Live in the heart of the capital city of Canada!
Lowertown is anchored by the Byward Market. Throughout the seasons this area attracts tourists and citizens alike. From purchasing local fresh farm produce in the warm months to fresh-cut Christmas trees in winter, this section of Lowertown is always bustling. Street musicians, local craftspeople, tourists, abundant cafes, wine bars and restaurants, all in one place, make it the place to go. Lowertown is also home to the National Gallery of Canada, the Notre Dame Basilica, and countless Canadian landmarks including the Royal Canadian Mint.
Lowertown is bounded by the Rideau River, Rideau Street, Sussex Drive and the Canal. The neighbourhood is diverse, with most of the population living in high-rise condominiums clustered near the Byward market. Further north and east are a quieter residential neighbourhoods.
Parkland is plentiful with wading pools, bike paths, skating rinks and tennis courts. Macdonald Gardens provides a generous dog park. Both French and English elementary schools are located within the community, each with nearby high schools boasting excellent academic and artistic programs.
Centretown is bordered by Bronson Avenue, the Queensway, the Rideau Canal and the Ottawa River. Bank Street and Elgin Street offer a wide array of restaurants and commercial shops. Much of the area still consists of original single family homes circa 1890, but there are newer infill and town house developments and low-rise and high-rise apartment buildings. Landmarks include the Canadian Museum of Nature, Dundonald Park, Jack Purcell Park, McNabb Recreation Centre, and the Ottawa Curling Club.
Centretown offers shoppers a wonderful array of specialty shops to large grocery stores, restaurants, spas, yoga studios, chiropractic services, dentists, doctors, gyms, car mechanics, hair salons, barbers and all the services you might need or want.