Neighbourhood Spotlight



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Ottawa, Ontario

Centretown: Residential Charm, Commercial Convenience

Nestled along the scenic Rideau Canal, Ottawa's Centretown is a leafy residential district that features everything from historic museums to quaint parks and thriving commercial thoroughfares. Here, it's not uncommon to see a stunning home right next to a bustling cafe or boutique—and that kind of convenience makes Centretown the perfect place for young professionals or anyone who wants to experience the magic of the city. 

Ready to learn more about one of Ottawa's hottest neighbourhoods? Let's explore. 

Centretown's Best Buys

Key Features of Centretown

Unique Homes

Properties in Centretown Ottawa are just as unique as its residents. This area comprises mostly pre-WWII homes, many of which have been thoughtfully restored to their former glory. You'll also find a number of larger properties, attached homes, and low- to high-rise townhomes with all the modern amenities you crave. Prices for studio condos tend to start in the high $200ks, while multi-bedroom homes sell for over $500k. 

Exciting Lifestyles

As its name implies, Centretown is in the middle of it all...literally. Located adjacent to Downtown Ottawa, this district combines the best of city living and residential charm. If you want to live like a local, try going for a scenic stroll down the Rideau Canal or exploring the beautiful Ottawa Public Library. The area also hosts countless festivals—like Canada Day and Fringe Festival—and has a thriving nightlife culture. 

Centretown at a Glance


  • Condos, attached and detached homes
  • Some with views of the Rideau Canal 


  • Includes Downtown and Golden Triangle
  • Around 24,000 inhabitants 

Centretown Attractions

Spotlights of Centretown

Area attractions 

To get the full Centretown experience, start by paying a visit to the incredible Canadian Museum of Nature, which features interactive exhibits on fossils and polar bears. The museum also puts on plenty of events throughout the year, and it's an awesome place to explore with kids. Elgin and Bank Streets offer some of Centretown's coolest nightlife spots, and you can even tour a number of international embassies, too.

Shopping & dining 

No matter what you're craving, you'll never find a shortage of dining options around Centretown. Elgin Street Diner is an old standby featuring everything from breakfast and burgers to poutine and meatloaf. Other favorites includes Datsun, Fauna, and El Camino. Elgin Street is home to a number of boutiques and name-brand stores, and you'll find even more major retailers at CF Rideau Centre.

Parks & recreation 

Believe it or not, Centretown is far from a concrete jungle—in fact, this part of the city is known for its beautiful parks and green spaces! We recommend taking a trek along the Rideau Canal Western Pathway, or even iceskating on the canal during the winter. Minto Park is the perfect place for your next picnic, while McNabb Park has its own dog play area and skatepark. You can also venture towards Downtown to experience Confederation Park and Parliament Hill.

Make Your Move to Centretown

Ready to buy your dream home in Centretown? Ottawa Move would be more than happy to help you navigate the process from start to finish! Get in touch with our team to start your home search—we look forward to playing an important part in your next chapter!

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