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221 GLADEVIEW PRIVATE, ottawa, Ontario

221 Gladeview Private

Ottawa, Ontario

3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom
Royal LePage Team Realty
For sale $375,000
27 BLUE MOON PRIVATE UNIT#102, ottawa, Ontario

27 Blue Moon Private Unit#102

Ottawa, Ontario

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom
RE/MAX Affiliates Realty Ltd.
For sale $649,900
87 SAI CRESCENT, ottawa, Ontario

87 Sai Crescent

Ottawa, Ontario

3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom
RE/MAX Affiliates Boardwalk
For sale $489,000
88 ROYAL FIELD CRESCENT, ottawa, Ontario

88 Royal Field Crescent

Ottawa, Ontario

3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom
Royal LePage Team Realty
For sale $649,900
1306 HENBURY WAY, ottawa, Ontario

1306 Henbury Way

Ottawa, Ontario

3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom
Coldwell Banker First Ottawa Realty
For sale $299,900
3684 FALLOWFIELD ROAD UNIT#220, ottawa, Ontario

3684 Fallowfield Road Unit#220

Ottawa, Ontario

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Keller Williams Integrity Realty
For sale $639,000
1654 ABBEY ROAD, ottawa, Ontario

1654 Abbey Road

Ottawa, Ontario

5 Bedroom 2 Bathroom
Sutton Group - Ottawa Realty
For sale $484,900
507 BURLEIGH PRIVATE, ottawa, Ontario

507 Burleigh Private

Ottawa, Ontario

2 Bedroom 3 Bathroom
Engel & Volkers Ottawa Central
For sale $429,900
319 AQUAVIEW DRIVE, ottawa, Ontario

319 Aquaview Drive

Ottawa, Ontario

2 Bedroom 3 Bathroom
RE/MAX Affiliates Geoff&bobbie Mcgowan
For sale $595,000
99 CHESAPEAKE CRESCENT, ottawa, Ontario

99 Chesapeake Crescent

Ottawa, Ontario

3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom
Ottawa Property Shop Realty Inc.
For sale $525,000
206 STEDMAN STREET, ottawa, Ontario

206 Stedman Street

Ottawa, Ontario

2 Bedroom 3 Bathroom
RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Group
For sale $295,000
825 CAHILL DRIVE W UNIT#207, ottawa, Ontario

825 Cahill Drive W Unit#207

Ottawa, Ontario

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom
Royal LePage Performance Realty
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Ottawa borders Gatineau, Quebec; the two form the core of the Ottawa–Gatineau census metropolitan area (CMA) and the National Capital Region (NCR). The 2011 census reported a population of 883,391 making it the fourth-largest city in Canada, and 1,236,324 within the CMA, making it the fourth-largest CMA in Canada. The City of Ottawa reported that the city had an estimated population of 960,754 as of December 2015.

Founded in 1826 as Bytown, and incorporated as “Ottawa” in 1855, the city has evolved into a political and technological centre of Canada. Its original boundaries were expanded through numerous minor annexations and were ultimately replaced by a new city incorporation and major amalgamation in 2001 which significantly increased its land area. The city name “Ottawa” was chosen in reference to the Ottawa River nearby, which is a word derived from the Algonquin word Odawa, meaning “to trade”.

The city is the most educated in Canada, and it is home to a number of post-secondary, research, and cultural institutions, including the National Arts Centre and the National Gallery. Ottawa also has the highest standard of living in the nation and low unemployment. It ranked second out of 150 worldwide in the Numbeo quality of life index 2014-2015, and it contains a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Neighbourhoods and outlying communities

Ottawa is bounded on the east by the United Counties of Prescott and Russell; by Renfrew County and Lanark County in the west; on the south by the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville and the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry; and on the north by the Regional County Municipality of Les Collines-de-l’Outaouais and the City of Gatineau. Modern Ottawa is made up of eleven historic townships, ten of which are from Carleton County and one from Russell.

The city has a main urban area but there are many other urban, suburban and rural areas within the modern city’s limits. The main suburban area extends a considerable distance to the east, west and south of the centre, and it includes the former cities of Gloucester, Nepean and Vanier, the former village of Rockcliffe Park (a high-income neighbourhood which is home to the Prime Minister’s official residence at 24 Sussex and the Governor General’s residence), and the communities of Blackburn Hamlet and Orléans. The Kanata suburban area includes the former village of Stittsville to the southwest. Nepean is another major suburb which also includes Barrhaven. There are also the communities of Manotick and Riverside South on the other side of the Rideau River, and Greely, southeast of Riverside South.

There are a number of rural communities (villages and hamlets) that lie beyond the greenbelt but are administratively part of the Ottawa municipality. Some of these communities are Burritts Rapids; Ashton; Fallowfield; Kars; Fitzroy Harbour; Munster; Carp; North Gower; Metcalfe; Constance Bay and Osgoode and Richmond. There are also a number of towns located within the federally defined National Capital Region but outside the city of Ottawa municipal boundaries, these include the urban communities of Almonte, Carleton Place, Embrun, Kemptville, Rockland, and Russell.

Architecture

Influenced by government structures, much of the city’s architecture tends to be formalistic and functional. However, the city is also marked by Romantic and Picturesque styles of architecture such as the Parliament Buildings’ gothic revival architecture. Ottawa’s domestic architecture is dominated by single family homes. There are also smaller numbers of semi-detached, rowhouses, and apartment buildings. Most domestic buildings are clad in brick, with small numbers covered in wood or stone.

The skyline has been controlled by building height restrictions originally implemented to keep Parliament Hill and the Peace Tower at 92.2 metres (302 ft) visible from most parts of the city. Today, several buildings are slightly taller than the Peace Tower, with the tallest located on Albert Street being the 29-storey Place de Ville (Tower C) at 112 metres (367 ft). Federal buildings in the National Capital Region are managed by Public Works Canada, while most of the federal land in the region is managed by the National Capital Commission; its control of much undeveloped land gives the NCC a great deal of influence over the city’s development.

 

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