgian Bay between Parry Sound and Midland. 
1905 Canada c.86 - name changed to Dominion Central.

Kingston & Frontenac

1868-9 Ontario c.66 - from Kingston to the vicinity of Knowlton Lake and from there to some point in Olden or Oso townships, with branch railways, tramways or waggon roads up to seven miles long; power to operate vessels on adjacent lakes and streams.
Kingston & Frontenac

1903 Ontario c.100 - from Kingston to the southwesterly end of Loughborough Lake and from there to Loughborough bridge; with a branch from the southwestern end of Loughborough Lake to the Kingston & Pembroke Ry.
Kingston & Gananoque Electric

1895 Ontario c.104 - to build an electric railway from Kingston to Gananoque; with power to extend line through the townships of Leeds, Lansdowne and front of Escott.
1906 Ontario c.110 - name changed to Kingston, Gananoque & Perth Ry.

Kingston & Madoc 

1869 Ontario c.37 - from Kingston to Madoc via Tamworth, with branch railways, tramways and waggon roads up to seven  miles long to any mine, peat-bog, quarry, mill, lake or river.
Kingston & Newburgh

1856 Canada c.117 - from Kingston to Newburgh via Clark's Mills.
Kingston & Pembroke
Yes
1871 Canada c.49 - from Kingston to Pembroke with a ferry or bridge to Quebec.
1879 Canada c.61 - power to build branch lines at any point from the main line in Lennox and Addington to some place in Lanark to connect with the Canada Central Ry.  with the proviso that the power should not be exercised until the main line of the railway to conect with the CCR was constructed.
1883 Canada c. 64 - power to build branch lines, among others to Eganville but only on condition that the main line or branch line was built to the village of Renfrew.
PC 1912-3344 (Dec 3) leased to Canadian Pacific Ry.

Kingston & Pontiac

1891 Canada c.66 - from a point on the Ottawa and Gatineau Valley Ry. in Wright township, through the townships of Wright, Aleyn, Leslie, Thorne, Clarendon and Litchfield, in Quebec, and the townships of Horton and Ross in Ontario, to at or near the village of Renfrew; with power to cross the River Ottawa by bridging the same at or near the village of Portage du Fort, also with power to connect or amalgamate with and otherwise acquire or make working arrangements with other railways.
1901 Canada c. 7 - subsidy for branch line from at or near Sharbot Lake via Lanark village to Carleton Place, not to exceed 41 miles.
1906 Canada c.118 - subsidy for a branch line from at or near Sharbot Lake or from a point between Sharbot lake and Bathurst station to Carleton Place.

Kingston & Toronto

1851 Canada c.146 - from Kingston to Toronto.
Kingston Street
 Yes
1875-77 Ontario c.74 - to build along the streets of Kingston and the highways of adjoining municipalities.
1893 Ontario c.91 - name changed to Kingston, Portsmouth & Cataraqui Street Ry.

Kingston, Gananoque & Perth

1906 Ontario c.110 - name changed from Kingston, Gananoque & Perth Electric Ry.
Kingston, Gananoque & Perth Electric

1903 Ontario c.101 - name changed from Kingston & Gananoque Electric.
1906 Ontario c.110 - name changed to Kingston, Gananoque & Perth Ry.

Kingston, Napanee & Western

1890 Canada c.62 - name changed from Napanee, Tamworth & Quebec .
1896 (1) Canada c.15 - amalgamated with the Bay of Quinte Railway & Navigation Co. to form the Bay of Quinte Ry.

Kingston, Portsmouth & Cataraqui Electric
Yes
1895 Ontario c.105 -name changed from Kingston, Portsmouth & Cataraqui Street Ry.
Kingston, Portsmouth & Cataraqui Street

1893 Ontario c.91 - name changed from Kingston Street Ry.
1895 Ontario c.105 - name changed to Kingston, Portsmouth & Cataraqui Electric Ry.

Kingston, Smiths Falls & Ottawa

1887 Canada c.88 - from Kingston to Ottawa via Smiths Falls.
Lake Huron, Ottawa & Quebec Junction

1856 Canada c.112 - from a point on the Ottawa River between Arnprior and Pembroke to the waters of Lake Huron, comprising as its shareholders the North Shore Ry.,  Vaudreuil Ry. , Montreal & Bytown Ry. , Bytown & Pembroke Ry  and Brockville & Ottawa Ry.
1861Canada c.80 - land grant re-allocated to Canada Central Ry. , Brockville & Ottawa Ry., Carillon & Grenville Ry., North Shore Ry.
 and St. Maurice Navigation.

Lake Temiscaminque

1883 Quebec c.93 - from a point at which the Pontiac Pacific Junction Ry. is to cross the Ottawa River to Lake Temiscaminque.
Lievre Valley Power, Traction and     Quebec 1905.  Name changed from Buckingham Electric Ry., Light & Power. To run from Hull to the mouth of the Du Lievre River in Buckingham township or L'Ange Gardien and along the Du Lievre River valley to meet the Grand Trunk Pacific Ry.  Rights to develop water powers, work mines, carry on business as ship owner, ship-builder, expressman, mail carrier, wharfinger and warehouseman.

