Sandy Hill Community Overview

Sandy Hill is bounded by Rideau-Besserer-Daly Avenue on the north, both Highway 417 and Nicholas Street to the south, the Rideau River to the east, and the Rideau Canal to the west.  As a residential community, Sandy Hill dates back to the 1870s. Prior to Rockliffe Park, Sandy Hill was the wealthiest and most prestigious neighbourhood in the Ottawa area up until the early 20th century. Some of the neighbourhood’s notable locations include Laurier House, the residence of Prime Ministers Sir Wilfred Laurier and William Lyon Mackenzie-King, and the house of WW1 ace Billy Bishop, which was later inhabited by another Prime Minister, John Diefenbaker. The University of Ottawa Campus was established in 1848 on land donated by Louis-Theodore Besserer. However, the university had been originally situated just north of the Byward Market six years earlier in 1842 before moving to its current location, which straddles the Rideau Canal south of Laurier Ave.

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Sandy Hill Apartment Rental Stats

Property Type# of ListingsMin PriceMax PriceAve Price
Apartments     113$595$6400$1707
Duplexes     5$1400$5600$2720
Houses     11$1050$4995$2529
Main Floors     3$895$1800$1281
Total Rentals     132$595$6400$1804

Sandy Hill Closest Schools

Name/Address Distance
Ottawa Torah School
151 Chapel Street, Ottawa
0.91 km
Telfer School of Management
55 Laurier Avenue East, Ottawa
0.93 km
QC Makeup Academy
38 McArthur Avenue, Vanier
0.97 km
QC Event School
38 McArthur Avenue, Vanier
0.97 km
Centre de formation Caron ltée
430-130 Slater Street, Ottawa
1.69 km
Canada School of Public Service
373 Sussex Drive, Ottawa
1.78 km
Ecole De Langues Molière
251 Bank Street, Ottawa
1.90 km
Jfl Media Training
2233-335 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa
2.04 km
Lycée Claudel
1635 Lycée Place, Ottawa
2.19 km
Metro Music
695 Bank Street, Ottawa
2.37 km
St. Brigid School
200 Springfield Road, Ottawa
2.42 km
Ashbury College
362 Mariposa Avenue, Rockcliffe Park
2.60 km
English Courses In Ottawa - English Schools In Ottawa
115 Rue Champlain, Gatineau
2.97 km
Elmwood School
261 Buena Vista Road, Rockcliffe Park
3.02 km
St-Laurent Academy - Ottawa Private School
641 Sladen Avenue, Ottawa
3.07 km
Ottawa Children's Treatment Centre & School Authority
395 Smyth Road, Ottawa
3.08 km
Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est (CECCE)
4000 Labelle Street, Gloucester
3.30 km
Hopewell Avenue Public School
17 Hopewell Avenue, Ottawa
3.47 km
Hillcrest High School
1900 Dauphin Road, Ottawa
4.00 km
Heritage Academy
207 Bayswater Avenue, Ottawa
4.20 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Sandy Hill Closest Libraries

Name/Address Distance
Brian Dickson Law Library
Fauteux Hall, F4&F5, 57 Louis-Pasteur Private, Ottawa
0.57 km
Morisset Library
65 University Private, Ottawa
0.70 km
Faculty of Social Sciences Library
120 University Private, Ottawa
0.72 km
Isobel Firestone Music Library
50 University Private, Ottawa
0.74 km
Ottawa Public Library - Rideau
377 Rideau Street, Ottawa
0.90 km
Management Library
55 Laurier Avenue East, Ottawa
0.94 km
Ottawa Public Library - Main
120 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa
1.63 km
Global Affairs Canada - Jules Léger Library
125 Sussex Drive, Ottawa
2.14 km
488 Gladstone Av, Ottawa
2.31 km
Ottawa Public Library - St-Laurent
515 Coté Street, Ottawa
2.53 km
Library and Archives Canada
395 Wellington Street, Ottawa
2.59 km
Library La Maison Du Citoyen
25 Rue Laurier, Gatineau
2.81 km
170 Rue de l'Hôtel-de-Ville Bureau 9.400, Gatineau
2.84 km
Ottawa Public Library - Rockcliffe Park
380 Springfield Road, Rockcliffe Park
2.98 km
Rockcliffe Park Bibliotheques
380 Springfield Road, Rockcliffe Park
2.99 km
Health Sciences Library
1020-451 Smyth Road, Ottawa
3.15 km
Ottawa Public Library - Sunnyside
1049 Bank Street, Ottawa
3.26 km
Ottawa Public Library - Elmvale Acres
1910 Saint Laurent Boulevard, Ottawa
4.77 km
May Court Library
1053 Carling Avenue, Ottawa
4.92 km
Sikh National Archives Of Canada
1181 Cecil Avenue, Ottawa
4.96 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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