Confederation Heights is an area in south Ottawa, made up of government buildings. It is bounded on the east by Data Centre Road, on the north and west by the Rideau River and on the south by Brookfield Road. Confederation Heights includes the Clarke Memorial Centre, the Taxation Data Centre, the Edward Drake Building, the Sir Leonard Tilley Building, Canada Post Place, the Sir Charles Tupper Building, Hog's Back Park, Vincent Massey Park and Mooney's Bay station. Prior to the expropriation of the Merkley Brick Yard in 1954, the area had been a combination of woods, farmland and brickyard; the arrival of Federal government departments in the late 1950s - early 1960s had a significant impact on the area. In 1959, the Fire Chief of Gloucester Township raised concerns that road traffic caused by the 1400 new workers commuting to Confederation Heights would interfere with the firefighters' ability to respond to fires from their station in Billings Bridge, it was estimated that daily traffic on Riverside Drive west of Bank Street would increase by 3500 cars.
In 1961, Prime Minister John Diefenbaker inaugurated the Sir Alexander Campbell Building, the new headquarters building of the Department of the Post Office. The building, designed by architects Shore and Moffat was one of three. Public Works National Headquarters, opened in 1960 was another; the third was the Sir Leonard Tilley Building. Plans to move various other departments to Confederation Heights changed over time. For example and Northern Affairs were suggested but never moved to the site; the new government jobs drove the development of neighbourhoods and infrastructure in nearby Billings Bridge, Riverside Park, Carleton Heights. A plaza, with fountains and benches, spread between the self-standing cafeteria building and the Canada Post building. To commemorate Canada's Centennial, a sundial was installed on the plaza; the plaque attached to its base read "Erected by Headquarters Staff of the Post Office Department to Commemorate the Centennial of Confederation July 26, 1967". The fountains and sundial have since disappeared
Hopewell Avenue Public School
Hopewell Avenue Public School is a public elementary/middle school in Ottawa, Canada. It teaches grades jk-8. With a student population of about 950, it is the second largest K-8 school in the Ottawa Carleton District School Board, after Broadview Public School; the school was constructed in 1910. In the 1970s the old building was expanded with a new section of the same size. In 2015 the emerald ash beetle destroyed more than half of the trees in both yards; that year the school started a campaign called Every Leaf Counts to raise $200,000 to raise money for a new yard. Hopewell is a four-story school with two gymnasiums; the Central Gym can be split into two, creating three: the North and South gyms. The school follows the Balanced School Day model; the elementary students stay in their designated classrooms for the whole block while the intermediate students get two 50 minute periods each block. In between these periods, the intermediate students travel to different classes due to them having multiple teachers.
On the second break the intermediate students can go off school property for 40 minutes while the elementary students are to stay on school property. It provides education in English, Middle French Immersion, as well as extra classes in other heritage languages on Saturdays; the school offers the Me2We Speaker Series. Mme. Major's grade 3 students were recognized by the Canadian Space Agency as partners in the Tomatosphere Project; the school newsletter, Hopewell Happenings, is available at the school website. School website OCDSB
The Glebe is a neighbourhood in Ottawa, Canada. It is located just south of Ottawa's downtown area in the Capital Ward with its northern border being demarcated by Highway 417, the Queensway, it is bounded by the Rideau Canal to the south and east. Many maps show the western edge as Bronson Avenue, but some include the triangle farther west formed by Bronson, Carling Avenue, Dow's Lake; the Glebe Community Association uses the latter definition. As of 2011, the area's population was 11,184; the Glebe has a strong community association which, in addition to running a large community centre, lobbies the local government on issues such as traffic calming and neighbourhood development. The Glebe has a community newspaper, Glebe Report, published independently since 1973; the Glebe is populated by families. The Glebe lies in the federal riding of Ottawa Centre, the same provincial electoral district; the stretch of Bank Street that runs through the Glebe is one of Ottawa's premier shopping areas, with many small stores and restaurants offering a wide variety of services.
