Ottawa Street was a bustling commercial artery in the 70s and mainly catered to Eastern European nostalgia; food shops, delis, newspapers from the old country, airline tickets, and such.
Like Barton Street, Ottawa Street fell into an economic depression (the curse of the MALL and the SUBURB). It had a long lull in the 80s and ’90s but is happily resurrected and revived in the full bloom of a renaissance.
Antique shops, fabric shops, and restaurants are the draw. This type of street revival is common across the continent, as people look into their neighbourhoods and immediate community for support, inspiration, and places to spend their hard-earned money.
The real estate in the area is broad, from huge 2 ½ storey homes with well over 2,500 square feet to smaller, more modest homes flanking the Center Mall. The area offers a wide array of styles, architecture, and prices.
Schools, transportation, the Ottawa Street Farmers’ Market, the success of the Ottawa Street Business Association, Gage Park, the future Mega High school, and the proximity of shopping make this neighbourhood a wonderful place to live and raise a family.
Schools in the Area
Having high quality education is a crucial factor on deciding where to purchase a home. Schools can indeed be a deciding factor in a home purchase, hence we ensure that this community offers top notch education. Check the map provided to see where the schools are.