The Arts, Fashion & Theatre District is your one-stop shopping destination in Ottawa! Located just a block east of Parliament Hill, Downtown Rideau is ripe with established and emerging businesses ready to offer you what’s hot this season. As the original retail street providing supplies for the building of the Rideau Canal and goods and services to the early settlers of ByTown, Rideau Street has always been a destination for shopping. Over the years, Downtown Rideau has attracted some of the biggest names in retail - Nordstrom, Hudson’s Bay, Michael Kors and Coach to name a few!
Not commonly known, but there are many independent retail treasures in Downtown Rideau. Some have been in the district for over 100 years, such as Letellier Shoes and Stubbe Chocolates. Meanwhile, hip independents such as Top of the World, NRML and Neon, bring a fresh, edgy, urban attitude to the “hood”.
From family owned businesses to the CF Rideau Centre shops, Downtown Rideau is Where Culture Lives!