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Blackburn Hamlet

Blackburn Hamlet is a suburban community in the east end of Ottawa nested between Montreal Road on the north, the Blackburn By-pass to the south and Orleans to the east and Pineview Golf Course to the west. Before the 2001 amalgamation of the city of Ottawa, it was in the city of Gloucester. The community took its name from Robert Blackburn, former Member of Parliament for Russell. It's often referred to by the locals as simply "Blackburn," it is one of only two suburban areas (the other being Bells Corners) surrounded by National Capital Commission (NCC) Greenbelt lands as well as Canadian Federal Conservation Authority lands and lands owned by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) which were formerly the National Defence Proving Grounds. together, these lands form part of Ottawa's "Greenbelt" and provide Blackburn Hamlet residents and visitors with over 250 km of hiking and cross country skiing trails.

In 1958, the government gave authority to the NCC to establish a Greenbelt. ;Landowner Michael Budd and Costain Estates Ltd were key players in the creation and construction of the community as it is today, and it was renamed "Blackburn Hamlet". Most of the homes were built in the 1960s and 1970s. ;They were the homes that many dreamed to purchase. ;Over the years, many of these homes, if not most, have been renovated. ;These homes are located on good sized treed lots.

Blackburn Hamlet offers a few strip malls where you will find restaurants, grocery store, library, and multitude of services. ;Over the past few years, quite a bit of new construction is developing.


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