Tunney's Pasture / West Wellington /Wellington Village Neighbourhoods of Ottawa-Gatineau
Tunney's Pasture is a 49 hectares (120 acres) complex of Canada's federal government buildings located at Scott Street & Parkdale, with the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway to the north. Before the development in the early 1950s, this area was named for Anthony Tunney who pastured his cows on the empty land. By the 1960s, 18 low-rise buildings were constructed to house workers Statistics Canada, Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada, Library and Archives Canada, Measurement Canada, and Department of National Defence (Canada).
The 10,000 employees working here area served by the Tunney's Pasture Station on the Transitway. While strictly speaking, the community name refers to the office complex, people living in the vicinity of it will often call their neighbourhood Tunney's Pasture.
Ottawa West (or Old Ottawa West) is an old urban neighbourhood, and back in the 1930's was the west end of town. The neighbourhood is also known as Old Ottawa West. The neighbourhood is the north of Wellington Street (to the south), and between Tunney's Pasture and Island Park Drive.
West Wellington / Wellington Village is nestled between Western Hintonburg Westboro, and envelops the transition of Wellington Street to Richmond Road, between Parkdale Avenue and Island Park Drive. This district has tree lined streets, red brick facades, verandas of the original working class homes. There are newer condominium developments, attracted by the upscale food and shopping district, taking influence from nearby Chinatown and Westboro.
Wellington Village's proximity to downtown offers a quick drive or easy OC Transpo link to any part of the city, and its west- central orientation also makes Kanata an easy commute. Most amenities are within walking distance, with plenty of park and green spaces for all residents to enjoy.
Parkdale Market is within walking distance, open from April to Christmas, as are larger grocery centres and specialized gourmet shops. For the gourmand, catering services and fine dining abound, suiting whatever tastes tempt you.
Most of the homes in Ottawa West, beside Tunney's Pasture, were built at in the 1920's and 1930's.
There is lots of upscale food and shopping in the area, and it is close to Carlingwood and Westgate shopping centres. Island Park Drive connects south to Merivale Road and the shopping corridor not far away, in Nepean.
Champlain Park, beside the Parkway, has a ball diamond and wintertime ice rink. The area is loved for its access to the Ottawa River Parkway, the Champlain Bridge, the rapids below the bridge, as well as the Westboro and Remic Beaches on the Ottawa River. The Ottawa River Parkway has 20 kms of walking/biking paths extending east to Parliament Hill and the Rideau Canal, and even up into the Gatineau Hills. The community has lots of green space and is renowned for beautiful sunsets overlooking the Ottawa River.