Located just east of Ottawa’s Lowertown (Byward Market) across the Rideau River, this small and largely affluent community retains plenty of Ottawa’s early history in its real estate. While Lindenlea is at the south end along the main shopping strip, Beechwood Avenue, New Edinburgh is the area north to the Ottawa River. Its uneven eastern border is Rockcliffe Park’s Springfield Road and Maple Lane.
The Governor General’s residence sits in New Edinburgh, along with several embassies, beautiful Stanley Park and and a strong and dedicated community. The area was founded in 1829, incorporated in 1867 and annexed by Ottawa in 1887, making this formerly industrial area one of Ottawa’s oldest. Today there are wonderful community events, including the Luminiere Festival each summer. Beechwood Avenue offers many good restaurants, shops and pubs and continues to grow in popularity.