Rideau Street


Rideau Street is a major street in downtown Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It is one of Ottawa's most famous streets. It serves as the major east-west Street for Ottawa's Lower Town. The street had been designated Highway 17B before the Ontario government discontinued it in 1998. It runs from the Rideau Canal in the west to the Rideau River in the east, where it turns into Montreal Road, in Vanier. Rideau Street is also home to the Château Laurier and the Government Conference Centre.
For many years, Rideau Street was one of Ottawa's primary retail thoroughfares, containing department stores such as Freimans, Ogilvy's, Woolworth, Caplan's and the Metropolitan. Although the local department stores are gone, Rideau Street still features The Bay department store, the Rideau Centre shopping mall, and the street is adjacent to shops of the Byward Market.
To the north of Rideau, east of King Edward Avenue is the traditional Lower Town district of Ottawa, a residential area which in the past was predominantly Francophone, but now has one of Ottawa's largest immigrant populations, notably including many Francophone Africans and Somalis. North of Rideau and west of King Edward is the commercial Byward Market area. To the south of Rideau Street is the Sandy Hill neighborhood, with its mix of embassies, older houses, low- and high-rise apartment buildings, and student housing.
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– 45 Rideau St #401, Ottawa, Ontario (613) 241-6211
Website:
 http://www.rideaucentre.net
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