About the Neighbourhood
Centretown is located just south of the downtown core and is bordered by the Rideau River, Highway 417 and the Ottawa River, making it the perfect central location for those who like to be in the middle of things.
Learn about living in Centretown.
Living in Centretown
Centretown’s main streets are a mix of office and apartment buildings, giving it an urban feel with quieter residential pockets.
A Central Hub
Centretown is home to two of Ottawa’s liveliest streets—Bank and Elgin—which both host popular events all year round. Sparks Street is an open-air mall a few blocks from Parliament Hill, a popular pedestrian-friendly promenade that hosts events like PoutineFest, Ribfest, Buskerfest, and Winterlude.
Live, Work and Play
Known for its unique and diverse restaurants, bars and shops, Centretown is the perfect place to live, work and play. Though Centretown is a high-density area comprised mainly of office towers, condos and apartment buildings, it’s also home to a few great parks. Jack Purcell Park has an off-leash dog run and Confederation Park offers 2.63 hectares of manicured lawns and tree-lined paths, with a large fountain at its centre. Confederation Park also hosts Winterlude, Canada Day events, and the Ottawa International Jazz Festival. Residents don’t need to go far to find exciting activities to enjoy all year round.