Gloucester, Ontario

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Gloucester is a suburb of and within the City of Ottawa. Gloucester Township was established in 1792 and originally included lands east of the Rideau River from the Ottawa River south to Manotick. It was incorporated as a township in 1850 and became a city in 1981. Gloucester was one of the 11 municipalities that merged in 2001 to form the new city of Ottawa. As of the Canada 2011 Census, the former city of Gloucester had a population of 123,678.

Demographics[edit]

Before amalgamating in 2001, Gloucester had a population of 110,264.

According to the Canada 2001 Census:

  • Population: 110,264
  • % Change (1996–2001): 6.0
  • Dwellings: 38,542
  • Area (km².): 293.86
  • Density (persons per km².): 375.2

By the 2006 census, Gloucester's population had increased slightly, to 114,604.

Gloucester took its name from Prince William Frederick, Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh.

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Gloucester communities and neighbourhoods[edit]

Prior to amalgamation, the following communities and neighbourhoods were within the city boundaries:

Neighbourhood Population (2011) Population (2006) Area (km2.) Density (per km2.)
Beacon Hill North 9,007 8,819 5.43 1658.7
Beacon Hill South 7,312 6,953 2.27 3221.1
Blackburn Hamlet 8,237 8,527 2.43 3509.1
Blossom Park 14,060 12,361 6.18 2275.1
Chapel Hill 8,521 8,566 3.39 2513.6
Chapel Hill South 7,396 5,559 9.97 741.8
Chateau Neuf 8,579 8,724 2.05 4184.9
Convent Glen 6,572 6,568 3.94 1668.0
Cyrville-Carson Grove 8,662 8,173 3.38 2562.7
Elizabeth Park-Kemp Park 3,902 3,548 19.72 197.9
Hiawatha Park 4,821 5,138 4.47 1078.5
Leitrim-Findlay Creek 4,486 1,333 17.33 258.9
Orleans Village 5,195 5,497 1.99 2610.6
Orleans Wood 3,851 3,892 1.57 2452.9
Pine View 6,505 6,622 3.70 1759.0
Riverside South 10,908 6,844 14.13 772.0
Rothwell Heights 1,686 1,673 1.59 1058.3
Rural Gloucester 3,978 4,732 195.07 20.4

Coordinates: 45°26′7″N 75°36′33″W / 45.43528°N 75.60917°W / 45.43528; -75.60917

Education[edit]

Anglophone secular public schools are operated by the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board. Anglophone Catholic public schools are operated by the Ottawa Catholic School Board. French secular public schools are operated by the Conseil des écoles publiques de l'Est de l'Ontario (CÉPEO). The Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est (CECCE), formerly known as the Conseil des écoles catholiques de langue française du Centre-Est (CECLFCE), operates the French Catholic public schools.

The CECCE has its headquarters in Gloucester.[1] The predecessor school district, the Conseil Des Écoles Catholiques de Langue Française de la Région D'Ottawa-Carleton (CECLF), had its headquarters in the current CECCE headquarters.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact US." Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est. Retrieved on September 10, 2012. "Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est 4000 Labelle St. Ottawa (Ontario) K1J 1A1 Canada"
  2. ^ "School Boards in Ontario Les conseils scolaires de l'Ontario." Province of Ontario. January 1996. Retrieved on September 10, 2012. "4000, rue Labelle, Gloucester (Ontario) K1J 1A1"
Bibliography
  • Serré, Robert (2004), Pioneer families of the Gloucester Quarries in Eastern Ontario., Ottawa, Ontario: Gloucester Historical Society