Much of the rest of the Glebe consists of detached homes, many of them constructed in the early decades of the 20th century. Some of these homes are owner-occupied family residences, while others have been subdivided into multiple rental apartments; the Glebe is home to Lansdowne Park which contains TD Place Stadium, where Ottawa's Canadian Football League football team and the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees play their home games. Lansdowne Park contains TD Place Arena, the permanent home of the Ottawa 67's and was the temporary home for the Ottawa Senators before the Canadian Tire Centre was completed; the area that became the park was purchased from local farmers in 1868 by the City of Ottawa Agricultural Society. From the canal two bodies of water jut into the Glebe: Brown's Inlet; these areas are surrounded by some of the city's most expensive homes. The last Saturday in May of each year brings the "Great Glebe Garage Sale" to the neighbourhood. Sellers are expected to donate a portion of the proceeds to a designated charity.
The area is called the Glebe because in the initial 1837 survey of Ottawa the area of 178 acres was deeded by the Crown to St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church as Clergy Reserve; the word "glebe" means church lands, the area was known as "the glebe lands of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church"; when the area was opened for development in 1870, real estate agents began to refer to it as "The Glebe". The initial area was bounded by Carling Avenue and Fifth Avenue on the north and south sides, Main Street and Bronson Avenue as the eastern and western limits; the original city limits on the south side had been set at Gladstone Avenue when the city was incorporated. Annexation in 1889 extended the new limits to the Rideau Canal. By Act of the Provincial Legislature, the Glebe became part of a small but growing city. By the late 1960s, the Glebe was bounded by the Queensway on the north side, by the Rideau Canal on the east and south, with Bronson Avenue as a western boundary; the Glebe was one of Ottawa's first suburbs.
In 1871 James Whyte, one of the leading merchants of the town, built a large residence on the Canal Road on the north side of the waterway at midpoint between what is now Bank Street and Bronson Avenue, which served the Basilian Fathers in the 1960s. In 1872, James Whyte moved into a new home on Bank Street near Holmwood Avenue, which served the community in the 1960s as a residence for older people. In 1882 the creation of Central Park and the construction of the new Canada Atlantic Railway terminal on the west side of the Rideau Canal at the end of the Glebe encouraged the development of the southern section of the city. In June 1891, the first electric street car set off down Bank Street for the Exhibition, which opened at Lansdowne Park in 1888. First Avenue Public School and St. Matthew's Anglican Church a small frame structure, opened their doors about the same time in 1898. Mutchmor Public School on Fifth Avenue was built in the 1890s with additions in 1911 and 1920 as housing density increased and new families moved into the district.
The separate school, Corpus Christi dates from this early era. Roman Catholic families attended Mass for some years to a temporary chapel on the south side of Fourth Avenue near Percy. In 1900, the Ottawa Electric Street Railway was established, with one of its first routes running south along Bank Street; the Drive way, from Elgin Street and Laurier Avenue over the route to the Experimental Farm, was built between 1900 and 1903, providing added impetus to city growth on the south side. Most Glebe houses date from this era, the area became home to many middle-class workers; as housing went up on the avenues, corner stores and other commercial properties began to appear on Bank Street. The electric street car allowed workers to take the street car to work; as part of this building program and Monkland Avenues were laid out and Clemow Avenue was paved west from Bank Street. From 1903-1904, a large low-lying area between Second and Third Avenues was filled in with sand taken from the land along Carling Avenue.
