We might have landed a job in Ottawa.
We haven't visited yet, but we are looking for info. We now Montreal pretty well, but not Ottawa. AT ALL.
After looking at all the promotional videos on Youtube, i think it looks very green and outdoorsy, but the rest is hard to assess.
I am a doula and a babywearing educator, might go back to midwifery school someday, we homebirth, we unschool -but feel attracted by Waldorf and Sudbury approaches, we are bilingual with a little preference for a French speaking environment, we love to bike and hike, we need a CSA or something like that, we like the idea of having culture and (affordable?) fine dining not too far, we love thrifting, we love cosmopolitan atmospheres...
would we fit in?
i have been told Gatineau would be an option, too. It is a Quebec suburb of Ottawa or a real town of its own? Isn't it complicated to work in On and live in Qc?
I have been checking on the web for a neighborhood with old houses not too far from the center and it sounds like 2 neighborhoods would be nice, Vanier and Sandy Hill, any info? I have looked on Craigslist, but didn't find much...how much would a 3bed with a yard cost?
Another option would be living outside the city, but we were planning to *not* own a car, and make do with our bikes, any village accessible by bike or situated on bike lanes ?
Thank you very much in advance for ANY information!