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Living in Old Ottawa South

Old Ottawa South is an older urban neighbourhood located between the Rideau Canal to the north, and the Rideau River to the south. Carleton University can be found at Old Ottawa South’s western edge. It is home to over 6,200 residents and is considered an upper-middle-class area.

Much like its neighbour, The Glebe, Old Ottawa South is attractive to homeowners due to its proximity to the Rideau Canal, the commercial amenities on Bank St. and the fact that it is within walking distance of Lansdowne Park.

Old Ottawa South Housing

Old Ottawa South is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Ottawa, with most houses being built between 1900 and 1960. Many of the homes are well preserved and have been awarded heritage status. A large portion of the original houses has been upgraded and added to over the years, contributing to the area's eclectic style. Semi-detached homes vary in price from $370,000 to $1.3 million.

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Old Ottawa South Jobs and Employment

Proximity to the university has meant that the neighbourhood has been a haven for professors and students, although rising housing prices are driving out the latter.

Is Old Ottawa South A Safe Neighbourhood?

Old Ottawa South has a strong community association, which, in addition to running social events, work to protect the interests and livelihood of the community.

Old Ottawa South Activities

Adding to the nearby entertainment and commercial attractions found in The Glebe, including Lansdowne Park, TD Place Stadium, Bank Street and the Rideau Canal, Old Ottawa South is home to the Ottawa Tennis and Lawn Bowling Club (OTLBC). The OTLBC offers 18 clay tennis courts, 12 of which are lit for night play, 12 beach volleyball courts, a lifeguarded outdoor swimming pool and a restaurant on site in a historic clubhouse.

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