Growth was slower on the blocks west of Bank Street, housing did not extend much beyond Kent Street. Between Powell and Carling Avenues, a transformation took place since an address in this part of the Glebe showed that the owner had property or position, pro
Ottawa City Council
The Ottawa City Council is the governing body of the City of Ottawa, Canada. It is composed of the mayor; the mayor is elected at large. Council members are elected to four year terms with the last election being on October 22, 2018; the council meets at Ottawa City Hall in downtown Ottawa. Much of the council's work is done in the standing committees made up sub-groups of councillors; the decisions made in these committees are voted upon. Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee Community and Protective Services Committee Debenture Committee Environment Committee Finance and Economic Development Committee Audit Sub-Committee Governance Renewal Sub-Committee Information Technology Sub-Committee Member Services Sub-Committee Planning Committee Built Heritage Sub-Committee Transit Commission Transportation Committee Accessibility Arts, Culture and Recreation Environmental Stewardship French Language Services Services Jim Watson – Mayor Stephen Blais – Cumberland Ward Riley Brockington – River Ward Rick Chiarelli – College Ward Jean Cloutier – Alta Vista Ward George Darouze – Osgoode Ward Diane Deans – Gloucester-Southgate Ward Laura Dudas - Innes Ward Keith Egli – Knoxdale-Merivale Ward Eli El-Chantiry – West Carleton-March Ward Mathieu Fleury – Rideau-Vanier Ward Glen Gower - Stittsville Ward Jan Harder – Barrhaven Ward Allan Hubley – Kanata South Ward Theresa Kavanagh - Bay Ward Jeff Leiper – Kitchissippi Ward Matthew Luloff – Orléans Ward Catherine McKenney – Somerset Ward Carol Anne Meehan – Gloucester-South Nepean Ward Shawn Menard - Capital Ward Scott Moffatt – Rideau-Goulbourn Ward Tobi Nussbaum – Rideau-Rockcliffe Ward Jenna Sudds - Kanata North Ward Tim Tierney – Beacon Hill-Cyrville Ward Jim Watson – Mayor Stephen Blais – Cumberland Ward Riley Brockington – River Ward Rick Chiarelli – College Ward David Chernushenko – Capital Ward Jean Cloutier – Alta Vista Ward George Darouze – Osgoode Ward Diane Deans – Gloucester-Southgate Ward Keith Egli – Knoxdale-Merivale Ward Eli El-Chantiry – West Carleton-March Ward Mathieu Fleury – Rideau-Vanier Ward Jan Harder – Barrhaven Ward Allan Hubley – Kanata South Ward Jeff Leiper – Kitchissippi Ward Catherine McKenney – Somerset Ward Jody Mitic – Innes Ward Scott Moffatt – Rideau-Goulbourn Ward Bob Monette – Orléans Ward Tobi Nussbaum – Rideau-Rockcliffe Ward Shad Qadri – Stittsville Ward Michael Qaqish – Gloucester-South Nepean Ward Mark Taylor – Bay Ward Tim Tierney – Beacon Hill-Cyrville Ward Marianne Wilkinson – Kanata North Ward Jim Watson – Mayor Stephen Blais – Cumberland Ward Rainer Bloess – Innes Ward Rick Chiarelli – College Ward David Chernushenko – Capital Ward Peter D. Clark – Rideau-Rockcliffe Ward Diane Deans – Gloucester-Southgate Ward Steve Desroches – Gloucester-South Nepean Ward Keith Egli – Knoxdale-Merivale Ward Eli El-Chantiry – West Carleton-March Ward Mathieu Fleury – Rideau-Vanier Ward Jan Harder – Barrhaven Ward Katherine Hobbs – Kitchissippi Ward Diane Holmes – Somerset Ward Allan Hubley – Kanata South Ward Peter Hume – Alta Vista Ward Maria McRae – River Ward Scott Moffatt – Rideau-Goulbourn Ward Bob Monette – Orléans Ward Shad Qadri – Stittsville Ward Mark Taylor – Bay Ward Tim Tierney – Beacon Hill-Cyrville Ward