The Glebe is the Place to Be for Family Day

February 15, 2017 | by glebeadmin

Lacey Lucidity will be performing her mesmerizing balancing and juggling act throughout the Glebe on Family Day.

On-street activities planned for the whole family February 20th

If you’re looking for somewhere to go for Family Day, the Glebe is the place to be.

We invite you and your family to join us as we celebrate the final day of Winterlude and Snowmania on Family Day, February 20. There will be skating, on-street animation and family activities, so bundle up, grab your skates and head on over.

The fun all begins around 9 a.m. with Eccentric Adam and his Dino Project. The local entertainer will surprise morning coffee dwellers in the Glebe with his 8-foot tall, 15-foot long dinosaur suit that truly mimics a real T-Rex. The Cowguy will roam Bank Street and Lansdowne Park starting at 11 a.m. performing pocket magic, improv and juggling.  He will be joined by Lacey Lucidity and her mesmerizing contact juggling act from noon to 4 p.m.

The Cowguy will roam the Glebe on Family Day, performing magic tricks and juggling.

Free family photos will also be available on Family Day courtesy of a mobile photo booth installed at Lansdowne in front of the Aberdeen Pavillion and TD Place. Complete with silly props, hats and glasses for some whacky family portraits, the booth will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

All of our major grocery stores will be open, including McKeen Metro Glebe, Whole Foods Market and Loblaw’s. Kids can get their faces painted and snack on cookies at McKeen Metro Glebe from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Whole Foods are offering patrons a brunch buffet from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with special guests from Fairy Tale Princess Parties and League of Superheroes. The brunch is $13 for adults and $5 for kids 12-years-old and under. Arts and crafts time will then take over at Whole Foods from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. with The Ottawa Childrens’ Festival and a free mini cupcake decoration station.

Hockey fans can catch the Ottawa 67’s play on Family Day when the London Knights blow into TD Place for a mid-afternoon game at 2 p.m. The first 3,000 fans will receive a free 67s toque. Click here for more information.

Looking to lace up the skates? Take a glide along the world’s largest skating rink, the Rideau Canal, or spin a few figure-8’s at the Lansdowne Community Rink. Grab some lunch at one of our many local restaurants and make a day of it.  Along with restaurants, many local businesses will also be open, as Glebe merchants are exempt from the province’s Retail Business Holidays Act. Plan your day in the Glebe at localhost.

Join the conversation online and share your memories with us by using the hashtag #intheglebe or by tagging us at @InTheGlebe so we can get in on the fun.

We hope to see you and your family in the Glebe for Family Day.

Below is a list of what visitors to the Glebe will find open on Family Day:

Business name Hours of Operation
107 Fourth Avenue Wine Bar 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Aroma Espresso Bar 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Arrow and Loon Pub & Restaurant 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Birdman Sound 10:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Booster Juice 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Bridgehead Coffee 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Burrito Shack 11:00 am – 11:00 p.m.
Cacao 70 12:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
CATS R US 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Cineplex Dependent on showtimes
Compact Music Inc. 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
CRAFT Beer Market 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Crosstown Traffic 10:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Crust & Crate 11:00 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Eddy’s Diner 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
FarmTeam Cookhouse and Bar 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Feleena’s Mexican Cantina 11:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Flippers Seafood Restaurant Please contact for hours of operation
Glebe Chiropractic Clinic 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Glebe Smoke Shop 24 hours
Goodlife Fitness 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
il Negozio Nicastro 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Industria Italian Brasserie 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Irene’s Pub 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Isabella Pizza 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Jack Astor’s 11:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Jericho Lebanese Food 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Joe Mamma Cycles 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Joey Lansdowne 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Joy Creations 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Kaleidoscope Kids’ Books 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Kent of Inglewood 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Kettleman’s Bagel Co. 24 hours
Knifewear 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
La Brioche Pastry & Bakery 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Light of India Restaurant 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m, 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Lindt Chocolate Shop 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Loblaws 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Local Public Eatery 10:00 a.m. – Close
Makita Kitchen Bar 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Marble Slab Creamery 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
McKeen Metro Glebe 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Milestone’s Bar and Grill 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Pints & Quarts 11:00 am – 2:00 am
Pizza Pizza 11:00am – 2:00am
Purrdy Paws Pet Grooming Spa 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Quesada Burritos & Tacos Please contact for hours of operation
Readi Set Go 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
SEN Asian Cuisine 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Shoppers Drug Mart-Glebe 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
South St. Burger Co. Lansdowne 12:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sporting Life 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Starbucks Coffee 5:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Stomping Ground 12:00 p.m. -6:00 p.m.
Subway Sandwiches & Salads 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Sunset Grill 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Taj-Mahal 5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Team Shop 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
The Clocktower Brew Pub 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
The Dailey Method 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
The French Baker 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
The Joy of Gluten Free 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
The Papery 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The WORKS Gourmet Burger Bistro 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Von’s Bistro Please contact for hours of operation
Whole Foods Market 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wine Rack 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.