Old Ottawa South Community Overview

Old Ottawa South is situated between two waterways; the Rideau Canal to the north and the Rideau River to the east and south.  It is bounded by Bronson Avenue to the West and by Clegg Avenue to the East.  Old Ottawa South is one of Ottawa’s oldest neighbourhoods; the first settlers arrived in 1814. Its most famous pioneers, Lewis Williams and family, came from Wales in 1818 and bought approximately 111 acres between what is now Main and Bronson. Construction of the Rideau Canal in the late 1820s markedly changed the neighbourhood landscape.  In the late 1800’s and early 1900s, land speculation resulted in the growth of Old Ottawa South as suburb, and the community grew quickly after a streetcar line was established here. At this time, the area north of Sunnyside Avenue was often called “Rideauville”; south of Sunnyside Avenue was called “Sunnyside”.  Much of the land was still agricultural, however, and one historian writes of “a cow pound where you could retrieve your wandering cow for a dollar”.  The neighbourhood continued to grow, and became filled with low density housing.  Today, most of the homes are well preserved; many have heritage status. The neighbourhood is, in the words of one residents “ A great example of what city living should be about.  It has… a strong sense of community, short walking distances, easily accessible public transportation, as well as proximity to a vibrant main street.”

Community overview retrieved from http://neighbourhoodstudy.ca/ottawa-south/.

Community overview from Wikipedia.

Old Ottawa South Apartment Rental Stats

Property Type# of ListingsMin PriceMax PriceAve Price
Houses     1$3400$3400$3400
Total Rentals     1$3400$3400$3400

Old Ottawa South Closest Schools

Name/Address Distance
Hopewell Avenue Public School
17 Hopewell Avenue, Ottawa
0.06 km
151-2277 Riverside Drive, Ottawa
0.91 km
Glebe Cooperative Nursery School
175 Third Avenue, Ottawa
1.18 km
Metro Music
695 Bank Street, Ottawa
1.44 km
English Department at Carleton
Dunton Tower, Library Road 18th floor, Ottawa
1.70 km
Lycée Claudel
1635 Lycée Place, Ottawa
2.13 km
Next Note Music Studios
307 Cambridge Street North, Ottawa
2.23 km
Westboro Academy
1000 Brookfield Road East, Ottawa
2.25 km
Brookfield High School
824 Brookfield Road, Ottawa
2.29 km
École primaire publique Louise-Arbour
175 Beech Street, Ottawa
2.56 km
Heritage Academy
207 Bayswater Avenue, Ottawa
2.63 km
Centre de formation Caron ltée
430-130 Slater Street, Ottawa
3.20 km
Telfer School of Management
55 Laurier Avenue East, Ottawa
3.40 km
Hillcrest High School
1900 Dauphin Road, Ottawa
3.51 km
Sharky's Scuba Supply Ottawa
1226 Wellington Street West, Ottawa
3.82 km
St. Pius X High School
1481 Fisher Avenue, Ottawa
3.85 km
Elmdale Public School
Temporary location until December 2020: 8 Redpine Dr., Nepean, K2E 6S9, 49 Iona Street, Ottawa
4.08 km
Canada School of Public Service
373 Sussex Drive, Ottawa
4.24 km
QC Event School
38 McArthur Avenue, Vanier
4.37 km
Canterbury High School
900 Canterbury Avenue, Ottawa
4.44 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Old Ottawa South Closest Libraries

Name/Address Distance
Ottawa Public Library - Sunnyside
1049 Bank Street, Ottawa
0.26 km
MacOdrum Library
Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa
1.78 km
Sikh National Archives Of Canada
1181 Cecil Avenue, Ottawa
1.84 km
488 Gladstone Av, Ottawa
2.23 km
Ottawa Public Library - Alta Vista
2516 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa
2.39 km
Health Sciences Library
1020-451 Smyth Road, Ottawa
2.84 km
May Court Library
1053 Carling Avenue, Ottawa
2.90 km
Ottawa Public Library - Main
120 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa
3.15 km
Faculty of Social Sciences Library
120 University Private, Ottawa
3.17 km
Morisset Library
65 University Private, Ottawa
3.36 km
Isobel Firestone Music Library
50 University Private, Ottawa
3.39 km
Brian Dickson Law Library
Fauteux Hall, F4&F5, 57 Louis-Pasteur Private, Ottawa
3.41 km
Management Library
55 Laurier Avenue East, Ottawa
3.44 km
Ottawa Public Library - Rosemount
18 Rosemount Avenue, Ottawa
3.47 km
Library and Archives Canada
395 Wellington Street, Ottawa
3.54 km
Ottawa Public Library - Rideau
377 Rideau Street, Ottawa
4.10 km
Library La Maison Du Citoyen
25 Rue Laurier, Gatineau
4.37 km
Malca Pass Library
1400 Coldrey Avenue, Ottawa
4.57 km
Ottawa Public Library - Elmvale Acres
1910 Saint Laurent Boulevard, Ottawa
4.63 km
Ottawa Public Library Foundation
363 Lorry Greenberg Drive, Ottawa
4.99 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Neighboring Communities

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