The City of Canada Bay invites you to experience the diversity of our main streets, from Drummoyne to Rhodes. To find out what guides our work in these places take a look at our Place Management Framework: PMF 2023
Positioned north of Five Dock are three waterside villages; Abbotsford, Chiswick and Wareemba.
Abbotsford is home to the historic Sydney Rowing Club, one of the oldest businesses in the City of Canada Bay, with over 130 years of service. It is also home to the award-winning Dedes Restaurant and the Watergrill. The diverse dining experience features the cuisines of Italy, Spain, Thailand, China and Modern Australia, which may be complemented with a hand-selected wine or beer from one of the two wine and beer emporiums.
The centre provides convenience everyday shopping with a newsagent, pharmacy, convenience store, drycleaners, hair salon and gift store.
Wareemba, positioned on Great North Road between Five Dock and Abbotsford, has increasingly become a sought-after boutique shopping and dining experience. Italian influenced, it is home to three established Italian eateries in addition to a modern deli, Chinese, Thai and general take-away.
It is a unique shopping destination featuring an internationally-recognised toy and collectables shop, designer children's boutique, high end women's and men's fashion retailers and a jeweller. It also offers a supermarket, liquor store, pharmacies, newsagents, post office and hair and beauty salons to meet shoppers' daily needs.
Chiswick's main village shops are located directly opposite Chambers Park, providing the perfect waterside location to enjoy your pizza, fish and chips and time with family and friends.
For information on the history of Abbotsford, Chiswick or Wareemba, visit our Local history page.
Breakfast Point, Cabarita and Mortlake are local village shops positioned within easy walking distance of one another, providing a range of services for visitors and residents.
Many come here to enjoy a relaxed meal in our cafés and restaurants, or to share a family take-away feast at one of the many waterside parks or at home. Waterside dining is available at Angelo's on the Bay at Prince Edward Park and at d'Albora Marinas, which features Vela Dining and Bar and Sanders Kiosk.
Convenience shopping for household basics is close and easy, including groceries, videos and a well-stocked cellar. Why not discover and purchase from our quality homewares outlets or indulge in some gorgeous freshly-baked goods? These busy centres also provide relaxing hair and beauty treatments, and are located in easy access to a number of nearby childcare centres.
For information on the history of Breakfast Point, Cabarita and Mortlake, visit our Local history page.
Majors Bay Road Shopping Village is an elegant, sophisticated and friendly shopping village situated in the heart of Concord.
With an attractive leafy streetscape, it is positioned as one of Sydney's best al fresco eat streets, with many restaurants and cafés to suit all tastes including Japanese, Italian, Asian and Mediterranean.
On Majors Bay Road, improve your health and wellbeing with a consultation from a variety of medical professionals such as chiropractors, nutritionists and general practitioners. Further improve your health with a session of martial arts or squash, or take your health home with organic foods and products from health food stores.
Majors Bay Road Shopping Village is also perfect for everyday shopping. From the personal service of the local butcher, pharmacy and baker, to the convenience of a large supermarket, grabbing the essentials on the way home is easy.
Its also a fantastic place to visit in the evening with many places open on the main street as well as activities in the surrounding area – click here to view an interactive map. In the map you can click on the websites of the businesses listed for more information.
While in the main street visit the City of Canada Bay Museum featuring displays and information on our past.
Majors Bay Road is conveniently located and within easy reach of public transport from the Sydney Central Business District, Ashfield, Burwood, Cabarita, Concord, Enfield, Five Dock and Mortlake. Come by car, bus, bicycle or walk.
Conveniently located at Concord West train station, this vibrant corner is full with convenient shopping and dining choices.
Positioned at the intersection of Victoria Avenue and Queen Street dining and take away options include trendy cafes, a classic pub, traditional take away businesses and a Chinese restaurant. Amongst the leafy outlook, enjoy lunch and dinner or linger over breakfast with the newspaper.
Pop up the street to Concord Road to see some great public art, check out some antiques, look after your pet or get a treatment from one of the local physios. This area was part of the Refresh Concord West project.
Providing your everyday needs, Concord West features a fruit and vegetable providore, dry cleaners, pharmacy, newsagent Australia Post, professional services and more.
Adjacent to the shops and train station, is a well manicured public park with access through to Bicentennial Park, connecting Concord West with Sydney Olympic Park and ANZ Stadium.
For information on the history of Concord West, visit our Local history page.
Drummoyne has a wealth of shopping and dining experiences for visitors located within five distinct hubs: Victoria Road; Lyons Road; Thompson Street Corner; the Bay Run and Birkenhead Shopping Centre. Council is working with the community to Refresh Drummoyne.
With a strong community spirit and convenient location, Victoria Road is only six kilometres from the Sydney Central Business District and surrounded on three sides by water.
With plenty of food choices including Morrocan, Thai, Japanese, Italian bakeries, patisseries and an Irish pub, you will never be bored.
Everything can be renewed and refreshed in Drummoyne, from your body to your house and car. It is Sydney's renovators destination of choice. Between the Iron Cove and Gladesville Bridges you'll find more than 40 home improvement businesses offering the best and latest in renovation ideas, fixtures and fittings, appliances, design services, lighting and furniture.
Victoria Road has plenty on offer to lift up your leisure time. From sailing and snorkeling to angling or kayaking, Drummoyne can meet your needs. Expert marine retailers can give advice and service to enhance your hobbies.
