In 1866 Hazeldean was a small village with a population of about 50 people, in the Goulbourn Township. Located in this tiny village was a general store; one common school with an average attendance of 24 students, and one church.

The home builder, Campeau started development of the Chimo Drive neighbourhood between Katimavik and Kakulu roads in the early 1970s, based on the a similar style of neighbourhood to Teron’s in Beaverbrook, on the other side of the 417. Other builders followed Campeau’s lead, progressively developing the area west of Castlefrank Road and the area between Kakulu and Hazeldean roads similar style in the 1980s and early 1990s.

The community was named “Katimavik”, in 1972 by 12 year old Kanata resident Corinne Friesen was the result of a local area contest. “Katimavik” means “Gathering Place”.

Katimavik is also the home of the Canadian Tire Centre where our Ottawa Senators play, as well as a number of big box stores like Costco and Home Depot.

Today, the Katimavik is a beautiful neighbourhood with mature trees and a safe place for families to raise their children.