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terra20 Under New Ownership.

By BIA Admin on Wednesday, November 22nd, 2023 in Uncategorized. No Comments

Meet Alexa Paz. You might recognize Alexa as the owner/manager of terra20 in Hintonburg.  In 2019, Alexa jumped onboard to open her very first franchise at 1130 Wellington St W. One of three total stores.  After braving the storm of the pandemic, like many business owners, Alexa looked forward to getting back on track in 2023. Despite high hopes, Alexa learned some shocking news. In May, she was told terra20 was dissolving and she had 3 weeks to continue running independently or close for good. “My heart jumped out of my chest,” Alexa tells us.  She wasn’t alone in the […]


John Ferguson Receives Order of Ottawa Award

By BIA Admin on Wednesday, November 15th, 2023 in Member news. No Comments

“Marking his 35th anniversary with Giant Tiger Stores Limited, serving almost entirely as Owner and Manager of the Wellington Street West location, John Ferguson exhibits outstanding leadership as an executive and community leader.”  We extend a huge congratulations to GT Express owner, John Ferguson, for this outstanding achievement. His continued support of the community over the years is nothing short of inspiring. He has supported our neighbourhood through fundraising efforts, supporting food security, mental health, supporting those experiencing homelessness, and much more. John Ferguson served as a board member and as the Chair of the BIA for the seven years […]


Where’s Waldo in Wellington West?

By BIA Admin on Monday, July 3rd, 2023 in SUN. No Comments

Join in the fun with the communities of Hintonburg and Wellington Village as we search for Waldo in this Wellington West edition of the classic book!


Executive Director, Dennis Van Staalduinen, Departs from Wellington West BIA

By BIA Admin on Thursday, May 4th, 2023 in Uncategorized. No Comments

The Board of the Wellington West Business Improvement Area wishes to announce the departure of our Executive Director Dennis Van Staalduinen. Dennis has asked us to share this statement: “It has been the pride and joy of my life to work so closely with the local merchants of Hintonburg and Wellington Village over my years with the BIA. And while I am very sad to be parting ways at this time, I thank all my BIA colleagues and collaborators for the incredible opportunity to serve with you. As an area resident, I will always be the biggest supporter and fan of this […]


Pop-up Dance & Shop Arts Market: May 27

By BIA Admin on Tuesday, May 2nd, 2023 in Arts. No Comments

Let’s get this party started! Come celebrate local art with the Pop-up Dance & Shop Art Market. Shop from a host of local art-themed merchants while groovin’ to music all in celebration of the arts. WHEN: May 27 from 5:00-9:00 pm. WHERE: Somerset Square (Where Somserset and Wellington St. W. meet). GET MOVING TO A LOCAL DJ! DJ Avenue makes waves with her eclectic mix of 90s and 00s throwbacks, soca, afro-beats, reggaeton, and the hottest top 40 tracks. Become captivated by her infectious energy as she pulls you in with an inclusive and vibrant atmosphere where everyone can come […]


WelliWednesdays Return May 3 ft. Skyler Radmore & Garrett Warner

By BIA Admin on Friday, April 28th, 2023 in Arts, Event, Friends of Parkdale Market, WelliWednesday. No Comments

WelliWednesdays are BACK! For anyone new to the Wellington West arts scene, WelliWednesdays are a free showcase series featuring Ottawa-based musicians— brought to you by the Friends of Parkdale Market in collaboration with Wellington West Improvement Area and Wellington West businesses. Experience talented artists of various ages and musical styles who live, work and play in our neighbourhood. Each WelliWednesday coincides with the Parkdale Night Market, so stop and shop the Night Market before cozying up on a blanket with loved ones to enjoy incredible local talent. WHEN: Wednesdays (May 3 – October 4) from 5:00 – 9:00 pm. WHERE: Pat MacLeod Community Stage- Parkdale […]


Come WARM UP with a #WelliWander

By BIA Admin on Friday, March 31st, 2023 in Warm Up. No Comments

Every spring, we encourage you to get out and explore the area as you shop, dine, and support local. To get you inspired, we ask a few notable public figures with connections to Hintonburg or Wellington Village to take you on a #WelliWander. In this series, you will join along with these notable figures as they guide you through their top 5 locations in Hintonburg and Wellington Village. You’ll get to learn some great new spots- or some old favs- and get to know a bit about why the area means so much to them. Tell us your perfect #WelliWander […]


Paper hearts are back in Wellington West!

By BIA Admin on Monday, February 6th, 2023 in Heart. No Comments

The Paper Hearts campaign in support of the Ottawa Heart Institute is back! Through February, you can buy paper hearts in Hintonburg and Wellington Village at any of the merchant locations listed below, for a donation of $2, $5 or $10!  Don’t forget! You also have a chance to help us raise even more dollars through this year’s BIG HEART Challenge, from February 14-28. Find all the details and sign-up here! Participating merchants Listed from East to West: Hintonburg:  Loretta Studios & Gallery, 131 Loretta Ave N Flamingo Boutique, 980 Wellington St. W Hello Dolly Pastries, 992 Wellington St. W […]


Interactive Public Art Installations Coming to Wellington West!

By BIA Admin on Thursday, January 26th, 2023 in Heart. No Comments

February marks the start of Heart Month! To celebrate, we have some fantastic things lined up for Wellington West. On February 1st, we will be unveiling a heart-shaped display provided by the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. This display will serve as a reminder to our community to be heart-healthy and stay active. The statue will also provide an avenue for individuals to donate and raise money to the Heart Institute, but the fun doesn’t end there… When you are on your daily walk, run, or bike down Wellington Street West, you will notice something unique this February! Wellington West […]


#WelliWindows 2022

By BIA Admin on Wednesday, December 21st, 2022 in Uncategorized. No Comments

Gallery of merchant entries to our Holiday Display Contest! Just a pictorial overview of the incredible displays across Hintonburg and Wellington Village this year. You can find the WINNERS listed here.


Candy Cane Day 2022

By BIA Admin on Wednesday, December 7th, 2022 in Giving. No Comments

Join Hintonburg and Wellington Village merchants for Candy Cane Day 2022Saturday, December 171-4 pm Join us for a FREE festive afternoon of caroling, music, crafts, games, treats, and, of course, CANDY CANES! Spend the afternoon visiting the merchants of Wellington West and vote for your favourite Holiday Window display and WIN in the annual #WelliWindows contest presented by Mann Lawyers! And of course, you’ll find CANDY CANES at all the stations all along Wellington St. West! Donations and women’s socks will gratefully be accepted to help fill gift baskets for seniors in our community! CANDY CANE DAY POP-UP STATIONS: STATION […]