- For the poem "Linden Lea" see William Barnes
Lindenlea is a neighbourhood in Rideau-Rockcliffe Ward in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, northeast of Downtown. It is bordered by Maple Lane to the north, Acacia Avenue to the east, Beechwood Avenue to the south and Springfield Road and Rideau Terrace to the west. Its neighbouring communities are Rockcliffe Park (north and east), Vanier (south) and New Edinburgh (west).
Lindenlea has a children's park, tennis courts, a bowling green and a community centre. The community centre was originally a communal garage—there were so few cars that the land was purchased by three local residents for use as a car park, but was later donated to the City. It is the earliest planned community in Ottawa, dating back to the end of the First World War. The community was planned by Thomas Adams and is an example of Adams' garden suburb style. Most of the homes have large back yards, a feature of this planning style. The community is divided into upper Lindenlea, north of Rideau Terrace, and lower Lindenlea. Only upper Lindenlea was planned by Adams. Lower Lindenlea was developed later but followed many of the garden suburb principles, including the large back yards.
Lindenlea is notable for its picturesque architecture, mature trees, and plentiful green space. The community association produces a periodic newsletter called The Lindenleader and residents of Lindenlea also receive The New Edinburgh News produced by the community association of neighbouring New Edinburgh.
- Lindenlea Community Association - History
- Population calculated by combining Dissemination Areas 35060220, 35060213, 35061261 and 35061343 and removing Census Block 3506134306
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