Community Spotlight: Gloucester

Made up of a collection of smaller neighbourhoods, Gloucester is an eastern Ottawa community that’s family-focused, cultural and bilingual. Recreational activities, education options, affordability and convenient access to the downtown core make Gloucester one of the more popular areas for young families to reside.

Housing & Community:

When looking to purchase a home in Gloucester, you’ll find older bungalows and free-stranding homes mixed with newer townhomes and condos. Homes with unique architecture can be found overlooking the Ottawa River and are worth taking a drive to view.

The community has bilingual elementary and high school options, access to shopping centres, health-care centres, restaurants and shops along with a quick commute to downtown — perfect for exploring the core of Ottawa.

Dining & Entertainment:

Easily accessible dining and entertainment options nearby are endless, but Gloucester also has a few must-try gems right in the community, including:

Local vibes: Crust & Crate – Fast-fired pizza pub with local craft beer
Bakery: My Choc-O-La – Loaded desserts, pastries and specialty drinks
Café: Ten Toes Coffee House – Delicious sandwiches, drinks and baked goods
Brewery: Shillow Beer Co. – Independent brewery crafting unique brews

Shopping & Events:

Place d’Orleans shopping centre is the best all-in-one stop in Gloucester. Located around the shopping centre are grocery stores, urgent care clinics, banks, pharmacies, auto shops, real estate agents and gas stations — covering all shopping needs.

If you’re looking for a creative outing with your family, check out Crock A Doodle; a pottery painting studio offering paint nights, birthday parties, ladies’ nights and more!


If greenspace is a must-have on your list, Gloucester delivers. Playground parks, dog parks and recreational fields line the community, giving families several areas to picnic, burn energy and get some fresh air. Trails along the Ottawa River are also perfect for bikers, runners and walkers to take in the view and get some exercise.

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Serge Guénette
Bilingual Realtor

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