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Rockcliffe Park is the wealthiest neighbourhood in Ottawa, Ontario, and is one of the most prosperous enclaves in Canada. Until 2001 it was an independent village, but was amalgamated with the rest of the city that year. As of 2001, Rockcliffe Park had a population of 2,028.

The area is northeast of downtown, on the southern banks of the Ottawa River. It encompasses the small MacKay Lake, and the Ottawa Rockery, a rock garden maintained by the National Capital Commission. The largely francophone neighbourhood Vanier area lies to the south.

Rockcliffe Park is home to many Ottawa notables. Stornoway, the residence of the leader of the Canadian Official Opposition is located there. Many ambassadors to Canada also live in Rockcliffe, including the ambassadors of Israel, the United States of America, and the Papal Nuncio. In recent years the neighbourhood has attracted leaders of Ottawa's high tech industry, including Michael Cowpland, former Chief Executive Officer of Corel, who built a large gold-coloured house in the area, much to the consternation of the community.

The area is also home to Ashbury and Elmwood, Ottawa's two most prestigious private schools. Actor Matthew Perry attended the former.

As it was long a separate village not under the jurisdiction of Ottawa's municipal government, Rockcliffe Park differs from the rest of the city. It has very few sidewalks, but is also relatively inaccessible to through traffic. Much of Rockcliffe is still wooded and the houses are set far apart on wide lots.

Average salary in Rockliffe Park is $119,377 whereas the average salary in Ottawa is $53,250.

See also: List of Ottawa neighbourhoods

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Restoration Rockcliffe Park Pavilion, Ottawa, Ont. Canada (0 words)
The Rockcliffe Park Pavilion was built in 1917 and was in urgent need of repais: the asphalt shingle roof was at the end of its useful life, the roof structure was rotted at various locations and some of the concrete architectural work was badly deteriorated.
In order to ensure its integration into the park's environment, it was decided that its architecture would be based on the architectural vocabulary of the main pavilion, but that its details would be contemporary, thus leaving no doubt on the period of its construction.
Le pavillon du Parc Rockcliffe fut construit en 1917 et était en très mauvais état: la couverture en bardeaux d'asphalte était rendue à la fin de sa vie utile, la structure du toit était pourrie à de nombreux endroits et plusieurs éléments architecturaux en ciment étaient très détériorés.
Rockcliffe Park.com - Marilyn Wilson – 613-238-2801 (136 words)
Welcome to the Village of Rockcliffe Park, home to the most prestigious real estate in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
This website was created to convey a sense of the beauty and spirit of this unique community and its wonderful quality of life.
I would like to dedicate this website to the Residents of the Village of Rockcliffe Park, past, present and future.
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