Golden Triangle, Ottawa

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A map showing the Golden Triangle

The Golden Triangle is a sub-neighbourhood of Centretown in Somerset Ward in central Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It is a triangle in shape, between Elgin Street on the west and the Rideau Canal on the east.[1] The area is bordered by Ottawa City Hall to the north and to the south by the Elgin street Police station. It is dominated by large single family homes (many have been subdivided), with a number of condominiums and small apartment buildings.[1] Its main western thoroughfare Elgin Street (nicknamed "Sens Mile"), is home to boutiques and galleries, while surrounded by eating establishments, cafes, bars and nightclubs. Its eastern thoroughfare Queen Elizabeth Driveway runs along the western edge of the Rideau Canal. Along the entire length of Queen Elizabeth Driveway is a multi-use trail that is part of the Capital Pathway system.[2] A series of explosions in the sewers caused property damage throughout the area on May 29, 1929.[3]

A view of the east side of the Golden Triangle area from Corktown Footbridge

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  1. ^ a b James Hale (5 April 2011). Frommer's Ottawa. John Wiley and Sons. pp. 59–. ISBN 978-0-470-68158-9. Retrieved 3 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "The Capital Pathway — National Capital Commission ::". National Capital Commission. 2010-06-10. Retrieved 2010-06-23. 
  3. ^ Jeff Keshen; Nicole St-Onge (2 May 2001). Ottawa--making a capital. University of Ottawa Press. pp. 333–. ISBN 978-0-7766-0521-0. Retrieved 3 July 2011. 

Coordinates: 45°25′05″N 75°41′10″W / 45.418056°N 75.686111°W / 45.418056; -75.686111