City Links and Resources to help in your house sale or purchase.
City of Ottawa
The City of Ottawa website provides information for residents, businesses, and visitors, including the latest news and updates from the City. You will find information on building and renovating, garbage and recycling, recreation and parks, transportation and parking, arts, heritage and culture, water and the environment, just to name a few.
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OC Transpo is the urban transit service of the City of Ottawa. It provides comprehensive transit services to nearly one million people in Ottawa. The OC Transpo fleet has over 900 buses and six trains serving our nearly 340,000 daily riders. On their site you can find information on live transit updates, fares, routes and maps, and information on the latest transit projects happening in the city.
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City of Ottawa Zoning and E-maps
The City of Ottawa is the fourth largest city in Canada with an area of 2,760 square kilometres. geoOttawa can help you find your way around the city. Search by address, intersection, street segment or by facility. Interact with this web-based software by zooming in and out, by adding additional layers of information or by printing the current view of the map. Enjoy the “City of Ottawa” at your fingertips.
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Ottawa Real Estate
The Multiple Listing Service, REALTOR.ca is the most popular and most trusted real estate website in Canada. Owned and operated by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), REALTOR.ca provides up-to-date and reliable information that makes finding your dream property easy and enjoyable. REALTOR.ca is popular with sellers, buyers, and renters and is accessible online and on mobile devices.
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Ottawa Real Estate Board
The Ottawa Real Estate Board (OREB) is an industry association of approximately 3,000 registered brokers and salespeople in the Ottawa area. On this site you will find information on open houses, listings and the latest news about local real estate.
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Land Transfer Tax
Find general guidelines on the calculation of land transfer tax payable on every registration and disposition of land in Ontario, on the Ministry of Finance website.
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Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)
CMHC is Canada’s authority on housing and plays an important role in helping Canadians buy a home. CMHC has been around since 1944, when it was created by Parliament to provide low-cost housing and affordable mortgages to World War II veterans returning after the war. Today, among other things, it provides mortgage insurance for buyers who otherwise might not be able to buy a home.
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Ottawa School Boards
Ottawa-Carleton District School Board
The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) is the largest school board in Eastern Ontario serving students within a 2,760 square kilometre area known as the city of Ottawa. They are the seventh largest board by school population in the province of Ontario. Their students are based out of 143 schools – 113 elementary including two special education sites, 25 secondary including the Adult High School, and 5 secondary alternate sites.
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Ottawa Catholic School Board
The Ottawa Catholic School Board is a publicly funded separate school board in Ottawa. Its headquarters are in the Nepean area of Ottawa. It employs approximately 4000 people and operates 82 schools in the greater Ottawa area, with a total student population of approximately 38,800.
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Ottawa French Public School Board
The Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario, also widely known as CEPEO, is the public school board responsible for education in the French language in Eastern Ontario, including the Ottawa area. The area in which this school board operates covers 40,314 km² of Ontario.
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Ottawa French Catholic School Board
The Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est (CECCE, “Centre-East French Catholic School Board”) is Ontario’s largest French language school board. The CECCE operates 41 elementary schools, 10 high schools and a school for adults. Over 21,000 students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12 attend the CECCE’s schools. The board employs approximately 2,000 teachers and professionals and it covers an area of 35,615 km², including the City of Ottawa. Its headquarters are in the Gloucester area of Ottawa.
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Canada Post Corporation, known more simply as Canada Post, is a Crown corporation which functions as the country’s primary postal operator. On their site you can find information on postage rates, service outlets, preparing shipments, community mailboxes, as well as news and alerts.
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Ministry of Transportation
The Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) is the provincial ministry of the government of Ontario which is responsible for transport infrastructure and related law in Ontario. The ministry is in charge of various aspects of transportation in Ontario, including the establishment and maintenance of the provincial highway system, the licensing and training of vehicles and drivers, and the policing of provincial roads.
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Relocating to Ottawa
Relocating to Ottawa? You are going to love it here! Choosing the right neighbourhood is an important decision when moving to a new city. We have been helping families and individuals new to Ottawa find the right fit for over 28 years.
We have the knowledge and experience to match you with the neighbourhoods that best suit your needs and lifestyle. If you are looking to relocate to Ottawa we would be pleased to assist you!