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
Shunnya Centre
70 Union Street, Ottawa
0.94 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
reYoga
209 Hannah Street, Vanier
1.65 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
Simply Meditation
301 Bank Street, Ottawa
2.28 km
Riverside Montessori Pre-School
88 Main Street, Ottawa
2.53 km
Young People's Language School
440 Albert Street, Ottawa
2.54 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
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
Montessori Mavie
25 Rue Booth, Gatineau
3.99 km
Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est (CECCE)
4000 Labelle Street, Gloucester
4.29 km
Surround Circle Yoga
15 Aylmer Avenue, Ottawa
4.30 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
Brian Dickson Law Library
Fauteux Hall, 4th and 5th floors, 57 Louis-Pasteur Private, Ottawa
1.17 km
Isobel Firestone Music Library
50 University 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 - Sunnyside
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.

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