|Location of Downtown Ottawa in Ottawa|
|Coordinates: 45°25′20″N 75°42′00″W / 45.42222, -75.7|
| - MPs||Paul Dewar|
| - MPPs||Yasir Naqvi|
| - Councillors||Diane Holmes|
| - Total||1. The provinces and territories of Canada combine to make up the world's second largest country in total area. Ontario (ɒnˈtɛrioʊ is a province located in the central part of Canada, the largest by population and second largest after Quebec Ottawa (ˈɒtəwə or sometimes /ˈɒtəwɑː/ is the Capital of Canada and the country's fourth largest municipality. The House of Commons (Chambre des communes is a component of the Parliament of Canada, along with the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General) and Paul W Dewar (born January 25, 1963 in Ottawa, Ontario) is a Canadian NDP Member of Parliament teacher and former elected representative See also Politics of Ontario The Legislative Assembly of Ontario (also known as Ontario Legislative Assembly or OntLA) is the Legislature Yasir Naqvi is a Canadian politician He was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in the 2007 provincial election, representing the The Ottawa City Council ( French: Conseil municipal d'Ottawa) is the governing body of the City of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Diane Holmes (born in Montreal Quebec) is an Ottawa City Councillor representing Somerset Ward which consists of Centretown, Centretown Area is a Quantity expressing the two- Dimensional size of a defined part of a Surface, typically a region bounded by a closed Curve. 25 km² (0. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of 48 sq mi)|
|Elevation||75 m (250 ft)|
| - Total||3,718|
| - Density||2,977. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. The elevation of a Geographic location is its height above a fixed reference point often the mean sea level. The metre or meter is a unit of Length. It is the basic unit of Length in the Metric system and in the International A foot (plural feet or foot; symbol or abbreviation ft or sometimes &prime – the prime symbol) is a non-SI unit Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 5/km² (7,745. 8/sq mi)|
| ||Canada 2006 Census|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
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Downtown Ottawa (French: Centre-Ville) is the central area of Ottawa, Canada. French ( français,) is a Romance language spoken around the world by 118 million people as a native language and by about 180 to 260 million people Ottawa (ˈɒtəwə or sometimes /ˈɒtəwɑː/ is the Capital of Canada and the country's fourth largest municipality. Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page Like other downtowns it is the commercial and economic centre of the city. It is bordered by the Ottawa River to the north, the Rideau Canal to the east, Somerset Street to the south and Bronson Avenue to the west. This is about the river in Canada For other uses see Ottawa River (disambiguation. The Rideau Canal, also known as the Rideau Waterway, connects the city of Ottawa Ontario, Canada on the Ottawa River to the city of Kingston Bronson Avenue ( Ottawa Road #79) is a major north-south arterial road in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. This area and the residential neighbourhood to the south is also known locally as 'Centretown'.
Downtown Ottawa is dominated by government buildings, including the Parliament of Canada, and the Supreme Court. The Parliament of Canada (Parlement du Canada is Canada 's legislative branch, seated at Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario. The Supreme Court of Canada ( French: Cour suprême du Canada) is the highest court of Canada and is the final court of appeal in the Canadian Most prominent buildings are situated along Wellington, Sparks and Elgin streets. Most of the buildings are office towers containing the various government departments. While most of Ottawa's high tech industry is based elsewhere it also has a significant presence in the downtown core. High tech is Technology that is at the cutting edge —the most advanced technology currently available The downtown also contains a number of apartments, hotels, and condominiums as well as the older single family homes and townhouses along its edges. A hotel is an establishment that provides paid lodging usually on a short-term basis A condominium, or condo, is a form of Housing tenure and other Real property where a specified part of a piece of real estate (usually of an apartment
From Wellington to Laurier, Elgin Street is the site of several landmarks, the Chateau Laurier, the National Arts Centre, Lord Elgin Hotel, Bell Canada Place, Ottawa Courts and Ottawa City Hall. The Fairmont Château Laurier is a landmark Hotel in downtown Ottawa, Ontario located near the intersection of Rideau Street and Sussex Other prominent buildings include World Exchange Plaza, with the 'clock ball' on top, Place de Ville, and the heritage buildings along Sparks Street.
The towers of downtown Ottawa are not as tall as other cities, as until the 1970s, legally they could not be taller than the Peace Tower, so as not to overshadow the Parliament Buildings, similar to the restrictions in Washington, DC. This article is about the Decade 1970-1979 For the Year 1970 see 1970. The Peace Tower is part of the Canadian Parliament Buildings in Ottawa, Ontario. Washington DC ( formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, the District, or simply D Today, several buildings are taller than the Peace Tower, with the tallest being the 29-storey Place de Ville (Tower C) at 112 feet (34 m), which was built above the height limit, and several hotels being slightly shorter but with 30-35 stories. Place de Ville is a complex of Office towers in downtown Ottawa.
