Neighbourhood Highlight: Manor Park


Published April 08, 2024


Manor Park is a neighbourhood located in the Rideau-Rockcliffe Ward of Ottawa, just east of the downtown core. It is a beautiful residential area with wide streets lined with giant, mature trees including notable large white pines. Beautiful homes are throughout and are well taken care of. The majority of the homes were built in the 1940s and 1950s. In fact, Manor Park is Ottawa’s first post-WWII subdivision development. Further development took place in the late 80s as the Village of Cardinal Glen was built. Read on to find out more about this absolutely lovely neighbourhood.

Located just to the east of Rockcliffe Park, one of Ottawa’s most famous neighbourhoods, Manor Park encompasses much of what is loved about Rockcliffe Park. It has great proximity to the amenities of the downtown core such as Parliament Hill and the Byward Market, New Edinburgh as well as Gatineau. 

Amenities in the area range from the everyday including groceries, pharmacies, medical clinics to the special including our capital city’s best museums and art galleries. Anthony Vincent Park is the main greenspace of the area but there are also other outdoor spaces as well. These include, Caldwell-Carver Conservation Area and McKay Lake, the Aviation Pathway along the River as well as the Ottawa River Pathway. Plus the Home of the RCMP Musical Ride Stables is still located here.

Good schools are abundant in the area offering something for everyone. 

Public Board:

  • Manor Park Public School
  • Queen Elizabeth Public School
  • Le Phare Elementary School
  • Gloucester High School

Catholic Board:

  • St. Brigid School
  • Immaculata Intermediate School
  • Immaculata High School


  • Blyth Academy
  • Ashbury College
  • Polaris School

The neighbourhood is extremely community-minded and has a well looked after Community Centre and Council. They host many activities for groups of all ages including childcare. They also offer after-school programs, sports, summer day camps and special events like Rock the Block in September, holiday festivities, movie nights and more! 

The community is served well by OC Transpo and the St. Laurent Transit Station is just a short distance away. The Vanier Parkway as well as the 417 are easily accessible and the airport is approximately 30 minutes away by car. 

Demographics and Statistics

The majority of residents are married with children, with single professionals coming in as the next demographic. The majority of homeowners are aged 45 to 64 with the next group being the age range of 20 to 44. This perhaps symbolizes a neighbourhood switch as young families replace empty-nesters who are perhaps downsizing or moving somewhere with less maintenance. 

90% of the homes are owned, with 10% of the structures being rented. 99% of the homes are in the single detached category with only 1% being semi-detached. There are NO townhomes, condos or apartments in this neighbourhood. As discussed the vast majority, 86%, of homes were built prior to 1960. The average household income is $213,527 with 65% of the neighbourhood being employed outside of the home. The major professional field is within the social sciences/government field with the runner-up being in finance. 77% of residents have post-secondary education. The dominant language is English and the neighbourhood is a culturally diverse one. 

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