Lower Town is a thriving neighbourhood in central Ottawa, to the east of downtown. It is the oldest part of the city and bounded roughly by Rideau Street to the south, Sussex Drive and Ottawa River to the north, the Rideau Canal to the west, and the Rideau River to the east. It includes the commercial Byward Market area in the south-western part, and is predominantly residential in the north and east.
Its total population according to the Canada 2011 Census is 12,274.
Lower Town enjoys convenient access to the abundant supply of shopping, restaurant and entertainment locations offered in the Byward Market area. The Rideau Centre mall is Ottawa’s premiere shopping destination with over 170 stores.
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