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.
Three Tarts is a great bakery near Hideaway & Central Phase 3. A fresh cup of java or tea is never hard to find with Wilf & Ada's, Arlington Five, and Tamis Cafe & Restaurant in the hood. Do you enjoy being in the kitchen? Pick up groceries at Thana Markets. Locals recommend eating at Shawarma King and Clocktower Brew Pub Glebe in Centretown - they have great food! There is a surprising amount of green space with Jack Purcell Park and First National Tree Day Memorial Park nearby Hideaway & Central Phase 3. You can find pharmacies Shoppers Drug Mart and The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy within walking distance. Pet Valu Glebe is a shopping center in Centretown that has something for everyone. There are a number of museums and art galleries in Ottawa including Artists' Centre D'Artistes Ottawa Inc. (Gallery 101) and Ottawa Museum Network. Natasha Royka Studio, Movement & Art, AquaMermaid Ottawa & Personal Health Fitness are super popular fitness center with locals. Take your pets to Healthy Pets HQ. The local school in Centretown is Elgin Street Public School. There are many students in this neighbourhood as Ottawa College of Homeopathy is located within it.