Old Ottawa South is one of the most comfortable and character filled neighbourhoods in the city. Situated just south of the Rideau Canal, it is bordered to the south and east by the Rideau River and to the West by Carleton University. Primarily a middle class area, it's proximity to Carleton University has made it a haven for professors and students. Many of Ottawa's most eclectic and charming amenities are located on Bank Street, which runs along the eastern side of the neighbourhood. Several restaurants, pubs, antique stores, and the Mayfair Theatre are nearby.