Lanark County Electric1897 60 Vic. Ontario c. 90. - to survey, lay out, construct, complete, alter and keep in repair a double or single track railway, with iron or steel rails, to be  operated by electricity, from some point in the Town of Perth, in the County of Lanark, through the said town and through the Townships of Bathurst, Drummond and Lanark to the Village of Lanark, in the said County of Lanark, with power to extend the said railway from the said Town of Perth, passing through the Township of Elmsley to Oliver's Ferry and the Town of Smith's Falls on the south, and from the said Village of Lanark passing through the Townships of Lanark and Ramsay to the Town of Carleton Place and the Town of Almonte on the north, all in the said County of Lanark, and said railway or any part thereof may be carried along and upon such public highways as may be authorized by the by-laws of the respective corporations having jurisdiction over the same, and subject to the restrictions and provisions therein, and in The Electric Railway Act, 1895, contained, and under and subject to any agreements made or hereafter to be made between the said Company and the councils of any of the said corporations, and between the Company and the road companies (if any) interested in such highways; and the said company may make and enter into any agreements with any municipal corporation or road company as to the terms of occupancy of any street or highway, subject to the provisions and conditions contained in the Electric Railway Act, 1895. and in The Consolidated Municipal Act, 1892, and any Act or Acts amending the same.
Little Nation River

1907 Quebec c.86 - from a point between Thurso and Montebello on the Ottawa River to Cheneville and to Lake Nomininque, near the Canadian Pacific Ry., with branch lines not to exceed in any one case 15 miles in length.  The railway shall be operated by trains as on steam lines, or of separate cars, as on tramways; and the traction shall be effected by electricity, steam, gasolene, or in any other manner that may seem more advantageous to the company.  Passengers and freight may be carried by the same trains or by separate trains.
1910 Quebec c.74 - authorized to build from Cheneville to a point in Arundel township on the Canadian Northern Ry.
1910 Canada - subsidy.
1910 Quebec - approves change of location.  From between Thurso and Montebello on the Ottawa River northerly to Lake Nomininque near the CPR; from Cheneville to Arundel connecting with the Canadian Northern Ry. and northeerly crossing Kiamiks tp. and along the du Lievre basin to the Grand Trunk pacific Ry.  It is provided that in the basin of the Lievre River that the line shall not be built more than a mile from the present Roman Catholic churches in Kiamika, Campbell and Pope tps.

Lochiel, Hawkesbury & L'Orignal Junction

1874 Canada c.78 - from L'Orignal to Hawkesbury and from there to a point on the Montreal & City of Ottawa Junction Ry. in Lochiel.
L'Orignal & Caledonia
Started
1874 (2) Quebec c.51 - L'Orignal to Caledonia Springs. S.Q. 1875-6 c.78 authorizes a branch near L'Orignal to Hartinck's Wharf, and an
extension from Caledonia Springs to High Falls on the Montreal & City of Ottawa Junction Ry.

Merrickville & Westport

1870-71 Ontario c.44 - from Merrickville to Westport diverging from a straight line by up to ten miles and crossing the Brockville & Ottawa Ry. at Irish Creek.
Metropolitan Street Railway of Ottawa

Letters patent, 28 August 1884, under the Street Railway Act of Ontario to build from the Protestant Hospital, along Rideau and Wellington Streets, to Lansdowne Park via Elgin and Bank Streets, and from Rideau Street to Broad Street via Nicholas, Slater and Albert Streets.
Montreal & Bytown 

1852-63 Canada c.103 - from Montreal to Bytown by way of the northeast corner of Mount Royal and the counties of Terrebonne and Deux Montagnes, crossing the Ottawa River at a point between Carillon and Grenville; authorizes branches up to ten miles long and a connecting line to the Victoria Bridge or a point on the Main Trunk Ry. west of Montreal. 
1856 Canada c.112 - became a shareholder in the Lake Huron, Ottawa & Quebec Junction Ry.  and was entitled, with the Vaudreuil Ry.  to build one half of a line from opposite Grenville (Hawkesbury) to Ottawa.

Montreal & Central Canada

1882 Canada c.72 - from Montreal, via Hochelaga, Jacques Cartier, Vaudreuil and Soulanges counties in Quebec and Glengarry, Stormont, Dundas, Grenville and Lanark counties in Ontario, to Smiths Falls and Perth.
Montreal & City of Ottawa Junction

1871 Canada c.47 - from Ottawa to Alexandria and a point on the Grand Trunk Ry.  near Coteau Landing. 
1879 Canada c.57 - amalgamated with the Coteau & Province Line Ry.  under the name of Canada Atlantic Ry.

Montreal & Kingston

1851 Canada c.143 - from Montreal to Kingston.
1852-53 Canada c.39 - repeals charter; shareholders to be reimbursed by Grand Trunk Ry.

Montreal & Kingston Rail-road

1846 Canada c.107 - from Montreal to Kingston.
Montreal & Ottawa
Yes
1890 Canada c.58 - name changed from Vaudreuil & Prescott Ry.
1892 November 15 - leased to Canadian Pacific Ry.

