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Lowertown, Ottawa

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Lower Town (also spelled "Lowertown" (French: la Basse-Ville) is a neighbourhood in Rideau-Vanier Ward in central Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, to the east of downtown. It is the oldest part of the city. It is bounded by Rideau Street to the south, the Ottawa River to the west and north and the Rideau River to the east. It includes the commercial Byward Market area in the south-western part, and is predominantly residential in the north and east.


It was historically French Canadian and Irish (as opposed to English and Scottish Upper Town, a term no longer in use) and is to this day home to many Franco-Ontarian families, businesses and institutions.
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  • Lower town is more of a broad name for an entire area than an actual site to see. Depending on who you talk to, it refers either to the entire area that is between Sussex and King Edward or the...  more »
  • I think it is a nice touristic attraction, with its churches, and small stores like the french patisserie and some other small antique shops. Also a couple of great coffee shops.  more »
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