Located across from Dow’s Lake Ottawa and known locally as “Little Italy”, the neighborhood was initially settled around 1900 by Italian immigrants and has now evolved to one of the most culture-rich quarters Ottawa has on offer.
The neighbourhood is located on multiple major bus routes, the O-train, located near the intersection of Preston Street and Carling Avenue, provides a direct and reliable link to Bayview Station, Carleton University, and the Greenboro shopping area, while easy access to the 417 makes a drive towards either Kanata or Orleans a smooth and quick experience. Overall, the location without a doubt offers one of the most convenient transportation experiences in Ottawa. A bike path, running parallel to the Preston street offers a wonderful cycling experience, safe from the street traffic.
On top of the above, Little Italy offers one of the best varieties of dining locations in the Ottawa, ranging from an iconic Canadian diner FlapJack’s to Giovanni’s, one of the best Italian restaurants in the city.