Archives: October 2009

Neighbourhood Profile: Beacon Hill

Beacon Hill is a neighbourhood located northeast of downtown Ottawa. The area is separated into two parts by Montreal Road: Beacon Hill North and Beacon Hill South. The neighbourhood also has many nicknames such as “The Beaks” or “The Hill.” Beacon Hill is a popular place for families to raise children. The area’s many reputable […]


Winners from the 26th Annual Home Design Awards

The National Gallery of Canada hosted a dazzling awards ceremony for the 26th Annual Design Awards honoring 119 Ottawa architects, builders and designers. The ceremony, sponsored by Greater Ottawa Home Builders Association, represented a wide variety of homes. From big budget masterpieces to humble suburban townhouses, each company spent the whole week showcasing their work […]




Neighbourhood Profile: Barrhaven

Barrhaven is a suburb of Ottawa situated just 17km southwest of the downtown area. It is a popular place for families to settle, and has been rapidly growing in recent years. The neighbourhood, fondly referred to as “Far Haven” or “The Haven” because of its beautiful, lush green parks, boasts a wonderful mix of old […]


Canadian Housing Prices Slightly Down

According to Statistics Canada data that was released last week, housing prices in Canada rose only 0.1 percent in August, which is less than housing experts expected. Since the July increase of 0.3 percent, analysts were predicting a healthier August, forecasting a 0.2 percent rise in prices. Millan Mulraine, a TD Securities economics strategist, said, […]



Neighbourhood Profile: Alta Vista

Alta Vista is a wonderful, family-oriented neighbourhood located just south of downtown Ottawa. The area is known for its lush parks, vast green space, and strong sense of community. Alta Vista, which gets its name from the city’s relative height – it’s higher than most of Ottawa – is a convenient and charming place to […]



Lansdowne Revamp: Plans Being Modified

All the controversy surrounding the Lansdowne redevelopment has finally resulted in some modification plans, largely in the retail segment of the project. As citizens have been debating whether big box retailers are necessary in the Glebe, with others opposing large shops in an effort to preserve the specialty ones that already exist, city councillors are […]