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The Glebe, Ottawa

Categories: Neighborhoods, Tourist Spots
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3.7/5 based on 95+ reviews on the web
The Glebe is a neighbourhood in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It is located just south of Ottawa's downtown area in the Capital Ward with its northern border being demarcated by the Queensway highway. It is bounded by the Rideau Canal to the south and east. Many maps show the western edge as Bronson Avenue, but some also include the triangle farther west formed by Bronson, Carling Avenue, and Dow's Lake. The Glebe Community Association uses the latter definition. As of 2011, the area's population was 11,184.The Glebe has a strong community association which, in addition to running a large community centre, lobbies the local government on issues such as traffic calming and neighbourhood development.The Glebe is mostly populated by families; the area has many children, and consequently its social services are oriented towards youth. The Glebe lies in the federal riding of Ottawa Centre, and the same provincial electoral district.The stretch of Bank Street that runs through the Glebe is one of Ottawa's premier shopping areas, with many small stores and restaurants offering a wide variety of services. Much of the rest of the Glebe consists of detached homes, many of them constructed in the early decades of the 20th century. Some of these homes are owner-occupied family residences, while others have been subdivided into multiple rental apartments.
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  • My first introduction to the Glebe was seeing it from the Rideau Canal on a boat tour. The lovely old mansions, the parks in their autumn glory, the colourful flower beds along the Queensway, the magn...  read more »
  • Nice to visit, eateries and beautiful streets to walk around/cycling. There is a newly built complex, built with lots to do.
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  • I lived in Ottawa for four years, and when I came back for a visit this is the part of the city I chose to spend most of my time. There's lots of shopping and dining to be done, and the neighbourhoods...  read more »
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