Community Profile : Kanata North

Kanata North is a community that makes up half of the old town of Kanata, consisting of the area north of the 417 highway. This trendy and growing community has just about everything a person can need. Kanata North is known for being one of Canada’s hubs for high-tech development, with many tech company office being located within its boundaries, but there is a lot more to it than that. Kanata North has lovely suburbs and a number of small apartment buildings, both with green space nearby, and easy access to public transit that makes getting around easy and affordable. A number of schools are located throughout Kanata North in order to serve the needs of its many young families, and entertainment is easy to find with a massive Landmark Cinemas movie theater located just a few minute’s drive away. For those looking to get a little more active, the Kanata Wave Pool is located right on the other side of the highway. Kanata North is also home to many restaurants, from big names like Boston Pizza, Lone Star, and Montana’s to smaller local eateries like the Ox Head Vietnamese restaurant, In the Mix Pastries, and Luna Crepes and Café. There are even local breweries like the 3 Brewers and Big Rig Brewery, for beer lovers out there. Kanata North also has fabulous shopping, with several grocery stores, a Walmart and Chapters, and the Tanger Outlet mall all being close by. There is no shortage of other, smaller shops either, from The Unrefined Olive, which specializes in gourmet olive oils, to Belly Laughs, where new parents can find all the clothing and accessories they will need to take care of baby. Kanata North is a wonderful place to live and work, and it’s no surprise that it continues to grow year after year.

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