Ottawa is located where the Ottawa River is joined by the Rideau River on one side and the Gatineau River on the other.
The city was a portage spot for the early fur traders because of two major rapids. Called Bytown in its early days, it was one endpoint of the Rideau Canal, built in 1846 to bypass the St Lawrence Seaway. In 1867, the city was made the capital of the new country of Canada.
While the city has long been a centre for government, decentralization in the 1970s moved several departments away from the city. Ottawa has since grown into "Silicon Valley North" with 500 well-known technology companies including Corel, Newbridge, Mitel, and Northern Telecom.
Over that time, many government departments were relocated over the Quebec side of the river, to help create jobs and tax base for Hull, which was just beginning to shed its "lumbertown" reputation (and the federal government was trying to mitigate the shutdown of the EB Eddy mill on the Ottawa River, to beautify the views around Parliament Hill). The National Capital Region is an official Federal designation for the Canadian capital which combined Ottawa, Gatineau, and the surrounding area of 5,319 square kilometres and an aggregate population of 1,168,800 (2007).
In 2001, the city of Ottawa was amalgamated with the surrounding municipalities on the Ontario side, including Nepean, Kanata, Rockliffe Park, Vanier and Cumberland, as well as townships that were part of the Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton, including West Carleton, Osgoode, Rideau and Goulbourn. This made a number of "bedroom communities" that were beyond the Greenbelt natural area officially part of Ottawa.
In 2002, the municipalities on the Quebec side (Aylmer, Hull, Gatineau, Buckingham and Masson-Angers) amalgamated into the city of Gatineau.
Ottawa has an excellent transportation network, and lies at the junction of 417 the Trans-Canada Highway and 416 which connects to the US and Toronto. It has a series of parkways along its rivers and canals and an excellent OC Transpo public transit system, combining bus, bus-rapid transit ("BRT") and light rail transit, which integrates with the STO (Outaouais) transit in Gatineau. Its international airport has excellent connections to cities around Canada, the United States, to Europe, as well as winter sun destinations. Recreational boaters can take the Rideau Canal to Lake Ontario.
In 1994, Ottawa was ranked the best city in Canada by Chatelaine magazine in terms of crime rates, air quality, job prospects and green space. Ottawa was also ranked sixth in the world by the Corporate Resources Group. Ottawa is enclosed by a 42,240 acre greenbelt of protected farmland, wetlands. The Rideau Canal meanders through the city for summer boating and winter skating, and the Gatineau Hills and Park, which offer outstanding recreational opportunities and breathtaking views, are located only 10 minutes from the downtown core.
The city has 29 museums, including 12 exhibiting national treasures, many historical buildings as old as 150 years, and hosts over 60 festivals, including the internationally recognized Winterlude and Canadian Tulip Festival. In the wintertime, the Rideau Canal becomes the world's longest skating rink.
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Here are some of the Ottawa-Gatineau Home & Condo builders listed in the Moving In Canada directory:
Ottawa Roofing Pros are dedicated to understanding each unique roofing project and creating custom solutions that are ideally suited to your home. We specialize in new roof installation and roof repairs.
Cambridge Design Gallery prides itself on being the go-to choice for clients in Ottawa for an Interior Decorator, Kitchen Renovations and Bathroom Renovations.
Acteur reconnu dans le secteur de l'habitation depuis 1999 dans la region de l'Outaouais, Construction LaVerendrye oeuvre dans le domaine de la construction residentielle en batissant des maisons unifamiliales et jumelees de premiere qualite.
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Urbandale Construction is a family-run business with over 35 years experience building high quality homes in Ottawa. Our experience, expertise and integrity shines in every aspect of home building.
Here are some of the Ottawa-Gatineau realtors with knowledge of suitable homes available in the neighbourhood you want, listed in the Moving In Canada directory:
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Ottawa real estate website, featuring home search and listings search for buying. Home evaluations for sellers. Investor section with special reports.
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Here are some of the Ottawa-Gatineau mortgage lending and mortgage broker companies listed in the Moving In Canada directory:
Certified Mortgage Brokers are dedicated to ensuring that property buyers, whether residential or commercial get the best deals. Our services include residential and commercial mortgages and mortgage refinancing.
THE WILSON TEAM THE TOP 1% IN CANADAWe are The Wilson Team of Mortgage Professionals serving the needs of homeowners in Ottawa and surrounding areas.
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Here are some of the Ottawa-Gatineau moving & storage companies listed in the Moving In Canada directory:
Hire A Mover an Ottawa based moving company provides moving help to
Gatineau, Hull, Aylmer, Stittsville, Osgoode, Orleans, Barhaven, Nepean, Ottawa Downtown, Ottawa East, Ottawa West and Ottawa South.
Ketara Logistics one of the famous logistics company & supply chain 3PL provider in Ottawa or its surrounding areas. For over 20 years we providing outstanding local delivery services whether it is local or long distance. Call us now.
Harvey's Moving and Storage provides moving services, storage and local and long distance delivery.
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We are very reliable piano movers in Ottawa. Call us
Self Storage Ottawa Group provides secure self storage facilities in Ottawa ON. Trust the local boat, RV, car storage and storage lockers experts with competitive storage prices. Call 613-800-3182 now
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Here are some of the great neighbourhoods you can move to in & around Ottawa-Gatineau
ON: This neighbourhood is on the west side of the Rideau River |and Mooney^s Bay, between Baseline Rd and Meadowlands Dr, has several highrises along the Rideau RIver
ON: Bells Corners became a bustling community, with two retail strip along its main artery
ON: Britannia lies on the Ottawa River, across from Aylmer, and this neighbourhood lies west of Britannia Park. It was originally a cottage community for Ottawa residents, with lots of bungalows.
ON: This area is just north of the airport, on both side of Hunt Club Road, and between the Airport Parkway to the east and the Rideau River to the west. The community is surrounded by Greenbelt
ON: Gatineau is the largest community on the Quebec side, with older parts of the community closest to the Gatineau River
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