Fitzroy Harbour is a small community located 40 minutes west of the City of Ottawa, on the south bank of the Ottawa River where it meets the Carp River. A branch of the Mississippi River also empties into the Ottawa River west of the village. Where there is a small hydroelectric dam, there once was Chats Falls on the Carp River. Founded by Charles Shirreff in 1817, Fitzroy is steeped in history. By 1840, the community was a bustling tourist town with a large hotel and many businesses. Shirreff established St. Andrews United church as well as the first school. Shirreff spent the better part of his life lobbying for the British Empire to finance a canal system that would have pre-empted the Rideau Canal. If the canal had been located in Fitzroy, it would have been likely that it would have been named the nations capital. Once thwarted, however, Shirreff was bankrupt and died before Ottawa was named the nations capital. Fitzroy Provincial Park is located nearby, and provides plenty of recreational amenities for the towns' residents. The Fitzroy Harbour Community centre has a capacity of over 200, complete with a kitchen and licensed bar. It contains a branch of the Ottawa Public Library, a Seniors Room, and a meeting room. Outside, there is an outdoor skating rink, two softball diamonds, and a soccer field complex. Formerly a part of the Fitzroy Township, the community is considered part of the City of Ottawa, since the mass amalgamation in 2001.
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Custom Home to be Built, in Fitzroy Estates in the Village of Fitzroy Harbour. This will be a Side Split home, 1400 sq ft, with 3 bedrooms, 2-4pce baths and 1/2 bath on main floor, 2 car attached garage with inside entry. Main floor features the living room, dining room open to the kitchen. Bedrooms are on the upper part of the split with a future family room on the lower level along with the laundry facilities. The Village of Fitzroy Harbour is just 25 mins from the Kanata North business park, 12 mins to Arnprior, shopping, resturants and hospital and 12 mins to Carp. There is plenty to do with the Fitzroy Provincial Park, beaches, trails, campsites, concerts in the park, Village Fire Station, Penny's Fudge Factory, St Micheal's Grade School, Harbour General Store, LCBO outlet, Post Office, Harbour Pizzeria, outstanding Community Ctr with Ball diamonds, soccer fields, out door rink and much more. A family community for all ages. check out http://fitzroyestates.ca for more info.
Village of Fitzroy Harbour nestled on the Ottawa River, next to Fitzroy Provincial Park, with beaches, over-nite camping, hiking and cross country skiing and concerts in the park(summer) Great spot for families, retirees, Village has its' own Fire Station, General Store with LCBO outlet, Pizzaria, Penny's Fudge Factory, Community Ctr with 2 ball fields, outdoor rink, 4 soccer fields, St Micheals grade school, parks, Public Boat Launch, great fishing and boating and 3 century old churches. Only 30 mins to new DND site in Bells Corners, 25 mins to Kanata Hi Tech Park, 15 mins to Arnprior, 10 mins to Carp. Tarion Builder available to build your dream home.
Wow, what a diamond in the rough, the Village of Fitzroy Harbour is nestled against the Ottawa River, a population estimated at 650 folks. The Fitzroy Estates subdivision is home to this, to be built, Raised Bungalow with 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 2 car attached garage on lot 4, just over half an acre. Seven Year Tarion Warranty provided by the Builder Klinger Homes. Buyer can select from builder suppliers for flooring (Hardwood, ceramic, carpet per builder plan) Kitchen Cabinets and Counter tops, many styles. Stone and Vinly exterior, Hi Efficent Propane Gas Furnace and Rental Hot Water Tank. Enjoy the best fudge in the Valley at Penny's Fudge Factory, Excellant Community Ctr with baseball, soccer, out door rink, year round activities, General Store with Post Office, LCBO outlet, groceries and the Harbour Pizzeria great take home food. St Micheal's Catholic Grade School (1-8), Fire Station, access to the Fitzroy Provincial Park and it's beaches and more. see http://fitzroyestates.ca