Sandy Hill is the eastern district of Ottawa, Ontario. The Rideau Canal borders it on the north
and east sides, Trafalgar Street to the south, and Montreal Road to the west. It’s where you’ll
find the University of Ottawa, which has eight buildings located here, including Mutchmor
Library, one of Canada’s largest academic libraries.
Located just east of downtown, Sandy Hill is a beautiful neighbourhood to call home. There are
numerous parks around the area, including Soccer fields directly across from the building at the
University of Ottawa, tennis courts; a splash pad for kids; and baseball diamonds. As well, the
Byward market is only a 5-minute walk away.
Sandy Hill, located just east of downtown, is a well-educated, diverse community. It is home to
the University of Ottawa and has about 12,000 residents. It posses special facilities such as
embassies, cultural centers and churches. Sandy Hill is an eclectic, leafy district of Ottawa with a
happening bar scene around the University of Ottawa and live rock music at local pubs.
Bookshops, vintage clothes stores and coffee roasters add to the trendy vibe. Laurier House is a
Victorian mansion museum and former home of two Canadian prime ministers, with live
theatre events and afternoon tea. Summer Shakespeare plays are staged in Strathcona Park.