History lives in the Glebe - Glebe BIA

History lives in the Glebe

Bounded by historic Ottawa attractions like the Rideau Canal, the Aberdeen Pavilion and Lansdowne Park, the Glebe seamlessly combines the old and the new for a unique Ottawa experience.

A Glebe timeline

1826-1832: The Rideau Canal built to defend Canada against a feared U.S. invasion

1847: Lansdowne Park agricultural exhibition grounds established

1888: Central Canada Exhibition at Lansdowne Park

1889: The Glebe incorporated into Ottawa

1891: First electric streetcars on Bank Street

1895: First Bank Street shops open

1898: Aberdeen Pavilion built

1902-1905: The Ottawa Senators win three consecutive Stanley Cups playing in the Aberdeen Pavilion

1915: Pretoria Bridge built to commemorate British victory, with Canadian help, in the Second Boer War

1939: Ottawa Rough Riders football team wins Grey Cup at Lansdowne Park

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