Montreal & Western

1883 Canada c.62 - changes name from Montreal, Ottawa & Western Ry. Authorized to extend from Ste. Agathe parish through the
Rouge Valley to Maniwaki and from there to a point on the Canadian Pacific Ry. between Lakes Nipissing and Temiscamingue
.
Montreal and Northern Colonization

1911 Quebec c.81 - from Montreal through the counties of Jacques Cartier, Laval, Terrebonne, Deux Montagnes, Argenteuil, Montcalm, Ottawa and Pontiac as far as James Bay.
Montreal Northern Colonization

1875 Canada c.68 - name changed to Montreal, Ottawa & Western Ry.
Montreal, Nipissing & Georgian Bay

1904 Canada c.97 - from the east end of Lake Nipissing southwesterly to Arnprior, Ottawa and Montreal; and from point of commencement, westerly through Parry Sound District, via the south shore of Lake Nipissing and French River to a point on Georgian Bay.
Montreal, Ottawa & Western

1875 Canada c.68 - name changed from Montreal Northern Colonization Ry.
1875 (2) Quebec c.2 - properties sold to Quebec Government to be operated by the Quebec, Montreal, Ottawa & Occidental Ry. .
1882 Canada c.67 - confirms Quebec legislation of 1875.
1882 Quebec c.19 - sale of line from Montreal to St. Jerome, Ottawa and Aylmer to Canadian Pacific Ry.
1883 Canada c.62 - name changed to Montreal & Western Ry.

Montreal, Ottawa, Kingston & Georgian Bay

The Kingston and Dominion Central was planning to change its name to Montreal, Ottawa, Kingston & Georgian Bay at the 1905 session but this was not done.
Morrisburg & Ottawa Electric

1910 Ontario c.145 - name change from Morrisburg Electric.
Morrisburg Electric

1908 Ontario c.130 - from Morrisburg to Ormond, with a branch to Ste. Therese. 
1909 Ontario c.136 - authorized extension to Ottawa.
1910 Ontario c.145 - name changed to Morrisburg & Ottawa Electric  in 1910.

Napanee, Tamworth & Quebec
Yes
1879 Canada c.67 - from Napanee to the Ottawa River in Rolphton township, Renfrew county.
1890 Canada c.62 - name changed to Kingston, Napanee and Western Ry.

National Capital Commission
Yes
1958 - name changed from Federal District Commission.
New York Central

1915 Canada c.50 - leases Ottawa & New York Ry.
New York, St. Lawrence & Ottawa

1888 Canada c.67 - from Ottawa to Brockville or to a point between Brockville and Westport.
Nipissing & Pontiac

1903 Canada c.166 - from New Liskeard, Nipissing District, to the foot of Lac des Quinze, Quebec.
North Eastern

1906 Quebec c.64 - from Lake Temiscamingue to a point on the National Transcontinental Ry. from Lake Kakebonga to Maniwaki and to Nominingue.
North Lanark

1899 Ontario c.100 - from Mile Lake, Renfrew county, (on the Kingston & Pembroke Ry.) to the Canadian Pacific Ry. or the Ottawa, Arnprior & Parry Sound Ry. at or near Arnprior.
1903 Ontario - amending act passed changing the location from Blythfield twp. to Ottawa and authorizing construction along the highway if electricity was to be adopted as the motive power.
1913 Ontario c.136 - amalgamated into Ottawa & St. Lawrence Electric Ry. .

Ontario & Ottawa

1910 Canada c.139 - from Lake Couching to a point in Snowdon township and from a point in Herschell township to Renfrew, Hull and Ottawa.
Ontario & Pacific

1882 Canada c.78 - from Cornwall to Ottawa, and from there to Arnprior and by way of River Bonnechere and Lake Nipissing to the French River; with a branch from Cornwall to Perth or Smiths Falls and a bridge over the St. Lawrence River at Cornwall to connect with a United States railway. 
1897 Canada c.57 - name changed to Ottawa & New York Ry. .

Ontario & Quebec

1871 Canada c.48 - from Toronto to Ottawa, via Peterborough, Madoc and Carleton Place, and to erect a bridge across the Ottawa River to connect with railways in Quebec, with running rights over it for all companies.
Ontario & Quebec
Yes
1880-81 Canada c.44 - from Toronto via Peterborough and Carleton Place to Ottawa.
1883 Canada c.58 - authorized to build from Smiths Falls to a crossing of the St. Lawrence River near Montreal.
1884 Canada c.54 - confirms lease of amalgamated properties to Canadian Pacific Ry.
1884 Canada c.61 - purchases the Canadian Pacific Ry. line from Perth to Smiths Falls.

Ontario Electric

1902 Ontario c.87 - from Cornwall to Toronto.
Ottawa & Arnprior Junction

1882 Canada c.74 - from Quyon to Arnprior, crossing the Ottawa River at or near Chats Falls.
Ottawa & Aylmer Railway & Bridge

1895 Canada c.58 - to build an electric railway from Ottawa to the Deschenes Rapids or Remous Rapids, and from there across the Ottawa River to a point in Hull township and to Aylmer.
Ottawa & Gatineau
Yes
1894 Canada c.87 - name changed from Ottawa & Gatineau Valley .
1897 Canada c.4 - subsidy for a railway and traffic bridge over the Ottawa River at Nepean Point, 15% not to exceed $112,500.
1900 Canada c.8 - subsidy for a railway and traffic bridge over the Ottawa River at Nepean Point, in addition to the $112,500 already granted, a sum not exceeding $100,000.
57-58 Victoria c. 87 - authority to amalgamate with with Pontiac Pacific Junction Ry. .
1901 Canada c.80 - name changed to Ottawa, Northern & Western.

Ottawa & Gatineau Valley

1871 Quebec c.26 - from Hull along the west side of the Gatineau River to Desert village (Maniwaki).
Ottawa & Gatineau Valley
Yes
1879 Quebec c.51 - from Hull to Desert (Wakefield). 
57-58 Victoria c.87 - Pontiac Pacific Junction authorized to assign and convey to Ottawa & Gatineau Valley Ry.  one half of all its franchises, rights, interests and privileges in the Interprovincial Bridge and its approaches.
1894 Canada c.87 - name changed to Ottawa and Gatineau.

