Ottawa's most recognizable community, the Glebe is renowned for its quiet character and eclectic charm. It is located south of Centretown, with the Queensway serving as the distinguishing border. Both its southern and eastern borders are created by the Rideau Canal, while its west side ends just beyond Bronson Avenue.

Its sister community of Old Ottawa South sits south of the Rideau Canal. A fairly dense population, the Glebe is home to approximately 12,000 people.

The initial survey of the area was completed in 1837, allocating much of the land to St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, which is how the Glebe got its name. The word 'glebe' means 'church lands' and since the area belonged to the church, when it was opened for development in 1870 it was simply referred to as 'the Glebe'.

Despite being one of Ottawa's wealthier neighbourhoods, it is also one of the most liberal, popular with senior managers with the federal government, although it has traditionally been a stronghold for the New Democratic Party.

A strong community association lobbies the government on local issues like recycling programs and traffic calming, in addition to running a large community centre.

The Rideau Canal trails and parkland wind alongside heritage homes and chic, trendy shops grace its commercial streets. The stretch of Bank Street that runs through the Glebe is one of Ottawa's premier shopping areas, as well as upscale dining and quaint coffee shops abound for the gourmands, while traditional chip wagons can be found for more traditional treats.

Lansdowne Park and Frank Clair Stadium, as well as several other recreational facilities supply the Glebe and the city of Ottawa with their services. Multiple small parks litter the area, but for the most part are focused along the canal.

There are two inlets that extend into the Glebe; Patterson Creek and Brown's Inlet. These areas have plenty of park space around them, and are framed by some of the cities most expensive homes.

The Glebe provides easy access to downtown, Hwy 417, and most of OC Transpo's services. Several routes run along Bank Street, with convenient stops for all residents.

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