Limoges is a small community approximately 35 kilometres east of Ottawa and part of The United Counties of Prescott and Russell. It is predominantly French-speaking, the most francophone census division in Canada outside of the province of Quebec.
Limoges, once called South Indian, was originally part of Embrun. Like many communities it was built around a church. The first chapel was built in 1884, and as the community grew was replaced by a larger church in 1892.
The population of Limoges is approximately 2,000. The average household income for residents of Limoges is approximately $96,000.
A few homes in Limoges date back to the 1940's, however, approximately a quarter of the housing was constructed after 2007. Limoges offers many types of homes for sale and rent including townhomes, bungalows, and single family detached homes. Approximately one quarter of the homes in Limoges are rentals.
The United Counties of Prescott and Russell participate in the Investment in Affordable Housing for Ontario (IAH). The Homeownership Component under the IAH provides an opportunity for a forgivable loan to allow low-to-moderate-income renter households to purchase their first home.
Limoges Jobs and Employment
Based on its primarily rural character, employment growth has been based largely on local services and rural activities.
Although there has been a decrease in the amount of people working in agriculture, it is still an important presence in the The United Counties of Prescott and Russell. Dairy and cattle farms dominate the industry in the Township of Russell. With respect to dairy farming, the Township of Russell has the highest rate in Eastern Ontario for total shipments of milk to processing plants. This fact highlights the success of the dairy industry in the Township.
Based on the total labour force, the biggest occupation in Limoges is in the Trades, Transport, and Operators field.
Is Limoges A Safe Neighbourhood?
The Limoges Citizens Committee is a public committee which exists to promote improvements for the town of Limoges. The committee is open to all citizens who have an interest in the community. Any citizen of Limoges can bring forward issues of concern. Long term projects are also discussed at each meeting. If someone has a particular concern, it can be added to the agenda when requested at the meeting. This ensures that the community works together to promote a better place to live.
- École élémentaire catholique St.-Viateur
Other French and English schools are available within close proximity to Limoges.
The biggest attraction located in Limoges is Calypso Park which is one of Canada's biggest waterparks. It includes over 35 waterslides, 100 water games, and one of Canada's biggest wave pools.
Limoges Community Centre offers many sports such as basketball, volleyball, badminton, aerobics, floor hockey, etc. It also includes areas for BBQ, picnic area, soccer, festivals, and play structures. There is also a rental hall available with kitchen facilities.
Limoges Municipal Library offers many services including loans of books, CDroms, DVDs, Videos and Periodicals; Internet Access, Photocopies, Faxing and Laminating.
Limoges Pavilion includes two meeting halls, one small, and other large, accommodating a total of 100 people.
Nokomis Park is part of Larose Forest and offers a few kilometres of trails (pedestrian and bicycle) and picnic tables for a relaxing time-out in nature.
Rodolphe Latreille Park includes a skate park, splash pad, tennis courts, baseball field, play structures and recreational trails.
Oasis Mini Golf features a professionally designed 18-hole miniature golf course.
Kittawa Camping offers a campground with shower and laundry facilites.
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