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A Summer Guide in Ottawa’s Original Downtown
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, Ottawa is the place to be this Summer! With a variety of fun outdoor activities, and countless patios that offer immaculate ...
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Father’s Day Experiences in Ottawa’s Original Downtown
Dads (and father figures everywhere!) play a huge role in our lives – as children they held our hands when we crossed the street and taught us how to be ...
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Everything You Need to Know about Festival Franco-Ontarien
Welcome to Ottawa’s Original Downtown, where Rideau Street is lined with world-class shopping and dining from end to end, where some of the best hotels in the city make their ...
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What’s Happening? June Events
Summer is almost here…with so much happening across the city, we’ve rounded up some of the best events happening this June so you won’t miss a thing! Jukebox Lunch Concerts ...
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Find the Perfect Souvenir in Ottawa’s Original Downtown
Here in Ottawa’s Original Downtown, there is no better place to buy Canadian-made, handmade, local souvenirs! You’ll find an abundance of apparel, locally made trinkets, and of course maple syrup. ...
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Seven Awesome Burger Joints in Ottawa’s Original Downtown
We’re wishing everyone in Ottawa’s Original Downtown a very happy National Hamburger Day!  Whether you prefer a couple of sliders for a light lunch or a massive two-hander that’s decked ...
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2024’s Ultimate Patio Guide to Ottawa’s Original Downtown: Part 2 of 2
We’re back with the latter half of our guide to all the patio restaurants in Ottawa’s Original Downtown! With the arrival of spring this month, restaurants and food lovers alike ...
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Rideau Spotlight: Level One Game Pub
There’s so much about life in Ottawa’s Original Downtown that distinguishes it from other neighbourhoods both in Ottawa and beyond! For one thing, there’s an unparalleled richness to Rideau Street’s ...
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2024’s Ultimate Patio Guide to Ottawa’s Original Downtown: Part 1 of 2
Question: what is the most essential sign that spring has arrived in the nation’s capital? Some believe that it’s the beautiful tulips coming into bloom at Major’s Hill Park. Others ...
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