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“Dirty, bad smells, and scary people”
Review of Rideau Centre

Rideau Centre
Ranked #38 of 291 things to do in Ottawa
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Owner description: Shop-until-you-drop, seven days a week, at Ottawa's premier mall complex that offers more than two hundred shops, restaurants and services.
Reviewed 16 June 2013

This mall is just disgusting! I can't believe this is owned by Cadillac Fairview.....shameful! The mall is a center for homeless people and teen addicts. The washrooms in the food court are horrible..... It literally smells so bad that it is unusable. I can't believe high end stores like Harry Rosen bcbg, michael korrs put up with this. I heard they are remodelling but if they don't limit the entry to actual shoppers and not loiterers....the upgrade is pointless.

5  Thank debby b
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"nice mall"
in 15 reviews
"food court is"
in 11 reviews
"kate spade"
in 7 reviews
"great selection of stores"
in 7 reviews
"byward market"
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"confusing layout"
in 5 reviews
"michael kors"
in 5 reviews
"disney store"
in 4 reviews
"apple store"
in 4 reviews
"name brand stores"
in 3 reviews
"thai express"
in 3 reviews
"banana republic"
in 3 reviews
"shop till you drop"
in 3 reviews
"westin hotel"
in 7 reviews
"under one roof"
in 4 reviews
"great shopping"
in 6 reviews
"downtown ottawa"
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Reviewed 14 June 2013

You can have your choice of many places to shop and when you are done touring in Ottawa, you can relax in the food court. There are so many choices in this food court it is amazing! They have Greek, Chinese, Thai, Sushi, Italian, Japanese and known eateries like KFC, Starbucks, Subway and Tim Hortons - just to name a few. Lots of seating and free public bathrooms make this central location a winner! It is near everything!

Thank Tom M
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Reviewed 1 June 2013

You will find amazing brands and deals there. Michael kors, coach, bose, roots, the bay .... the food court have a lot of different choice (a&w, subway, thai express, fish and chips, ny fries, kfc, tim hortons, cinnabon...) and you should try the food at Rich Tree... AMAZING!!!!!

Thank Morgane P
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Reviewed 30 May 2013

I've been in MANY MANY malls.

This mall had the most CONFUSING signage I've ever seen.

Hard to read from a distance asthe leaf motifs, cute as they aree, look like arrows; and whoever told the mall black on creme is easy to read must have been showing it to them from 2 feet away across a desk.

Oh, and they assumed you knew what Centre Court was. As if that's important? Frankly, I don't care what you call your parts of the Mall. Show me where the big stores I might be interested in are or don't put up a sign.

The only thing I give them props for.....relatively laid back security considering this was the time of year when thousands of Grade 8 and High School kids descend.

1  Thank OgtheDim
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Reviewed 25 May 2013 via mobile

This commercial center is downtown which makes it nice. Usual god court. There's a cool Roots store and a Starbucks!
It is attached to the Westin Hotel so it's quite convenient.

Thank PIFfy1
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