Sandy Hill is one of Ottawa's most historical and easily recognized neighborhoods. Located east of downtown, it is bordered to the west by the Rideau Canal and on the east by the Rideau River. The north side is Rideau Street and the ByWard Market neighbourhood, while the south side is limited by the Queensway and Nicolas Street.
Sandy Hill was first established in the early nineteenth century, and named for its hilliness and sandy soil caused by its proximity to the river, which makes it difficult to erect large buildings. In the nineteenth and early twentieth century, it was clearly Ottawa's wealthiest neighbourhood, home to the most influential dignitaries, politicians and residents. When bridges were constructed over the canal and transportation improved, the downtown area became closer and the wealthy migrated north to Rockcliffe Park. With the establishment the University of Ottawa, the neighbourhood became more densely populated and middle class.
The baby boom at the end of the Second World War catalyzed increased population and rejuvenation, where many of the grand mansions became embassies, and new government hires moved into the neighbourhood. Since then, many of the large estates have been converted into apartment buildings, designed to accommodate the working class and student population who chose to be within walking distance of the University and downtown.
A dramatic demographic diversity is part of what makes Sandy Hill so unique, where students and boarding houses sit close to the Rideau canal, downtown, and the University on the west side, while the affluent and dignitaries live along the west side, on the banks of the Rideau River. The area is mainly Anglophone; however there is a substantial Francophone population, encouraged by the University and international population. With such close proximity to downtown, specifically, the large shopping area, Rideau Centre, it is well served by mass transit with several routes and stations at Rideau and Lees ave. There are many newer townhouses and infill properties.
There are also plenty of schools in the area, serving the large population of middle class families and dignitaries. Several notable buildings and magnificent churches are in the area. All Saints Anglican, St. Alban's Anglican, St. Clement Catholic, St. Paul's Eastern United, and St. Josephs Catholic Church all serve as beautiful landmark and architectural gems of this diverse and eclectic community.
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This meticulous one bedroom + den unit is steps to everything - Rideau Centre, Byward Market, University of Ottawa, Parliament Hill and all downtown has to offer. The open floor plan features room for a dining area and generous living space, is nicely finished with stylish dark cabinetry, granite counters, including large island, stainless appliances and hardwood floors. It also features a private balcony, ensuite, laundry and indoor parking. Building amenities include indoor pool, sauna, well equipped gym, party room and visitor parking.
This prime location overlooking the Rideau River, you have that country feeling yet the home is walking distance to many downtown amenities. Made for entertaining, this 1920s double-cinder-block construction home has been extensively renovated over the past 5 years. The river view takes centre stage thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows & the wood-burning fireplace is complimented by the warmth of Brazilian hardwood floors. The kitchen is a chefs dream with a separate prep & cleanup zones & cosy breakfast seating. Appliances are state-of-the-art with sleek, flat-panel charcoal cabinets & are paired with waterfall granite counters. The finished basement features large windows, Bose sound system, guest bedroom, & an oversized spa bathroom with full steam room, glassed-in shower & soaker tub, as well as a double-faucet trough sink that was featured in a catalogue. Outside, the landscaped oversized lot features mature trees, a generous & private entertaining space all overlooking the river.
Mixed Commercial/Residential uses, freehold property on the busy Rideau Street, near Ottawa U. Main floor is an fully equipment Thai/Chinese takeout restaurant, there is sitting area for customers to enjoy the meal as well. Full and dry basement is great for storage. Upstairs has a 2 bedroom apartment(no living room) and a bachelor apartment. Private driveway with 3-4 parking spots in the back. Price includes business & building.
Fantastic east-facing 2 bedroom plus den condo in the Claridge Plaza 2. Fully upgraded, hardwood floors throughout, granite countertops, en-suite laundry and dark rich finishes. Building amenities include concierge/security, pool, gym, gas BBQs, party room, terraces, and theatre room. Minutes away from everything Ottawa has to offer including the Rideau Centre, Byward Market, the Rideau Canal, Parliament, Ottawa U, the soon-to-be Rideau LRT Station, METRO, LCBO and more! Steps from your lobby you will also find Starbucks, REXALL Pharmacy, National Bank, Tim Hortons. Call us to set up a viewing!
Fabulous 1 bedroom + den in the heart of downtown Ottawa. Walk to Byward Market, Rideau Centre, Ottawa U, Parliament Hill, Rideau Canal, transit stops, future LRT stop, 24-hr Metro and so much more. Tastefully decorated, 700 sq. ft., open concept, floor to ceiling windows and tile flooring throughout. Deeded underground parking and storage locker complete the package. The building features fantastic amenities, including indoor pool, sauna, exercise centre (8,000 sq/ft), theatre room, party room with kitchen, outdoor landscaped terrace with BBQ's, and 24-hour security.
SUPERB RIVER VIEWS! Strathcona Place - a highly desirable address beautifully situated on the banks of the Rideau River in historic Sandy Hill, just east of the downtown core. Exclusive 17-unit building with just two units per floor; perfectly located on a quiet and private cul-de-sac. Amazing, light-filled, spacious apartment with 1688 square feet of interior space plus a generous east-facing balcony with stunning, unobstructed river views. Entertainment-sized rooms, three bedrooms, two baths including large ensuite with Jacuzzi tub and separate shower, hardwood, wood-burning fireplace, eat-in kitchen, river views from almost every room. Well-managed building with exercise room, guest suite, sauna. Upgrades include: heat pump (2013), berber carpet, shower in ensuite, 5 appliances (2011), 3 sets of sliding glass doors & kitchen window (by condo corp in 2016). Condo fees cover heat and air conditioning.
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