Preston Street (Ottawa)


Preston Street (Ottawa)

Preston Street (Ottawa Road #73) is a street in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, running between Wellington Street and Carling Avenue. It is the main commercial district in Little Italy, home to numerous small business and Italian restaurants, and is synonymous with "Little Italy" to many Ottawa residents when referring to area businesses.

Since 1974, Preston and its side streets are closed to traffic each June for the Italian Week festival, Ottawa's celebration of Italian culture.

In 1987, alderman Mac Harb led the creation of the Preston Street Business Improvement Area, representing local businesses to the City of Ottawa. Preston Street is marked at Carling Avenue by a metal arch lit in the colors of the Italian flag, built in 2002 to attract tourists from the Dow's Lake area immediately to the south.

Preston Street has been given a commemorative Italian name "Corso Italia".


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