401A Golden Avenue
Westboro Station offers both the calming, unparalleled lifetime views of Westboro’s natural landscape and the Ottawa River as well as the spectacular vision of Ottawa’s urban skyline.
Westboro has in recent years become one of Ottawa’s most desirable neighbourhoods. Built on a human scale without Uppertown’s chaos and office towers, Westboro has attracted fine restaurants and destination retailers like Clocktower, Mountain Equipment Coop, Bushtukah and Trailhead. With your trail bike or hiking gear, you are just steps away from the best recreational trail network in the region. Despite Westboro’s newfound cachet and eclecticism, it is a mature established neighbourhood with many churches, community facilities, mature trees and recreational parks.
The history of Westboro stretches back to
the early days of Bytown. The rail and trolley
lines have played an important role in linking
this small village to greater Ottawa and the
rest of Ontario. The Central Canada Railway
connecting Ottawa to Brockville had a flag
stop and small station in Westboro just north
of the development site of Westboro Station.
Immediately to the south of the Byron Avenue
right-of-way ran the electric trolley service which
allowed downtowners to ride all the way to the
sunny and cooling beaches of Britannia Park.
The final trolley ran to Britannia in the summer
of 1959. Today, the old right-of-way is a treeshaded
park extending a welcoming arm to the