We heard you! Neighbourhood names changed

September 12, 2016

Updated: January 15th, 2017

The social, cultural, and economical structure of neighbourhoods are dynamic and constantly changing. The growth and development of many neighbourhoods in Ottawa has changed the way that we view some of them; whether it’s the name that we use to identify them, or the boundaries that we use to define them geographically.

Beginning in the fall of 2015, we reached out to City councillors, community associations & organizations, and neighbourhood residents to get a better picture of how Ottawans view their neighbourhoods.  The result?  ONS has adjusted the boundaries of a number of neighbourhoods, many of which will also see a name change. Some larger neighbourhoods have been divided, some new neighbourhoods have been added, and some neighbourhoods with smaller populations have been merged with a neighbouring community. We will fully implement these boundary changes only when Statistics Canada has released data from the 2016 Census and the National Household Survey (anticipated to be available via ONS in 2018). Until then neighbourhoods will continue to be displayed with their current boundaries.

However, our recent review and community consultation has recommended name changes for 17 neighbourhoods for which there are no proposed boundary changes. These name changes will come into effect immediately.  Take a look at the list below. We would like to thank you all for your contribution and input, helping us to maintain the ONS as the #1 place-based database in Ottawa!

Old Name New Name (August 2016)
Bayshore Bayshore – Belltown
CFB Rockcliffe-NRC Wateridge Village
Britannia Village Britannia                     (New Edit!)
Island Park Wellington Village
Ledbury – Heron Gate – Ridgemont – Elmwood Ledbury – Heron Gate – Ridgemont
Munster Munster-Ashton
New Barrhaven – New Development – Stonebridge Stonebridge – Halfmoon Bay – Heart’s Desire
North Gower North Gower – Kars
Orléans Chapel Hill Chapel Hill North
Orléans Chapel Hill South Chapel Hill South
Orléans Chatelaine Village Chatelaine Village
Orléans Queenswood Heights Queenswood Heights
Osgoode Osgoode – Vernon
Pierces Corners Marlborough
Rockcliffe – Manor Park Rockcliffe Park
Sandy Hill – Ottawa East Sandy Hill
South Keys – Heron Gate – Greenboro West South Keys – Greenboro West