Ottawa & Lake McGregor

1912 Canada c.128 - from Ottawa to Hull and from there to Gatineau Point, to Perkins Mills, to Lake McGregor.
Ottawa & New York
Yes
1897 Canada c.57 - name changed from Ontario & Pacific Ry.
1915 Canada c.50 - leased to New York Central Railroad .
PC 1915-2742 (Nov 25).  Approves leave to New York Central RR for 21 years.
1936 Canada c. 51 renewal of lease to New York Central RR for 99 years.
PC 1936-3233 (Dec 22) Approves lease to New York Central RR for 99 years.
1957-58 Canada c. 38.  Cites sale of abandoned railroad, distribution of assets.  Dissolves the Ottawa and New York Ry.

Ottawa & Parry Sound

1888 Canada c.65 - from Renfrew to Eganville thence to Killaloe and through the districts of Nipissing and Parry Sound to Parry Sound.
1891 Canada c.93 - amalgamated with the Ottawa, Arprior & Renfrew Ry.  to form the Ottawa, Arnprior and Parry Sound Ry.

Ottawa & Prescott

1855 Canada c.188 - name changed from Bytown & Prescott .
1867-67 Canada c.20 -  name changed to St. Lawrence & Ottawa Ry.

Ottawa & St. Lawrence Electric

1909 Ontario c.140 - from a point on the provincial boundary in Lancaster township, along the north shore of the St. Lawrence River,
westerly to the town of Cornwall and from there to Brockville, to Athens and Perth and from Morrisburg to Ottawa. 
1913 Ontario c.136 (May 6) - North Lanark Ry.  amalgamated into this company.

Ottawa & Thousand Islands

1887 Ontario c.79 - from Ottawa to a point on the Brockville, Westport & Sault Ste. Marie Ry. in Brockville or elsewhere, with power to make operating arangements with that company.
Ottawa & Ungava

1912 Canada c.94 - name changed from Gatineau & Ungava Ry.
Ottawa City Passenger
Yes
1866 Canada c.106 - from New Edinburgh to the suspension bridge and elsewhere within Ottawa and adjoining municipalities.
1867-8 Ontario c.45 - authorized to build a connection to the St. Lawrence & Ottawa Ry..
1894 Canada c.86 and Ontario c.76 - purchases the Ottawa Electric Street Ry. and changes name to Ottawa Electric Ry.

Ottawa City Transportation Commission

1920 Ontario c.132 - authorizes City of Ottawa to establish a corporation to operate the Ottawa Electric Ry. from 13 August 1923.
1948 Ontario c.117 - name changed to Ottawa Transportation Commission.

Ottawa Colonization

1882 Quebec c.57 - from a point on the Quebec, Montreal, Ottawa & Occidental Ry. in Templeton or Buckingham townships, westerly and northerly between the Aux Lievres and Gatineau Rivers to a point on the Ottawa & Gatineau Valley Ry. not further north than Aylwin.
Ottawa Electric
Yes
1894 Canada c.86 - name changed from Ottawa City Passenger Ry. .
Operated by the Ottawa Transportation Commission  from 13 August 1923.
1949 (1) Canada c.30 - confirms purchase by the City of Ottawa on 12 August 1948.

Ottawa Electric Street

Incorporated by letters patent issued on 13 Feb 1891 under the Ontario Street Railway Act to build an electric railway on the steets of Ottawa.
1894 Canada c.86 and Ontario c.76 - purchased by the Ottawa City Passenger Ry. and changes name to Ottawa Electric Ry.
Ottawa Interprovincial Bridge       
Yes
1890 Canada c.92 - to build a railway and vehicular bridge from Hull to Ottawa.
1902 Canada c.89 - became part of Ottawa, Northern & Western Ry.

Ottawa River

1904 Ontario c.85 - from Hawkesbury to Ottawa and to some point on Georgian Bay, between Parry Sound and Midland.
1905 became Central Railway of Canada.

Ottawa Terminals
Yes
1906-07 Canada c.117 - to build Union Passenger Station, freight terminals etc. in Ottawa, lands to be those controlled by the Canada
Atlantic Ry . and the Grand Trunk Ry. .
1920 Canada c.13 -  controlled by Grand Trunk Ry. through 100% ownership.

Ottawa Transportation Commission

1948 Ontario c.117 - name changed from Ottawa City Transportation Commission .
1949 (1) Canada c.30 - confirms purchase of the Ottawa Electric Railway on 12 August 1948.
1972 Ontario c.126 - name changed to Ottawa - Carleton Regional Transit Commission .

Ottawa Valley

1892 Canada c.92 - from St. Andrews to Carillon and from Grenville to Calumet. 
1894 Canada c.63 - purchased by Atlantic & Lake Superior.

Ottawa, Abitibi & Hudson Bay

1912 (1) Quebec c.90 - from Hull via the Coulonge River to Grand Lake Victoria, and from there to Lake Mattagami on the Transcontinental Ry. and to a point on James Bay.
Ottawa, Arnprior & Parry Sound
Yes
1891 Canada c.93 - formed by the amalgamation of the Ottawa & Parry Sound Ry.  and the Ottawa, Arnprior & Renfrew Ry. .
1896 (2) Canada c.8 - amalgamates with the Parry Sound Colonization Ry.  under the name OA&PSRy.
1899 Canada c.81 - became part of the Canada Atlantic Ry.

