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Centretown West is a neighbourhood in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It lies to the west of Bronson Avenue, east of theO-Train Trillium Line, north of Carling Avenue, and south of Nanny Goat Hill , which is an escarpment to the north of Somerset Street West. To the east lies Centretown, to the north lies Lebreton Flats, to the west lies Hintonburg, and to the south lies Dow's Lake. Much of the neighbourhood makes up what is also called Dalhousie.

Centretown West is composed largely of low-density residential commercial properties, and some light industrial uses. Somerset Street West is dominated by Chinese and Vietnamese businesses, and it is considered to be Ottawa's Chinatown. It also retains a large Italian-Canadian population in Little Italy centred on Preston Street, which is also called "Corso Italia". A portion of Gladstone Avenue is also called "Via Marconi", after the Italian inventor who completed some of his work in Canada.

Its population in 2011 was 10,693.

 

Little Italy

 

Oldest house: Built in 1870.

Little Italy has long been the first home for Ottawa's Italian residents. The community is part of Ottawa's West Centretown and is centered around Preston Street. Little Italy has a reputation for having restaurants that have top quality food and excellent customer service because many of them are family run. 

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Little Italy

Dow's Lake

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Chinatown

 

Oldest house: Built in 1870.

Ottawa's Chinatown is located along Somerset Street in downtown Ottawa. It runs from Bay Street in the east to Rochester St in the west.

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China Town

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Island Park / Wellington Village / Hintonburg

 

Oldest house: Built in 1867.

Island Park-Wellington Village-Hintonburg is one of the most popular neighbourhoods in Ottawa West Centretown and stretches from Island Park to the Bayview O-Train line. 

In the heart of Ottawa, Canada, you'll discover a beautiful, historic and creative neighbourhood that has been ranked as one of the best anywhere. Highlighted by The Boston Globe as being a very cool 'hood to visit. Named a top-ten neighbourhood nationwide by enRoute magazine. Ottawa Magazine  says Hintonburg is "hot & cool". The Financial Times of London noted that the 'Burg is "thriving again" and the Ottawa Citizen, declared "The changing nature of the neighbourhood is fascinating to watch... There is a hip, urban edge." So come explore the living or arts or business opportunities in Hintonburg -- you're sure to get a warm welcome.

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Hintonburg

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Ottawa Civic Hospital

 

Oldest house: Built in 1890.

The Civic Hospital community is named after the Ottawa Hospital's Civic Campus that is located in the community. It is also home to the widely popular Experimental Farm, Canada Agriculture Museum, and the Arboretum that borders Dows Lake and the Rideau Canal. Carleton University also resides in the community and is well-known for its engineering, humanities, international business, and public affairs programs. 

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Arboretum Park

Dow's Lake

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