OK, so according to the always-infallible (sarcasm) Wikipedia:
Before the development in the early 1950s, this area was officially known as Lot 35, Concession A, Township of Nepean, and, as the name still indicates, it was used as a farmer’s pasture and named after Anthony Tunney who pastured his cows on the empty land.
However, I have in front of me Lucien Brault's Ottawa... de son origine à nos jours
, which has a bee-oo-tiful folding map in it, showing a built-up area between Parkdale and "Kensington Road", which would now appear to be Northwestern. Heading westward, they are Kensington Avenue
, Laneboro, Markham, Norfolk, Ford, Woodbridge, Elmdale, and Gainsboro. Between Gainsboro and Kensington/Northwestern is a strip about a block wide without streets in it. And — sigh — the entire area between Parkdale and Woodbridge had Newedinburghian or Southglebian back lanes.
So what's the scoop here? Did Statistics Canada or the Wikipedia contributor gloss over the fact that in between Tunney and his cows, and the erection of the Dominion Bureau of Statistics complex, there was a living neighbourhood here, presumably razed in the name of modernization (and possible Greber?)
Is Tunney's in fact the grave of the old McLeansville?
Ooh: edited to add a link to the same map at the National Archives: