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About West Centretown

Centretown West is a lively and desired neighbourhood right in the heart of the Capital Region. Between great restaurants and shops, urban landscape and the distinctive characters of Chinatown and Little Italy, it's a great community to live in or visit. The area is full of fantastic home values and will appreciate as Ottawa grows.

Geographically, east of this neighbourhood lies Centretown, to the north lies Lebreton Flats, to the west lies Little Italy, and to the south lies Dow's Lake some of the best of Ottawa’s neighbourhoods. Centretown West is composed largely of low-density residential, multi-unit and commercial properties. Somerset Street West is dominated by Chinese and Vietnamese businesses, and it is considered to be Ottawa's Chinatown. It also retains a large Italian-Canadian population in Little Italy centered on Preston Street, which is also called "Corso Italia".

Not only is this area fully serviced by public transportation that runs regularly, most errands can be done on foot in Centretown West.

Some of the schools in West Centretown:

  • Glashan Public School
  • Lisgar Collegiate Institute
  • Centennial Public School
  • Elgin Street Public School
  • First Avenue Public School
  • Glebe Collegiate

Cool feature of this neighborhood:

Little Italy and Chinatown can both be found in West Centretown.

Lebreton Flats Demographics

37%
Own
63%
Rent
1,457
Single Famly
2,355
Non-Family
28
Multi Family
86%
Employed
8%
Self-Employed
6%
Unemployed

 
$380k
Avg Home Value
32
Avg Home Age
$61k
Avg Income
41
Avg Age
Detached
Detached
 26%
Semi-Detached
Semi-Detached
 11%
Duplex
Duplex
 14%
Low-Rise
Low-Rise
 50%
High-Rise
High-Rise
 0%

People per Household

1
2158
2
1027
3
386
4-5
236
6
33

Education

University
College
1196
High School
1607
Apprentice
431
None
1213

Marital Status

Married
25
Single
53
Other
22

Age Groups

0-19
16%
20-29
16%
30-49
34%
50+
33%

West Centretown Amenities

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CMHC Calculator

  • CMHC insurance must be purchased for all homes with less than 20% down payment.
  • Homes purchased for more than $1 million are not eligible for CMHC insurance, therefore requiring homeowners to put more than 20% down.
  • The maximum amortization period on CMHC insured mortgages is 25 years.
  • Homes sold over $500,000 can no longer be purchased with a 5% down payment. The new minimum down payment is 5% of the first $500,000, and 10% of any amount over $500,000.
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