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Stittsville is located in Ottawa
Location in Ottawa
Coordinates: 45°16′N 75°55′W / 45.267°N 75.917°W / 45.267; -75.917
Country Canada
Province Ontario
CityFlag of Ottawa, Ontario.svg Ottawa
 • MayorJim Watson
 • City CouncillorGlen Gower
 • Member of ParliamentPierre Poilievre
 • Member of Provincial ParliamentGoldie Ghamari
 • Total7.74 km2 (2.99 sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code FSA
Area code(s)613, 343

Stittsville is a suburban community, part of the City of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It is within the former Goulbourn Township. A part of the National Capital Region, Stittsville is immediately to the southwest of Kanata, and about 31 km (19 mi) west of Downtown Ottawa. The urban part of the community corresponds to Stittsville Ward on Ottawa City Council. There are many schools in the Stittsville area, (3 school boards - Ottawa Catholic School Board, Ottawa Carleton District School Board, CECCE. There are 3 high schools in Stittsville; Sacred Heart Catholic High School, Frederick Banting Secondary Alternate Program[2] and École secondaire catholique Paul-Desmarais[3].


The first settlers to the area were Irish soldiers, arriving in the 1820s. The town itself was born in the 1850s by Jackson Stitt, for whom the town is named; he was also the first postmaster in the area.[4]

By 1866, Stittsville was a post village with a population of 100, situated in the township of Goulbourn. The village contained one general store, one common school, with an average attendance of seventeen pupils. The Loyal Orange Lodge, No. 210, met in Orange Hall, on the first Thursday in each month. The citizens included John S Argue, general merchant and postmaster.[5]

The Great Carleton Fire of 1870 devastated the community, destroying nearly everything. Kemp's Tavern on Hazeldean road, built in 1868, which now houses "Cabotto's Restaurant" and a handful of other buildings were all that was left standing. This was an extremely large fire, encompassing over 250,000 acres (1,000 km2)[citation needed] from Ottawa to Smiths Falls to Carleton Place.[4]


Stittsville's community Newspaper is "The Stittsville & Richmond Community Voice " which is distributed every second week to ALL 17,933 homes, apartments and businesses by Canada Post. This newspaper was started in August 2019. The Stittsville & Richmond Community Voice details may found at: The Stittsville News was a weekly newspaper published by Metroland Media. Its 2015 circulation was about 13,446. This paper was sold to Postmedia who closed it in January 2019 and is no longer in circulation[6][7]

There is also one online news site published in Stittsville:

Stittsville was featured as one of the filming locations for the 1988 CBC TV Movie "The Bobby Gimby Story".[8][better source needed]

Notable residents[edit]



  1. ^ City of Ottawa 2017 year-end population estimates, by ward.
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  4. ^ a b "Stittsville and Area". Goulbourn Historical Society. Archived from the original on 2007-07-27. Retrieved 2011-01-16.
  5. ^ Ottawa City and counties of Carleton and Russell Directory, 1866-7
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  7. ^ Postmedia to close community papers
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Coordinates: 45°15.5′N 75°55.5′W / 45.2583°N 75.9250°W / 45.2583; -75.9250