Ottawa is home to many national museums including the National Arts Center and the National Gallery of Canada. With an up and coming foodie scene, there are a wide variety of renowned restaurants to choose from. There are a number of popular annual festivals including Bluesfest, Canadian Tulip Festival and the Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival.
Ottawa is the capital of Canada located in the eastern portion of southern Ontario. The cities name is derived from the Algonquin word Odawa, meaning to trade. The city has evolved into the political center of Canada with the countries Parliament Buildings being located in the downtown core. Due to Ottawa's size, the majority of the neighbourhoods house condominium developments in both high-rise and low-rise options. The most popular neighbourhoods for condominium developments are Centretown, The Byward Market / Sandy Hill and Westboro.
Ottawa is Ontario's 2nd largest city and Canada's 4th largest city with a population of over 1 million. Ottawa has the most educated population among Canada cities. It has the highest standard of living in the country and low unemployment. Ottawa is a bilingual city with English and French being recognized. Ottawa's primary employer is the Public Service of Canada.
Grab some fresh goodies at nearby bakeries Three Tarts, ThimbleCakes- Cupcakes, Cakes and Icecream, and Massine's Your Independent Grocer. A fresh cup of java or tea is never hard to find with Wilf & Ada's in the hood. Do you enjoy being in the kitchen? Pick up groceries at Thana Markets. Locals recommend eating at Shawarma King and Atomic Rooster in Centretown - they have great food! Do you love to be outside? There are great parks in Centretown such as Jack Purcell Park and First National Tree Day Memorial Park. Shoppers Drug Mart is the pharmacy in Centretown near Central Phase 1. There are a number of museums and art galleries in Ottawa including Ottawa Museum Network and Artists' Centre D'Artistes Ottawa Inc. (Gallery 101). Natasha Royka Studio, Movement & Art is the local gym. Take your pets to Healthy Pets HQ. Schools in Centretown include Elgin Street Public School and Centennial Public School. There are many students in this neighbourhood as Ottawa College of Homeopathy is located within it.