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.
Bell Pastry & Delicatessen and Loblaws are great bakeries near The Galleria Phase 2. A fresh cup of java or tea is never hard to find with Share Tea and Presse Cafe in the hood. Do you enjoy being in the kitchen? Pick up groceries at La Bottega. Locals of Sandy Hill love dining at Cora Breakfast and Lunch and Smoke's Poutinerie. There is a surprising amount of green space with Ogilvy Square nearby The Galleria Phase 2. You can find pharmacies Shoppers Drug Mart, Rexall Drugstore, Loblaw pharmacy within walking distance. There are always new exhibits and events happening at Avant-Garde Bar & Gift Shop. Yoga Travels is a super popular fitness center with locals. The local school in Sandy Hill is Ecole elementaire publique Francojeunesse. There are many students in this neighbourhood as University of Ottawa Institute of the Environment is located within it.