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 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...

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.