Doug Thompson – Osgoode Ward Marianne Wilkinson – Kanata North Ward Larry O'Brien, Mayor Georges Bédard – Rideau-Vanier Ward Michel Bellemare – Beacon Hill-Cyrville Ward Rainer Bloess – Innes Ward Glenn Brooks – Rideau-Goulbourn Ward Rick Chiarelli – College Ward Alex Cullen – Bay Ward Diane Deans – Gloucester-Southgate Ward Steve Desroches – Gloucester-South Nepean Ward Clive Doucet – Capital Ward Eli El-Chantiry – West Carleton-March Ward Peggy Feltmate – Kanata South Ward Jan Harder – Barrhaven Ward Diane Holmes – Somerset Ward Peter Hume – Alta Vista Ward Gord Hunter – Knoxdale-Merivale Ward Rob Jellett – Cumberland Ward Christine Leadman – Kitchissippi Ward Jacques Legendre – Rideau-Rockcliffe Ward Maria McRae – River Ward Bob Monette – Orléans Ward Shad Qadri – Stittsville-Kanata West Ward Doug Thompson – Osgoode Ward Marianne Wilkinson – Kanata North Ward Bob Chiarelli, Mayor Georges Bédard – Rideau-Vanier Ward Michel Bellemare – Beacon Hill-Cyrville Ward Rainer Bloess – Innes Ward Glenn Brooks – Rideau-Goulbourn Ward Rick Chiarelli – Baseline Ward Alex Cullen – Bay Ward Diane Deans – Gloucester-Southgate Ward Clive Doucet – Capital Ward Eli El-Chantiry – West Carleton Ward Peggy Feltmate – Kanata Ward Jan Harder – Bell-South Nepean Ward Diane Holmes – Somerset Ward Peter Hume – Alta Vista Ward Gord Hunter – Knoxdale-Merivale Ward Rob Jellett – Cumberland Ward Herb Kreling – Orléans Ward Jacques Legendre – Rideau-Rockcliffe Ward Shawn Little – Kitchissippi Ward Maria McRae – River Ward Bob Monette – Orléans Ward Janet Stavinga – Goulbourn Ward Doug Thompson – Osgoode Ward Bob Chiarelli, Mayor Elisabeth Arnold, Somerset Michel Bellemare, Beacon Hill-Cyrville Rainer Bloess, Innes Glenn Brooks, Rideau Rick Chiarelli, Baseline Alex Cullen, Bay Diane Deans, Gloucester-Southgate Clive Doucet, Capital Dwight Eastman, West Carleton Jan Harder, Bell South-Nepean Peter Hume, Alta Vista Gord Hunter, Knoxdale-Merivale Herb Kreling, Orléans Jacques Legendre, Rideau Rockliffe Shawn Little, Kitchissippi Phil McNeely, Cumberland Madeleine Meilleur, Rideau-Vanier Alex Munter, Kanata Janet Stavinga, Goulbourn Wendy Stewart, River Doug Thompson, Osgoode Jim Watson, Mayor Elisabeth Arnold, Somerset Inez Berg, Capital Jim Bickford, Mooney's Bay Ward Richard Cannings, Rideau Diane Deans, Southgate Ward Stéphane Émard-Chabot, Bruyère-Strathcona Ward Allan Higdon, Alta Vista-Canterbury Ward Karin Howard, Mooney's Bay Ward (1997 - February
Catherine Mary McKenna is a Canadian Liberal politician, elected to represent the riding of Ottawa Centre in the House of Commons of Canada in the 2015 federal election. She was appointed as Minister of Environment and Climate Change in the Cabinet, headed by Justin Trudeau, on November 4, 2015, she holds a master's degree from the London School of Economics and a law degree from McGill University. McKenna holds a master's degree from the London School of Economics where she studied International Relations, a law degree from McGill University, she holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto. After graduating from École élémentaire catholique Notre-Dame and Saint Mary Catholic Secondary School in Hamilton, Ontario, McKenna attended the University of Toronto and studied French and International Relations. After graduating from the University of Toronto, she filmed a documentary in Asia, "Real Travels: 60 days in Indonesia." McKenna completed a master's degree in International Relations at the London School of Economics and a law degree at McGill.
