Old Ottawa East

The neighbourhood just east of the canal is called Old Ottawa East. This area is bordered by the Rideau Canal to the north and west, and the Rideau River which wraps around part of this community along its eastern and southern borders.

A quaint commercial strip along Main Street allows local residents to have quick access to health foods, a delicious vegetarian restaurant, pharmacy and local coffee shop, among other services. The recent addition of high-end condo projects and new infill housing has added a modern flair to this established community. Its long-time residents cherish the quiet, residential feel.

The Governor General’s residence sits in New Edinburgh, along with several embassies, beautiful Stanley Park and and a strong and dedicated community. The area was founded in 1829, incorporated in 1867 and annexed by Ottawa in 1887, making this formerly industrial area one of Ottawa’s oldest. Today there are wonderful community events, including the Luminiere Festival each summer. Beechwood Avenue offers many good restaurants, shops and pubs and continues to grow in popularity.

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