Thomas McKay 1792-1855

Master mason, entrepreneur, and founder of the community of New Edinburgh, McKay was responsible for the construction of a number of locks along the Rideau Canal. The McKay family home, Rideau Hall, was purchased by the government in 1868 to serve as the official residence of the Canada's governors-general.


In the park at the corner of Sussex Drive and John Street near the site of his former New Edinburgh industrial complex, Ottawa

Region: Ottawa

County/District: City of Ottawa (District)

Municipality: City of Ottawa