Those of us living in the Inner West – and, in fact, anywhere in and around Sydney – are spoilt for choice with things to see, do and experience on our doorstep. So, whether you’re a culture vulture, a beachgoer, a walker or cyclist – or simply want to avoid those dreaded summer-holiday traffic jams – here’s our guide to having a great staycation at home.
Our kids in the Inner West are getting into the running and athletic season with lots of running initiatives and running groups to choose from. These groups assist the kids to learn the correct running technique and set athletic goals with the added benefit of a fun and social group. It is no surprise that so many kids are finding their way onto the track (or grass) and giving it a go.
The Inner West has been – and continues to be – home to many exceptional men and women who have made their mark on Australia’s artistic, sporting and civic life, as well as on the international stage. Meet some of our most noteworthy local residents – from the pioneers of early white settlement to contemporary local heroes – whom we’re proud to call our own.
For many of us, spring means just one thing – getting back out into the garden. Of course, there are plenty of people in our Inner West community who don’t have access to their own patch of dirt who’d also love to grow their own veggies, herbs or flowers.
Luckily for our local gardeners, the solution is literally right here on our doorsteps – the many and varied community gardens to be found around our suburbs.
As the weather cools, there’s no better time to pull on a pair of walking shoes to explore the fascinating history of the City of Canada Bay, where there are so many heritage landmarks, harbour hideaways and areas of natural beauty to discover. Read on for some of the highlights you’ll encounter along the way – from industrial icons and stately mansions, to tranquil parklands with harbour views.
For more than 50 years, Canada Bay Club has not only been a welcoming place to meet and socialise, it has played a pivotal role in the Inner West community through its support of local schools, community groups, charities, not-for-profit and sporting organisations. Read more about the important role volunteers play in our Inner West community.
Cycling is a great way to stay fit and now the weather is cooling down, it’s the ideal time to get on your bike and follow our guide to the top routes in the Inner West.
Summer is well and truly here. With the mercury rising, it’s time to cool off at the Inner West’s top swimming spots. Read our guide to find out where they are.
Haberfield, with its heritage-listed homes and Italian influence, has a colourful history. It was Australia’s first “garden suburb” with free-standing homes set on large blocks with parks dotted throughout the suburb. Learn more in our latest local profile.
The twinkle of Christmas lights are glimmering around the Inner West. It can only mean one thing, it’s time to put the family in the car and go in search of the best displays in the Inner West. We’ve done the hard work for you in 2019 and tracked down the must-see streets with best lights in the area, and we haven’t forgotten the Christmas carols dates for your diary. Read our blog to find out more.
From its industrial beginnings, the Inner West waterfront suburb of Cabarita has blossomed into a popular residential area. Cabarita does not lack for things to do with two parks, swimming pools, harbour beaches, playgrounds, restaurants, walking and cycle tracks, despite its small size.
Discover how Cabarita has evolved from its humble beginnings to become what could be described as the City of Canada Bay’s undiscovered secret.
The Inner West suburb of Leichhardt is well known for its Italian heritage, good food and sporting grounds. Did you know it was also the historical home to one of the country’s largest toy manufacturers? Learn more in this local profile.
One of the newer suburbs in the Canada Bay municipal area, Breakfast Point has emerged from the former site of the AGL gasworks, that once generated gas supply for many Sydneysiders. Uncover some of the key highlights of this intriguing suburb and how it has flourished over such a short time.
Did you know that the Inner West suburb of Rhodes is one of Sydney’s fastest growing suburbs? The thriving suburb has changed dramatically over recent years and now boasts a huge waterside shopping complex, including one of the first IKEA stores in Australia. Many of the former industrial sites, which once dominated the area, have been transformed into major residential, retail and business spaces providing a hip and happening metropolitan hub.
Want to immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and tastes of Italy? The spirit of Italian culture comes alive every August in the City of Canada Bay’s largest annual event – Ferragosto.
Indulge in delicious Italian street fair, watch live music and performances, find out more about local businesses or simply sit back with a glass of red and soak up the buzz.