The Glebe

The Glebe is a neighborhood in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It is located just south of Ottawa's downtown area, with its northern border being demarcated by the Queensway highway. It is bounded by the Rideau Canal to the south and east. Many maps show the western edge as Bronson Avenue, but some also include the triangle farther west formed by Bronson, Carling Avenue, and Dow's Lake. The Glebe Community Association uses the latter definition. As of 2006, the area's population was 10,886.
The Glebe has a strong community association which, in addition to running a large community centre, lobbies the local government on issues such as traffic calming and neighborhood development. The Glebe is mostly populated by families; the area has many children, and consequently its social services are oriented towards youth. It is also almost entirely Anglophone. The Glebe is one of Ottawa's wealthier neighborhoods, and is one of the most liberal, and it has traditionally been a stronghold for the New Democratic Party. The Glebe lies in the federal riding of Ottawa Centre, and the same provincial electoral district.
The stretch of Bank Street that runs through the Glebe is one of Ottawa's premier shopping areas, with many small stores and restaurants offering a wide variety of services. Much of the rest of the Glebe consists of detached homes, many of them constructed in the early decades of the 20th century. Some of these homes are owner-occupied family residences, while others have been subdivided into multiple rental apartments.
The Glebe is home to Lansdowne Park which contains Frank Clair Stadium where Ottawa's Canadian Football League (CFL) football team, the currently suspended Ottawa Renegades, and the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees play their home games, as well as the Ottawa Civic Centre, the permanent home of the Ottawa 67's and temporary home for the Ottawa Senators before Scotia bank Place was completed.
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