About Old Ottawa South
Old Ottawa South, nestled between the Rideau River and the Rideau Canal, offers a slice of urban life with a village feel.
The neighbourhood is known for historic red brick homes with front porches, parks and pathways, great school and shops.
It's a place where neighbours chat while their kids play street hockey and draw hopscotches with chalk on the sidewalk.
A place where you can park your car and walk – to the grocery store, the community centre, the neighbourhood pub.
Old Ottawa South is in the centre of the city but not in the gritty heart of downtown, which is a few minutes away by car or bike.
I've lived here for 22 years: raised my children on Belmont Avenue, started two businesses in the neighbourhood and made lifelong friends. ~ Lyne Burton
Quick Facts About Old Ottawa South - Here are a few other things I love about my neighbourhood:
It’s ridiculously friendly. Chatting with neighbours and acquaintances is a major pastime.
People sit on their front porches on gorgeous summer evenings.
There are two great parks, Windsor and Brewer, that between them have playgrounds, free tennis courts, a dog-walking area, soccer fields, a wading pool, a splash pad, a community hockey rink and a speed-skating oval. And, of course, you meet all your neighbours and your children’s friends there. (See chatting, above.)
The community centre is a renovated old firehall where you can enrol the kids in After-4 programs and summer camps, take fitness classes or make pottery. You may become addicted to the yoga and pilates.
My kids walked a couple of blocks to one of the best schools in the city, Hopewell Avenue PS. When my son finished high school, he walked to Carleton University.
The coffee and blueberry scones at our cosy bakery, Life of Pi, are out of this world.
If you arrive early, you can nab one of the couches in the balcony at the century-old repertory theatre, the Mayfair.
I can walk my dog down a shaded trail that runs along the Rideau River. Or go for a jog. Or both.
If I feel like eating perogies and playing pinball, there is an establishment that offers both in the same place. Right next to the city’s funkiest, best- stocked used book store and coffee shop.
Old Ottawa South has a rich array of services and natural treasures allow the citizens of this community to enjoy unparalleled health, comfort, and economic security. In return, the people of Ottawa share a profound pride in, and affection for, their Capital — its history and accomplishments, and its magnificent potential. A bilingual place to live and grow, Ottawa is ranked among the world’s most desirable cities to call home.
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