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.
||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
||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
|Bessemer & Barrys Bay
||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
||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
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
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
||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
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.
||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
||1850 Canada c.132 - from Bytown (Ottawa)
to at or near Prescott.
1855 Canada c.188 - name changed to Ottawa & Prescott Ry.
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
||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
PC 1913-1669 (July 4) - approves lease to Canadian Pacific Ry. effective 1 July 1913.
||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.
||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.
||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
||PC 1906-1193 - name changed from James
1914 (1) c.20 - constituent company of Canadian Northern Ry.
1919 (1) c.13 - constituent company of Canadian Northern Ry. entering Canadian National Rys.
||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
||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.
||1930 Canada c.55 - to construct a bridge
across the St. Lawrence River from Cornwall to St. Regis for
pedestrian, vehicular and streetcar traffic.
||1882-3 Ontario c.49 - from Cornwall to
Smiths Falls and from there to Perth or Carleton Place.
||By letters patent, 11 Novmber 1885, under
Ontario Street Railway Act to build a horse railway on the streets of
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
||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.
||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.
||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.
||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
||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
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
||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
|Haliburton, Whitney and
||1899 Ontario c.94 - from Haliburton via
Whitney to Mattawa.
||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
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
|Huron & Ottawa
||1874 (1) c.46 - from Ottawa to Parry
Sound via the Madawaska Valley and Lake Rousseau.
|Irondale, Bancroft and
||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.
||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
|| 1904 Canada c.90 - from Kingston via
Newboro and Westport to a point on Georgian Bay between Parry Sound and
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
|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
|Kingston & Pembroke
||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
| Kingston Street
||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
||1895 Ontario c.105 -name changed from
Kingston, Portsmouth & Cataraqui Street Ry.
|Kingston, Portsmouth & Cataraqui
||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 &
|| 1856 Canada c.112 - from a point on the
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 &
1861Canada c.80 - land grant re-allocated to Canada Central Ry. , Brockville & Ottawa Ry., Carillon & Grenville Ry., North Shore Ry.
and St. Maurice Navigation.
||1883 Quebec c.93 - from a point at which
the Pontiac Pacific Junction Ry. is to cross the Ottawa River to Lake
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 Electric||1897 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
||1874 Canada c.78 - from L'Orignal to
Hawkesbury and from
there to a point on the Montreal & City of Ottawa Junction Ry. in
|L'Orignal & Caledonia
||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.
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
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
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
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
|Montreal & Ottawa
||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 &
|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
|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
||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
||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 &
||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
||1958 - name changed from Federal District
|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.
||1906 Quebec c.64 - from Lake
Temiscamingue to a point on the National Transcontinental Ry. from Lake
Kakebonga to Maniwaki and to Nominingue.
||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
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
||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.
||1902 Ontario c.87 - from Cornwall to
|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
||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
|| 1879 Quebec c.51 - from Hull to Desert
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
||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
|Ottawa & Ungava
||1912 Canada c.94 - name changed from
Gatineau & Ungava Ry.
|Ottawa City Passenger
||1866 Canada c.106 - from New Edinburgh to
the suspension bridge and elsewhere within Ottawa and adjoining
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.
||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.
||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.
||1904 Ontario c.85 - from Hawkesbury to
Ottawa and to some point on Georgian Bay, between Parry Sound and
1905 became Central Railway of Canada.
||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
Transcontinental Ry. and to a point on James Bay.
|Ottawa, Arnprior & Parry Sound
||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
|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.
|Ottawa, Northern & Western
||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
|Ottawa, Waddington & New York Ry.
||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.
||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
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.
||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
| 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
|Pontiac & Renfrew
||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
|Pontiac & Pacific Junction
||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
||1888 Quebec c.101 - from Quyon to Portage
du Fort. Some railway was constructed but not opened.
| Prescott & Glengarry
||1882 Ontario c.60 - from Hawkesbury to
Glen Robertson on the Canada Atlantic Ry. with a branch from Vankleek
Hill to Caledonia Springs.
||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
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.
||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
||1875 Quebec c.2 - from Quebec City via
Montreal, to a point in Pontiac county suitable for connection with the
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 &
||1899 Canada c.87 - from South Indian to
Prescott, via Embrun, St. Onge, Morewood, Winchester, Inkerman, South
Mountain, Shanly, Pittston and Johnstown.
River & Northern
|| 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
|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
| St. Lawrence & Ottawa
||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.
||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 & Nation Valley
||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, Haliburton & Pembroke
||1910 Ontario c.152 - from Barrys Bay
southwesterly to Haliburton.
|Toronto, Lindsay & Pembroke
||1899 Ontario c.105 - from Golden Lake to
|Toronto, Ottawa & French River
||1905 Ontario c.108 - from Toronto to
Ottawa and from French River on Georgian Bay to Hawkesbury.
Forwarding & Railway
||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
for new ones.
||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
1890 Canada c.58 - name changed to Montreal & Ottawa Ry.
|Wolfe Island Rail-way
||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
||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.|
|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."
||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
|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
make an extension of the line in question to Arnprior. The
also wants authority enabling it to build bridges, tramways, vessels,
warehouses and docks, and to develop electric energy by the use of
|Gananoque & Arnprior
||Was voted down in Ontario legislature
|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
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
|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.
||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
|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
|Pembroke and Renfrew
||Pembroke to Renfrew via beachburg and
Forester's Falls. (January 1894)
||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
|Portage du Fort and French River
||From Portage du Fort to Pemnroke
and Georgian Bay. Defeated in committee April 1900.
||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
|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 &
|| 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 Railway||Incorporated
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.
||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
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.
Last updated on 15 July 2016.