Little Italy is situated in Ottawa’s West Centretown area and is the cultural centre of Ottawa’s Italian community. It was settled in the early 1900’s by Italian immigrants and the 1913 founding of the St. Anthony of Padua church on Booth Street cemented immigrants’ connection with the community. Preston Street or “Corso Italia” is the main street running through the heart of Little Italy, offering a range of fine dining choices. It is one of the hottest Nearly a dozen projects are either proposed, approved or under construction, including three buildings that will claim the top three spots on the city’s list of tallest buildings. These projects are fueled by a recent service improvement announcement for the O-Train Trillium Line which will result in an eight-minute headway between trains at Carling Station as well as a new community design plan calling for high density near the transit station. and most upcoming neighbourhoods in Ottawa’s core. The proposed revitalization of Lebreton Flats will only add to its allure.