Sandy Hill is a neighbourhood in Ottawa located just east of downtown. The neighbourhood is bordered on the west by the Rideau Canal, and on the east by the Rideau River. To the north it stretches to Rideau Street and the Byward Market area. It is home to a number of embassies, residences and parks. Le cordon bleu operates its Canadian school there, at the opposite end of Sandy Hill from the University of Ottawa. Very wealthy people live near the embassies of the Rideau River, but closer to the University of Ottawa, one finds more students, more senior citizens, new immigrants with diversified income levels. Housing in the western end of Sandy Hill living includes boarding houses, student rental housing, modest privately-owned homes and cooperative housing.