Hip, Friendly Community in the Heart of the Nations Capital
One of the most charming, comfortable and character filled neighbourhoods in the city, Old Ottawa South is a desirable place to call home. Close to many eclectic amenities and shops, home of the Old Ottawa South Community Association and the Mayfair Theatre as well as a wide variety of housing opportunities, this neighbourhood is a great place to call home.Nestled between two waterways The Rideau canal and the Rideau River with Windsor and Brewers parks and great schools this lively community is very walkable and has some of Ottawa’s friendliest neighbours.
Enjoy live music and gourmet Italian Gelato made from scratch every day at Stella Luna Gelato Cafe. Not in the mood for gelato? Not a problem, they also offer a European coffee bar, fresh fruit smoothies and frappes, Italian panini’s, soups, salads and buttermilk waffles!
Stroll down Bank St. a bit further and among all the shops you’ll find the Ottawa Antique Market. With over 25 professional dealers and over 10,000 square feet in space there is something for everyone. Shopping always works up an appetite, why not stop by Life of Pi, a family owned bakery with handmade fresh and ready to bake pies and other baked goods. You know it will be delicious as they won Best Bakery in 2011 in CTV’s Best of Ottawa so why not stop by and enjoy some home made baked goods.
Not only are there a wide variety of shops and bakeries there are also many official heritage buildings including the Mayfair Theatre. The Mayfair is one of the oldest surviving independent movie houses in all of Canada and contains a number of architectural features that you don’t see in your average movie theatre. It was declared an official heritage building in 2008 for its unique architectural and cultural value to the nation’s capital. After a long day of shopping and eating, wind down and catch a unique film in this character filled theatre.
Further down Bank St. you’ll see that Lansdowne Park is currently undergoing construction and redevelopment. What used to be a football stadium will now be a lively, pedestrian-oriented urban village and a destination for all sorts of events. When construction is complete (2014/2015) Lansdowne will feature a refurbished stadium and Civic Centre, a large urban park and a mixed-use area that includes shops, offices and residences.
Brewer Park is also a hot spot in Old Ottawa South. Easily accessible and centrally located, Brewer Park features an aquatic centre, an arena that has both indoor and outdoor ice surfaces, three lighted baseball diamonds, three sports fields, a rental area for small outdoor gatherings and play structures! The play structures have been renovated by Rotary International with the view to build a playground for Children of All Abilities, one that both able bodied children and children with disabilities could share. The play structures were renovated to be fully accessible and includes a 2 level splash pad connected by a giant water slide! Do not miss the dog park or a walk around Brewer pond.
A variety of architectural styles and mix of housing adds character and can be enjoyed throughout the neighbourhood. Take a look at the inlaid metal leaves that were added to the sidewalks that are inscribed with names of Canadian Folk musicians. A tight knit community, complete with its own community newspaper, the OSCAR, their own community association, the Old Ottawa South Community Association, Old Ottawa South is a perfect place to call home.
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