Development in Whitehaven-Queensway Terrace began in the 1950s and lasted throughout the 1960s on agricultural land known as ‘Fox Farm’. The land was originally divided into fairly large lots, most of which were split further over the years. However, some of the original, larger homes still remain in the neighbourhood.
Similar to Whitehaven, development of Queensway Terrace North also began circa 1950s (when it was annexed to the City of Ottawa) on agricultural land known as ‘Arkell Farm’. Development continued in the neighbourhood with construction of the large apartment buildings beginning during the 1970s.