While studying at the University of Toronto, McKenna was captain of the national champion varsity swim team. She continues to compete with the National Capital YMCA Masters Swim Team. McKenna is trained as social justice lawyer. In 2005, McKenna co-founded Canadian Lawyers Abroad - Avocats canadiens à l’étranger, now called Level, a University of Ottawa-based charity that helps Canadian law students and law firms do pro bono legal work in developing countries. McKenna was a senior negotiator with the United Nations peacekeeping mission in East Timor which culminated in the Timor Sea Treaty providing for the joint exploitation of petroleum resources in a part of the Timor Sea, she is a lecturer at the University of Toronto's Munk School of Global Affairs. McKenna has practised law at leading firms in Indonesia, focusing on international trade, competition and constitutional issues. In 2002, she joined Stikeman Elliott LLP, working in the areas of competition and constitutional law. During this time she was senior counsel on the Right Honourable Antonio Lamer's review of Canada's military justice system.
McKenna has taught at the University of Toronto's Munk School of Global Affairs and was a board member at the Trudeau Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies. McKenna was, before entering politics, the Executive Director of Level, a charity that she cofounded. Level is described as a catalyst for social change, they believe that uniting the power of people and law will lead to a more equitable and just society. McKenna is known for her Dare to Dream program that mentors and inspires Aboriginal students through justice education and outreach activities by Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal lawyers; the program has now expanded to Calgary and Ottawa. In the 2015 federal election, McKenna defeated longtime New Democratic Party Member of Parliament Paul Dewar in the riding of Ottawa Centre. McKenna said. McKenna was elected with 43% of the votes compared to Dewar's 38%. McKenna had campaigned on issues such as reforming the National Capital Commission, funding for a new main branch of the Ottawa Public Library, opposing the proposed Memorial to the Victims of Communism.
McKenna is one of 50 women elected to the Liberal caucus. McKenna was appointed Minister of Environment and Climate Change in Justin Trudeau's first cabinet on November 4, 2015. One of her first appearances as Minister of Environment and Climate Change was at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris. In December 2016, McKenna led a clean-technology sector business delegation with Canadian and Chinese companies in China. Additionally, she served as the international executive vice-chair of the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development and co-chaired the council's annual general meeting with China's Minister of Environmental Protection, Minister Chen Jining. McKenna has described her "Climate Change Barbie" label as a sexist insult; the label was coined following media remarks such as “consider the gendered impacts of climate change on women and children” and comments confusing carbon dioxide with carbon monoxide. The citizens coining the term judged these comments to be vague and ill informed to the point of fulfilling a sexist barbie stereotype.
In November 2018, in response to Ontario provincial government 2018 decision to cancel all climate action projects supported through the federal Low Carbon Economy Fund, McKenna announced that the Government of Canada would work directly with businesses to re-invest the $420-million remaining in the province’s Low Carbon Economy Fund. Born and raised in Hamilton, she is the eldest of four children of Dr. John McKenna, an Irish dentist and his Quebec-born wife Pat McKenna, who still live in the southwest part of Hamilton. On August 14, 1999, McKenna married entrepreneur and writer Scott Gilmore, with whom she has lived since 2002 in The Glebe, Ottawa, they have one son. The actor Patrick Gilmore is Catherine's brother-in-law. McKenna is the past Vice-President of the Glebe Community Association and has served as a board member of the Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa and the Good Morning Creative Arts and Preschool. Official Website 2015 Campaign website
The United States of America known as the United States or America, is a country composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles, the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles. With a population of over 327 million people, the U. S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D. C. and the largest city by population is New York City. Forty-eight states and the capital's federal district are contiguous in North America between Canada and Mexico; the State of Alaska is in the northwest corner of North America, bordered by Canada to the east and across the Bering Strait from Russia to the west. The State of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean; the U. S. territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, stretching across nine official time zones. The diverse geography and wildlife of the United States make it one of the world's 17 megadiverse countries.
