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Woodroffe / Carlingwood /Woodpark /Whitehaven Neighbourhoods of Ottawa-Gatineau



These communities run alongside Woodroffe Avenue, in the city's west end.

Woodpark is a small neighbourhood in the west end of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It is bounded in the north by Richmond Road, to the East by Woodroffe Avenue north, in the South by Carling Avenue and in the West by the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway.

It is largely residential with commercial only on Carling Avenue. There is only one small park, New Orchard Park, within its boundaries, but both the Parkway and part of the Byron Strip are adjacent to it. It has no schools or churches.

Whitehaven, southwest of Carling & Woodroffe, was developed on the lands of Fox farm starting in the 1950s. The Fox farm homestead still sits on Fox Crescent, in the north part of the neighbourhood, with its windmill tower.

Woodroffe North is southwest of where Woodroffe connects with the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway and is also the western-most area of Westboro/Westboro Village (which claims Woodroffe Avenue as its western border). Originally, this area used to be cottages like Britannia, but most of the cottages were demolished and replaced with houses.

This area is served by buses on Carling, Woodroffe and Richmond Road, and is adjacent to the Carlingwood Shopping Centre. The area is best served by the Lincoln Fields Station on the West Transitway. The area is also very close the recreational pathways along the Ottawa River Parkway.

Homes

Woodpark was built over the 1940s and 1950s, with many apartments and condominiums built on McEwen and Ambleside Drive, just north of Richmond Road during the 1970s, when Ottawa was receiving linguistic refugees from Quebec.

The east side Whitehaven was developed first, with large lots, typically 50 by 50 metres. In the 1960s, the west side was developed with smaller lot, but mostly large custom homes. Later, many lots in the east side of the neighbourhood were subdivided and infill housing was built. The houses along Whitehaven Crescent was built up throughout the mid 1960s.

Most homes in this neighbourhood (51%) were built between 1946 and 1960, with 6% pre-dating 1946, 28% built 1961 - 1980, and 14% after 1981. Of the area's 4,000 dwellings 63% were single family, 13% are semi-detached, 5% are row houses, 12% were apartments taller than 5 stories, 17% were apartments under 5 stories, and 4% were duplexes. The great majority (83%) of residents owned their own homes and only 17% rented. Carlingwood Shopping Centre

Schools

The area is served by D. Roy Kennedy Public School and Woodroffe High School. The area's Whitehaven Public School is now a French primary school, called Terre des Jeunes.

Shopping

The Carlingwood, Fairlawn Mall, and Lincoln Fields shopping malls are within walking distance of the neighbourhood.

Recreation

These beghbourhoods are close to the Ottawa River and the recreational pathways and beaches found there. At the southern end of the community, on Baseline is the Barbara Ann Scott Arena and indoor pool.

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