East Ottawa is a diverse neighbourhood with a range of people, places and attractions. With communities such as St. Laurent, Gloucester and Orleans calling this neighbourhood home, the natural beauty is balanced with shopping, entertainment and high-quality living at Osgoode Properties.
There is less traffic in areas of East Ottawa, which reduces the stress of commutes to the city. The neighbourhood is surrounded by a number of green spaces and beaches that make this area even more stress free.
Major apartment buildings such as Eastwood Park (335 Macaurther Street) and Pleasant Park Place (2035 Othello Avenue) are near major transit stops. OC Transpo serves Ottawa with friendly service and efficient bus routes. Major routes to and from East Ottawa include the 95 and 94. The 95 bus runs from West Ottawa and stops at both the St. Laurent and Place d’Orleans shopping centres.
Getting around is just as easy with a vehicle. The Queensway-Ottawa’s major highway that spans the length of the city-can be accessed from multiple exits in the East including Vanier Parkway and Place d’Orleans Drive.
There’s never a need in East Ottawa to go downtown for shopping. The St. Laurent Centre (1200 St Laurent Boulevard) has more than 150 big-brand stores including The Bay and Sears in their multi-million dollar interior. Getting there is easy from Brittany Apartments (240 Brittany Drive) since it is just six-minutes north by car on St. Laurent Boulevard.
Escape the lineups and crowds of downtown restaurants with delicious meals in East Ottawa. Fraser Cafe (7 Springfield Road) is located south on Springfield Road, a four-minute walk from The Rockcliffe Arms (124 Springfield Road). Guests can enjoy a casual and comfortable atmosphere with fantastic food made simply any time of the day. Sushi Kan (1900 Innes Road) has all-you-can-eat sushi from Japan, Thailand, Korea and China. Their affordable and genuine sushi dishes have made them a popular restaurant with three locations throughout the city.
Farther east is another one of Ottawa’s premier shopping Centres: Place d’Orleans (110 Place D’Orléans Drive). This massive shopping complex has stores from Aeropostale to The Body Shop and regular family events throughout the year.
East Ottawa has plenty of entertainment for both young professionals and families. Proulx Farm (1865 O’Toole Road) is located at the east end of Orleans, and offers orchard tours and festivals year-round. The Pumpkin Fest in October is where families can participate in activities like petting farms, wagon rides and magic shows. For the people who really enjoy a good scare, sKreamers offers a terrifying Halloween experience at their Creepy Canteen and Asylum Inmate’s Entrance. Also located on the Proulx Farm east of Orleans, sKreamers is open during all of October.
East Ottawa is not only a great to place to visit, but an affordable neighbourhood to live in. The Nation’s Capital is a perfect blend of city life and small-town charm, and the home to many Osgoode Properties.