The Wellington West Business Improvement Area engages in business development activities through a variety of yearly research projects. Below you will find a number of reports and presentations that relate to the Wellington West BIA, home to Hintonburg and Wellington Village. 

Wellington West BIA Census of Member Businesses/Properties:

Each year with the support of City of Ottawa Economic Development the BIA conducts a yearly census of our membership. This information helps us track changes in the area, but also the information gathered generates our Business Directory

2017 BIA Business Census
2016 BIA Business Census
2015 BIA Business Census
2014 BIA Business Census

Wellington West BIA Market Research:

2017 Wellington West Shopper Survey
2016 Wellington West Visitor Survey
2014 Local Economic Development in Wellington West 

Transportation & Parking Studies:

Understanding how shoppers, residents, and tourists get to, through, and around the Wellington West area is important for our members to understand, but also provides valuable information for the design and implementation of destination marketing and placemaking. 

2016 Kitchissippi Parking Study
2016 Parking Occupancy Maps
2015 Modal Survey Trends
2015 Modal Data (No Parkdale Market)
2014 Modal Survey
2014 Pedestrian Count
2014 Cycling Survey

Special Reports / Advocacy  / Placemaking: 

Business Improvement Areas are a function of Ottawa's economic development activities. The BIA aims to provide useful information to tenants and property owners by conducting ongoing research on a variety of topics from mapping to neighbourhood development studies. 

2016 Armstrong Street Consultation Report 
2015 Colizza Bruni Architecture Placemaking Visioning 
2015 Wellington West BIA Associate Membership Whitepaper 
2015 Home Based Business Backgrounder 
2015 Situational Analysis: Armstrong Street 
2015 Armstrong Street: Engaging Community / Realizing Potential
2012 PLAY Wellington West 
2012 Wayfinding Wellington West  

City of Ottawa Markets Management 

The Wellington West area is home to the Parkdale Market. The Parkdale the Parkdale Market, established in 1924, is an important public market in Ottawa - It is often said in passing that most everyone in Hintonburg and Wellington Village has a piece of the market in their garden. In recent years, however, both the Parkdale Market and Byward Market have seen a decline in vitality, specifically in number of vendors, volume of sales and variety of local products. In an attempt to address these challenges the City of Ottawa will be creating an arms-length governance body to run the markets program. The Wellington West BIA holds a seat on the Core Governance Team. 

Revitalization Report of the Parkdale and Byward Market Governance Structure


The province of Ontario has passed legislation on Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. The Wellington West BIA was a member of a working group on AODA through the Ontario Association of BIAs (OBIA). Below are a number of resources to help make your business more accessible. 

Business Benefits of Accessible Workplaces
Accessible Customer Service Standard Changes
Accessible Buildings Summary
Accessible Buildings Check-List
Practical Handbook for Accessible Graphic Design
Introduction to Web Accessibility
Stop Gap Ramp Program

Executive Director Reports

At each Annual General Meeting of the Wellington West Business Improvement Area, the Executive Director provides an overview of the previous year, highlighting opportunities, challenges, and the plan for the coming year. 

2014 ED Report
2015 ED Report
2016 ED Report