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Jean Richer & Irene Bilinski
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Greenbelt

The Greenbelt is a 14,950 hectare (36,950 acre) crescent of land within the present-day boundaries of the City of Ottawa, in which real estate development is strictly controlled. The greenbelt was proposed by Jacques Greeber as part of his master plan for Ottawa, and was acquired beginning in 1956. It begins at Shirleys Bay in the west and extends to Green's Creek in the east. Most of the greenbelt is owned and managed by the National Capital Commission (NCC). The rest is held by other federal departments and private interests. Today, land cover within the current Greenbelt comprises mainly forest, wetland, and fields - all with mixed use for recreation, conservation, farming, research, forestry. It also includes limited urban development, including government buildings and the Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier International Airport. To date, the Ottawa Greenbelt is among the largest urban parks in the world.

For more information concerning The Greenbelt and its surrounding communities, contact one of our Ottawa Living Real Estate Sales Representatives at 613.288.9144 and let us show you a few homes to make your own.