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

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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.

If you’re in the market to buy or sell a home, let Lyne & Dominique  show you the city, contact us.

A Map of the Old Ottawa South. (click on the map to interact ) 

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