Wards of the City of Ottawa

In the City of Ottawa, Canada a ward is an electoral district within a municipality used in local politics. Wards are named after neighbourhoods, thoroughfares, parishes, landmarks, geographical features and in some cases historical figures connected to the area, and numbered. There are 23 wards in Ottawa.

Current wards[1]

#NamePopulation (2011)[2]Area (km2)Named for
1Orléans Ward47,67025.5Orleans
2Innes Ward38,31031.1Innes Road
3Barrhaven Ward46,47526.1Barrhaven
4Kanata North Ward34,47024.2Kanata
5West Carleton-March Ward23,055763West Carleton Twp. & March Twp.
6Stittsville Ward26,45516.3Stittsville
7Bay Ward43,93564.2Britannia, Crystal, Graham & Shirleys Bay
8College Ward50,79546.2Algonquin College
9Knoxdale-Merivale Ward38,38047.5Knoxdale Road and Merivale Road
10Gloucester-Southgate Ward47,86067.2Gloucester and Ottawa South
11Beacon Hill-Cyrville Ward33,15541.2Beacon Hill and Cyrville Road
12Rideau-Vanier Ward31,1057.9Rideau River and Vanier
13Rideau-Rockcliffe Ward37,07519.8Rideau River and Rockcliffe Park
14Somerset Ward35,1106.5Somerset Street
15Kitchissippi Ward37,92015.1Algonquin name for Ottawa River
16River Ward45,79523.3Rideau River
17Capital Ward34,4909.9Capital of Canada
18Alta Vista Ward44,05020.3Alta Vista Drive
19Cumberland Ward43,375383Cumberland
20Osgoode Ward24,445459Osgoode Twp.
21Rideau-Goulbourn Ward24,530744Rideau Twp. & Goulbourn Twp.
22Gloucester-South Nepean Ward41,62037.6Gloucester & Nepean
23Kanata South Ward43,31516.5Kanata

Former wards

Alta Vista-Canterbury Ward19942000Alta Vista, Heron Gate, Sheffield Glen, Riverview
Baseline Ward1994 (RC)2006City View, Centrepointe, Redwood, Bel-Air, Leslie Park, Briargreen
Bell-South Nepean Ward1994 (RC)2006Bells Corners, Barrhaven
Billings Ward19801994Heron Park, Heron Gate, Greenboro, South Keys
Britannia Ward19721994Britannia, Lincoln Heights, Woodroffe North
Britannia-Richmond Ward19942000Britannia, Lincoln Heights, Woodroffe North, Highland Park, Carlingwood
Bruyère-Strathcona Ward19942000Sandy Hill, ByWard Market, Lower Town
By Ward18551972ByWard Market, Lower Town
By-Rideau Ward19801994Lower Town, ByWard Market, New Edinburgh, Manor Park
By-St. George's Ward19721980Sandy Hill, Lower Town, ByWard Market
Canterbury Ward19801994Elmvale Acres, Sheffield Glen, Urbandale Acres, Hawthorne Meadows, Hunt Club Park
Carleton Ward19502000Redwood, Kenson Park, Bel-Air, Queensway, Britannia
Central Ward18891952East Downtown Ottawa
Dalhousie Ward18881994Centretown West
Elmdale Ward19291952Civic Hospital, Hintonburg
Elmdale-Victoria Ward19521980Island Park, Carleton Heights
Gloucester Ward19501980Alta Vista, Heron Gate, Ellwood, Hunt Club
Goulbourn Ward20002006Goulbourn
Kanata Ward1994 (RC)2006Kanata
Mooney's Bay Ward19942000Riverside Park, Carleton Heights, Hunt Club, Carlington
Ottawa Ward18551952Lower Town
Overbrook-Forbes Ward19801994Overbrook, Forbes, Carson Grove, Viscount Alexander Park
Queensboro Ward19561994Westboro, Carlington
Richmond Ward19801994Highland Park, Woodroffe North, Carlingwood
Rideau Ward18871980New Edinburgh, Overbrook, Forbes
Rideau Ward (II)20002006Rideau Twp.
Riverdale Ward19291952Old Ottawa South, Old Ottawa East
Riverside Ward19801994Riverside Park, Carleton Heights, Hunt Club
Southgate Ward19942000South Keys, Greenboro, Hunt Club Park
St. George's Ward18551972Sandy Hill, Old Ottawa East (also 1980 to 1994)
Victoria Ward18551952LeBreton Flats, Mechanicsville
Wellington Ward18551994Centretown, Downtown
West Carleton Ward20002006West Carleton


  1. Dept., Planning, Infrastructure & Economic Development (2017-07-21). "New ward structure and ward maps". ottawa.ca. Retrieved 2018-04-14.
  2. "2011 Census Data By Ward - Detailed Table". City of Ottawa. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
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