Westboro Village is the heart of this community, a vibrant commercial strip running through most of its neighbourhoods, featuring nearly 200 shops, restaurants and services. It is home to a high concentration of outdoors and sports stores, including Ottawa’s Lululemon flagship location, Mountain Equipment Co-op, and Bushtukah.
The selection of active lifestyle stores accurately reflects the value of its residents. During the winter, community volunteers maintain cross country trails beginning at Westboro Beach and continuing along the Ottawa River path system. In the warmer months, Westboro is host to Ottawa’s Farmers’ Market each Saturday. Over the years, Westboro has become a weekend destination due to its vibrant village atmosphere and diverse selection of restaurants and shops.
Exceptional public schools for all ages are located within the community, and walkable from almost all areas. Broadview Public School has recently been rebuilt, providing English and French Immersion curriculums from elementary to intermediate. Dovercourt Recreation is also a staple of the community, offering swimming lessons, sports, after school and summer programs.
Westboro is characterized by its ample green space and larger lots, most with a frontage of 50 feet or more. In recent years, the neighbourhood’s walkability, lot sizes, and close proximity to downtown has attracted buyers seeking to build custom homes, creating a delightful mix of old and new.