Byward Market Ottawa Real Estate

You can find just about any lifestyle you seek in Byward Market, the traditional "birthplace" of Ottawa, its watery transportation hub with the Rideau Canal, and the area many people think of as the embodiment of the city's "soul." Part history lesson, part entertainment complex, part marketplace, and a definite "foodie" haven, the neighbourhood is also steps from the decision-making centre of government and close to big business power as well. 

You can satisfy your wants here, in terms of shopping, leisure pursuits, food and late night activity. You can also retreat to your open-concept condo in a modern high-rise, enjoy your renovated digs in a stylish loft carved from a historic building, or luxuriate in a spacious family home that includes off-street covered parking and 3 floors of living space all within steps of the bustling urban area. 

Byward Market has a long history and it remains true to its heritage today. It is, indeed, a contained marketplace -- of goods and ideas. Today, its thriving traditional greengrocers Farmer Market is a must for anyone serious about food! But along with the basil and the beets from local producers, you can browse stalls of jewelry, handmade soaps and other crafts items, clothing, household goods and straw and leather. 

When your shopping's done, you can sip refreshments or enjoy lunch at one of the local cafes or bistros, or meet friends for a gourmet lunch at a fine restaurant. Stroll through the four-block area of Byward Market any time, any day and you're sure to find something of interest. You can while away an afternoon immersed in books, culture and art at any one of the contemporary galleries or museums in the area. 

Then, when you return for the evening, fine dining and entertainment options present themselves in a dazzling array, from live performances and dinner theatre to the oldest tavern in Ottawa, a quirky country saloon, or thoroughly upscale bistros and clubs. 

Anchoring it all is the Rideau Canal, the nearby government complex and National Gallery, and the constant, changing spectacle. This is truly the heart of the city; and it can be yours to experience all the time! In a very real sense, if you come home to Byward Market, you will never have to leave.



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