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.
Laurier Coffee & Bakery and Treats are great bakeries near The Pinnacle. There are some great cafes near The Pinnacle such as Roast n' Brew and Cafe Delice. Locals of Downtown Ottawa love dining at Som Tum Thai. Do you love to be outside? There are great parks in Downtown Ottawa such as The Centretown Community Garden Project and Lisgar Parkette. Drug Story is the pharmacy in Downtown Ottawa near The Pinnacle. From clothes to electronics and everything in between, Minto Place level one, is the perfect place to pick up the items on your list. There are always new exhibits and events happening at Wallack Galleries. KRX Fitness is a super popular fitness center with locals. 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.