Ottawa, Arnprior & Renfrew

1888 Ontario c.71 - from Ottawa to Renfrew via Arnprior and Braeside. 
1891 Canada c.93 - amalgamated with the Ottawa & Parry Sound Ry.  to form the Ottawa, Arnprior and Parry Sound Ry.

Ottawa, Brockville & St. Lawrence

1900 Canada c.71 - from Ottawa to Brockville and to operate a ferry from Brockville across the River St. Lawrence to Morrisburg, NY;  restrictions as to the operation of a street railway in Ottawa and location near Ottawa Electric Ry. at Britannia.
Ottawa, Montreal & Eastern

1910 - to construct a railway from the shores of Lake Megantic, Compton Co. to Montreal, crossing the St. Lawrence River at Longueuil, with power to construct a bridge over, or a subway under the river; and to continue the line westerly from Montreal to Ottawa through Prescott, Russell and Carleton counties; with power to construct branch lines to ArthabasKa, Victoriaville and Yamaska.  The act provides that the bridge or tunnel at the St. lawrence River shall be calculated to accommodate general traffic and electric cars as well as steam railway traffic. 
Ottawa, Morrisburg & New York

1890 Canada c.66 - from Ottawa, via Metcalfe, to Morrisburg with power to build a bridge across the St. Lawrence River.
Ottawa, Northern & Western
Yes
1901 Canada c.80 - name changed from Ottawa & Gatineau Ry.
1902 Canada c.89 - authorized the purchase of the Pontiac Pacific Junction Ry. , the Hull Electric  and the Ottawa Interprovincial
Bridge Co. . Authorizes the ON&W to sell or lease to the Ottawa, Arnprior & Parry Sound Ry. , The Grand Trunk Ry. , the
Ottawa & New York Ry. , the Canadian Pacific Ry. , the Canadian Northern Ry.  or the Great Northern Ry.
PC 1902-xxxx (22 September) - amalgamates with Pontiac Pacific Junction Ry. under name of ON&W.
1 November 1902 leased to Canadian Pacific Ry.

1958 Canada c. 54. Vests all property rights in the Canadian Pacific Ry. and dissolves company.
Ottawa, Rideau Lakes & Kingston

1912 Ontario c.146 - name changed from Ottawa, Smiths Falls & Kingston
Ottawa, Rideau Valley & Brockville

1910 Canada c.144 - from Hull to Ottawa, and from there via the townships of Nepean, North Gower, Marlborough, Oxford, Wolford and Augusta and Elizabethtown, to Brockville.
Ottawa, Smiths Falls & Kingston

1911 Ontario c.127 - from Ottawa, via Smiths Falls, to Kingston.  
1912 Ontario c.146 - name changed to Ottawa, Rideau Lakes & Kingston Ry.

Ottawa, Vaudreuil & Montreal

1871 Canada c.146 - name changed from Vaudreuil Ry.
Ottawa, Waddington & New York Ry. & Bridge

1882 Canada c.77 - from Ottawa, via Metcalfe, to Morrisburg with power to cross the St. Lawrence Canal and River and the Ottawa River.
1884 Canada c.58 time extension for completion - to be commenced within three years and completed within six years.

Ottawa-Carleton Regional Transit

1972 Ontario c.126 - to succeed to the undertaking of the Ottawa Transportation Commission and to operate a system of passenger transport, by railways on, under and above ground, and by tramways, buses, or other means.
Pacific & Atlantic

1886 Ontario c.76 - from the eastern boundary of Ontario in Glengarry county via Ottawa to Sault Ste. Marie, to connect with any railway bridge across the St. Mary's River with branches to Manitoulin Island, and to the Midland Ry. via Parry Sound.
Papineau Seigniory

1883 Quebec c.89 - from Montebello or Papineau northerly to the St. Jerome branch of the Canadian Pacific Ry. in Ottawa county.
Parry Sound Colonization

1885 Ontario c.78 - from Parry Sound to Burke's Falls or another point on the Northern & Pacific Junction Ry. 
1896 (2) Canada c.8 - amalgamated with the Ottawa, Arnprior & Renfrew (q.v) under the name Ottawa, Arnprior and Parry Sound Ry.

Pembroke & Ottawa

1870-71 Ontario c.47 - from Pembroke to Sand Point; to take effect in one year if the Canada Central fails to commence the line in that time period.
Pembroke Southern
Yes
1893 Ontario c.96 - from Pembroke to Douglas and Renfrew.
31 August 1899 -  leased its line from Pembroke to Golden Lake to Canada Atlantic Ry. (q.v).
1906 Canada c.73 - acquired by Canada Atlantic Ry.
1907 Ontario c. 106 - authorized to amalgamate with Canada Atlantic Ry. or Grand Trunk Ry.
1920 Canada c. 13 - cites as controlled by Grand Trunk Ry.
PC 1932-238 (Feb 3) - authorizes lease to Canadian National Rys.