Paleo-Indians migrated from Siberia to the North American mainland at least 12,000 years ago. European colonization began in the 16th century; the United States emerged from the thirteen British colonies established along the East Coast. Numerous disputes between Great Britain and the colonies following the French and Indian War led to the American Revolution, which began in 1775, the subsequent Declaration of Independence in 1776; the war ended in 1783 with the United States becoming the first country to gain independence from a European power. The current constitution was adopted in 1788, with the first ten amendments, collectively named the Bill of Rights, being ratified in 1791 to guarantee many fundamental civil liberties; the United States embarked on a vigorous expansion across North America throughout the 19th century, acquiring new territories, displacing Native American tribes, admitting new states until it spanned the continent by 1848. During the second half of the 19th century, the Civil War led to the abolition of slavery.
By the end of the century, the United States had extended into the Pacific Ocean, its economy, driven in large part by the Industrial Revolution, began to soar. The Spanish–American War and World War I confirmed the country's status as a global military power; the United States emerged from World War II as a global superpower, the first country to develop nuclear weapons, the only country to use them in warfare, a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Sweeping civil rights legislation, notably the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Fair Housing Act of 1968, outlawed discrimination based on race or color. During the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union competed in the Space Race, culminating with the 1969 U. S. Moon landing; the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 left the United States as the world's sole superpower. The United States is the world's oldest surviving federation, it is a representative democracy.
The United States is a founding member of the United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Organization of American States, other international organizations. The United States is a developed country, with the world's largest economy by nominal GDP and second-largest economy by PPP, accounting for a quarter of global GDP; the U. S. economy is post-industrial, characterized by the dominance of services and knowledge-based activities, although the manufacturing sector remains the second-largest in the world. The United States is the world's largest importer and the second largest exporter of goods, by value. Although its population is only 4.3% of the world total, the U. S. holds 31% of the total wealth in the world, the largest share of global wealth concentrated in a single country. Despite wide income and wealth disparities, the United States continues to rank high in measures of socioeconomic performance, including average wage, human development, per capita GDP, worker productivity.
The United States is the foremost military power in the world, making up a third of global military spending, is a leading political and scientific force internationally. In 1507, the German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller produced a world map on which he named the lands of the Western Hemisphere America in honor of the Italian explorer and cartographer Amerigo Vespucci; the first documentary evidence of the phrase "United States of America" is from a letter dated January 2, 1776, written by Stephen Moylan, Esq. to George Washington's aide-de-camp and Muster-Master General of the Continental Army, Lt. Col. Joseph Reed. Moylan expressed his wish to go "with full and ample powers from the United States of America to Spain" to seek assistance in the revolutionary war effort; the first known publication of the phrase "United States of America" was in an anonymous essay in The Virginia Gazette newspaper in Williamsburg, Virginia, on April 6, 1776. The second draft of the Articles of Confederation, prepared by John Dickinson and completed by June 17, 1776, at the latest, declared "The name of this Confederation shall be the'United States of America'".
The final version of the Articles sent to the states for ratification in late 1777 contains the sentence "The Stile of this Confederacy shall be'The United States of America'". In June 1776, Thomas Jefferson wrote the phrase "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" in all capitalized letters in the headline of his "original Rough draught" of the Declaration of Independence; this draft of the document did not surface unti
Riverview is a neighbourhood in Ottawa, Canada. It is southeast of the downtown adjacent to the Rideau River, its location on, its namesake; the 2016 Census population of Riverview is 12,218. As defined by the Riverview Park Community Association, the neighbourhood is bounded on the west by the Rideau River, on the north by the CN railway tracks, on the east by St. Laurent Boulevard, on the south by Smyth Road. Riverview is located adjacent to Old Ottawa East on the west, on the north by Eastway Gardens, on the south by Alta Vista and on the east by Sheffield Glen; the area now known as Riverview was farmland belonging to the Township of Gloucester until it was annexed by the city of Ottawa in 1950. During this time, the only settlement was on the northern edge of what is today Riverview, was the village of Hurdman's Bridge. There were some buildings along River Road and the CN railway along the Rideau River. In the 1950s the neighbourhood was built-up to serve the post-war baby boom era. Hurdman's Bridge would be demolished to make way for a parkland, rail land, the new Queensway freeway.
