Centrepointe is a newer residential subdivision located on the south west side of Ottawa. Initiated in 1985, it is informally bound to the north by Baseline Road, Woodroffe Avenue to the east, the CN rail line to the south, and the Briargreen subdivision to the west. Originally farmland, the land was purchased by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, who left it to fallow for several years until selling it to the Minto Corporation, one of Ottawa’s largest housing developers to be turned over in the form of townhomes, singles, and upscale houses,
It is home to Ben Franklin Place, named for the former Mayor of Nepean, which houses the Centrepointe Branch of the Ottawa Public Library, the locally renowned Centrepointe Theatre, and the former Nepean City Hall (now a satellite location for the City of Ottawa).
The Centrepointe Community Association started in 2006 to advance the interests of neighbourhood residents. Plenty of parks, schools, churches and shops and services make Centrepointe an ideal location to put in some roots. Easy access to the 417, the airport, and other parts of the city via OC Transpo is easy here. Routes 118, 119, 179, 668, 873 and 891 all stop at many convenient points throughout the neighbourhood.City of Ottawa).