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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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Seven Places to Grab Some Souvlaki or Kababs in Ottawa’s Original Downtown
Souvlaki and kebabs are known by many different names throughout the world, with different approaches taken in preparing them. The Greeks first began making them roughly four thousand years ago …
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Your Guide to the Best Family Day Weekend in Ottawa’s Original Downtown
Racking your brain for the perfect activities to keep your little ones busy this Family Day long weekend? A visit to Ottawa’s Original Downtown is sure to impress! From outdoor …
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Call for Submissions for an Exciting New Mural Project!
CALLING ALL MURALISTS 🖌️ The Downtown Rideau BIA serves is seeking proposals for a mural project at 115 Rideau Street on the east-facing wall of the building. The project will …
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Nearby Neighbourhoods

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