Claude Jobin
Phone or Text: 613.804.7979
Email: claude@claudejobin.com

Molly Hoyle
Phone or Text: 613.277.5656
Email: mollyhoyle@royallepage.ca

Neighbourhoods in Ottawa


The Neighbourhood of Vanier Proximity to downtown! A multicultural lively neighbourhood: The French Quarter. 40% francophones and 60% Anglophones. Convenience: Enjoy the Rideau River and the Riverain Park with it’s seemingly endless bicycle path which leads you to Vincent Massey Park, Hog’s Back Park, and Mooney’s Bay Park. Access to Queensway. Bordered by Montreal Road, […]

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The Glebe

Central Park – The Glebe – Ottawa  The Glebe is a neighbourhood in Ottawa.  Bordered to the north by downtown, to east and the south by the Rideau Canal and to the west by Bronson Avenue.  The heart of the Glebe is Bank Street.   Bank street with it’s almost countless restaurants, coffee shops and boutiques oh and several pubs.  So […]

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Sandy Hill

Sandy Hill – Ottawa Sandy Hill (French: Côte-de-Sable) is a neighbourhood in Ottawa, Ontario, located just east of downtown. The neighbourhood is bordered on the west by the Rideau Canal and on the east by the Rideau River. To the north it stretches to Rideau Street and the Byward Market area while to the south […]

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Ottawa East

Old Ottawa East or Ottawa East is a neighbourhood of Ottawa, Canada. It is bordered by the Rideau Canal on the west and the Rideau River on the east.  Nort is Sandy Hill south is Ottawa South. The parks include Brantwood Park and Windsor Park. Old Ottawa East is along the longest ice rink in the world […]

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New Edinburgh

New Edinburgh is a small neighbourhood in Ottawa, Canada. It is located to the east of the downtown core. It is bordered on the west by the Rideau River, to the north by the Ottawa River, to the south by Beechwood Avenue, to the east the border is less regular but is marked in part […]

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Mooney’s Bay

Mooney’s Bay Park is a public park in Ottawa, Canada on the Rideau River. Its main entrance is on Riverside Drive, opposite Ridgewood Avenue, but can also be accessed from Hog’s Back Road. It has a beach, picnic areas, a children’s playground and is the site of the Terry Fox Stadium. Located at 2960 Riverside […]

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From the Blog


I’ve always loved dandelions. I find it upsetting that they get such a bad rap. So was happy to read this article on the CBC website yesterday.  Turns out PEI has a dandelion festival.  Perhaps they aren’t the most noble of flowers. But at this time of the year they are a burst of unexpected […]

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Happy Victoria Day!

We here in Ottawa have much to be thankfull to Queen Victoria. in 1857 she chose Ottawa to be the capital of Canada. She chose Ottawa because is was in between Montreal and Toronto and on the border of Ontario and Quebec. And because of this decision we are the city we are. So thank […]

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It’s a Sad Day when a Centuries Old Tree Must Come Down

A centuries old oak tree on the Doods property in Arnprior had to come down last week.  It had become hollow and could have been dangerous.  A reminder to keep an eye on the trees on your property.  We appreciate their presence but must remember their proximity to our homes can at times be a […]

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Pedestrian Cycling paths Riddled with Potholes

Use caution on the pathways around the Capital. The recent floods submerged our paths under water for extended periods of time. In some instances they have reappered damaged – use caution while cycling on them. As a pedestrian don’t let your smart phone distract you from what’s ahead. Plus of course, as usual, be aware […]

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Flash Storm Creates Orange Glow in Ottawa

Wasn’t that an odd storm! I was on my way home when the sky to the north went black, I had another errand to run but chose to go home instead and take shelter. By the time I got home the skies opened up and it indeed was quite bright. More about the storm including […]

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Ottawa Artist – René Rivard

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Architecture – Chicago School Style

After the great fire of Chicago in 1871 Chicago needed to rebuild. The opportunity to build anew meant it could define it’s own style.  It’s own North American style.  And so the Chicago School style takes shape. An important characteristic is the steel-frame with masonry cladding. This allowed for larger windows. The classic Chicago School […]

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Nespresso & K Cup Recycling

I read that K cups are going down in popularity potentially because of their effect on the environment. Recently stopping at Home Outfitters in Kanata I found they have a Nespresso cup recycling set-up. When I asked if there was such a set-up for k-cups what I was told is “But they are recyclable!” What […]

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The New Bohemian Style

The New Bohemian style, looks a little like anything goes but with some cohesion. It feels a little like university dorm grows up. But it is warm and casual and appears very comfortable. Its the sort of place where you could have children playing as they wish and you can always find another chair at […]

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