Intersecting with Victoria Road, Lyons Road features pockets of retail, food and service businesses, including specialised retail, diverse dining experiences and professional services such as solicitors and draftspeople.
Thompson Street Corner
Directly opposite Drummoyne Public School, this boutique centre features a trendy cafe, art gallery, butcher and mini market.
The Bay Run
A well known walk in Sydney is the Bay Run, a seven kilometre paved trail around Iron Cove Bay. Start your journey underneath the Iron Cove Bridge along Henley Marine Drive, named after Sir Thomas Henley described as 'one of the most prominent figures in the public life of NSW'.
Along the way, indulge in the variety of splendid sceneries and take the opportunity to relax with refreshments at one of the three restaurants and cafes.
Birkenhead Point Outlet Centre
Birkenhead Point Outlet Centre enables you to shop whilst enjoying the spectacular views of Sydney Harbour and browse through a huge range of your favourite fashion, food and lifestyle brands.
It is Sydney's original factory outlet centre, historically used as a brick manufacturer, racecourse and rubber factory. More recently, Birkenhead Point is renowned for offering top designer labels at up to 70% off regular retail prices.
Birkenhead Point Outlet Centre, is open seven days a week.
For information on the history of Drummoyne, visit our Local history page.
Five Dock is conveniently located within ten minutes of Sydney's central business district with great transport links and two distinct precincts to suit all your needs. It is one of the inner west's most child-friendly places to live.
With thirteen parks and reserves; nine childcare centres and preschools; one public school; one catholic primary school; one special needs school and two private secondary schools; a fabulous modern library; and, plenty of child specific retailers and service providers, who wouldn't want their children raised in Five Dock.
Great North Road Precinct
Italian communities and foodies alike from all over Sydney regularly shop in Great North Road for the award-winning butchers, patisseries, chocolate makers, fresh produce and delis. Great North Road is renowned for this experience.
With over 500 businesses positioned in the precinct, every shopping, dining and service need can be met. A financial and insurance services hub, there are many solicitors, accountants, financial planners and other professionals that can assist you.
Ferragosto, the inner west's biggest street festival takes place along Great North Road, every August.
Parramatta and Queens Road Precinct
If you are requiring a new motor vehicle or repairs to your existing motor vehicle, this is the precinct for you. There is a broad range of economy and luxury dealerships and the service businesses to get and keep you on the road.
Retail businesses include hardware, stationary, pharmacy, picture framers and more.
A fitness and activity hub, there are several fitness centres, including Five Dock Leisure Centre, boxing, martial arts, children’s indoor play centre, gymnastics, an indoor cricket centre and nearby golf course.
For information on the history of Five Dock visit our Local history page.
North Strathfield features two distinct precincts: Concord Road and the Bakehouse Quarter.
Concord Road Precinct
Concord Road, North Strathfield is a bustling main street home to approximately 40 retail and commercial businesses. Council is currently working with the community to implement the Concord Road, North Strathfield Place Plan.
Renowned for its eclectic mix of restaurants and produce businesses, it won’t disappoint your taste buds or culinary adventures. Dining options feature the cuisines on Vietnam, India, China, Thailand, and Italy. Food shopping is well serviced by a fully stocked deli, quality butcher, bakery, liquor store and large supermarket.
Your everyday convenience needs are meet with a pharmacy, Australia Post office, newsagent, discount store, tailor and many a variety of health and wellbeing businesses including hair and beauty, general practitioners, dentists, optometrists and alternative therapies.
Bakehouse Quarter Precinct
The Bakehouse Quarter has revitalised the old Arnott's biscuit factory as a new and exciting destination in the City of Canada Bay.The design of the Bakehouse Quarter celebrates its history with clever urban design that blends the traditional signs and warehouse buildings with ultra modern constructions.
A solid selection of retail, health and wellbeing, and entertainment outlets including an array of restaurants, bars and cafes, the precinct provides the perfect business and social environment. The cobblestone road and Edwardian style-lighting echos back to the turn of the last century when the original Arnott's factory was first built.
Featuring a diverse dining environment including cafes and bars, Japanese, Indian, Lebanese, Korean, Thai, American and Italian it is also a fresh food hub with large supermarkets, coffee roaster and a butcher.
It also boasts a healthy body business centre with fitness centre, pharmacy, ten pin bowling and laser skirmish, indoor play centre, beauty and consulting businesses.
For information on the history of North Strathfield, visit our Local history page.
Rhodes is a unique centre overlooking the parks around and waters of Homebush Bay. Built on a 40 hectares site it has transformed a former industrial site in a to a fabulous destination which features seven great parks throughout the development, as well as cycle and pedestrian paths that join in to Bicentennial Park.
Mirvac's Rhodes Shopping Centre is a great shopping destination directly off Homebush Bay Drive.
The Rhodes peninsula is shaped by the Parramatta River with Brays Bay to the east and Homebush Bay to the west. Rhodes boasts an evocative foreshore which has many moods, colours and reflections and views across the water and unexpected vistas are important to the character of the place. The foreshore is a natural focus for walking, cycling, family outings and community events. It is not surprising that it is a popular proposed location for public art. The potential to include the cultural exploration of the River crossing through integrated art as part of the Homebush Bay Bridge is an exciting dimension of this core theme.
For information on the history of Rhodes visit our Local history page.