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

Property Type# of ListingsMin PriceMax PriceAve Price
Apartments     7$1000$1450$1204
Basements     2$1940$2100$2020
Total Rentals     9$1000$2100$1385

Lower Town Closest Schools

Name/Address Distance
Ottawa Torah School
151 Chapel Street, Ottawa
0.44 km
Canada School of Public Service
373 Sussex Drive, Ottawa
0.96 km
Telfer School of Management
55 Laurier Avenue East, Ottawa
1.18 km
St. Brigid School
200 Springfield Road, Ottawa
1.40 km
Ahlul-Bayt Islamic School
200 Baribeau Street, Vanier
1.44 km
QC Event School
38 McArthur Avenue, Vanier
1.46 km
QC Makeup Academy
38 McArthur Avenue, Vanier
1.47 km
Ashbury College
362 Mariposa Avenue, Rockcliffe Park
1.66 km
Lumarco Inc
130 Albert Street, Ottawa
1.73 km
Centre de formation Caron ltée
430-130 Slater Street, Ottawa
1.74 km
Elmwood School
261 Buena Vista Road, Rockcliffe Park
1.93 km
Jfl Media Training
2233-335 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa
2.12 km
Ecole De Langues Molière
251 Bank Street, Ottawa
2.19 km
English Courses In Ottawa - English Schools In Ottawa
115 Rue Champlain, Gatineau
2.23 km
School Notre-Dame
170 Rue Papineau, Gatineau
2.54 km
Metro Music
695 Bank Street, Ottawa
3.21 km
St-Laurent Academy - Ottawa Private School
641 Sladen Avenue, Ottawa
3.34 km
Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est (CECCE)
4000 Labelle Street, Gloucester
4.29 km
Hopewell Avenue Public School
17 Hopewell Avenue, Ottawa
4.51 km
Heritage Academy
207 Bayswater Avenue, Ottawa
4.55 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Lower Town Closest Libraries

Name/Address Distance
New Edinburgh Little Free Library
210 River Lane, Ottawa
0.58 km
Little Free Library
341 Stewart Street, Ottawa
0.82 km
Free Book Exchange
341 Stewart Street, Ottawa
0.82 km
Global Affairs Canada - Jules Léger Library
125 Sussex Drive, Ottawa
0.90 km
Lettres En Papier
Rideau Street, Ottawa
1.12 km
Library of Parliament
111 Wellington Street, Ottawa
1.52 km
County of Carleton Law Association
2004-161 Elgin Street, Ottawa
1.58 km
Vanier Little Free Library
155 Vachon Avenue, Vanier
1.61 km
Library of Parliament - Sparks Street Branch
125 Sparks Street, Ottawa
1.65 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 - Main
120 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa
1.74 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, Ottawa
2.22 km
Careeraim
488 Gladstone Av, Ottawa
2.81 km
Ottawa Public Library - St-Laurent
515 Coté Street, Ottawa
2.93 km
Lucien Lalonde Library
225 Rue Berri, Gatineau
4.04 km
Bibliothèque itinérante Brodeur
Rue Brodeur, Gatineau
4.14 km
mobile library Amherst
Rue Amherst, Gatineau
4.51 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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