Gloucester, Ontario

Gloucester, Ontario

Gloucester was a city in eastern Ontario, Canada, on the Ottawa River and is now a suburb of the City of Ottawa. Gloucester Township was established in 1792 and originally included lands east of the Rideau River from the Ottawa River south to Manotick. It was incorporated as a township in 1850 and became a city in 1981. Gloucester was one of the 11 municipalities that merged in 2001 to form the new city of Ottawa.


Before amalgamating in 2001, Gloucester had a population of 110,264.

According to the Canada 2001 Census:
*Population: 110,264
*% Change (1996-2001): 6.0
*Dwellings: 38,542
*Area (km².): 293.86
*Density (persons per km².): 375.2

By the 2006 census, Gloucester's population had increased slightly, to 114,604.

Gloucester took its name from Prince William Frederick, Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh.


*1850 James Sieveright
*1851 John McKinnon
*1852 Charles Billings
*1852-1858 Peter Tompkins
*1859-1862 Donald M. Grant
*1863 James Brown
*1864 Robert Blackburn
*1865 James Sieveright
*1866 John W. McGuire
*1867 Peter Tompkins
*1868-1872 Robert Cummings
*1873 Henry Robillard
*1874-1876 Robert Cummings
*1877-1879 William H. Hurdman
*1880 Robert Cummings
*1881-1883 Alexander Robillard
*1884-1887 Robert Cummings
*1888-1891 James E. Spratt
*1892-1894 Robert Hopkins
*1895-1896 P. Cassidy
*1897 W. Lennox
*1898-1900 F. Caldwell
*1901 O. Rocque
*1902 F. Caldwell
*1903-1912 R. Spratt
*1913-1917 C. Hardy
*1918-1926 R. Preston
*1927-1930 T.A. Spratt
*1930 R. Spratt
*1931-1939 John Innes
*1939 W.J. Perrault
*1939 R. Preston
*1940-1943 W.J. Perrault
*1944-1945 John D. Boyce
*1946-1947 J.B. Potvin
*1948-1949 Alex Roger
*1950-1951 A.E. Davidson
*1952-1972 Earl R. Armstrong
*1972-1978 Robert W. MacQuarrie
*1978-1980 Elizabeth M. Stewart


*1981-1983 Elizabeth Stewart
*1983-1984 Fred G. Barrett
*1984-1985 Mitch Owens
*1985-1991 Harry Allen
*1991-2001 Claudette Cain


Prior to amalgamation, the following communities and neighbourhoods were within the city boundaries:
*Beacon Hill
**Beacon Hill North
**Beacon Hill South

*Blackburn Hamlet
*Blossom Park
**Emerald Woods
**Sawmill Creek
**Upper Hunt Club
*Cardinal Heights
*Carlsbad Springs
*Carson Grove
*Elizabeth Park
*Gloucester Glen
*Honey Gables
*Johnston Corners
*Ogilvie Walk
**Chapel Hill
**Chapel Hill South
**Chateau Neuf
**Convent Glen North
**Convent Glen South
**Hiawatha Park
**Orléans Village
**Queenswood Village
*Riverside South
*Rothwell Heights
*South Gloucester
*Windsor Park Village

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