Lowertown is truly the heart of the City of Ottawa, 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. Many townhomes, semis and single residences create a family-friendly, walking neighbourhood. Homes tend to be smaller and the prices reflect this.
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 highschools boasting excellent academic and artistic programs.
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.
Besides the infamous Byward Market, Lowertown is a shopper’s paradise, from boutiques offering specialty merchandise like food, books, clothing and jewellery, to large grocery and department stores. Spas, yoga studios, chiropractic services, dentists, doctors, gyms, car mechanics, VIRTUCAR, hair salons, barbers, ….. Lowertown has all the services you might need or want.
Lowertown is also home to the National Gallery of Canada, the Notre Dame Basilica, and countless Canadian landmarks including the Royal Canadian Mint.
Consider moving to Lowertown if you are after a vibrant walking lifestyle in the heart of the capital city of Canada!