The Vanier neighbourhood is located in the east of Ottawa across the Rideau River and just south of Rockcliffe Park and New Edinburgh. Vanier has a relatively small area with a high population density. Montreal Road is the main thoroughfare of the community. Vanier has undergone significant changes since 2007. Both subsidized and self-financed housing is available, with several existing and proposed upscale condominiums and infill developments. It is one of the last relatively inexpensive Ottawa neighbourhoods with a desirable location next to downtown.