A mini-city within the city
Bayshore is a small neighbourhood in the west end of Ottawa. Its east boundary is Bayshore Drive, to the north Carling Avenue, to the west Holly Acres Drive, and to the south Highway 417. This neighbourhood is almost exclusively made up of rental housing, which is a mix of townhomes, garden homes with backyards, and several high-rise buildings.
Interested renters can choose from a wide selection of bachelor, 1 and 2 bedroom apartment rentals, to 3 bedroom townhouses and garden homes for rent. The main street is Woodridge Crescent, which surrounds the 200-store Bayshore Shopping Centre, one of the largest malls in Ottawa. Interested in renting in the area? Search up rental listings on our website to quickly find the best rental for you.
Life & Style
Many families with young children live in Bayshore, where there are two elementary schools. Bayshore Public School is an English school which runs from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 5. The school's programs include a Regular English Program and an English as a Second Language program, with parent resources available in Arabic, Chinese, Persian, Polish, Punjabi and Urdu. St. Rose of Lima School is an English Catholic elementary school which runs from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 5. This school offers English, as well as a French Immersion program.
Bayshore was constructed and welcomed its first residents in the 1960’s, and more housing was built in the seventies and eighties. Many residents of the Bayshore area are immigrants from the Philippines, China, India, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Currently about 7000 people call this community home. The area has been revitalized in the past five years by property management company Minto. It is now known as Accora Village, a thriving community featuring an elementary school, a park with a baseball diamond and a few soccer fields, playgrounds, an outdoor rink, and a community centre with an indoor pool.
For outdoor enthusiasts, Andrew Haydon Park and Britannia Beach are nearby, along the Ottawa River. Britannia beach is popular for swimming, picnics, and barbecues. Both parks have walking paths in a beautiful natural setting, and also play structures for young children.
Cyclists will appreciate the National Capital Commission (NCC) bike path on the western border of Bayshore. The path leads to Ottawa, and to the west, to Kanata.
Bayshore is just steps away from the medical services, convenience stores, specialty food shops, and restaurants on Carling Avenue, as well as Cineplex Cinemas, a large movie theatre. There is a major OC Transpo bus transit station, Bayshore Station, which makes it easy for those without a car to get anywhere in Ottawa.