Local Area

Our Neighbourhood

Walking West

The first thing you notice about our neighbourhood is the friendliness of the people. Most of the streets surrounding our building are owned by residents who are working hard to take care of their families and homes.

On the west side of the Vanier Parkway you can walk through part of the Sandy Hill area to the scenic Rideau River. Following the bike path to the left leads to the Rideau River Bridge. It takes you to The University of Ottawa Gee Gees football field. If you follow the path under the bridge to the left you will come to Robinson Field. It has a community garden, a soccer field where dogs are allowed off leash and can take a swim in the river. Beside this is a children's swimming pool. If you keep following this path you will come to historic Strathcona Park where you can picnic (no dogs) and watch live theatre productions during the summer months.

If you walk back to the east you will take the Adawe Crossing Bridge to The Rideau Sports Centre. Here you can play just about every sport you can think of and enjoy some amazing food at The Bridge restaurant.

Now we are on our way back home, walking along the Rideau River bike path and then going through the neighbourhood just west of our building.  This interesting area has an eclectic collection of homes, ranging from large turn of the century homes that once were part of a farm to others that were built when this area eventually grew into cottage country, all the way up to modern 3 storey town homes.  

This link is a map of this walk. Enjoy

Walk to Robinson Field (dogs off leash permitted)

Google Map of Our Area

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Walking North

Les Terrasses Francesca buildings are part of the Overbrook neighbourhood. The oldest home was built in 1910, but most of the homes were built in the 1950's

You will see homes that have been very well kept up over the years but you will also see many that are sadly left in disrepair.

However in recent years this neighbourhood has become very popular with developers and young families that have purchased the older homes and completely renovated them or replaced them with new homes or 3 storey town homes.

Walking East

For the most part walking east of our building is safe however we also border on one of the lowest income areas in Ottawa.

There are City Living townhomes at the end of Presland Ave that are not looked after very well.  Most of the tenants are nice people just trying to make a better life for their families. But some of the tenants are involved in criminal activities, or struggling with addiction and mental illness. You should be careful or avoid these streets.

For more detailed information take a look at our Safety Page.

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