Primecorp currently manages three buildings, 362 McArthur, 388 & 390 Irwin Miller, in the vibrant community of Vanier. These buildings are located along the #14 OC Transpo bus route, with Loblaws and the St. Laurent Shopping Centre less than a 15 minute trip away.
Vanier is a historically Francophone community, that lies east of the Byward Market in Ottawa’s East end. The neighbourhood was a separate city until it was amalgamated into Ottawa in 2001. Vanier is located on the east bank of the Rideau River, across from Lowertown and Sandy Hill, and just south of Rockcliffe Park, New Edinburgh, Lindenlea, and Manor Park. Montreal Road cuts thorough Vanier, and It is one of the last relatively inexpensive Ottawa neighbourhoods with a desirable location near the downtown core. It is the site of North America’s only urban sugar bush, hosting the Maple Sugar Festival (Festival des Sucres) each spring, and is home to an outdoor Catholic shrine, called the Grotte de Lourdes.
Vanier is also home to Richelieu Park, a 17.5 acre greenbelt including more than four acres of woodland and over 2.5 km of hiking and cycling trails. The park neighbours the Beechwood Cemetery and serves as a habitat to many species of birds and small woodland animals. There are also picnic tables, playground equipment for children, flower beds, and park benches. Richelieu Park formerly belonged to the Society of Missionaries of Africa and priests known as the White Fathers. The White Fathers also built a sugar shack on the property. The property of the White Fathers was bought by the City in 1977, and in 1985 Vanier’s City Hall moved into one of the buildings on site while the other was demolished. The Vanier Museopark, the Richelieu-Vanier Community Centre, the Public Library of Vanier and the sugar shack are all located in the park.
The Vanier Arms
The motto Labore and Honore emphasizes the active and persevering presence of the Vanier population in an area filled with hope for the future.
The crown section of the arms consists of three parts: the sunrise in the East, reflects the location of the city; a school cites the importance of knowledge; and the silver pen and black hammer represent the multiple skills and talents of the people of Vanier. A wreath of maple leaves symbolizes the harmonious and dynamic life of Francophones, Anglophones, and people from around the world for who have made up the Vanier community for decades.
Primecorp Property Management owns property south of Richelieu Park and Saint Laurent Park and north of St. Paul’s Paul and Gil O Julien Park.
With its affordable housing, close proximity to downtown, and surrounding rivers and parks, Vanier is an attractive choice to call home. To learn more about available units at 362 McArthur, 388 & 390 Irwin Miller, please don’t hesitate to contact our office for more information.