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Andy Oswald

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Royal LePage West Ottawa Real Estate

555 Legget Drive, Suite 101,Kanata, Ontario

Office:  613-270-8200

Cell:  613-295-2456

andy@andyoswald.ca

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Ottawa is the capital of Canada. It stands on the south bank of the Ottawa River in the eastern portion of Southern Ontario. Ottawa borders Gatineau, Quebec.  Founded in 1826 as Bytown and incorporated as “Ottawa” in 1855, the city has evolved into a political and technological centre of Canada.  The name “Ottawa” is derived from the Algonquin word adawe, meaning “to trade”.  Étienne Brûlé, the first European to travel up the Ottawa River, passed by Ottawa in 1610 on his way to the Great Lakes. Three years later, Samuel de Champlain wrote about the waterfalls of the area and about his encounters with the Algonquins, who had been using the Ottawa River for centuries.  The Algonquins called the river Kichi Sibi or Kichissippimeaning “Great River” or “Grand River”. These early explorers were later followed by many missionaries.  Philemon Wright, a New Englander, created the first settlement in the area on 7 March 1800 on the north side of the river, across from Ottawa in Hull. He, with five other families and twenty-five labourers,  set about to create an agricultural community called Wrightsville. Wright pioneered the Ottawa Valley timber trade (soon to be the area’s most significant economic activity) by transporting timber by river from the Ottawa Valley to Quebec City. Bytown, Ottawa’s early name, was founded in 1826 because of preliminary work on the Rideau Canal. Its construction was overseen by Colonel John By, and the canal was intended to provide a secure route between Montreal and Kingston on Lake Ontario, bypassing the stretch of the St. Lawrence River bordering the state of New York

Initially an Irish and French Christian settlement, Ottawa has become a multicultural city with a diverse population. The city is known as being among the most educated in Canada and hosts a number of post-secondary, research, and cultural institutions. Ottawa has a high standard of living and low unemployment. It ranks 14th out of 221 in the Mercer Quality of Living Survey, and it contains a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  At present, Ottawa is host to 130 embassies. A further 49 countries accredit their embassies and missions in the United States to Canada.

Community Links

Education

Ottawa-Carleton district School Board www.ocdsb.ca

Ottawa Catholic School Board www.ocsb.ca

Turnbull School http://turnbull.ca/

Ashbury College http://www.ashbury.ca/

Westboro Academy http://www.westboroacademy.com/

Lycee Claudel http://www.claudel.org/

Kanata Academy http://www.kanataacademy.com/

St-Laurent Academy http://www.st-laurentacademy.com/

Elmwood School http://www.elmwood.ca/

Tancook Bell School http://www.tancookbell.ca/

Blyth Academy http://blytheducation.com/

 

Colleges & Universities

University of Ottawa www.uottawa.ca

Carleton University www.carleton.ca

Algonquin College www.algonquincollege.com

La Cite: Accueil https://www.collegelacite.ca

Saint Paul University http://ustpaul.ca/

Medical

Health Care Connect
Phone: 1-800-445-1822
Web: www.ontario.ca/healthcareconnect
Health Care Connect helps assist Ontarians in finding a family doctor.  People who are without a family doctor are referred to medical professionals such as nurse practitioners who are accepting new patients within the community.  Register by phone at 1-800-445-1822

Telehealth Ontario 

Phone: 1-866-797-0000
Web: http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/programs/telehealth/

Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP)

http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/programs/ohip/ or call their info line at 1-866-532-3161

 Public Health http://ottawa.ca/

Hospitals & Medical Clinics

The Ottawa Hospital https://www.ottawahospital.on.ca

Queensway Carleton Hospital http://www.qch.on.ca/

University of Ottawa Heart Institute http://www.ottawaheart.ca/

Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre http://www.theroyal.ca/

Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario http://www.cheo.on.ca/

Elisabeth Bruyere Hospital http://www.bruyere.org/

Montfort Hospital http://www.hopitalmontfort.com/

Southbank Healthcare Centre http://www.southbankmedicalcentre.com/

Champlain Health Line http://www.champlainhealthline.ca/listServices.aspx?id=10072

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