Downtown Ottawa has a grid pattern of streets, aligned either east-west or north-south with a number of the streets being one way. A street is a Public thoroughfare in the built environment It is a Public parcel of land adjoining Buildings in an urban context
From east to west, the promininent streets are Elgin Street, Metcalfe Street, O'Connor Street, Bank Street, Kent Street and Bronson Avenue. Elgin Street ( Ottawa Road #91) is a Street in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Bank Street is the major north-south road in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Starting from the east:
- Elgin Street, a ceremonial route for the daily Changing of the Guard and site of many prominent buildings and landmarks, and a restaurant district south of Laurier Avenue,
- Metcalfe and O'Connor, both of which are busy multi-lane one way streets,
- Bank runs through the heart of downtown and is a prominent retail centre,
- Kent Street, another busy multi-lane one way with high traffic volumes,
- Lyon, Bay and Percy, are one way local residential streets, and,
- Bronson is a major avenue that forms the western edge of downtown.
The northernmost east-west street that crosses downtown is Wellington Street, site of the parliamentary precinct, National Library and Archives, and Supreme Court. Wellington Street is an important Street in Ottawa, Canada most notable for being the street upon which Parliament Hill is located It is a major four-lane thoroughfare. To the east, it connects to Rideau Street, and to the west, the Ottawa River Parkway.
South of Wellington is Sparks Street, most of which is a pedestrian mall closed to vehicles. Sparks Street is a street in downtown Ottawa, Canada that was converted into an outdoor Pedestrian street in 1966 making it the earliest such The heritage district runs from Bank to Elgin, with CBC broadcast studios at Metcalfe and Sparks.
The streets to the south are dominated by office and hotel towers: Queen Street, Albert Street, Slater Street, Laurier Avenue and Gloucester Street. Albert and Slater also carry the transitway (and possibly the proposed light rail) through downtown. In Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, the Public transit services operated by OC Transpo have two Rapid transit systems the Transitway
City of Ottawa zoning restricts and regulates high-rise development to locate north of Gloucester St. and affords heritage designation to some areas and buildings. The succeeding east-west streets south Gloucester: Nepean, Lisgar and Cooper are therefore mixed but still mainly residential, containing mostly medium and low-rise buildings west of Kent with more taller buildings east of Kent. Some blocks are still filled with 100 year old homes,;others have been developed with newer townhouses and condominiums and apartment buildings.
The southernmost is Somerset which is a main road. It has a restaurant district at Bank Street, and further west at Bronson, is home to the 'Somerset Heights' Asian district of restaurants.
East of the canal, but west of King Edward Avenue, including the Rideau Centre and the Byward Market, is also normally considered downtown, and is referred to locally as 'Lowertown' or Lower Town. Rideau Centre ( Centre Rideau in French) is a three-level Shopping centre on Rideau Street in downtown Ottawa, Ontario ByWard Market (sometimes called By Ward Market, Byward Market or simply The Market, Marché By in French) is a district in downtown Lowertown (Basse-Ville is a district in the central area of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada to the east of downtown The residential neighbourhoods around the central business district are also generally referred to as being downtown. These include Centretown to the south and Sandy Hill and Lower Town to the east. For the Yarmouth Nova Scotia neighbourhood see Centertown Yarmouth Centretown is a neighbourhood in Ottawa, Canada defined Sandy Hill ( French: Côte-de-Sable is a neighbourhood in Ottawa, Ontario located just east of downtown Lowertown (Basse-Ville is a district in the central area of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada to the east of downtown North of the Ottawa River the centre of Gatineau, Quebec can be considered an extension of Ottawa's downtown. Gatineau ( 2006 census population 242124 is a city in western Quebec, Canada.
According to the Canada 2006 Census. The Canada 2006 Census was a detailed enumeration of the Canadian population Area defined as the part of Ottawa north of Gloucester Street, east of Bronson, south of the Ottawa River and west of the Rideau Canal.
- Population: 3,718
- Change (2001-2006): +2. 7%
- Total private dwellings: 2,875
- Land area: 1. 25 km².
- Population density: 2,977. 5 per km².
Politically, it is within the federal and provincial ridings of Ottawa Centre. For the Ottawa Centre provincial electoral district please see Ottawa Centre (provincial electoral district.
A map of downtown Ottawa, also including parts of Lowertown, Sandy Hill, and downtown Hull. See also Lower Town, Lower Town (disambiguation Lowertown may be an alternative spelling of Lower Town, Ottawa, Canada Sandy Hill ( French: Côte-de-Sable is a neighbourhood in Ottawa, Ontario located just east of downtown Hull is the central and oldest part of the city of Gatineau, Quebec, Canada. Click on the stars to read articles on individual buildings.
