Dundonald Park

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Dundonald Park
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Fall in the park, seen from the northwest corner
TypeUrban park
Location516 Somerset Street West
Ottawa, Ontario
K1R 5J9
Coordinates45°24′46″N 75°42′05″W / 45.4129°N 75.7013°W / 45.4129; -75.7013Coordinates: 45°24′46″N 75°42′05″W / 45.4129°N 75.7013°W / 45.4129; -75.7013
Area8,138 square metres (87,600 sq ft)

Dundonald Park is located in the Centretown neighbourhood of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It occupies a city block, with Somerset Street West to the north, Bay Street to the west, MacLaren Street to the south, and Lyon Street to the east. It was named after Douglas Cochrane, 12th Earl of Dundonald, who was the last British officer to command the Canadian militia.

In June 2003, the City of Ottawa[1] and in April 2004, the Canadian federal government[2] put up memorial plaques in Dundonald Park commemorating the Soviet defector, Igor Gouzenko. It was from this park that Royal Canadian Mounted Police agents monitored Gouzenko's apartment across the street on the night men from the Soviet embassy came looking for Gouzenko.[3]

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  1. ^ "Gouzenko honoured by plaque in Ottawa". CBC News. 2003-06-04.
  2. ^ "Канада отдала дань перебежчику Гузенко". BBC News. 2004-04-15. Retrieved 2010-05-01.
  3. ^ Kavchak, Andrew. Remembering Gouzenko: The Struggle to Honour a Cold War Hero.

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