Riverside South, Ottawa
|• MP||Pierre Poilievre|
|• MPP||Lisa MacLeod|
|• Councillors||Steve Desroches|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC−5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC−4)|
|Area code(s)||613, 343|
Riverside South is a suburban community in Gloucester-South Nepean Ward in the city of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It is located in the former city of Gloucester just southwest of Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport. Its population according to the Canada 2011 Census was 10,908.
In the early 1990s this area was mostly vacant with a few houses and some farms. However, over the last few years there is an extensive housing development that seems to be growing in the pace of other major communities such as Barrhaven, Kanata and Orléans.
The area is limited to areas around River Road and Earl Armstrong Road, and just west of Limebank Road. It is planned that Riverside South will become a major community with south expansions closer to Manotick and to the east closer to Leitrim.
The future North-South Light-rail line was expected to serve the community by 2009 until its cancellation on December 14, 2006. Though, most rural routes are being upgraded and widened to cope with increasing traffic. One notable problem area was Limebank Road where major slowdowns occurred in the morning rush heading towards the more urban areas of the city. The Strandherd-Armstrong Bridge linking the community to Barrhaven was completed in 2014, even without the light-rail extension. Likely, it will become a major suburban community with population that may reach (the total of the two areas) 100,000 residents.
It is home to the only Ottawa area school with a balanced calendar. Students at L'école élémentaire catholique Bernard-Grandmaître will experience a summer vacation which is shortened by three weeks. Those three weeks will then be re-distributed throughout the school year giving the students and teachers a one-week Thanksgiving vacation, an additional week during the week of the Victoria Day holiday, and an additional week during March break. The balanced calendar is theoried to be very beneficial to students and teachers as they have more opportunities to unwind. The pilot project ended in 2010, and the school is running permanently on the balanced calendar. The results of the pilot project will help determine if other Ottawa schools will also apply that sort of calendar.
- St. Jerome Catholic School
- Steve MacLean Public School
- L'école élémentaire catholique Bernard-Grandmaître
High school students in the area are served by Merivale High School - located in Nepean, South Carleton High School located in Richmond and St. Francis Xavier Catholic High School, located at the corner of Spratt and Limebank Rd. for Catholic middle school and high school students.
School Board Trustees
English Public - Mark Fisher
French Public - Georges Orfali
French Catholic - Chad Mariage
English Catholic - Alison Baizana
Rideauview Community Centre, 4310 Shoreline Dr - 613-822-7887
Every second Thursday (weekly alternating Black Box & Blue Box)
Canada Post Postal Outlet in the GoodHealth Pharmacy at 4188 Spratt Road
Community Police Centre
7010 Parkway Rd, Greely 613-236-1222 x. 3787
Cst. Nicole Gorham
Neighbourhood Watch Program
Bookmobile service @ Rideauview Community Centre on Wednesday afternoon/evening
Manotick Public Library - 5499 South River Drive
Manotick Home Hardware
Moncion's Independent Grocer
Mac's Milk - 4188 Spratt Rd
GoodHealth Pharmasave - 4188 Spratt Rd - 613-822-8669
Pharmacy at Moncion's
GoodLife at Moncion's (Women's only) Plyomax Fitness, Spratt & Limebank
Royal Bank, Spratt & Limebank