PC 1956-772 (May 17) - approves the amalgamation into Canadian National Rys.
Perth & Kemptville

1852-53 Canada c.240 - from Perth to a point on the Bytown & Prescott Ry. near Kemptville, and from Perth to Belleville or Peterborough, but not between Perth & Smiths Falls unless the Brockville & Ottawa consents or fails to build there itself.
Pontiac & Interprovincial

1904 Canada c.116 - from Waltham to Ferguson's Point, Quebec and from there across the Ottawa River to a point between Petewawa and Chalk River, with a branch from or near Chapeau to Desjardinsville, and to build and operate tramways in connection therewith.
Pontiac & Kingston

1894 Canada c.94
Pontiac & Ottawa

1894 Canada c.88 - from Black River to Ferguson's Point, across the Ottawa River to a point in Petewawa township.
Pontiac & Renfrew
Yes 
1888 Quebec c.85 - from a point between Braeside and Arnprior to a point on the Pontiac Pacific Junction Ry.  near Quyon.
Pontiac Central

1907 Quebec c.85 - from Bryson or Portage du Fort up the Coulonge River to a point on the National Transcontinental Ry.
Pontiac & Pacific Junction
Yes
1880 Canada c.55 - from at or near Hull to a point in Pontiac County where a crossing may be made of the Ottawa River to Pembroke.
57-58 Victoria c.87 - Pontiac Pacific Junction authorized to assign and convey to Ottawa & Gatineau Valley Ry.  one half of all its
franchises, rights, interests and privileges in the Interprovincial Bridge and its approaches.
1897 Canada c.4 - subsidy for a railway and traffic bridge over the Ottawa River at Nepean Point, 15% not to exceed $112,500.
1900 Canada c.8 - subsidy for a railway and traffic bridge over the Ottawa River at Nepean Point, in addition to the $112,500 already granted, a sum not exceeding $100,000.
22 September 1902 - amalgamates with Ottawa, Northern & Western Ry. under name of ON&W. (authorized by 57-58 Vic. c. 87 and 59 Vic. c.  31)

Portage du Fort & Bristol Branch
Yes
1888 Quebec c.101 - from Quyon to Portage du Fort. Some railway was constructed but not opened.
Prescott & Glengarry Counties Junction

1882 Ontario c.60 - from Hawkesbury to Glen Robertson on the Canada Atlantic Ry. with a branch from Vankleek Hill to Caledonia Springs.
Prescott County

1887 Canada c.82 - from Hawkesbury to a point in the county of Soulanges, a point in the county of Glengarry and to Cornwall and
Caledonia Springs. 
1889 Canada c.80 - name changed to Central Counties Ry.

Quebec Pacific Railroad

1872 Canada c.74 - from Ottawa to the eastern terminus of the Canadian Pacific Ry. via Hull, Portage du Fort, crossing the Ottawa River between there and Deep River, running along the Ottawa to the confluence of the Ottawa and Matawan Rivers.
Quebec Western

1937 Quebec c.131 - to build a steam or electric railway from Amos via the townships of Figuery, de la Mothe, La Corne to a point of
connection with existing railway lines at or near Mont Laurier with a branch to Maniwaki; and with an extension from Mont Laurier to
Saint-Remi in Labelle District.

Quebec, Montreal, Ottawa & Occidental
Yes
1875 Quebec c.2 - from Quebec City via Montreal, to a point in Pontiac county suitable for connection with the Canada Central Ry.  Confirms purchase of the incomplete North Shore Ry. and the incomplete Montreal, Ottawa & Western Ry.
1879 Canada c.56 and 1880 Quebec c.44 - authorizes a bridge from Hull to Ottawa including terminal facilities in Ottawa including
connecting lines to any other railway there.
1881 Quebec c.2 - subsidy for a line between Aylmer and Pembroke.
1882 Quebec c.19 - sale to Canadian Pacific Ry.

Russell, Dundas & Grenville Counties

1899 Canada c.87 - from South Indian to Prescott, via Embrun, St. Onge, Morewood, Winchester, Inkerman, South Mountain, Shanly, Pittston and Johnstown.
Salmon River & Northern  
Yes
 Quebec 1905 - from Grenville to Montebello thence in a northerly direction  along the Salmon River Valley to Lake Papineau, thence along the North Nation and Rouge River valleys to a point of junction with the Eastern Division of the GTP. Power is given to construct telegraph and telephone lines, to acquire ferries, construct docks, develop electric power, construct workshops etc. and to enter into agreements for running powers over connecting or joining railways, acquiring branch lines etc.  The capital of the company is fixed at $300,000 and bonds to the extent of $25,000 a mile of railway may be issued.  The company's offices are to be at Montebello.
Smiths Falls, Rideau & Southern

1897-98 c.63 - an electric railway in and from Smiths Falls, through the townships of South Elmsley, South Burgess, Bastard, and the villages of Portland, Jones Falls, and Toledo; also from Smiths Falls through the townships of Montague, Wolford, Oxford, Augusta, Elizabethtown, Kitley and South Elmsley, and the villages of Merrickville, Oxford Mills and North Augusta.
St. Lawrence & North Western

1888 Quebec c.96 - from Three Rivers, west of the St. Maurice River to a point on the Ottawa River, near the mouth of the Matawa River, with a branch to the River Matwin at or near Pine Lake.
St. Lawrence & Ottawa
Yes
1867-68 Canada c.20 - name changed from Ottawa & Prescott Ry.
26 September 1884 - leased to Canadian Pacific Ry.

St. Lawrence International Bridge

1872 Canada c.90 - to erect a bridge over the St. Lawrence River from Prescott to Ogdensburgh, NY.
St. Lawrence River Bridge

1928 Canada c.65 - to erect a bridge for vehicular, pedestrian and railway traffic over the St. Lawrence River from Brockville to Morristown.
Thousand Islands
Yes
1884 Ontario c.67 - name changed from Gananoque & Rideau Ry.
1888 Canada c.75 - amalgamated with Gananoque, Perth & James Bay Ry.  as Thousand Islands Ry.
 6 March 1911 capital stock acquired by Grand Trunk Ry.

