From coast to coast to coast, Canada is a beautiful country that residents and visitors alike enjoy exploring, many with hopes of putting down roots in their favourite corner of our home and native land. In a recent survey, Royal LePage found that newcomers represent a whopping one in five home buyers in Canada. The diverse ecosystems, charming cities and towns both rural and urban, the sense of safety and security, and friendly atmosphere are just a few of the reasons Canada remains one of the most desired countries for those looking to buy real estate.
Those who choose to settle down in Ottawa enjoy the many great features of the city: beautiful greenspace and stunning views, smaller communities with many amenities, excellent schools at every level, and a great job market for those looking to relocate. Although these are all excellent attributes that we love, what might come out on top is that multiculturalism in Ottawa is prominent; each individual person, family, and community creates more room and reason to celebrate inclusion and diversity within the city’s borders. It’s this overarching sense of welcome that helps even the newest Canadians to find people they relate to, food they can enjoy, and entertainment and culture that allows everyone to feel at home, no matter where they came from or where they are heading next.
Whether you are new to Canada as a country, or new to Ottawa as a hometown, with the various different communities finding your place within the city will come easily. Those who migrate to Ottawa are quick to note that there is room for everyone, whether it be nestled in the suburbs, in a busy downtown condominium, or enjoying the fresh air in our more rural outlier towns.
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Royal LePage Team Realty takes pride in its diversity. We have agents across the city from countless cultural backgrounds who speak many different languages. This gives us one of our proudest strengths: being able to connect on a personal level with you and understand your values, no matter who you are or where you come from, and ensuring you settle into your new home and community with ease.
Ottawa is the political capital of Canada, accommodating well over a hundred embassies and frequently welcoming visitors from every continent. If you’re looking to experience one of the many vibrant cultures found within the national capital region, there are numerous businesses, services and festivals that showcase the many influences on our city. In this blog, we’ve listed some areas that are worth exploring and truly experiencing.
Ottawa’s Little Italy is home to many businesses that put a spotlight on the arts, food and other products of fine Italian culture. Each summer, a celebration named “Italian Week” occupies Little Italy’s core. The renowned Preston St. is transformed into a hub of live shows, events and hosts the FCA Ottawa Ferrari Festival which showcases luxury automotives from near and far.
Originally a hotspot for Chinese businesses, Ottawa’s Chinatown began to develop an identity when thousands of Vietnamese refugees arrived in 1979. Since then, the area has slowly developed into a region of vast diversity. Experience an array of Asian culture at the annual “Ottawa Asian Fest” on Sparks St. from July 22nd to 24th.
Because of the political presence and close proximity to Québec, the national capital region naturally has a strong French influence. Orléans is a vibrant, truly bilingual community found in the east end of Ottawa. According to Statistics Canada, the majority of those living in Orléans speak both English and French, which can make it a welcoming community for French-Canadians and those from French-speaking backgrounds.
Although we’ve only named a few, Ottawa is home to many more communities with diverse cultural influence. At Royal LePage Team Realty, we understand that language can sometimes be a barrier when it comes to buying and selling real estate. Our website allows you to filter agents by language spoken, helping you to narrow down your choices and find someone you can connect with and relate to so that buying your next home is the positive experience it should be.