There’s something relaxing about flowing water. Residents of the Glebe are well acquainted with a body of water that flows through our city. Literally at the doorstep of Glebe residents is the Canal. Joggers, walkers, in-line skaters and ice skaters from the whole region flock to the “boardwalks” of the Canal to exercise or people-watch over a picnic in the summer sun or hot drink during the winter months. For most people living in the Glebe, their domicile complements their lifestyle and their desire to have this proximity to the Canal is by no means serendipitous.
It’s rare that a centrally located community is surrounded by flora and fauna. According to a Glebe resident, “ We embrace the existence of the Experimental Farm in our community as do the many people from the Ottawa-Carleton region who visit the vibrant site every year.”
Living in the Glebe is ideal for singles, families, retirees, and students. Education of today’s youth is just as important to families in the Glebe as it is in other communities. The Glebe Collegiate Institute is celebrating its 75th anniversary this May. The many young elementary students in the area will pass through the doors of Glebe Collegiate in years to come and upon graduating some may choose to attend Carleton University in nearby Ottawa South.