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Parkwood Hills Ottawa – Ottawa Neighbourhood Tour

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Parkwood Hills Ottawa Neighbourhood Tour


Today we’re heading about 10 kilometres southwest of downtown Ottawa to the Parkwood Hills – Stewart Farm neighbourhood. This community of a little over 5,000 residents has two main areas connected by a stretch of Meadowlands Drive.

Parkwood Hills – Stewart Farm was, like many Ottawa suburban neighbourhoods, once farmland. Beginning in the late 1950s, the Minto Group began to turn the area into a residential community.

The Minto Group was very active in developing many Ottawa neighbourhoods. Parkwood Hills – Stewart Farm stands out as a particularly good example of a mixed dwelling planned neighbourhood.

They built a variety of single-family homes along with townhomes and apartment buildings throughout the 60s and into the 70s. Of particular note is Horizon House, a high-rise condo community on the neighbourhood’s west side. It was the first of its kind in the country when Minto built it back in 1967.

The Minto Group still owns many of the apartments and other multi-family residences in the area.


The Parkwood Hills – Stewart Farm neighbourhood is ideal if you’re moving to Ottawa and want to rent your home. Much of the area’s housing is rentals and there are many types and styles to choose from, including single-family homes, apartments, and those groundbreaking high-rise condos. In fact, 84.3% of the area are rental properties well above the Ottawa average of 34.3%. And for own occupied properties that accounts for 15.9% well below the Ottawa average of 65.7%. Homes built prior to the 1960s accounts for 13.5%. The majority of homes (63.6% to be exact) were built1960s and 1970s. Properties built between the 1980s and 1990s accounts for 17.9% and for properties built after 2000 that would be 5.2%.


Parkwood Hills – Stewart Farm is much more than just a collection of buildings. Like every neighbourhood, it has its own character. In the early days of its development, the residents of Parkwood Hills started a community softball organization. Today it has 200 teams!

The neighbourhood has three large parks and shares a fourth with nearby Borden Farm: General Burns Park. With a large outdoor swimming pool in the summer and an ice rink in the winter, General Burns Park is a popular place for residents to relax and play.

The park has tennis courts, play structures, and a baseball diamond. Its log cabin community centre from the 1950s hosts recreational programs. You’ll find Pilates classes, scout troop meetings, and much more at this multi-use park. My Dad and his good friends played endless Summer nights of recreational baseball and coaching little league hockey here. Parkwood Hills – Stewart Farm is a great neighbourhood for raising a family and building community connections. The area is turning over as younger families move into the neighbourhood.


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