Whether you cycle, bus or drive, The Glebe is a haven for Ottawa renters, brimming with all you could want to experience, from fine dining, to boutique shopping, to neighbourhood festivals. The Glebe is mostly made up 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 many have been subdivided into rental apartments. From the canal, two bodies of water jut into the Glebe: Patterson Creek and Brown's Inlet. These areas are surrounded by parks and some of the city's most expensive homes.
Whether you are looking for a 1 bedroom apartment for rent or a 4 bedroom house, The Glebe runs the gamut from quaint apartments to historical houses. The rentals here are not very cheap, so be ready to shell out some money when you move here! Rentals.ca has unique filters that enable you to order rental listings in the Glebe by price, so you can scroll to the right rental listing for you with ease.
Life & Style
The Glebe offers many sought-after boutiques and shops, from Brio to Glebetrotters to JD Adam Kitchen Co. Or delve into the vibrant art of Jaya Krishnan Art Studio or the memorabilia of Crosstown Traffic and Birdman Sound. Find your zen at Adishesha Yoga Zone or your new ride at Joe Mamma Cycles. Browse the wares at 613Flea or groove to the Escapada Music Festival each summer.
The long strip of Bank Street that runs through the Glebe is one of Ottawa's top foodie destinations. Community staples such as Ichiban Bakery, Aroma Espresso Bar, and Pure Gelato make for tasty drop-ins, and Whole Foods and the Ottawa Farmers Market offer a wide selection of local produce and more. Erling’s Variety wine bar, La Strada Ristorante and Rowan’s offer everything from fine cuisine to pub fare cooked with local food and flavours.
The Glebe has an active community association which runs a large community centre. Stop by and meet some of your neighbours! This neighbourhood is mostly populated by families, but urban professionals, students and seniors add to the diverse mix. The last Saturday in May of each year brings the "Great Glebe Garage Sale" to the neighbourhood, a huge multi-household event.
Bounded by historic Ottawa attractions like the Rideau Canal, the Aberdeen Pavilion and Lansdowne Park (home of the Ottawa Redblacks and the Ottawa Fury), the Glebe blends old and new for a unique Ottawa living experience. The Glebe is located just south of Downtown Ottawa, with its northern border of Highway 417. It is bordered by the Rideau Canal to the south and east, and the western edge includes Bronson Avenue, Carling Avenue, and Dow's Lake.
The Glebe has a rich history, from the completion of the Rideau Canal in 1832, to the establishment of the Lansdowne Park agricultural exhibition grounds in 1847, and the first streetcars and shops on Bank Street in 1895.