The Glebe is Ottawa’s hottest summer destination

June 22, 2015 | by glebeadmin
Visitors flock to the Glebe for its many diverse shops and stores.

Visitors flock to the Glebe for its many diverse shops and stores.

There aren’t too many places in Ottawa where you can stroll in the sun, grab a local-made coffee and a biscuit, pick up some cat toys, buy a new video game, shop for records, catch a movie, go to a game, get your hair cut, get new glasses and even go to the dentist.

But you can do all these things ­– and much more – right here in the Glebe.

Anybody who argues that the Glebe isn’t the city’s most-dynamic shopping district hasn’t spent much time here. With so many local Ma and Pa shops all within a short walk of each other, there truly is something for everyone here in the Glebe.

Add the many shops, including a VIP movie theatre at Lansdowne, and the Glebe really has become the hottest summer destination in the city.

Whether you are looking for a new pair of shoes at one of the several shoe stores, or looking for that perfect gift at one of the specialty shops that line Bank Street, visitors and locals aren’t often disappointed after a day of shopping in the Glebe. They usually leave the Glebe with a few bags and a lighter wallet.

And while the Glebe is a shopper’s heaven, it’s also the place to be even if you aren’t looking to pick up the new AC/DC album. There is so much to do in the Glebe that you don’t even need a wallet to spend the entire day here.

The area is pedestrian friendly and gives visitors their pick of parks from the gorgeous Central Park and the picturesque Dow’s Lake to the acres of new green space that just recently opened up at Lansdowne, including a brand new skate park, playground and water park slated to open by the end of the month.

“The Glebe is a home; it’s a back yard; a playground; a shopping haven and even more, a fabulous community,” says Glebe BIA Executive Director Andrew Peck.

“Our diverse list of shops, residents and attractions, including the historic Rideau Canal, truly does put the Glebe on the map as being Ottawa hottest summer destination. The days of, ‘what are we going to do today are over’. Now, all you have to do is show up in the Glebe. There really is something for everyone here.”

Visit our business directory here to find out how much the Glebe has to offer.

Come see us this summer, you likely won’t go home empty handed.