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Shop and dine till you’ve had your fill, experience art, culture, events and entertainment, and spend the night at one of our many hotels – all in Rideau, Ottawa’s Original Downtown.

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FOOD SCENE: Cumberland Pizza
Pizza frequently occupies the top of everyone’s list of favourite foods, and it’s not hard to imagine why. The simple pleasure of melted cheese, tangy tomato sauce and fresh toppings …
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A Historical Tour of Ottawa’s Original Downtown
It’s looking sunny outside and Ottawa’s architecture is ready to shine! Summer is the perfect time to take a self-guided walking tour through Ottawa’s Original Downtown and see three historical …
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FOOD SCENE: Café Tehran
It’s been called one of the earliest ‘cradles of civilization’ by anthropologists, with archaeological discoveries that span over six thousand years of human history. In that time, the region and …
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Downtown Rideau Map

Downtown Rideau Map

Nearby Neighbourhoods

Rideau is Ottawa’s original downtown, but it’s also surrounded by other popular downtown neighbourhoods to the East, West and North.