The Advantages of Renting in Downtown Ottawa

Do you thrive on being connected to the hustle and bustle of the city? Do you want immediate access to lots of stores, restaurants, bars, museums and cultural centres?

Do you enjoy the beauty of majestic heritage buildings and bountiful green space? Perfect for students, artists and professionals, a Downtown Ottawa apartment rental has everything you need – and a lot more! You can visit to know more about real estate properties.


The great thing about the downtown core is that it serves as the hub for all transit service in the city. All major OC Transpo bus routes cut right through downtown along the Transitway and many more run along Bank Street and Rideau Street, giving you easy and affordable access to the entire city.

As an added bonus, the Transitway runs until well past 2 a.m., so if you live in a downtown apartment, you can stay out late and still make it home before the buses stop running.

The O-Train is only a few stops away at Bayview, which can get you all the way to Greenboro in the south end in 10 minutes and Carleton University in 5 minutes, and it's only a single bus to get to the Ottawa International Airport.

Major Shopping Centres

Although it's not the biggest in the city, Rideau Centre is perhaps Ottawa's most popular shopping centre thanks to its central location and excellent choice of retail stores and a massive food court.

When you're done shopping, you can catch a movie with friends at the three-screen Empire Theatres and then meet up at the Elephant & Castle for drinks.

Established in 1826, the ByWard Market is one of Canada's oldest and largest public markets – and it's right on your doorstep if you're renting an apartment in Downtown Ottawa.

Buy fresh fruits and vegetables, and flowers from the outdoor vendors, tour awe-inspiring museums and art galleries, hang out on a pub patio or dance the night away at one of the many nightclubs – it's up to you.