#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...

Shop 'til you drop at Ottawa Street's annual Sidewalk Sale this Saturday! There will be live entertainment, food & deals throughout the day from Main to Barton! We are excited to announce the addition of a Kids Zone with bouncy castle, face painting and more in the Crown Point Community Church parking lot at 92 Ottawa Street N! Musical performances by The Dixie Dogs, Grass Tax, Alfie Smith & DJ Rosé! Grab a bite curbside with ice cream from the Crazy Cravings food truck, $5 Ribs from Southern Smoke BBQ House, Specialty Italian Gelato from Puravida Tuscan Deli, BBQ from Dora's & All Vegan Burgers at the new Boon Burger Hamilton! DEALS, DEALS, DEALS... AllSorts Gallery is celebrating their first anniversary at their NEW location 181 Ottawa Street N! Everything in store will be 15% off during Sidewalk Sale! The...

Small Business Matters

The Award of Excellence Program has been developed to honour individual BIA members for the vital contributions they make to our community. The BIA was asked to nominate two individuals that show an unparalleled commitment and dedication to the continual upkeep of their properties. We are lucky enough to have a street filled with business owners that share this same commitment to excellence. It's nearly impossible to narrow it down to just two. It's truly amazing to see a group of business owners so invested in their community, they believe that having pride in their business reflects positively on the surrounding neighbourhood and works to improve the environment in which we all live, work and play. We would like to extend another heartfelt congratulations to our BIA Excellence in Property Award winners Mike Pitton of Southern Smoke Barbecue House, and...

Celebrating Women on #IWD2016

International Women’s Day calls us to challenge the issues that deny women’s human rights, while celebrating those women who have worked tirelessly to create change in the past and also those who continue to move us forward today. Yesterday the Ottawa St merchants offered women the small gesture of a yellow rose to signify our utmost respect and appreciation for all women. Ottawa St is made up of over 100 small businesses, many of which are owned and operated by women. A great article was posted in the business section of the Spectator today stating that Hamilton women are still facing barriers when it comes to reaching ‘top jobs’. Fortunately we ranked 20th out of 25 of Canada’s biggest cities as the best place to be a woman. But we are not there yet. This is why International Women’s Day...

Long weekend hours for In Fine Feather Yoga

*Saturday August 1st 10:00am- Intro to Yoga 12:00pm- CANCELLED *Sunday August 2nd 10:00am- Yoga in the Park, Gage Park by the Rose Gardens 12:00pm- Intro to Flow 6:30pm-CANCELLED 8:00pm- CANCELLED *Monday August 3rd 12:00pm- Vinyasa Flow 1 6:30pm- CANCELLED 8:00pm- CANCELLED Regular schedule to follow after the weekend.

PIE EATING CONTEST! Saturday July 18th!!

On Saturday July 18th at 1pm it's the long awaited Sinfully Sweet PIE EATING CONTEST!!! Competitors are chowing down to prove they can inhale the most pie in ten minutes for a great cause! Proceeds go to Food4Kids in Hamilton, Ontario, in support of their incredible food program for kids and their families. We also have special guest, CHCH's Annette Hamm who is being sponsored by AllSorts Gallery to compete!

Ottawa Street getting love in the media!!!

Whether we're getting featured in Hamilton Magazine for all the awesome shops on the street year-round, or whether we're promoting Food Central, this has been an awesome summer so far for Ottawa Street in the news! Bountry Hunter Toys and Greta's Flair went live, we also had a segment for our local restaurants using ingredients from the Farmers' Market, and so much more! Check our MEDIA section to keep up to date with all our highlights!!!

First week of Pan Am Food Central on Ottawa Street!!

Whew!!! Days 1 & 2 of Ottawa Street's Food Central Pan Am celebrations are all wrapped up, and we couldn't have had a better time! If you made it out, you got to enjoy food, live music, live pottery, and more! We're doing this whole thing daily 11pm to 8pm until July 26th, so don't miss out!! Here's what it was like…. Thought Beneath Film rocked the music tent on Saturday, and even Jed, the famous "Hamilton Dancing Man" came to boogie to their infectious pop rock sound! We also had the amazingly talented Chuck Coles hit the stage, right after we were wowed by Kirby (who stopped by to serenade Ottawa Street before jetting off to play another show - the man's a touring machine). We loved every minute! Our local restaurants brought their game faces for our Pan...