Beaverbrook, Ottawa

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Beaverbrook is located in Ottawa
Location in Ottawa
Coordinates: 45°19′34″N 75°54′05″W / 45.32611°N 75.90139°W / 45.32611; -75.90139Coordinates: 45°19′34″N 75°54′05″W / 45.32611°N 75.90139°W / 45.32611; -75.90139
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
City Flag of Ottawa, Ontario.svg Ottawa
Community Kanata
Founded early 1960s
Incorporated 1978 (Kanata)
Amalgamated 2001 (City of Ottawa)
 • Mayor Jim Watson
 • MPs Karen McCrimmon
 • MPPs Merrilee Fullerton
 • Councillors Marianne Wilkinson
 • Total 2.59 km2 (1.00 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 5,182
 • Density 2,000/km2 (5,200/sq mi)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)

Beaverbrook is a suburban neighbourhood in Kanata North Ward in the city of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It is located within the former city of Kanata. Beaverbrook is known for its hedged houses and community facilities. The neighbourhood is bounded by the Kanata North Business Park to the north, March Road to the east, Campeau Drive to the south and Knudson Avenue & Weslock Way to the west.

According to the Canada 2011 Census, the total population of the neighbourhood was 5,182.[1]


Beaverbook is the first and oldest residential neighbourhood in Kanata. The area was an agricultural part of March Township until the 1960s when developer and planner Bill Teron set about creating a planned Garden City community. The first street to be developed was Tiffany Crescent in 1964. John Mlacak, who was the reeve of March Township from 1968 to 1976, helped lead the development of Kanata during the 1970s, 1980s and onward.[2] The city centre didn't grow as he had originally planned, but eventually with its residences, hi-tech businesses, and commercial services, in 1978 it was incorporated as the City of Kanata. Beaverbrook is named after Max Aitken, Lord Beaverbrook.


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