The area known as The Glebe was one of Ottawa’s first suburbs, but in modern times, it’s very much part of Ottawa’s urban core. The Glebe is centred around Bank St., south of Highway 417 (The Queensway), connecting Centretown in the north to Old Ottawa South.
In the past couple of decades, The Glebe has transformed in to one of Ottawa’s trendiest upscale neighbourhoods. It features a vibrant retail stretch of businesses and restaurants along Bank, and beautiful, charming homes on the streets running east-west through the area.
The Glebe is the ideal area for upwardly mobile young professionals or those raising young families.
Things to do, things to know & features of The Glebe:
An ideal neighbourhood for young families, with many schools, parks, and the Rideau Canal on the eastern and southern edges of The Glebe;
- A great sense of community and a safe neighbourhood;
- Lansdowne Park, which has its official reopening on Aug. 16, 2014. It’s an 18-acre space that’s home to park green space, shopping, the Ottawa Civic Centre (home of the Ottawa 67’s OHL hockey team), and the refurbished TD Place Stadium, home of the CFL’s Ottawa Redblacks and the Ottawa Fury pro soccer club;
- The Great Glebe Garage Sale takes place on the final Saturday of May each year, and is probably the largest in the city;
- Just south of the downtown core of the city while being somewhat removed from the hustle-bustle of downtown life;
- A convenient, walkable area with easy access to life’s necessities.