With 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, this charming and historic building has something for all needs. Art deco style and high ceilings. Large balconies and indoor parking are available! In close proximity to Starbucks, the dog park, Elgin Street and the Museum of Nature. – See more at: http://primecorppm.com/apartments/the-chamberlain#sthash.GDrDVno5.dpuf
With 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, this charming and historic building has something for all needs. Art deco style and high ceilings. Large balconies and indoor parking are available! In close proximity to Starbucks, the dog park, Elgin Street and the Museum of Nature. – See more at: http://primecorppm.com/apartments/the-chamberlain#sthash.GDrDVno5.dpuf
With 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, this charming and historic building has something for all needs. Art deco style and high ceilings. Large balconies and indoor parking are available! In close proximity to Starbucks, the dog park, Elgin Street and the Museum of Nature. – See more at: http://primecorppm.com/apartments/the-chamberlain#sthash.GDrDVno5.dpuf
Centretown is loosely defined by the city of Ottawa as “the area bounded to the north by Wellington Street, to the east by the Rideau Canal, to the south by the Queensway and to the west by Bronson Avenue.” The main streets of Centretown, Bank and Elgin, are largely commercial/retail and complement the area nicely with unique shops, pubs, and restaurants, while the side streets connecting them are mostly residential with some office users.
Centretown Map
The Centretown Citizens Community Association CCCA
The community interests of Centretown are largely represented by The Centretown Citizens Community Association (CCCA) a volunteer based organization comprised of enthusiastic individuals who live and/or do business within the community. Centretown News serves the community as a way for residents to keep abreast of local issues and events; it is one of the largest community newspapers in the Ottawa-Carleton region and is produced by 3rd and 4th year Journalism students at Carleton University.
History of Centretown
Most of Centretown was developed between 1875 and 1912. Many of the early residents were wealthy and built brick homes. Bank Street has always been the community’s main commercial strip. One of the earlier businesses to be found along Bank Street was Scrim’s Flower Shop, which opened in 1875. Scrim’s is still operating today, but it has moved to Elgin Street. The electric streetcar made its first appearance in Ottawa in 1891 and this stimulated further development along Bank Street. During World War II, Ottawa was the headquarters for the Army, the Navy and the Air Force and this had a dramatic impact on Centretown residentially side and commercially. Prior to the war, there were 12,000 bureaucrats in Ottawa; by 1945, there were almost 36,000.
Today Centretown is a Vibrant Community
Today, Centretown is once again home to many growing families and offers a comfortable mix of businesses and dwellings. Residents benefit from its proximity to the Central Business District, Parliament Hill, the ByWard Market, City Hall, The Rideau Centre and many other major employers of this City. Many locals walk or bike to work and enjoy its landmark destinations on the weekends: The National Arts Centre, The Canadian Museum of Nature, The Ottawa Curling Club, The Sens Mile (Elgin Street) and The Rideau Canal.
If you love dining out and trying new foods, you need to live in Centretown! Save all your car money for yummy award-winning food in unique and lively places. It is home to several grocery stores, gourmet take-out spots (El Camino, The Red Apron, Bread & Sons), acclaimed restaurants (Oz café, Whalesbone Oyster House, Union! and Beckta), pubs and food trucks. You can view the map of Centretown/Downtown food trucks here. Suffice it to say, many foodies call Centretown home.
If you’re more a yogie than a fois-gras-eating type, Centretown is full of parks and connected to Ottawa’s impressive bike path network. Let’s not forget the abundance of gyms (private and city-run) and several yoga centres including the Rama Lotus Centre as well as a Running Room club or two.
Apartments for Rent in Centretown Ottawa
There are no big box stores here and the opportunity to live, work and play is probably the sweetest thing about Centretown.
The Chamberlain: 333 Metcalfe Street in Ottawa
The Chamberlain, located at 333 Metcalfe Street, is well positioned in Ottawa’s Centretown neighbourhood. With 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, this charming and historic building has something for all needs. Art deco style and high ceilings. Large balconies and indoor parking are available! In close proximity to Starbucks, the dog park, Elgin Street and the Museum of Nature. To learn more about our apartment rental availabilities in the Centretown area please contact our office for more information.