Although a smaller neighbourhood, there is no shortage of recreational opportunities. For children, there are two splash pads and numerous parks with play structures. Carson Grove/Forbes also features plenty of locations for sports enthusiasts including basketball and tennis courts, skating rinks, baseball diamonds, and other sports fields.
Shopping and Dining
Home to the St. Laurent Shopping Centre, Ottawa’s largest mall, residents have easy access to big-box retailers, brand name stores, boutiques, and a variety of speciality shops. Gloucester Centre is also nearby with numerous restaurants, services, and shopping, including a grocery store, Walmart, and movie theatre. Still within close proximity is Ottawa Trainyards with outlet stores for those who appreciate brand name shopping and bargain prices.
Schools and Churches
Carson Grove/Forbes has a number of great schools, here are just of few of the many options: Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information, Carson Grove Elementary School, College Catholique Samuel-Genest, Ecole Elementaire Catholiques Des Pins, John Paul II Elementary School, and La Cite Collegiale. Churches include the Calvary United Pentecostal Church, Paroisses Catholiques Romaines Saint-Louis-Marie De Montfort, St. George and St. Anthony Coptic Orthodox Church, and The Meeting House.