- First Baptist Church
- Christ Church Cathedral
- Church of St. John the Evangelist
- Dominion-Chalmers United Church
- Knox Presbyterian
- St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church
- St. The Supreme Court of Canada ( French: Cour suprême du Canada) is the highest court of Canada and is the final court of appeal in the Canadian Earnscliffe is a Victorian manor in Ottawa, Ontario. It is currently home of the British High Commissioner to Canada, and it was previously The Canadian Museum of Civilization (CMC is Canada’s national museum of human history and the most-visited museum in the country This article is for the bridge between Ottawa ON and Hull QC For the Cariboo Wagon road and associated provincial park in British Columbia see Alexandra Bridge Provincial Place du Portage is a large office complex in the Hull sector of Gatineau, Quebec Canada situated along Boulevard Maisonneuve and facing the Ottawa The National Gallery of Canada ( Musée des beaux arts du Canada) located in the capital city Ottawa Ontario, is one of Canada 's premier Art St Brigid's is a Roman Catholic church located in the Lowertown neighbourhood of Ottawa, Canada. St Paul's-Eastern United Church is one of the oldest congregations in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Rideau Centre ( Centre Rideau in French) is a three-level Shopping centre on Rideau Street in downtown Ottawa, Ontario For the university in Ottawa Kansas see Ottawa University. The University of Ottawa or Université d'Ottawa in French The Parliament of Canada (Parlement du Canada is Canada 's legislative branch, seated at Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario. The Bytown Museum is a small museum in Ottawa located on the lower locks of the Rideau Canal at the Ottawa River just below Parliament Hill. The Fairmont Château Laurier is a landmark Hotel in downtown Ottawa, Ontario located near the intersection of Rideau Street and Sussex The Connaught Building is a historic Office building in Ottawa, Canada. Place de Ville is a complex of Office towers in downtown Ottawa. The Lord Elgin Hotel is a prominent hotel in downtown Ottawa, Canada with 355 guest rooms located at 100 Elgin Street at Laurier Avenue The Confederation Building is a Gothic revival Office building in Ottawa, Canada. The Justice Annex is a building just north of the Supreme Court of Canada and west of Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada. Library and Archives Canada (in French: Bibliothèque et Archives Canada) is a Canadian federal government department responsible for the collection The Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography (CMCP ( Le Musée canadien de la photographie contemporaine (MCPC is a gallery of Canada's best art and The Global Centre for Pluralism ( Centre mondial du pluralisme) is an international centre for research education and exchange about the values practices and policies that underpin The Portrait Gallery of Canada ( Le Musée du portrait du Canada) is a major Canadian art collection specialising in Portraiture located in Ottawa The Parliament of Canada (Parlement du Canada is Canada 's legislative branch, seated at Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario. The Parliament of Canada (Parlement du Canada is Canada 's legislative branch, seated at Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario. The Library of Parliament is an information repository and research service for the Parliament of Canada, located at Parliament Hill in Ottawa, The Peace Tower is part of the Canadian Parliament Buildings in Ottawa, Ontario. The Justice Building in Ottawa was previously home to the Department of Justice (Canada, and now houses offices of Members of Parliament St Andrew's Presbyterian Church is the oldest Presbyterian church in Ottawa, Canada. The East Memorial Building and West Memorial Building are a pair of government buildings in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The East Memorial Building and West Memorial Building are a pair of government buildings in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. For the defunct commercial bank see Bank of Canada (commercial. For Welington buildings see buildings and structures in Wellington The Wellington Building is a Roman Corinthian Revival Style The National Press Building in Ottawa, Canada is a building on Wellington Street, just across from the West Block of the Parliament Buildings The Wellington Street Bank of Montreal branch, located at 144 Wellington Street, corner of O'Connor is a historical building located in Ottawa, Canada. The Victoria Building is an Office building at 140 Wellington Street, just across from the Parliament of Canada. The Central Post Office is a historic building in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The National War Memorial (also known as The Response) is a tall granite Cenotaph with acreted bronze sculptures that stands in Confederation Square The Langevin Block is an Office building facing Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada. Place de Ville is a complex of Office towers in downtown Ottawa. Place de Ville is a complex of Office towers in downtown Ottawa. The Ottawa Marriott Hotel (formerly the Holiday Inn Ottawa is a Hotel located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on the north-west corner of the intersection The CD Howe Building is an office tower in Ottawa, Canada, that is the home of Industry Canada, the Office of the Auditor General and other The CBC Ottawa Broadcast Centre is located in Ottawa, Canada and is home to the head office of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and the CBC's various Murphy-Gamble Limited was a long-time Department