The Accora Centre

A community full of life.

Since the founding of the community, we’ve been committed to building the kind of spirit and energy not found in any other neighbourhood. Accora Village regularly hosts resident events like Fun Days, Winterfest, BBQs, Seniors Days, Halloween Parties, Christmas Parties, March Madness Week and pool parties. These special activities give everyone a chance to meet, have fun, and enjoy the many different personalities and amenities in this warm and friendly neighbourhood.

Accora Centre, our own recreation centre, is one of the most popular neighbourhood gathering places. Residents of all ages visit Accora Centre to take part in all sorts of activities – from working out in the gymnasium and weight room, to swimming in the pool, to playing basketball. Residents can also arrange to use the Party Room to hold their own special events and celebrations.

Accora Centre is proud to be the home of the Ottawa Boys and Girls Club, an inspiring and much-loved organization among our young residents.

It’s all just part of life in Accora Village.


Accora Living Newsletter | Summer 2014

Our summer Accora Living Newsletter is here! Take a look to see everything going on at Accora Village right now. 

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Spring/Summer 2014 Recreation Guide

Spring is finally on its way here, and so is our Spring/Summer 2014 recreation guide! We are excited to include some new programming beginning this spring, such as Senior's Bingo, Swimmercise, and additional Women's only programs. Stay tuned for more exciting news and events coming this Spring and Summer!

Please click here to download the rec guide.



Accora Living Newsletter | Winter 2013 Issue

An interactive version of the newsletter is available here.


Winter 2013/2014 Recreation Guide

Our winter 2013/2014 recreation guide is finally here! Take a look to see what's coming up this fall and winter at Accora Village - we've got swimming, recreation activities, Boys and Girls Club, and much more! 

Have questions? Facebook us ( or tweet us at @AccoraVillage and we will get back to you ASAP!


Seniors Programs

Catering to the 50+ residents in the community, our two senior centres offer a casual meeting place where you can make new friends and share special interests. Members enjoy access to the services of a Registered Nurse for weekly blood pressure checks, as well as exercise classes and friendly advice. Take part in special holiday celebrations, plan sightseeing excursions or just drop in for a coffee or a game of cards. New members and new ideas are always welcome. The best part? ... for Accora Village residents, membership is free!

Visit one of these two senior centres:

  • The Essex Lounge: The Essex | 25 Woodridge Crescent, Penthouse  |  613-596-4565
  • The Franklin Lounge: Woodridge Court | 220 Woodridge Crescent, Lower Lounge  |  613-596-4103

Seniors are welcome to enjoy these following activities: 


  • Attended by a Registered Nurse who takes blood pressure 
  • and discusses medications, health and related issues. 
  • Day & Time: Tuesday mornings, 10:00am–11:00am
  • Location: The Essex Lounge


  • A fun night with lots of laughs and maybe even a prize or two!
  • Day & Time: Thursday evenings, 6:45pm–8:30pm
  • Location: The Essex Lounge
  • Fee: 25¢ per card or $1 for 5 cards


  • Join your neighbours for a friendly game of bridge.
  • Day & Time: Thursday afternoons, 1:00pm–4:00 pm
  • Location: The Franklin Lounge

Fitness Programs

Exercise Room

Our exercise room features a wide variety of free weights, universal and cardio equipment to allow for total strength and fitness conditioning.  The use of the room is restricted to Bayshore residents who are 16 years of age or older. All clients are required to complete a participant health evaluation form (ParQ) before a membership may be purchased.

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