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.
Good Eats and Laurier Coffee & Bakery are great bakeries near Queen Elizabeth Towers West. There are some great cafes near Queen Elizabeth Towers West such as Bridgehead, Roast n' Brew, and Cafe Delice. Locals recommend eating at Gibson's on Queen and Subway in Downtown Ottawa - they have great food! Do you love to be outside? There are great parks in Downtown Ottawa such as Nanny Goat Hill Community Garden, Tech Wall Dog Park, and Lisgar Parkette. Drug Story is the pharmacy in Downtown Ottawa near Queen Elizabeth Towers West. KIKROS STORE is a shopping center in Downtown Ottawa that has something for everyone. Downtown Ottawa is lucky to be home to a hospital, Bruyere - Hopital Saint-Vincent Hospital. There are always new exhibits and events happening at Shanghai Restaurant. There are many students in this neighbourhood as HT Hospitality Training College is located within it. Downtown Ottawa has a very accesible train station Lyon.