Ottawa Area & Neighbourhood Information
Old Ottawa South
About Old Ottawa South
Old Ottawa South is an older urban neighbourhood in the Capital. Home to Carleton University, the area attracts professors and students who frequent the charming restaurants, stores and pubs on Bank Street. Located south of the Rideau Canal, this vibrant, progressive community has a public library, community newspaper, a theater and the Ottawa Folklore Centre. Residents enjoy ample park and recreational space and proximity to downtown.
What To Do In Old Ottawa South
A variety of businesses are found along Bank Street including pubs, the Mayfair Theatre, and the Ottawa Foklore Centre. The area is well-known for its selection of antique stores, including the Ottawa Antique Market.
The neighbourhood has a very active community association, whose goal is to ensure that Old Ottawa South is a plesant place to live. The association offers various social events to strengthen the community and also provides various educational, sports, fitness, and recreational programs. In addition, the organization holds various events throughout the year.
Every fall, the Old Ottawa South Art and Music Festival is held in Windsor Park. Here you will find over 60 local and area artists. Along with great music, you will also find art, paintings, sculpture, photography, and great food from the local bakery "Life of Pie."
Parks and recreational space is abundant in Old Ottawa South. It is in close proximity to the Rideau Canal, offering many activities year-round.
Transportation In Old Ottawa South
Downtown is easily accessible from Old Ottawa South. Highway 417 is also in close proximity. OC Transpo runs often down Bank Street, via routes 1 and 7.
Recent Old Ottawa South Housing Activity
Housing options include single family homes and condos. Homes in the area range in price from $420,000 to over $1.5 million. Several homes in the area are included on Ottawa's heritage list.
Old Ottawa South Real Estate Update