A Neighbourhood Guide - Metcalfe, ON

Friday Apr 09th, 2021


Your Guide to Metcalfe!

If you are looking for a quiet neighbourhood while still being close to the city, Metcalfe is the perfect place to be!

Metcalfe, which is located 29.9 km (roughly 26 minutes from downtown Ottawa), is a small residential community in the south end of Ottawa and is part of Osgoode. Originally called Hawley's Corners, Metcalfe was officially renamed in 1887 after the former Governor General of Canada, Sir Charles Metcalfe. Back in 1866, the area only had 250 residents. As of 2016 (Census), it has grown to a population of 1,776. 


26 Bike Score of 1909 8th Line Road Ottawa ON Canada

While Metcalfe is the ideal setting for scenic walks, almost all errands require a car. There is very little access to biking infrastructure. However, due to the community being mostly residential, people still have the option to bike around without the worry of busy streets!


For the foodies out there, there are a few tasty eats on Victoria Street in Metcalfe.

Metcalfe Pizza - 8202 Victoria St. (4.4 Stars on Google) 
COVID-19 Restrictions | Takeout

Metcalfe Fare Bar and Grill - 7905 Victoria St. (4.1 Stars on Google)
COVID-19 Restrictions | Takeout


Families have access to the following 4 schools in Metcalfe:

Elementary Schools:

Metcalfe Public School
Community Christian School
St. Catherine Catholic School

High School:

Osgoode Township High School

For post-secondary education, Metcalfe is about 31 km (25 minutes) from Carleton University, 27 km (or 21 minutes) from the University of Ottawa, and approximately 35 minutes from Algonquin College. 


Metcalfe is home to the Metcalfe Golf Club, the Metcalfe Fair (which is celebrating its 165th year in 2021), a local farmers' market, and the Metcalfe Community Centre.

The community centre gets its name from former Montreal Canadiens hockey player Larry Robinson and is most notable for the local Junior B hockey team and skating club. The neighbourhood also has several baseball/soccer fields, a curling club, and a tennis court. 


The appeal of rural living is on the rise! Here are some of the most recent market statistics for Metcalfe:

Active Listings: 4 | Sold in the last 30 days: 4 | Average Days on Market: 6 | Average Sales Price: $686,375

Our most recent listing for this area is a beautiful detached house that is sitting on 0.49 acres of land. Click 1909 8th Line Road to find out more!

Call Moe McIlwain at 613-299-3100 to hear what is available and see how he can help you Move Forward.

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