Hintonburg & Wellington Village

TASTE Comedy Night Fundraiser

Parkdale Park

Meet in the park for some big laughs with family-friendly comedians, music, and a live auction in support of the Parkdale Food Centre! Free admission! Please note: Proof of COVID-19 vaccinations is required to enter the seating area of the park. The line-up: Heather Hurst "Why are you waiting to die to quit a job you hate?" That message, clear as day, is what propelled Heather to leave her comfortable government job and begin performing stand-up comedy. Having performed in clubs all over North America, in 2017 she was a finalist in the Absolute Comedy Prove You're a Comic and […]

TASTE Cooking demo: Paula Roy’s pizza-stuffed zucchini boats

Local recipe developer, food writer and TV personality Paula Roy presents a short cooking demo that offers a fun twist on almost every family’s favourite food: pizza! She shows how to hollow out zucchini halves then stuff them with a sautéed mixture composed of favourite pizza toppings and sauce. Sprinkle with mozzarella or your favourite non-dairy cheese then bake until pizza perfection is achieved. This flexible, gluten-free dish is fun for the whole family to make and eat. Paula used mini pepperettes and mozzarella from Hintonburg Market, pizza sauce from Tennessy Willems and produce from the Parkdale Market to prepare […]

Foodie Feature: Sandwich salute part 1

With over 100 food and drink businesses in Wellington West, it’s a sure bet that you can find a whole lot of delicious sandwiches. Paula Roy visited six local establishments to showcase their portable, flavourful offerings in this festive salute to sandwiches. Find out about her selections on Facebook: Les Moulins La Fayette (turkey-pear-chèvre) Little Mac’s (Portobello with cheese curds) Ministry of Coffee (Soapbox Derby chicken-bacon) Bridgehead (grilled vegetables with black beans) Ottawa Bagelshop and Deli (smoked meat bagelsammy) John’s Diner (classic club) Of course, there are many more options throughout Hintonburg and Wellington West at bakeries, diners, coffee shops, […]

TASTE Jazz Night & ArtWall

Parkdale Park

Watch live painting at Parkdale Park’s art wall by local artist An Nguyen while listening to the sweet sounds from Petr Cancura-Garrett Warner duo.

Foodie Feature: Chef’s Choice

Here in Wellington West, we are extremely fortunate to have a selection of super restaurants with world-class chefs – many of them award winners – at the helm. Wellington West has established itself as a culinary hotbed that draws eager diners from all across not only the immediate neighbourhood but the entire region and beyond. Paula Roy is eager to show you some super creative dishes that are perennial best sellers or serve as beautiful representatives from six of our city's top restaurants, all located in Hintonburg and Wellington West. If you always wanted to know what the chef would […]

Foodie Feature: Taste the World Part 2

As we saw in her first ‘Taste the World in Wellington West’ video, local foodie Paula Roy really enjoys all the internationally-inspired cuisine that’s available in our area. Throughout Hintonburg and Wellington West, you can taste food from many countries and it’s also easy (and fun) to pull together a global meal to share with others, all without leaving the neighbourhood. In this video, Paula treats us to a virtual pot luck, having picked up dishes from seven spots that all offer excellent fare for those of us who want to enjoy a little ‘tastebud travel’. Here’s the lineup:  Istanbouli […]

TASTE Adventure Story Walk

Parkdale Park

All through the month of October, choose your own path through Wellington West with this interactive story by Ottawa-based children’s author & entertainer, Timm Holmes. Come meet the author on October 9, from 10 am to noon at Parkdale Park! Ready to go on an adventure? Start here! Sponsored by Atomic Cartoons.

Foodie Feature: Sweets Showcase

There is a dazzling array of sweets to be found throughout Hintonburg and Wellington West, at bakeries, restaurants, stores, chocolate shops and more. Our TASTE of Wellington West culinary curator, Paula Roy, has visited a few of her favourite spots and describes the delicious treats she picked up along the way. Watch as she talks about: ice cream treats at The Merry Dairy the ever-changing roster of sweets at Bread By Us delicious cakes and cookies to be found at the nut-free Cake Shop packaged pastries at Dollarama vegan-friendly (and often gluten-free too!) delights at Little Jo Berry’s giant cookies […]

Foodie Feature: New and Notable Part 1

Over the past several decades, Wellington West has transformed into one of Ottawa’s most vibrant and exciting food communities. While several food-related businesses have been continuously operating for over 30 years – such as John’s Diner, Won Ton House, the Ottawa Bagelshop and Deli plus the Herb and Spice, many new players have joined the fold. Hintonburg and Wellington West are now a true food-lover’s paradise, with so many great options whether you’re looking to purchase ingredients, grab take-out, or enjoy a leisurely evening in a restaurant. In this TASTE of Wellington West virtual culinary segment, Paula Roy shines a […]

Foodie Feature: Make Fish Your Dish

One of the best things about living in Wellington West is the abundant access to food that is both delicious and nutritious. Recipe developer and television host Paula Roy says that many of the questions she fields on a regular basis are from people who want advice on how to incorporate more fish into their diet, as part of an effort to have a healthier diet. Fortunately, there are many establishments in Hintonburg and Wellington West that serve up delicious fish dishes, and Paula has made the rounds to collect a few of them. In this video, she shares selections […]

ArtWall with Dan Martelock

Parkdale Park

Join local artist Daniel Martrlock at Parkdale Park for the season's final ArtWall creation! There will be music performed by the lovely Rachelle Behrens and an art market with artists Kina Forney, An Nguyen and the Urban Arts Collective! This is a FREE event! Donations will be accepted for the TASTE THE LOVE fundraising campaign.    