store in the City of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The Thomas D'Arcy McGee Building, at 90 Sparks Street is an Office building in Ottawa, Canada. The World Exchange Plaza is a building in downtown Ottawa, Canada. The High Commission of the United Kingdom in Ottawa is the main diplomatic mission of the United Kingdom in Canada. The National Arts Centre ( NAC) (in French: Le Centre national des arts ( CNA) is a centre for the performing arts located in Ottawa The Langevin Block is an Office building facing Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada. The Ottawa Public Library (OPL is the Library system of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. L'Esplanade Laurier is a noteworthy office complex in downtown Ottawa, Canada. L'Esplanade Laurier is a noteworthy office complex in downtown Ottawa, Canada. First Baptist Church is a prominent Baptist church in downtown Ottawa, Canada. The Ottawa Courthouse ( French: Palais de justice d'Ottawa) is an Ontario provincial Courthouse in Ottawa, Ontario. The current Ottawa City Hall ( French: Hôtel de ville d'Ottawa) is the city hall of Ottawa, Canada. The Drill Hall at Cartier Square has been an Ottawa landmark and dedicated military training facility since its construction in 1879 Place Bell is one of the tallest buildings in Ottawa, Canada (the fifth tallest in the downtown area St Peter's Lutheran Church in Ottawa, Ontario was established in 1910 with 66 members Christ Church Cathedral is the Anglican Cathedral in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. St Alban's Anglican Church is an Anglican church in the Sandy Hill neighbourhood of Ottawa, Canada. The Ottawa French Seventh-day Adventist Church is a Francophone Seventh-day Adventist church in Ottawa, Canada. The Embassy of the Republic of Angola in Canada is the Embassy of Angola in Canada. Embassy of Japan in Ottawa is the Diplomatic mission of Japan in Canada. Embassy of Kuwait in Ottawa is the Diplomatic mission of Kuwait to Canada. The Lester B Pearson Building is the headquarters of the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade ( Foreign Affairs and International The building today commonly referred to as the Old City Hall was the building that served as Ottawa 's City hall from 1958 to 2000 The Royal Canadian Mint (RCM French: Monnaie royale canadienne) produces all of Canada 's circulation Coins and manufactures circulation The Peacekeeping Monument is a Monument in Ottawa, the capital of Canada, commemorating Canada's role in international Peacekeeping and the The United States embassy in Ottawa is a building located in Ottawa which opened in 1999 The Department of National Defence Headquarters (NDHQ is the headquarters for Canada 's Department of National Defence (DND and is located in Ottawa The Government Conference Centre is a government building in downtown Ottawa, Canada located at 2 Rideau Street. The Transportation Building in Ottawa, Canada is a historic Gothic revival / Chicago school Office tower. Ottawa Technical High School, more often known as Ottawa Tech, was a High school in Ottawa, Canada that originally specialized in vocational The Laurier Avenue Bridge is a Bridge in Ottawa, Canada. It carries Laurier Avenue over the Rideau Canal and also Colonel By The Chaudière Bridge (French Pont de la Chaudière) crosses the Ottawa River about 1 km (0 The Macdonald-Cartier Bridge is a bridge connecting Ottawa, Ontario, to Gatineau Quebec. See also Correctional facilities of Ontario Canada Metcalfe Station is a bus station on OC Transpo 's Central Transitway. Bank Transitway Station or Bank Street Station is a bus-stop on Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 's transitway served by OC Transpo Kent Transitway Station is a bus-stop on Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 's transitway served by OC Transpo buses Bay Transitway Station is a bus stop on Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 's transitway served by OC Transpo buses First Baptist Church is a prominent Baptist church in downtown Ottawa, Canada. Christ Church Cathedral is the Anglican Cathedral in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The Church of St John the Evangelist is an Anglican church found in the heart of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, at the corner of Elgin Dominion Chalmers United Church is a large United church, located in downtown Ottawa, at the corner of Cooper and O'Connor Streets (with access from Lisgar Knox Presbyterian Church is a Presbyterian Church in Ottawa, Canada. St Andrew's Presbyterian Church is the oldest Presbyterian church in Ottawa, Canada. Patrick's Basilica Ottawa
- St. Peter's Lutheran Church
- St. St Peter's Lutheran Church in Ottawa, Ontario was established in 1910 with 66 members Theresa's Roman Catholic Church
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External links Wellington Street is an important Street in Ottawa, Canada most notable for being the street upon which Parliament Hill is located Sparks Street is a street in downtown Ottawa, Canada that was converted into an outdoor Pedestrian street in 1966 making it the earliest such Albert Street ( Ottawa Road #42) is one of the main east-west roads in downtown Ottawa, Canada. Bronson Avenue ( Ottawa Road #79) is a major north-south arterial road in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Kent Street ( Ottawa Road #83) is a major Street in downtown Ottawa, Canada. Bank Street is the major north-south road in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Elgin Street ( Ottawa Road #91) is a Street in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
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