Place D’Orléans is 15 kilometres from Parliament Hill.
The median commute to work is 30 minutes, almost 10 minutes longer than the national average.
Petrie Island is classified as Class 1 Wetlands and includes a deciduous swamp forest, sand deposits, and sheltered lagoons where several turtles and rare birds gather.
The riding is filled with a number of parks, including Kinsella, Queenswood Ridge, and Apollo.
French is the first language for over 30% of the riding.
Haiti and United Kingdom are top origin countries for immigrants here.
About 20% of residents are visible minorities, with most identifying as Black, South Asian, or Arab.
Spanish, Arabic, and Creole are the most popular non-official languages.
The Shenkman Arts Centre, founded by the City of Ottawa in 2009, hosts performances, visual art, public installations and workshops in both English and French.
Gloucester Skating Club is one of Canada’s largest. The club is home to notable skaters, such as 1988 Olympic silver medallist Elizabeth Manley, who returned to coach with the club in 2007.
The Louis Riel Dome in Blackburn Hamlet, a winter home for outdoor sports such as soccer and softball, is one of North America’s largest air-supported fabric structures, at 12,421 square metres.
Actress Melinda Shankar (known for Degrassi) was raised in Orleans before moving to Toronto in grade 11.
The median income is $46,606, second-highest among Ontario ridings.
The Ontario government is investing $5 million to fund a new health hub in Orléans, combining three hospitals and four community health service providers into one site.
Public service is top employment category. About 74% of the population aged 24 and above have a post-secondary education.
Ottawa Riverkeeper is an organization committed to protecting the Ottawa River through projects such as monitoring and pollution hotlines.
The City of Ottawa planted 800 trees at Mystery Park in 2015, to restore an area devastated by the Emerald ash borer.
On May 15, 1956, a CF-100 fighter jet crashed into the Villa Saint-Louis nursing home. Fifteen people died, including 11 nuns. It remains one of Canada’s deadliest air crashes.
In 1979, a group of residents found le Movement d’Implication Francophone d’Orléans (MIFO) with the objective of lobbying the government to spell Orléans with an accent in both French and English usage.