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

Currently there are no active rental properties listed within Old Ottawa South.

Old Ottawa South Closest Schools

Name Address Distance
Hopewell Public School 17 Hopewell Ave, Ottawa 0.06 km
Rite-Way Driving School Inc 1212 Bank Street, Ottawa 0.27 km
Westboro Academy 200 Brewer Way, Ottawa 0.80 km
Corpus Christi Elementary School 798 Lyon Street South, Ottawa 1.11 km
Glebe Collegiate Institute 212 Glebe Ave, Ottawa 1.40 km
Carleton University School of Industrial Design Colonel By Dr, 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
Adult High School 300 Rochester Street, Ottawa 2.45 km
Heritage Academy 207 Bayswater Avenue, Ottawa 2.63 km
OMS Montessori 335 Lindsay Street, Ottawa 2.88 km
Young People's Language School 440 Albert Street, Ottawa 3.19 km
Parkdale Montessori School 555B Parkdale Avenue, Ottawa 3.40 km
A B C Drivers Training 1129 Wellington St., 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
Elmdale Public School 49 Iona Street, Ottawa 4.00 km
Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa Culinary Arts Institute 453 Laurier Avenue East, Ottawa 4.05 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Old Ottawa South Closest Libraries

Name Address Distance
Bibliothèque Ottawa Library - Sunnyside 1049 Bank Street, Ottawa 0.26 km
Ottawa Public Library - Old Ottawa South Branch Ottawa 0.28 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
Careeraim 488 Gladstone Av, Ottawa 2.20 km
Ottawa Stake Family History Center 1017 Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa 2.23 km
Tom Evans Photography & Digital Asset Management 214 James Street, Ottawa 2.39 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 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
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 De 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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