Foodie Feature: Taste the World Part 3

If you watched Paula Roy’s first two ‘Taste the World in Wellington West’ videos, then you already know how much this recipe developer, food writer and cooking show host loves having easy access to lots of different global cuisines close to home in Wellington West and Hintonburg. In the third video on this theme, Paula showcases dishes that allow us to travel halfway around the world with no passports required! The six food businesses featured include:   Home of Fresh Pasta (Italian): fresh pasta, sauce and Italian cookies Bismillah Pies (Indian, Italian and Lebanese): cheese + vegetable plus za’atar Lebanese pies […]

TASTE Cooking demo: Paula Roy’s savoury bread pudding

Local recipe developer, food writer and TV personality Paula Roy presents a short cooking demo on Facebook showcasing how to take full advantage of local, seasonal produce. Watch as Paula shows how to make a savoury bread pudding packed with ingredients that are easy to find in Wellington West. Butternut squash, kale, rustic bread, local eggs, cream and cheese are blended together then baked. It’s a flexible, make-ahead meal that’s ideal for breakfast, brunch, lunch or even as a side dish to go with grilled meat or fish. It’s vegetarian and you can easily make it with gluten-free bread if […]

Foodie Feature: New and Notable Part 2

The entrepreneurial spirit that helps make Wellington West such a thriving commercial area is certainly exemplified by our many food and drink merchants. Having grown into a place now recognized as home to Ottawa’s pre-eminent food neighbourhoods, Hintonburg and Wellington West continue to evolve and expand thanks to dedicated shop keepers and restaurateurs who want to become part of the special atmosphere that we have here. We have been fortunate to welcome some new establishments to our community over the past little while and Paula Roy is here with another TASTE of Wellington West virtual culinary segment to tell you […]

Foodie Feature: Sandwich salute part 2

Thanks to the creative and delicious offerings available at so many cafes, bakeries, food shops and restaurants in Wellington West, there’s no need to ever have a boring sandwich again! In this second sandwich salute video, Paula Roy shares five finds that are bursting with tasty ingredients:  Chesterfield's Gastro Diner (breakfast slider with turkey bacon +  roasted potato and beets) Il Negozio Nicastro (Cosa Nostra pressed focaccia sandwich) Morning Owl (shaved roast beef sandwich ‘dressed like a Mac’ with special sauce, lettuce, pickles onions) Meat Press (Cubano with roasted pork loin, pickled vegetables and pan-fried cheese curds) Stella Luna (bruschetta […]

Hallowe’en Party in Parkdale Park

Parkdale Park

CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER. WWooo! It’s Hallowe'en Party in Parkdale Park! Join us this Saturday, October 30 from 2-6pm! Buy your pumpkin at Parkdale Market! The event is FREE for both kids & adults! (No rain date) Donations will be accepted (cash or online) for WWBIA’s TASTE THE LOVE campaign for Parkdale Food Centre! 2 pm Pumpkin Scavenger Hunt! 3 pm Costume Parade and treats! 3:30 pm Storytelling by children's author and creator of the Taste Adventure Story Walk Timm Holmes 4 pm Music by Double Experience! See their 'spooky' set list here! It'll be fun and upbeat and they'll […]

Virtual Parkdale Food Centre Fork Off

Join Parkdale Food Centre's Resident Chef, Anna March, on Sunday, October 31, 2pm on WWBIA's Facebook page, as she prepares a pre-Hallowe'en feast: Spooky black bean nachos and guacamo-oo-oo-le! Most of these ingredients can be found at Marché Hintonburg Market, GTExpress, Herb and Spice Shop, and Metro. What you'll need: 1 bag salted tortilla chips 1 can black beans ½ cup corn kernels 2 cups shredded Monterrey jack Sour cream Salt and pepper  For the salsa: ¼ red onion, sliced 1 pepper diced ( optional ) 2 ripe vine tomato, seeded and diced 1 lime juice and zest For the […]

Parkdale Holiday Market Pop-Up & Rock Party in the Park

Parkdale Park

Meet at Parkdale Park for an afternoon of Holiday festivities—including a holiday pop-up market, music, and more! Donations of gifts and/or new warm socks/mitts/hats for the Carleton Christmas Day Meal and OCISO accepted! Holiday Pop-Up Market Noon - 4 p.m. 12:15 p.m. Jacqui Du Toit + drummer 1:00 p.m. Resurrection Church Choir 1:45 p.m. Flava Factory 2:30 p.m. Iyono Ede PLUS Holiday Music Family Activities Visit from Santa Claus! 1 -2 p.m. Hot Chocolate Holiday Rock Party with Special Guests Double Experience 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (rain/snow date: Sunday, December 5)