Los Barrios (The Neighbourhoods)

Ottawa – A great place to call home!

Downtown Ottawa is the central area of Ottawa. Like other down towns it is the commercial and economic center of the city. It is sometimes referred to as the Central Business District and contains Ottawa’s financial district.

The ByWard Market, is a retail and entertainment district in downtown Ottawa. It is located east of the government and business district. The Market district includes the market buildings and open-air market along George, York, ByWard, and William street.

Elgin Street is a street in the Downtown core of Ottawa. The north/south running street begins at Wellington Street in Confederation Square, just east of the Parliament buildings and just west of the bridge over the Rideau Canal. South of this, the street becomes mainly a business area, home to a number of stores, restaurants, and bars. Progressing south, the street steadily becomes more residential, home to low rise mid century apartment buildings.

The Glebe is a neighbourhood in Ottawa. It is located just south of Ottawa’s downtown area. The Glebe is mostly populated by families; the area has many children, and consequently its social services are oriented towards youth. The stretch of Bank Street that runs through the Glebe is one of Ottawa’s premier shopping areas, with many small stores and restaurants offering a wide variety of services. Much of the rest of the Glebe consists of detached homes, many of them constructed in the early decades of the 20th century. Some of these homes are owner-occupied family residences, while others have been subdivided into multiple rental apartments. The Glebe is also home to Lansdowne Park which contains TD Place Stadium and several patio restaurants.

Ottawa is home to many restaurants of different cultures, providing an outstanding variety of dining.