City of Ottawa
  • Somerset Street and Cambridge Street
  • Somerset Street and Empress Street
Capital Parking
  • Somerset and Lebreton Street
  • Somerset Street and Cambridge Street


  • Weekdays:  $3.00/hour
  • Weekends:  FREE (observe time limits)
  • 172, 1-hour and 2-hour metered parking spots

Free Parking

  • Side streets off Somerset Street West
  • 1 and 2 hour free parking

Public Transit

OC Transpo buses #10, #11 and #85  run through the area. Call 613-741-4390 or visit for more information.

Vrtucar Rental

VRTUCAR Car Sharing was established in Ottawa in 2000, with one car and four members. Today, this thriving local business has grown into a reliable transportation network, serving 1,800 members with over 100 fuel-efficient cars located in Ottawa and Gatineau.

VrtuCar has a station in the heart of Chinatown, under the royal arch at 687 Somerset Street.

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Strategically located in the center of the Ottawa-Gatineau capital region, Chinatown is within walking distance from downtown Ottawa and Parliament Hill especially on a nice day. It is a pleasant walk from many downtown hotels to discover this multicultural village with an Asian flavour.