Show us your Heart Contest

Calling all graphic designers, artists, aspiring artists & community members! The Ottawa Street BIA is running a contest from now until May 1st 2020. Do you love supporting the local businesses on Ottawa Street? We want you to show us your heART!  Show us your heart contest details: Design an original piece that shows what you love about Ottawa Street North. Submit by email to info@shopottawastreet.com by May 1st 2020. All submissions will be reviewed and a winner will be selected and contacted by May 4th at 5pm. The winning prize is $500 worth of Ottawa Street BIA business gift cards (10 $50 gift cards in total) the winner will select what 10 businesses they would like to receive the gift cards for. The winning design will be available for purchase on adult and children’s t-shirts, canvas tote bags and...

Merchant Feature: Nova Sewing Centre

Having grown up in the sewing machine industry as his parents worked in it, Sean was working in the wholesale side of the industry when Nova Sewing went up for sale in 1991. Already an established business on the street since 1981, Sean jumped for the opportunity and bought Nova, keeping it at its original location. Sean enjoys running his business amongst other like-minded businesses in the textile district on Ottawa St. As Canada's biggest sewing machine retailer, Nova sells all major brands of sewing machines (largest Janome dealer in Canada, largest Brother dealer in Ontario) and sells every sewing supply (buttons, zippers, threads and trims). Specializing in the sales and and service of sewing machines (starting at $149), embroidery and surfer machines, and supplying any sewing related products (aside from fabric), Sean and his team are ready to meet...

COVID-19: Updated Businesses Hours

Annie's Beauty Bar - Closed Artiques - Closed Barefoot Babies - Closed (online purchases, delivery and curbside pickup available) Bell Arte Camera - Open 12pm-5pm (5 customers at a time) Ben Navaee Gallery - Closed Bounty Hunter Toys - Closed Boon Burger - Open (take-out and delivery available) Bra-Makers Supply - Closed (accepting online orders/curbside pickup) The Cannon - Open 9am-12pm (take out only, drinks and retail) City & City Books - Closed (home deliveries available) Curbside Grill - Open (take-out & delivery only) Cuts Are Us - Open Dragon's Lair - Open Dora's Catering - Open (delivery and curbside pickup available) Earl's Court Gallery - Open East Hamilton Cheese Co - Open (delivery and curbside pickup available) Element Depot & Hobby Shop - Open Hammerheads - Open (take-out only) In Fine Feather Yoga - Closed (online classes available) JMS...

Merchant Feature: Print Design Plus

Originally planning to open a book store, Bill came upon the opportunity to purchase signage equipment and decided to switch gears and in 2015 he opened Print Design Plus at 188 Ottawa St. N. He was drawn to the street as he enjoys the community as well as the added benefit of increased foot traffic from the street. Bill likes to say "if it can be printed, I can do it", he is able to provide the printing of promotional products, postcards, banners, apparel, drink ware, lawn signs, magnets, tote bags, labels and more! You may have even seen his product of his own design - "Hamilton: Lovin Where You Live" t-shirts, hats and mugs! To inquire about a printing need, call Bill at 289-799-2334 or email at printdesignplus@gmail.com.

Merchant Feature: Murray’s Farm & Butcher Shoppe

Murray's Farm & Butcher Shoppe has called 182 Ottawa St. N home for the last 2 years after the previous butcher shoppe closed its doors. Seeing the opportunity to be involved in the community and all the new shops that were opening their doors in 2018, Farmer Murray was eager to open the only farmer owned butcher shoppe in Hamilton. Murray's Farm & Butcher Shoppe has become popular in the neighbourhood, with over 1/2 of their customers being regulars. They enjoy the strong support system that is present on the street with not only the residents but the other business owners as well. In fact, Murray's is one of the stops on the Ottawa St. Food Tour fundraiser for Food4Kids Hamilton coming up on March 18th. Farmer Murray's farm is located in Cambridge, where he breeds heritage pigs, chickens and...

Merchant Feature: The Maternity House

Nancy was on maternity leave when the opportunity to purchase The Maternity House arose. As a regular of the store, she didn't want to see the business disappear as there are no other designated maternity consignment shops in the area. Since taking over the shop in October of 2019, she has felt warmly welcomed by the street and community. Nancy focuses on used and new maternity and nursing wear. Her store is filled with all options of clothing, ranging from XS to 4X.   Go to thematernityhouse.ca to see some of her inventory and redeem an online coupon for $10 off (use code: firsttime10)! She is also on Instagram (thematernityhousehamilton) and Facebook (The Maternity House). Head on into her store at 168 Ottawa St. N to discover all that she has in store fr you or if you're interested in...

Merchant Feature: Revolution Records

After working in the vinyl record industry for 20 years, Scott decided to open his own shop, Revolution Records in September 2015 at 166 Ottawa St. N. As a resident of Crown Point, he enjoyed the community of the neighbourhood and enjoys the community of the street as well as participating in the street events throughout the year. Offering a collection upwards of 10,000, Scott has a wide variety of records to look through. He sells both vintage and new releases as well as new and used records. He also puts in special orders, so if you have a record in mind and can't track it down - head over to Revolution Records and he can help you get your hands on it! Record Store Day coming up on April 18th, so be sure to check out the list and...

Merchant Feature: Where Heads Meet

When James found himself unemployed during the 2009 recession, he began repairing an old computer and rediscovered a business plan for a long time dream of his - Where Heads Meet. He decided to pull the trigger and opened his original location at 162 Ottawa St. N. Growing up in the community, James enjoys the area and finds that Ottawa St. N has a small town feel to the street given that it is in the middle of the city. He enjoys the laid-back and happy customers that come exploring his store. Where Heads Meet offers a very diverse selection of products including vaporizers, bongs, marijuana paraphernalia, incense, rolling paper, rock'n'roll merchandise, African artwork, Egyptian artifacts, collectibles as well as a 35,000 vintage vinyl record collection (staff picks are on display on the main floor). Since the stores opening, Where...

Merchant Feature: Noble Upholstery

With over 40 years of upholstery experience, starting with upholstery in the auto industry, Alex Noble ventured into furniture upholstery at a young age and eventually opened Noble Upholstery in 1997. Drawn to the strong textile industry presence on Ottawa St. N, Alex felt it was a natural place to open an upholstery business. Since opening 22 years ago, the family has enjoyed seeing the progress of the street and see it bloom with a variety of businesses. Working alongside his wife and son, Alex continues to restore quality pieces of traditional, antique and modern furniture - 'when they're done, it's furniture fit for royalty'! Stop in at 160 Ottawa St. N Thursday-Saturday (10am-4pm), call 905-547-3893 or email edna.noble@outlook.com for inquires!