Island Park/Wellington Village

Island Park (also known as Wellington Village) is a neighbourhood in Kitchissippi Ward in the west end of Ottawa. It is bounded on the north by Scott Street, on the west by its namesake, Island Park Drive, on the south by The Queensway and on the east by Holland Avenue. The Island Park Community Association just covers homes on Island Park Drive, and the rest of the neighbourhood is covered by the Wellington Village Community Association.

The neighbourhood is home to the western half of Wellington Street West BIA which extends into neighbouring Hintonburg. The area is served on Ottawa’s Transitway by Tunney’s Pasture Station, which runs along the neighbourhood’s northern border, parallel to Scott Street.

Wellington Street West is a 2-lane arterial road west of downtown Ottawa, Ontario and is not to be confused with the principal Wellington Street in downtown Ottawa. It begins at Bayview Road as a westbound one-way street until it merges with Somerset Street to attain its full right-of-way. The section from Somerset Street to Holland Avenue bisects the Hintonburg neighbourhood, while the section from Holland Avenue to Western Avenue forms the backbone of the gentrified Wellington West (or Wellington Village) community. From Island Park Drive westward, the alignment is known as Richmond Road.

Richmond Road through Westboro and Wellington Street West eastward to Somerset have recently been reconstructed using streetscaping to create improved lighting, signals, and sidewalks.

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