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The Civic Hospital-Experimental Farm neighbourhood is located in the west-central area of Ottawa. Its boundaries are the Queensway (Highway 417) to the north, Railway Street to the east, Carling Avenue to the south, and Island Park Drive to the west.
It is named after the Ottawa Civic Hospital, which opened in 1924 and is now known as the Ottawa Hospital- Civic Campus. The Civic is an academic health sciences centre and teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Ottawa. The University of Ottawa Heart Institute, located at the Civic Campus, is an internationally recognized centre and Canada’s only complete cardiac centre. The Civic Campus is slated to be moved to a newly-built facility a short distance up Carling Avenue from its current location by 2026.
The tree-lined streets in the residential areas of the neighbourhood are filled with older homes, some of which have been renovated. Renters also have the option of living in low and high-rise apartment rentals, townhouses, and condos. A newer housing development, Central Park, offers a small selection of townhomes, semi-detached, and single family homes for rent. If you’re looking to rent in the Civic Hospital-Experimental Farm neighbourhood, you have a wide variety of rental listing types to choose from. They’ve got it all!
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Over the years the Farm has become a popular place for both education and recreation for Ottawa residents. Major attractions on the Farm include: the Arboretum (home to more than 2000 varieties of trees and shrubs, and featuring lookouts of the Rideau Canal and Dow's Lake); the Ornamental Gardens (including rose and rock gardens); the Tropical Greenhouse (filled with exotic tropical plants); the Fletcher Wildlife Garden (with a butterfly meadow and amphibian pond); and a petting zoo. The farm also hosts employment centres for Natural Resources Canada and National Defence, and a helicopter pad for the Ottawa Civic Hospital.
Many employees of the Ottawa Hospital, the Experimental Farm, and the government call this neighbourhood home. The area is also home to students of Carleton University, well respected for its journalism, business, engineering, and humanities programs. Located less than 10 minutes from downtown Ottawa, the Civic Hospital neighbourhood also has thriving commercial districts nearby with restaurants, grocery stores, and shops, including Fairlawn Mall and Carlingwood Shopping Centre on Carling Avenue.
Recreation opportunities are plentiful, with parks, play structures, splash pads, and wading pools for children, as well as an outdoor rink, sports fields, tennis courts, baseball diamonds, and basketball courts.
Getting around the neighbourhood and to the rest of Ottawa is easy, with many buses and the Carling Station of the O-Train line.
This neighbourhood boasts the 4-square-km Experimental Farm, an agricultural facility, working farm, and research centre of the Research Branch of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, established in 1886. The farm is a National Historic Site of Canada, with many protected heritage buildings.