Neighbourhood

Tenants and guests of the MacDonald Building enjoy unparalleled access to many of Ottawa's leading attractions. Sparks Street Pedestrian Mall offers over 150 unique and one-of-a-kind shops. The ByWard Market just east of Parliament Hill, is a vibrant neighbourhood that transforms from a historic farmers' market and shopping district by day, to a fantastic collection of restaurants and clubs by night. The Rideau Canal is the world's largest naturally frozen skating rink in winter. In warmer weather, this historic waterway welcomes boaters as it winds through the heart of Ottawa before connecting with the Ottawa River through dramatic stepped locks right next to Parliament Hill.

Always something to see and do

  • Take a stroll down Sparks Street Mall
  • Enjoy skating or biking along the Rideau Canal
  • Unwind on a patio in the ByWard Market
  • Watch the changing of the guards on Parliament Hill