Discover a place you’ll love to live

Every neighbourhood is different—whether it’s your social environment, the schools your children attend, the stores you can access, or whether you prefer a quiet neighborhood or a happening one—living in the right place can make you happier. We’ve gathered information on all the most popular Ottawa neighbourhoods so you can choose the one that’s right for you.

Bird's eye view of Centretown, downtown Ottawa.


Centretown is at the heart of Ottawa, stretching from Highway 417 to the Parliament buildings. You can live, work and play here, with a variety of parks, museums and the Ottawa river all at your doorstep. There are well over 50 restaurants in the area, with the number changing all of the time. You can find everything from window-service takeout and fast food all the way up to some of the favourites of the city, such as Beckta's flagship restaurant on Elgin, North & Navy and the Vanitea Room. With almost perfect walk, bike and transit scores, it's easy to get around and Centretown and to the rest of the city.

Learn about Centretown

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