Merchant Feature: The Wedding Depot

The Wedding Depot opened 24 years ago on Ottawa St. N, drawn to the people of Crown Point and the commuters that pass through Ottawa St. N daily. Starting in the wedding industry at 19 years old, Reyco started working for a ceramic business making wedding favours. Through this experience and witnessing all that goes into wedding decor, she decided to open her own decor business. Being a family-owned business, she keeps busy during the wedding season with her husband and kids, decorating over 20 wedding this season alone! Though she specializes in wedding decor, Reyco is available for corporate events and other special occasions. With her wedding package, she truly delivers with all rentals including chairs, backdrops, linens and invitations! When you arrive at The Wedding Depot, you will experience her showroom of rental options as she helps couples...

Merchant Feature: JD Barbershop

JD Barbershop moved to Ottawa St. N 6 years ago but George has over 49 years of experience as a barber! Moving to Canada 30 years ago, he settled in Hamilton after visiting friends and experiencing the strong Italian community present in the city. His original location was in Eastgate for 3 years before he moved to his Main St. location for 20 years. His move to Ottawa St. N. was to be in a more visible spot as he was aware of the trendy history of the street. He started to learn how to cut hair at 14, starting with sweeping the floor and watching his father's barber work. Eventually he was allowed to bring his family and friends in to practice cutting hair which lead to completing a program at a hairdresser school which is where he was...

Merchant Feature: Oxford Mill Outlet

26 years ago, the Oxford Mill Outlet on Ottawa Street N opened its doors. As a part of a larger chain in Ontario (with locations in Cambridge, St. Jacob's, Niagara Falls and Cookstown), the Hamilton store moved from the Stipley neighbourhood to Ottawa St. N as they wanted to be a part of the textile district. Chrystal, the store manager, says she enjoys the variety of customers that come through the store. Given that the store has been on the street for over 25 years, there are a lot of regulars that shop as well as new customers due to the increase of new residents in the Crown Point neighbourhood. They started off specializing in house linens and though that is still a major focus of their product, they have shifted towards home decor items inclusion wall art, mats and...

VALENTINE’S DAY

Are you ready for Valentine’s Day!!!?? For all you procrastinators out there here’s some of our favourite last minute gift ideas! The Millionaire’s Daughter Wick’d Wax Creations Inc.  Hamilton Antique Mall Greta’s Flair Lingerie Shabbyfufu Studio Revolving Closet  Dora’s Delicatessen and Catering The Hearty Hooligan Ottawa Textiles  The Painted Bench    

#SpendItHere Valentine’s Day Contest

  Play our #SpendItHere contest for your chance to win an Ottawa Street Prize Pack valued at over $150 dollars! The rules are simple! Post a selfie taken anywhere on Ottawa Street North between now and February 14th, 2018. Upload your selfie to your Instagram, Facebook or Twitter account and tag the Ottawa Street BIA and include the hashtag #SpendItHere with your post Tag us on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter *All posts will be entered into a draw to win the Ottawa Street BIA Prize Pack, the number of entries is unlimited, so post away! The winner will be announced on social media on February 14th, 2018 at 9 am. If you have any questions please contact maggie@shopottawastreet.com or call 905-544-5822  

3 Fun Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

The New Year has begun and like the earth, our bodies and minds are gravitating towards restoration. The Holiday hustle and bustle has come to an end leaving us searching for new ways to fill our time. As the season shifts, many people experience changes in mood, energy, and sleep. During the winter season, we are expected to continue at the same pace we did when the days seemed longer and warmer. To help balance the shift of seasons, consider these tips to help you create space to embrace rest and restoration and to keep stimulated during the winter months. 1. Keep active: check your local weather forecast on a daily basis and try to take advantage of the ‘warmer’ winter days by going for walks, ice-skating or by grabbing a coffee at a local café and taking a stroll...

#SpendItHere Contest!

Contest details:  1) Post a pic of your favourite shop, eatery or destination on Ottawa Street  2) Tag @OttawaSt_BIA on Twitter or Instagram or @OttawaStreetBIA on Facebook @OttawaStreetBIA 3) Hashtag #SpendItHere on #OttawaStreet for your chance to win an Ottawa Street Prize Pack valued at $150    Follow us on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter!   All entries will be entered into a draw, numbers of entries unlimited. Winner will be announced Monday, December 22nd at 9 AM. 

Open Late!

Here's a list of Ottawa Street businesses that are open late to serve you better. Spend your evening on Ottawa Street North! Joy Inn  Thurs: 12 am Fri: 1 am  Tim Hortons  Thurs: 10 pm Fri: 10 pm  Bryan's Fish & Chips  Thurs: 7:30 pm Fri: 7:30 pm  Mike's Subs  Thurs: 1 am Fri: 1 am   National Pizza  Thurs: 12 am Fri: 2 am  Gorilla Cheese  Thurs: 8 pm Fri: 8 pm  Black Sheep Snack Bar  Thurs: 11 pm Fri: 2 am  Pura Vida Tuscan Deli and Espresso Bar  Thurs: 6 pm Fri: 6 pm  Southern Smoke BBQ House  Thurs: 8 pm Fri: 9 pm  HAMBRGR Thurs: 10 pm Fri: 12 am  Curbside Grill Thurs: 8 pm Fri: 8 pm  Cafe Limoncello Thurs: 10 pm Fri: 10 pm  South Sea  Thurs: 11 pm Fri: 1 am   Benjamin Moore- The Decorating...