About

Just 10 minutes west of Parliament Hill, you’ll find Westboro Village. Filled with historical buildings, modern architecture, trendsetting shops, a beach, natural parks and some of the most sought-after dining experiences, Westboro Village is one of the most unique, inviting and dynamic established neighbourhoods in Ottawa.

Over 200 shops and businesses to experience

Explore trendsetting shops with everything from brand name outdoor gear and modern threads to cozy local coffee houses made for catching up.

Take care of you and your family

Looking for a dentist? Want home insurance? Need a massage? You’ll find every service you need to keep your family healthy and happy, right here.

From locally sourced to fine dining. Sometimes even both.

Whether you’re a foodie looking for locally sourced ingredients or just craving a snack, Westboro Village has it. Gluten free? We’ve got that too.

Something for everyone

Take a yoga class, join a biking or running group, or sip on a craft beer while taking in the street scene. There’s always something to see and do in Westboro Village.

History

We’ve come a long way from the days when Richmond Road was lined with logs and lumber mills and farming was one of the local industries. The view of the Laurentian Mountains (actually the Gatineau Hills) is what attracted families to the area. By 1905, we had a new streetcar line and our population was 500, just enough to qualify us as a police village. For many, Westboro was cottage country.

Today, we are an exciting village with plenty for outdoor enthusiasts, a bold and imaginative shopping and restaurant scene and a place where art of all kinds thrive. Our village continues to grow and develop, but we never lose our sense of neighbourhood. People stop and say hi when they meet on the street.