Britannia Community Overview

Britannia is bounded by the Ottawa River to the north, Richmond Road to the south, the Sir John A MacDonald Parkway to the east, and Boyce Avenue to the west. The area has long enjoyed a reputation in the city for its excellent river access, parklands and recreation opportunities. This neighbourhood includes Britannia Village (known locally simply as “The Village”) which is bounded by the Ottawa River to the North and West, Mud Lake Conservation area to the east, and the old CPR line (now the Trans-Canada Trail) to the south. This community initially grew around property developed by Capt. John Lebreton in the early 1820s; a grist mill, saw mill and a house that he called Britannia. The CPR line stimulated growth, with the first subdivision created in the 1870s. Britannia Village benefited from its location on Lake Deschenes and increasing numbers of people sought out the area for pleasure activities; The Ottawa Electric Railway completed its streetcar line to a new park on Britannia Bay, a 1000 foot pier, auditorium, bathing houses, and pavilions, attracting up to 6000 visitors each day in the early 1900s. Britannia Village remained a predominantly summer cottage community until after WWII, when large numbers of returning veterans moved to the area in search of affordable housing. The village was annexed to the city of Ottawa in 1950, and by the time that the streetcar line closed in 1959, Britannia Park and OER were both owned by the city. A venue for teen dances and theatrical productions, Lakeside Gardens (now named for Ottawa city councilor Ron Kolbus), was built in 1958. The path taken by the CPR line is now part of an extensive network of pedestrian and cycling pathways.

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Britannia Apartment Rental Stats

Currently there are no active rental properties listed within Britannia.

Britannia Closest Schools

Name Address Distance
Woodroffe High School 2410 Georgina Drive, Ottawa 1.08 km
Abraar School 1085 Grenon Avenue, Ottawa 1.23 km
St-Timothy's Classical Academy 1061 Pinecrest Road, Ottawa 1.29 km
Ecole personnalisée Edouard-Bond 920 Parkhaven Av, Ottawa 1.42 km
École élémentaire catholique d'enseignement personnalisé Édouard-Bond 920 Parkhaven Avenue, Ottawa 1.42 km
Joan Of Arc Academy 2221 Elmira Drive, Ottawa 1.57 km
Académie de la Capitale IB World School 1010 Morrison Drive #200, Ottawa 1.80 km
D. Roy Kennedy P.S. 919 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa 1.92 km
Rainbow Montessori School 2120 Prince Charles Road, Ottawa 2.01 km
Bishop Hamilton Montessori School 2199 Regency Terrace, Ottawa 2.25 km
St Martin's Nursery School 2120 Prince Charles Road, Ottawa 2.28 km
École élémentaire catholique Terre-des-Jeunes 1303 Fellows Road, Ottawa 2.34 km
Centrepointe Artistic Preschool 117 Centrepointe Dr, Nepean 3.33 km
Edelweiss Private Academy 31 Nadolny Sachs, Ottawa 3.50 km
Broadview Public School 535 Dovercourt Avenue, Ottawa 3.50 km
Ottawa Jewish Community School 31 Nadolny Sachs Private, Ottawa 3.51 km
Nepean High School 574 Broadview Avenue, Ottawa 3.57 km
Little Scholars Montessori - Centrepointe 1455 Woodroffe Ave, Nepean 3.98 km
Bell High School 40 Cassidy Road, Nepean 4.19 km
First Journey Montessori 1551 Laperriere Avenue, Ottawa 4.20 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Britannia Closest Libraries

Name Address Distance
Canadian Library Assn 1150 Morrison Drive, Ottawa 2.05 km
Bibliothèque Ottawa Library - Carlingwood 281 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa 2.06 km
Ottawa Public Library - Nepean Centrepointe 101 Centrepointe Drive, Ottawa 3.21 km
Ottawa Public Library—Central Archives 100 Tallwood Dr., Ottawa 3.69 km
Canadian Agriculture Library 1341 Baseline Road, Ottawa 4.59 km
Malca Pass Library 1400 Coldrey Avenue, Ottawa 4.71 km
Jewish Youth Library of Ottawa 192 Switzer Avenue, Ottawa 4.78 km
Ottawa Public Library, Emerald Plaza Branch 1547 Merivale Road, Nepean 4.81 km
Ottawa Public Library - Emerald Plaza 1547 Merivale Road, Nepean 4.81 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

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