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

Property Type# of ListingsMin PriceMax PriceAve Price
Apartments     8$950$1599$1213
Total Rentals     8$950$1599$1213

Britannia Closest Schools

Name/Address Distance
Woodroffe High School
2410 Georgina Drive, Ottawa
1.07 km
Abraar School
ABRAAR Secondary SCHOOL, 1085 Grenon Avenue, Ottawa
1.23 km
St-Timothy's Classical Academy
1061 Pinecrest Road, Ottawa
1.29 km
Bytown Brigantine Tall Ships Adventure
2700 Queensview Drive, Ottawa
1.33 km
École élémentaire catholique d'enseignement personnalisé Édouard-Bond
920 Parkhaven Avenue, Ottawa
1.42 km
Ecole personnalisée Edouard-Bond
920 Parkhaven Av, Ottawa
1.42 km
Joan Of Arc Academy
2221 Elmira Drive, Ottawa
1.67 km
Académie de la Capitale IB World School
1010 Morrison Drive #200, Ottawa
1.80 km
D. Roy Kennedy Public School
917 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
École élémentaire catholique Terre-des-Jeunes
1303 Fellows Road, Ottawa
2.34 km
Broadview Public School
535 Dovercourt Avenue, Ottawa
3.50 km
Ottawa Jewish Community School
31 Nadolny Sachs Private, Ottawa
3.51 km
Edelweiss Private Academy
31 Nadolny Sachs, Ottawa
3.53 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
1568 Merivale Road #18, Nepean
4.81 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
3.16 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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