Thurso and Nation Valley
Yes
1925 Quebec c.113 - from Thurso on the Canadian Pacific Ry. northwards approximately 35 miles to the middle of Hartwell township, with branches to other points in Labelle and Papineau counties, for the conveyance of freight and employees to the premises of the Singer Manufacturing Co. and its subsidiaries; authority to abandon all or part of the railway at any time.
Toronto and Ottawa1877 Ontario c. 80. Changes the name of the Huron and Quebec to Toronto and Ottawa
1882 Ontario c. 67. Amalgamates Toronto and Ottawa with certain other companies into the Midland Railway of Canada.
Toronto, Haliburton & Pembroke

1910 Ontario c.152 - from Barrys Bay southwesterly to Haliburton.
Toronto, Lindsay & Pembroke

1899 Ontario c.105 - from Golden Lake to Bancroft.
Toronto, Ottawa & French River

1905 Ontario c.108 - from Toronto to Ottawa and from French River on Georgian Bay to Hawkesbury.
Union Forwarding & Railway
Yes
This company was successor to an unincorporated partnership known as the Union Forwarding Company, which operated steamers on the Ottawa River with a connecting horse-drawn tramway aroundthe Chats Falls between Lac Descheses and Lac des Chats.  The tramway had been built without special legislation, in approximately 1847, by the original partners, J-I Aumond, John Egan and Ruggles Wright. 1859 Canada c.99 - authorized the operation of steam and other vessels on the Ottawa River and its tributaries above the City of Ottawa and between there and Quebec, and to build roads and portages above Ottawa subject to the consent of county council for new ones.
Vaudreuil

1852-53 Canada c.134 - from a point on the Grand Trunk Ry. in Vaudreuil county to Vankleek's Hill and from there to a connection with any railway running in the direction of Bytown or Kemptville, with branches up to 10 miles long. 
1856  Canada c.112 - became a shareholder in the Lake Huron, Ottawa & Quebec Junction Ry.  and was entitled, with the Montreal &
Bytown Ry. , to build one half of a line from opposite Grenville (Hawkesbury) to Ottawa.
1871 Canada c.46 - name changed to Ottawa, Vaudreuil & Montreal Ry.

Vaudreuil & Prescott

1884 Canada c.84 - from a point in the parish of Vaudreuil, through Vaudreuil, Prescott, and Russell counties to Ottawa.
1890 Canada c.58 - name changed to Montreal & Ottawa Ry.

Wolfe Island Rail-way & Canal

1851 Canada c.149 - to build a railway or canal across Wolfe Island in the St. Lawrence River, with power to operate vessels through the canal between Kingston and Cape Vincent, NY.
Wolfe Island, Kingston & Toronto Rail-road

1846 Canada c.108 - from Kingston to Toronto with power to extend across the mouth of the St. Lawrence River by means of a ferry from Kingston to Garden Island, a railway across Garden and Wolfe Islands, joining them, and a ferry from Wolfe Island to Cape Vincent, NY.
              


Railway Proposals for which Charters were Not Obtained

Name
Notes
Brockville & Ottawa
Proposed in  December 1889 by Mr. J.F. Wood, M.P.
Brockville & Ottawa Electric
Brockville Recorder 9 November 1894: "On Saturday last a notice appeared in the Canada Gazette that next session application will be made to the Dominion government for the passing of an act incorporating a company to build, equip and operate a railway either by steam or electricity from Ottawa to Brockville, and to purchase lands and water power for the generating of electricity along the proposed railway line.
The company will ask for power to construct and operate a ferry on the St. Lawrence between Brockville and Morristown, there to connect with U.S. railways.
Ottawa will be asked for $100,000 bonus."

