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Riverside South

Riverside South is one of the most popular and growing suburban communities in the city of Ottawa. It is located in the former city of Gloucester just southwest of Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport. Its population according to the Canada 2011     Census was 10,908. In the early 1990s this area was mostly vacant with a few houses and some farms. However, over the last few years there is an extensive housing development that seems to be growing  at a fairly rapid pace.  There are still major Builders constructing new single family homes, townhomes and condo flats.  Riverside South is vibrant with many businesses, parks, community centre and walking paths, tennis courts and soccer fields.  It is a family focused community with fun annual events such as Breakfast with Santa,  Canada celebrations, and special events throughout the year.  Read more….


Manotick, Ontario is a suburb of Ottawa, with a Village feel, on the Rideau River. It is located on the south edge of the  National Captial Region. Manotick is located immediately south of the suburbs Barrhaven and Riverside South and is about 25 km from downtown Ottawa. It was founded by Moss Kent Dickinson in 1864. He named the village ‘Manotick’, after the  Algonquin word for ‘island’. It has been part of the  City of Ottawa since amalgamation in 2001.  Read more…


Barrhaven is a rapidly growing suburban neighbourhood in the southwest of the urban area of the city of Ottawa about 17 km southwest of downtown Ottawa. Prior to amalgamation with Ottawa in 2001, Barrhaven was part of the City of Nepean. Its population as of the Canada 2011 Census was 84,266. Barrhaven is approximately bounded to the north by the Greenbelt, to the east by the Rideau River, to the west by Highway 416, and to the south by the new Half Moon Bay development along Cambrian Road south of the Jock River. The area is diagonally bisected by CN rail tracks. Barrhaven is surrounded by rural areas and farmland, with the exception of the growing Riverside South area across the Rideau River. Directly south of Barrhaven is Manotick, a commuter town of the city.  Read more….


Ottawa  is the capital of Canada, and the fourth largest city in the country. The city stands on the south bank of the Ottawa River in the eastern portion of Southern Ontario. Ottawa borders GatineauQuebec, and together they form the National Capital Region (NCR). Founded in 1826 as Bytown and incorporated as “Ottawa” in 1855, the city has evolved into a political and technological centre of Canada. Its original boundaries were expanded through numerous minor annexations and ultimately replaced by a new city incorporation and major amalgamation in 2001 which significantly increased its land area. The name “Ottawa” is derived from the Algonquin word adawe, meaning “to trade”. Initially an Irish and French Christian settlement, Ottawa has become a multicultural city with a diverse population.  Read more….


Westboro is a thriving community with a lively street scene. Several condominium projects are encouraging densification and have brought more people to the neighbourhood. The village features murals painted by a local artist. The neighbourhood also boasts a concentration of outdoors and sport stores including Mountain Equipment Co-op, Vancouver-based trendy lululemon athletica, Bushtukah, The Expedition Shoppe and Trailhead and is close to cycling trails and whitewater rapids in the Ottawa River. Boutiques, restaurants and coffee shops on Richmond Road have helped turn Westboro into a trendy neighbourhood.  Read more….


Kanata is one of the largest suburbs of Ottawa. Located about 22 km (14 mi) west-southwest of the city’s Downtown, Kanata has a population of 101,760[2] as of 2011 and is growing rapidly. Before it was amalgamated into Ottawa in 2001, it was one of the fastest growing cities in Canada and the fastest growing community in Eastern Ontario. Located just to the west of the National Capital Commission Greenbelt, it is one of the largest of several communities that surround central Ottawa. It is a planned community and an important hi-tech centre. Situated in the Ottawa Valley, Kanata is located about 22 km (14 mi) west-southwest of Downtown Ottawa along Highway 417 with an area of 139 km2 (54 sq mi). Its northern end is just to the west of the Ottawa River.  Read more….


Stittsville is a suburban community, within the City of OttawaOntarioCanada. It is located within the former Goulbourn Township. A part of the National Capital Region, Stittsville is located immediately to the southwest of Kanata, and about 31 km (19 mi) west of Downtown Ottawa. The urban part of the community corresponds to Stittsville Ward on Ottawa City CouncilRead more….

Findlay Creek

Findlay Creek Village is a community within Ottawa. It is located just south of the intersection of Leitrim Road and Bank Street. There are currently approximately 1100 homes of mixed types (singles, townhomes, semis, and small condo buildings called Java units), with about 200 homes built each year. The two developers in the community are Tartan Homes and Tamarack Homes. The Findlay Creek Community Association is the volunteer group representing the interest’s of the community. There are currently several neighbourhood parks Tiger Lily, Dragonfly, Butterfly Parks, and Central park for residents to  enjoy.  The Findlay Creek Commercial Complex is open and offers many commercial options for local residents.  An elementary public school is expected to be built in the community for September 2014.


The stretch of Bank Street that runs through the Glebe is one of Ottawa’s premier shopping areas, with many small stores and restaurants offering a wide variety of services. Much of the rest of the Glebe consists of detached homes, many of them constructed in the early decades of the 20th century. Some of these homes are owner-occupied family residences, while others have been subdivided into multiple rental apartments.

The Glebe is home to Lansdowne Park which is currently being redeveloped to include housing, shopping, restaurants and will still include Landsdowne Stadium, home of the CFL  RedBlacks team.  Read more….