The Coves is a small neighbourhood just to the southwest of the core area. The dominant feature of the neighbourhood and the source of its name, is the Environmentally Significant Area (ESA) called The Coves, which are a group of oxbow ponds that were once a meander of the Thames River that long ago disconnected.
There are two residential areas that make up the neighbourhood, one is located to the east of the ponds and the other is located inside the pond’s distinctive curved shape. To the east, there are historic single detached homes from the late 1800s and early 1900s mixed with small apartment buildings built in the mid 1900s and row housing built more recently. Inside the curve of the ponds is the Cove Mobile Home Park, which feels like what you might find in cottage country, with friendly neighbours and a small community like setting surrounded by water & nature.
Wharncliffe Rd. is the neighbourhood’s commercial corridor and Wortley Village, Kensal Park (along Springbank Dr.) and Downtown shopping areas are within walking distance.
The main neighbourhood parks are connected to The Coves, providing nature trails and access points to view the beautiful ponds. The Springbank Flats Park has well used soccer fields. Greenway Park is just on the other side of Springbank Drive. and provides access to the Thames Valley Parkway. The German Canadian Club and soccer fields are also located within the ponds.
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Coves Community Association
The Coves Community Association is a newly formed neighbourhood association that surrounds the beautiful Coves area. Beyond their Facebook group and email address, you can connect with The Coves Community Association on Twitter @covesca