One of Ottawa’s most distinct neighbourhoods, Chinatown’s old brick buildings sit alongside trendy new developments.

The traditional arch on Somerset Street ushers you into this lively community, which extends all the way down to Bay Street. The area traditionally housed Chinese immigrants, but these days is known as a multicultural neighbourhood with an Asian flavour. The streets are alive with Asian food, grocery stores and shops, the walls are clad with colourful murals, and it’s a short distance from Downtown Ottawa – all of which make it a popular enclave for people from all walks of life.