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
Apartments     3$945$1635$1318
Total Rentals     3$945$1635$1318

Old Ottawa South Closest Schools

Name/Address Distance
Hopewell Avenue Public School
17 Hopewell Avenue, Ottawa
0.06 km
Rite-Way Driving School Inc
1212 Bank Street, Ottawa
0.27 km
Surround Circle Yoga
15 Aylmer Avenue, Ottawa
0.28 km
Westboro Academy
200 Brewer Way, Ottawa
0.80 km
Corpus Christi Elementary School
798 Lyon Street South, Ottawa
1.11 km
Carleton University School of Industrial Design
Colonel By Dr, Ottawa
1.48 km
Ottawa Pianos Yamaha Music School
1412 Bank Street, Ottawa
1.48 km
Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies
St Paul University, 223 Main Street, Ottawa
1.74 km
Riverside Montessori Pre-School
88 Main Street, Ottawa
2.07 km
Lycée Claudel
1635 Riverside Drive, Ottawa
2.11 km
Brookfield High School
824 Brookfield Road, Ottawa
2.27 km
Simply Meditation
301 Bank Street, Ottawa
2.62 km
Heritage Academy
207 Bayswater Avenue, Ottawa
2.63 km
Young People's Language School
440 Albert Street, Ottawa
3.19 km
Parkdale Montessori School
555B Parkdale Avenue, Ottawa
3.34 km
A B C Drivers Training
1129 Wellington Street West, Ottawa
3.51 km
Hillcrest High School
1900 Dauphin Road, Ottawa
3.51 km
St. Pius X High School
1481 Fisher Avenue, Ottawa
3.85 km
Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa Culinary Arts Institute
453 Laurier Avenue East, Ottawa
4.05 km
Elmdale Public School
49 Iona Street, Ottawa
4.08 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
Ottawa Public Library - Old Ottawa South Branch
1049 Bank Street, Ottawa
0.26 km
Carleton University Library
1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa
1.74 km
MacOdrum Library
Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa
1.75 km
Sikh National Archives Of Canada
1181 Cecil Avenue, Ottawa
1.84 km
488 Gladstone Av, Ottawa
2.20 km
Ottawa Stake Family History Center
1017 Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa
2.23 km
Ottawa Public Library - Alta Vista
2516 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa
2.39 km
Health Sciences Library
451 Smyth Road #1020, Ottawa
2.84 km
May Court Library
1053 Carling Avenue, Ottawa
2.90 km
Ottawa Public Library - Main
120 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa
3.16 km
Faculty of Social Sciences Library
120 University Private, Ottawa
3.17 km
Commissaire à l'information du Canada (Plaintes en vertu de la Loi sur l'accès à l'information)
Ottawa (Bil)
3.33 km
Morisset Library
65 University Private, Ottawa
3.34 km
Isobel Firestone Music Library
50 University Private, Ottawa
3.39 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
CAIJ - Centre d'accès à l'information juridique
Rue de l'Hôtel-de-Ville Bureau 9.400, Gatineau
4.35 km
Library La Maison Du Citoyen
25 Rue Laurier, Gatineau
4.40 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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