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“Shops, shops” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Bank Street Promenade

Bank Street Promenade
btween Wellington and Gladstone, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
613 232 6255
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Ranked #107 of 139 attractions in Ottawa
Type: Neighborhoods
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Montreal, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Shops, shops”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Lots of shops, restaurants and coffee shops... but it is a noisy streets. Lots of Made in China stuff!

Visited June 2012
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Ottawa, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Ottawa's Main Street”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

A valiant attempt to redevelop Ottawa's Main Street has been made several times over the years, but this area of Bank Street remains an area of drug-users and street bums, who bother the people on the sidewalks.

Visited July 2012
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Montreal
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129 reviews 129 reviews
42 attraction reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
“gone downhill but in transition”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

I have visited this area many times and it has progressively gone downhill. It is really sad to walk through it now and see beggars rough-looking types everywhere. Many restaurants and stores are clesed now. However, the area is undergoing many renovations. Hopefully, it will once again be a nice place to visit. Right now, I would not walk through it alone in the evening.

Visited June 2012
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Niagara Falls, ON
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22 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Lots of great stores”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

Worth taking a stroll down this and the Sparks St mall, just to people watch, and to check out fun shops like Howard's Jewelers.

Visited April 2012
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ontario
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193 attraction reviews
Reviews in 79 cities Reviews in 79 cities
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
“An area in transition”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

Not my favourite section of the city, it tends to be a bit mixed as it has not really settled in to what it could be as a tourist area.

Visited February 2012
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