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About Little Italy
Little Italy is one of the hottest up-and-coming neighbourhoods in the Central Ottawa core; just the right mix of small businesses, old houses, restaurants, and recreation-- not to mention the easy access by foot to Dow's Lake, Carleton University, the Rideau Canal, Chinatown and LeBreton Flats-- make this Ottawa neighbourhood a winner.
The cultural centre of Ottawa's Italian community, Little Italy was initially settled around 1900 by Italian immigrants. Today, the neighbourhood is home to a growing number of European and Asian immigrants and intersects with Ottawa’s Chinatown. It is one of the cultural quarters on offer in the city; it is steeped in history and moving forward to become a major Ottawa destination for residents and visitors alike.
Transportation in Little Italy
Little Italy is centrally located in the middle of many major bus routes and the O-Train. Three bus routes run right through the community, others run on the outskirts, and the Transitway is within walking distance. The O-Train, located near the intersection of Preston Street and Carling Avenue, provides a direct and reliable link to Bayview Station, Carleton University, and the Greenboro shopping area.
Little Italy Restaurants, Shopping, and Attractions
Little Italy offers a range of fantastic dining options-- whether it's a quick panini at Sanguicchio's, pizza at Di Rienzo's, vegan fare at Green Earth, or a full-course meal at Giovanni's - one of the city's best Italian restaurants - there's something for everyone! Be sure to take a look at the directory of Little Italy's dining options; you're sure to find something appealing!
Preston Street, or ‘Corso Italia’, is the main commercial street featuring small businesses and many Italian restaurants. Each June, the street is closed off for the Italian Week Festival featuring live music, food and festivities. St. Anthony of Padua Church was built in 1913 and is a major signpost of the neighbourhood. The community is surrounded by plenty of park land, including Dows Lake and the National Capital Commission (NCC) trail system.
Ottawa Walking District - Little Italy
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Recent Little Italy Housing Activity
There are quite a few different housing styles available throughout Little Italy, ranging from single-family, detached homes to fourplexes to condos to apartment buildings. Some of the single-family homes have been redone recently while others (the majority) still retain their original facades and styles.
One of Ottawa's Walking District neighbourhoods, Little Italy has similar real estate options - including apartments and condos - as these Ottawa areas:
Little Italy 2012 Sales Stats
Little Italy Historical Sales Data
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