The heart and soul of downtown Ottawa.

Where
culture
meets
art.

The heart and soul of downtown Ottawa.

Where
ink
meets
drink.

The heart and soul of downtown Ottawa.

Where
fashion
meets
fun

The heart and soul of downtown Ottawa.

Where
craft
meets
comfort

This is Downtown Rideau.

World-class shopping. Vibrant arts scene. Extraordinary restaurants.

Nestled in the heart of Ottawa is an experience unlike any other. With over 600 thriving businesses in the area, including some of the city’s best retail shops, eateries, arts organizations, and historical landmarks, there’s truly 
something for everyone.  

Events Calendar

There’s always something going on.

From live music to street festivals to cultural showcases and sidewalk sales, there’s no shortage of spectacular events to be experienced on Rideau Street. 

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December 18, 2022

5 Unique Restaurants You Can Only Find on Rideau Street

5 Unique Restaurants You Can Only Find on Rideau Street Ottawa’s favourite Rideau Street is home to Canada’s fourth largest mall- the CF Rideau Centre, [...]

How To Support Your Favourite Small Businesses

How To Support Your Favourite Small Businesses Did you know this week Canada is celebrating Small Business Week, from October 16 to 22, 2022? This [...]

Ottawa International Animation Festival Returns for In-Person Festivities!

Ottawa International Animation Festival Returns for In-Person Festivities!   Have you heard the news? After a two-year hiatus, the Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) is [...]

Downtown Rideau’s Most Fabulous Self-Care Spots

Downtown Rideau’s Most Fabulous Self-Care Spots Whether you are still holding on to patio margarita’s or you have fully transitioned to pumpkin spice lattes, one [...]

Three events in Downtown Ottawa you won’t want to miss!

Three events in Downtown Ottawa you won’t want to miss! It’s that time of the year again. The days are getting shorter and students everywhere [...]

Get your bling on at Downtown Rideau’s finest jewelry stores

Get your bling on at Downtown Rideau’s finest jewelry stores   Downtown Rideau is filled with many gems- literally! Whether you’re on the hunt for [...]

Portals: Reflections in Light – Downtown Ottawa’s Newest Art Installation

Downtown Ottawa has just gotten a little bit brighter! Portals: Reflections in Light is nestled between JOEY Rideau and the Clocktower Brew Pub and features [...]

Spend a day at the CF Rideau Centre

Did you know the CF Rideau Centre is the largest mall in the National Capital Region and the fourth busiest shopping centre in Canada? It [...]

Patios are here!

Summer weather is officially here! And what better way to soak it all in than a trip to a patio? Luckily Downtown Rideau is full [...]

Art events you won’t want to miss

Downtown Rideau is full of arts and culture. With so much art to see, musicians to listen to, theatre to watch, and events to attend, [...]
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