Buckingham Electric
Charter to run electric cars in Buckingham,applied for 1894.
Du Lievre & Ottawa
Application for an act to construct a line from Ottawa, via Hull to Buckingham, Que., along the Du Lievre River valley to James Bay with a branch from Buckingham to the Ottawa River between Thurso and Templeton.  Power is asked to use electricity or other motive power.
Flower  & Carleton Place.
From Flower station on the K. &. P. railway to Carleton Place via Lanark.  March 1888.
Galetta, Shawville & Arnprior
Jan. 1901.The Canada Atlantic Railway propose to obtain authority to construct a branch from Galetta, in Fitzroy township, northerly across the Ottawa river to a point on the Pontiac and Pacific Junction Railway between Quyon and Shawville, in Pontiac county; also to make an extension of the line in question to Arnprior.  The company also wants authority enabling it to build bridges, tramways, vessels, wharves, warehouses and docks, and to develop electric energy by the use of water power.
Gananoque & Arnprior
Was voted down in Ontario legislature April 1916.
Hull, St. Louis Dam and Victoria Springs
The company may construct and operate a railway from Hull, thence southerly across the proposed Interprovincial bridge or any other bridge  that may be built at that point thence along the canal reserve of Ottawa to the deep cut thence easterly through the now vacant property to the present rifle range, then across the Rideau river to a point at or near the Montreal road, thence to what is known as Victoria Springs, thence to the Ottawa river to a point at or near Rockcliffe, thence south easterly to a point at or near what is known as Beechwood, thence to a point of the crossing of the Rideau river, also along the St. Lawrence and Ottawa Railway company's tracks  from the point of intersection of the proposed line with the lines of the railway mentioned to the Sussex street depot, and may also construct a branch line from the head of the said deep cut in a southerly direction to what is known as Hogs Back on the Rideau Canal, the whole being approximately about fifteen miles.
Gananoque and Arnprior
1914. Main line between Gananoque and Arnprior with a branch line to Ottawa.
Kingston & Pembroke Extension
An extension from Renfrew to Ottawa, also Sharbot Lake to Lanark, were surveyed in 1901.
Morrisburg & Ottawa
Surveys carried out in 1881, also known as Ottawa, Morrisburg & Potsdam.  From Ottawa to Morrisburg with a bridge across the St. Lawrence to Waddington, NY.
Ontario & Quebec Bridge
To build a bridge from the foot of Bank street to Hull using Pine Tree Island which will give the main central support - 1898.
Ottawa & Arnprior
Proposal in February 1889.
Ottawa & Dundas Electric
Application to the Ontario Legislature in February 1900 to incorporate a company to construct and operate a railway from Ottawa, through the townships of Gloucester and Osgoode and through the county of Dundas to some point on or near the St. Lawrence River, with branch lines.
Ottawa, Arnprior & Renfrew
From Ottawa to Arnprior and thence by way of Braeside to the village of Renfrew.  Bill introduced into Ontario legislature February 1888.
Ottawa, Morrisburg & Potsdam
See Morrisburg and Ottawa.
Ottawa Suburban Electric
The line would run out the Richmond road as far as Skeads Mills, crossing the river near the Remoux rapids to Windermere, near Chelsea.  The road would also be extended from the Experimental Farm into the city by way of Centre street and along the canal to the city post office. (1899)
Ottawa Valley Development Co.
The Ottawa Valley Development Co. is the title under which an act of incorporation was asked at the 1907 session of the Dominion Parliament by interests represented by O'Meara and MacInnes, solicitors, Ottawa.  The Company desired to have the power, among other things, to construct tramways or electric railways, telegraph and telephone lines, wharves and docks, and to carry on a general navigation business.
Pembroke and Renfrew
Pembroke to Renfrew via beachburg and Forester's Falls. (January 1894)
Pontiac Colonization
From a point on Chats Lake near Portage du Fort thence to Bryson, crossing the Coulonge north of the High Falls.  It was planned to run along the Coulonge valley on the west side, crossing the headwaters of the Ottawa river above Great Victoria Lake.  The road would proceed northwards from that point to James Bay.  The projected road, Mr. Chrysler said, would run nearly parallel to the Gatineau railway, the distance varying from 45 to 70 miles. Defeated in committee May 1901.
Portage du Fort and Campbell's Bay
1888.
Portage du Fort and French River
From Portage du Fort to Pemnroke and Georgian Bay.  Defeated in committee April 1900.
Quinze Electric
The bill, in the province of Quebec, provided that the company may construct, build operate and maintain tramways and railways, with single or double track, either upon the surface of the ground or as elevated roads, from and to any point or points in the said county of Pontiac and the townships of Guiges and Duhamel, on both sides of the river Ottawa, in the vicinity of the Quinze rapids and above, below and alongside the same where the said river passes in the province of Quebec, for the purposes of supplying electricity, gas, natural or artificial, for light power and heating.  The capital stock of the company is to be  $80,000 and its principal place of business is to be at Hull.  December 1894.
Shawville & Renfrew
Shawville to Renfrew (Jan/May 1891).  Possible extension from Shawville to Wright.
Smiths Falls & Kemptville
Smiths Falls to Kemptville (1854)
St. Lawrence International Railway & Bridge
For a railway from a point at or near Lansdowne Station on the Grand trunk Ry. or from a point in the county of Leeds crossing the Grand Trunk Ry. to a point on the International boundary line in the St. Lawrence River, and of constructing a draw bridge and other bridges over said river to connect with a railway or railways in the state of New York. 
Templeton Phosphate RailwayIncorporated 1889. Authorized capital, $50,000 divided into 1,000 shares of a value of $50 each. Formed to construct a line of railway, having its starting point from the Ottawa River, in the Province of Quebec, at or near the village of East Templeton, in the County of Ottawa, running in a northerly direction as far as the Gore of said Township to a distance of about 15 miles, and also to build a line of railway, starting at a point on the herein above mentioned railway, at the eigth of tenth Range of the Township of Templeton, near perkins' Mills, and running in a westerly direction to a point in the Township of Wakefield, a distance of about fifteen miles.
Canadian Mining Manual 1890-91.  B.T.A. Bell.
Union
For a railway from a point in or near the town of Pembroke, thence through the townships of Pembroke, Westmeath and Ross through or near Perretton, Beachburg and Forrester's Falls, across the Ottawa River, to the village of Portage-du-Fort in Pontiac County, with powers to bridge the Ottawa River at or near Portage-du-Fort and there to connect or amalgamate with the Portage-du-Fort and Bristol Branch Ry., also to amalgamate at or near Quio village with the Pontiac Pacific Junction Ry.  and at or near the village of Aylmer or the City of Hull there to connect or amalgamate with the Canadian Pacific Ry., and also to build a branch from a point on the said railway in Ross twp., near or opposite to the Portsge-du-Fort by way of Horton twp. to the village of Renfrew, there to connect or amalgamate with the Canadian Pacific Ry. or the Kingston & Pembroke Ry.
 

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