Alta Vista is often thought of as more of an area than neighbourhood, as it has sub neighbourhoods within it as well. These sub neighbourhoods include Applewood Acres, Billings, Canterbury, Elmvale Acres, Faircrest, Guildwood Estates, Playfair Park, Rideau Park, Ridegemont, Urbandale, Urbandale Acres. Its borders run roughly from Smythe Road to St. Laurent Boulevard to Walkley Road to Bank Street. The main street running through Alta Vista is… you guessed it… Alta Vista Drive! The area is known for its vast greenery and quaint residences.
One of the best aspects about the Alta Vista neighbourhood is that you can find nearly everything you need there. Including community centres, churches, schools, transit stations, hospitals and malls. The governing MP for Alta Vista is currently David McGuinty of the liberal party, and has been in office since 2004.
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