“Trendy and thriving”
Westboro is a unique, vibrant neighbourhood in Ottawa’s west end. With tree-lined streets featuring chic boutiques and fine restaurants and cafés, this neighbourhood is bordered on the east by Island Park Drive and on the north by the Ottawa River. Westboro spans a large part of the western areas of Ottawa, and many smaller sub-neighbourhoods including Hintonburg, Island Park, McKellar Park and Wellington West.
Renters will enjoy diverse options, from 100-year-old duplexes to charming low-rise triplexes and luxury condos. This revitalized neighbourhood is now one of Ottawa’s trendiest spots to live and work, featuring an eclectic mix of urban professionals, families, and young retirees. There are many 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom apartments for rent, and 3 bedroom houses, as well as brand-new luxury condos with plenty of onsite amenities including fitness rooms, pools and cafés. To help you with your rental search in Westboro, Rentals.ca offers a wide range of unique filters that can help you find the right rental that suits your needs!
Life & Style
Westboro Village (as it is often referred to) is home to some of the most unique shops in Eastern Ontario. These sought-after retailers feature fashion (Three Wild Women, Lululemon, Fashion United), jewelry (Magpie), home décor (Polanca, Domicile, Kitchenalia), specialty foods (David’s Tea, Cococo Chocolatiers) and children’s specialty items (Baby en Route, Mrs Tiggy Winkles and West End Kids.)
The village also has a thriving arts and music community, including Wall Space Gallery, Gotta Paint, the Great Canadian Theatre Company, and Legend Records, which was established in 1979 and has an impressive vinyl collection.
The neighbourhood got its start in the late nineteenth century, when flyers were printed inviting people to 'Move to Westboro,' and offering prospective residents 'Views of the Laurentian Mountains’ (now known as the Gatineau Hills).
Westboro is a thriving community with a lively street scene, including the August street festival Westboro Fuse, and weekly resident activities including Strollercize, MEC Running Club, Open Mic Nights and live music at pubs such as Clocktower Brew Pub and The Royal Oak.
Enjoy the boutiques and popular stores, dine in the best restaurants (Pure Kitchen, Fratelli, The Savoy Brasserie), picnic in the welcoming parks, and enjoy the natural beauty of Westboro Beach and the scenic views of the Gatineau Hills in this appealing neighbourhood.
The old Town Hall on Richmond Road used to house the bell that later became the symbol of the former city of Nepean, now a part of the city of Ottawa. The Maplelawn Garden, boasting the second oldest building in Ottawa (built in 1831) and designated a National Historic Site, is located at the western edge of the village. An Ottawa streetcar line used to run along what is now a narrow grass strip along Byron Avenue, bringing Ottawa residents to an area once considered cottage country. Many cottage-like residences still exist today, especially by the Ottawa River north of Scott Street, providing attractive rental options.
With proximity to cycling trails and whitewater rapids on the Ottawa River, Westboro is a dream for the outdoor enthusiast. And for those preferring easy transportation, the neighbourhood is served by two OC Transpo stations, Westboro and Dominion, and several bus stops along Wellington Street and Richmond Road. Hop on a bus and be in Downtown Ottawa within 12 minutes, or anywhere in the city within half an hour.