Westboro Village

Located between the Ottawa River and Highway 417 on the east side of historic Island Park Drive, Westboro is one of the city’s most sought-after neighbourhoods. And for good reason. 

Westboro is the perfect mix of urban living and community for those who want plenty of amenities but a village feeling to their neighbourhood. The area has beautiful condos with fantastic views of the Ottawa River and a mix of older and new infill homes on tree-lined streets.

Ideal for couples, professionals, and families of all sizes, Westboro offers a small-town ambiance within the city and is marked by its considerable green space, local shops, and friendly neighbours. 

Living in Westboro

Westboro residents relish living an active lifestyle. In addition to numerous yoga studios, spin studios, and gyms, Westboro is also home to a large MEC store as well as several other outdoors-style shops including the local favourite, Bushtukah, perfect for all your active gear needs. 

You’ll likely notice many rugged-looking SUVs lining the streets (most streets offer free parking!). While this might be due, in part, to the large Otto’s Subaru dealership in the heart of the neighbourhood, it’s also common to see Westboro residents partaking in outdoor activities on the weekends. Biking, paddleboarding, camping, hiking, trail running, you name it. 

Westboro has excellent access to outdoor amenities including extensive bike infrastructure and easy access to the Ottawa River Pathway which allows biking, rollerblading, and other active use in the summer and turns into an extensive cross-country ski trail in the winter. 

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Green space is also plentiful in Westboro with several parks including the expansive Hampton Park with its own popular dog run. The neighbourhood has its own beach, Westboro Beach, located just off the bike path. With a popular canteen and easy access by foot, car, or bike, it’s common to see Westboro Beach packed with sunbathers and swimmers on a hot summer day. 

The neighbourhood is also within proximity to the Champlain Bridge, providing quick access to Gatineau Park, perfect for cycling and hiking adventures. On a nice day, you might even see some brave souls surfing just off Bate Island in the Remic Rapids! 

As a family-oriented neighbourhood, Westboro has great schools, daycares, and it’s common to see many residents and their children riding bikes or taking wagon rides to school in the morning. 

Convenience in Westboro is key, and in addition to living an idyllic lifestyle in a village-esque urban community, residents of Westboro have access to key amenities such as a large LCBO, Real Canadian Superstore, Shoppers Drug Mart, Farm Boy, and more. 

Those interested in the foodie scene will also be happy in Westboro with its exceptional eateries and cafes. If you’re craving sushi, head over to MHK for a selection of rolls, tempura, and sashimi. Or, if you’re craving fine dining try Fratelli Westboro or Gezellig. Vegan fare is available at the always-popular Pure Kitchen. Or you can enjoy any number of the pubs including The Clocktower, Churchills (with its great rooftop patio!), or Lexington Smokehouse and Bar

The combination of shops, houses, and access to transit has made Westboro one of the most sought-after areas in Ottawa over the last few years. The neighbourhood also hosts lively events, farmers’ markets, and more

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