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The Glebe, Ottawa

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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 has a community newspaper, Glebe Report, that has been published independently since 1973.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.
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  • I used to live in the Glebe, and went to schools there. It is a mixture of mature trees, older homes, multi family homes, infills, shops, churches, schools, and more shops. Vibrant and very much a com...  more »
  • I find myself walking through the Glebe weekly. It's just such a nice neighborhood with lots of shops and restaurants and other amenities. Plus there are often enough events and new things to see that...  more »
  • Lots of cafés open early with a variety of boutiques opening up mid-morning. The walk is especially interesting between Glebe Street and the canal.  more »

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