Lower Town Community Overview

Lowertown is bounded by the Rideau River to both the north and the east. Daly-Besserer-Rideau Streets lay on the southern border, and Cumberland Avenue lies to the west. Originally a cedar swamp on the lower of two plateaus west of the Rideau River, it was (in contrast to Uppertown) clear cut of trees and given a grid style street layout. During the 1820s-1830s construction of the Rideau Canal created an influx of Irish immigrants, French Canadians, and Scottish stone masons. While the Scottish immigrants moved to Uppertown with the English population, the Irish and French took up residence in the more affordable Lowertown area (which included the lands on both sides of what is King Edward Avenue today). The layout of the modern Lowertown dates back to the Post-War era when a renewal and improvement plan, the Gerber Plan, was initiated in an attempt to accommodate the growing population by giving Ottawa’s downtown a more practical layout.  However, as the plan included demolishing many people’s homes (as had actually occurred in Lowertown), it was halted after residents in neighbouring communities witnessed what had occurred in Lowertown.

Community overview retrieved from http://neighbourhoodstudy.ca/lowertown/.

Community overview from Wikipedia.

Lower Town Apartment Rental Stats

Currently there are no active rental properties listed within Lower Town.

Lower Town Closest Schools

Name Address Distance
École secondaire publique De La Salle 501 Old St Patrick Street, Ottawa 0.06 km
MacDonald-Cartier Academy 270 Crichton Street, Ottawa 0.66 km
Canada School of Public Service 373 Sussex Drive, Ottawa 0.96 km
Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa , Culinary Arts Institute 453 Laurier Avenue East, Ottawa 0.99 km
QC Event School 38 McArthur Avenue, Vanier 1.46 km
Ashbury College 362 Mariposa Avenue, Rockcliffe Park 1.67 km
Elmwood School 261 Buena Vista Road, Rockcliffe Park 1.93 km
St. Joseph's College in Hull 174 Rue Notre-Dame-de-l'île, Gatineau 2.00 km
Riverside Montessori Pre-School 88 Main Street, Ottawa 2.53 km
Young People's Language School 440 Albert Street, Ottawa 2.54 km
Glashan Public School 28 Arlington Avenue, Ottawa 2.79 km
Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies St Paul University, 223 Main Street, Ottawa 2.97 km
St-Laurent Academy 641 Sladen Avenue, Ottawa 3.34 km
Rideau High School 815 Saint Laurent Boulevard, Ottawa 3.34 km
Queen Mary Public School 557 Queen Mary Street, Ottawa 3.47 km
Lycée Claudel 1635 Riverside Drive, Ottawa 3.55 km
Corpus Christi Elementary School 798 Lyon Street South, Ottawa 3.65 km
Glebe Collegiate Institute 212 Glebe Ave, Ottawa 3.72 km
Montessori Mavie 25 Rue Booth, Gatineau 3.99 km
Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est (CECCE) 4000 Labelle Street, Gloucester 4.29 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Lower Town Closest Libraries

Name Address Distance
Ottawa Public Library - Rideau 377 Rideau Street, Ottawa 0.48 km
Global Affairs Canada - Jules Léger Library 125 Sussex Drive, Ottawa 0.92 km
Management Library 55 Laurier Avenue East, Ottawa 1.15 km
Isobel Firestone Music Library 50 University Private, Ottawa 1.17 km
Brian Dickson Law Library Fauteux Hall, 4th and 5th floors, 57 Louis-Pasteur Private, Ottawa 1.17 km
Civica Public Affairs & Comms 50 Blackburn Avenue, Ottawa 1.17 km
Morisset Library 65 University Private, Ottawa 1.22 km
Faculty of Social Sciences Library 120 University Private, Ottawa 1.40 km
Commissaire à l'information du Canada (Plaintes en vertu de la Loi sur l'accès à l'information) Ottawa (Bil) 1.70 km
Ottawa Public Library 120 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa 1.74 km
Ottawa Public Library - Rockcliffe Park 380 Springfield Road, Rockcliffe Park 1.92 km
Rockcliffe Park Bibliotheques 380 Springfield Road, Rockcliffe Park 1.93 km
Library La Maison Du Citoyen 25 Rue Laurier, Gatineau 2.14 km
CAIJ - Centre d'accès à l'information juridique Rue de l'Hôtel-de-Ville Bureau 9.400, Gatineau 2.17 km
Ottawa Public Library - Vanier 310 Pères-Blancs Avenue, Vanier 2.22 km
Library and Archives Canada 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa 2.37 km
Careeraim 488 Gladstone Av, Ottawa 2.81 km
Ottawa Public Library - St-Laurent 515 rue Coté Street, Ottawa 2.91 km
Library Lucien-Lalonde 225 Rue Berri, Gatineau 4.04 km
Ottawa Public Library 1049 Bank Street, Ottawa 4.30 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Neighboring Communities

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