Our CF Rideau Centre Mall Experience

August 19, 2019

It was a Friday, less than a week since our relocation to Ottawa. My husband, Gideon, is working from home the hotel. You see, this proved difficult with a toddler and so he decided to file an afternoon leave.

We ought to be exploring around, we are fairly new to the city, I murmured. The husband agreed and so we readied our stuff and went malling. We went to the CF Rideau Centre Mall because we noticed a Chipotle branch there.

We love Chipotle. We are happy to find them here in Ottawa. Yay! We had to go and check it out, but it was a very looooong queue. Will we be able to order?


This mall is located in the heart of downtown Ottawa. Parking is expensive. (That is a given in the metro area.) We paid $10.75 CAD for less than 3 hours of parking. I wasn't thrilled. Oh well, you won't get free parking anywhere in downtown.

First Reaction

My baby's first reaction when he saw the mall interior was, 'Nice!' Nope, he is not shy to express his emotions. So cute!


They have H&M, ZARA, Nordstrom, Coach, Tiffany & Co and more stores that could make a woman's heart smile. I know 'coz I did. Bye-bye hubby's hard-earned dollars. Haha.

Back to Our Chipotle Story

The queue is ridiculous! If not for our impatient toddler, we would have gone elbow to elbow with the other customers. But, nope, we didn't attempt to order. Sigh! We headed to the dining hall instead. Likewise, expect a crowd. 

The Malling Experience

We like this mall. It's lively and clean and there are many (well-known) stores to check out from. Though, I wish to have dined at Chipotle. :| Haha. I know, I'm still sulking about that. Next time then, next time. If not for the parking fee, we'd come here often.

As you can see, our little guy enjoyed our afternoon visit to the mall too. ;)

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