Over the next few decades, housing for lower class and lower-middle-class people were built in the middle-class neighbourhood. This included a large number of apartment buildings lining Riverside Drive, the Alta Vista apartments, community housing on Station Boulevard and on Russell Road. After this stage of development, townhouses were built in various locations of the neighbourhood. More recent developments are middle-class developments, for retired people; the post-war housing is heterogeneous, but newer developments are more homogeneous in character. Riverview is home to a number of hospitals, thanks to its central location; these include the Children's Hospital of the Ottawa General Hospital. The Riverside Hospital is nearby, the neighbourhood is home to the National Defence Medical Centre, the Ottawa Rehabilitation Centre and the Perley and Rideau Veteran's Health Centre. Parks in Riverview include Dale Park, Hurdman Park, Balena Park, Riverview Park, Coronation Park and Hutton Park. Many of these are maintained by the Riverview Park Community Association.
Riverview is home to a diversity of schools. There is one French elementary school, a French Catholic High School, an English alternative education school, an English public school, a private Montessori school. There are five churches, a fire hall, a community centre, two shopping areas, a number of parks. Riverview is served by three transitway stations: Hurdman, Lycée Claudel and Smyth. Riverview is home to one of the oldest shopping centres in Ottawa, in the Alta Vista Shopping Centre. Riverview is home to the St-Laurent-Russell Shopping Centre; the neighbourhood is served by the Dempsey Community Centre and is home to the Ottawa Life Sciences Technology Park. The Riverview Park Community Association produced a free monthly newspaper for the neighbourhood, called Riverviews; when Riverviews stopped being published in December 2008, the "Riverview Park Review" became the community's new independent newspaper. Riverside The Riverside neighbourhood consists of the area west of the CN Railway. Unlike the rest of Riverview, the area is part of Capital Ward, while the rest of the neighbourhood is in Alta Vista Ward.
The Riverside neighbourhood is all apartment buildings, except for a few townhouses. The apartment buildings line the old alignment of Riverside Drive, bypassed in the 1980s; the neighbourhood is borders on the Rideau River. The Riviera Apartment Complex located north of Riverside Drive next to Hurdman Station is a condominium complex, home to many of Ottawa's upper class. Despite being a gated community, the complex was home to a triple homicide on June 29, 2007; the area is home to about 1/3 of all Riverview residents. The population as of the Canada 2011 Census of this area was 4,076; this area is home to a large Arab Canadian population. Of the 4076 inhabitants of this area, 951 people live in the Riviera Condominiums. Alta Vista This area of the neighbourhood should not be confused with the Alta Vista neighbourhood to the south; this part of the neighbourhood does not include it. The central focal point of this area is the Alta Vista Shopping Centre, it is home to the Alta Vista Towers, it is home to the Ottawa Montessori School.
Built in the 1950s and 1960s, it has one new subdivision off Rolland Avenue. This area is home to Dale Park, which has a tennis facility in the summer and has an outdoor ice rink in the winter. Located adjacent to Riverview School is Riverview Park, named for the neighbourhood. Coronation/Balena This area is in the central part of the neighbourhood, it is middle class, except for townhouses built in the 1980s. These are located on Pixley and Renova Privates, on Avalon Place; the rest of the area is made up of post-war housing, except for new developments on the east side of Station Boulevard and along Avalon Place, on Sonata Place and on the south side of Bathurst Avenue. This region is home to three churches, two parks. Balena has a baseball diamond. Blair Court The Blair Court area exists on the west side of Station Boulevard, on Blair Street, it is home of lower-class public housing built in the 1960s and is home to many immigrants and visible minorities. Riverview East The eastern part of Riverview i