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#WelliWander with Lindsay Firestone

Wife and mom of three, Lindsay Firestone tries to make the most out of every day. As Director of Community Engagement and Development at the Ottawa Heart Institute, she loves being out in the community and meeting grateful individuals who support OHI. She’s up early every day to fit in fitness, then she’s off to work or do something fun with family and friends—like sharing or taking out a meal at some of the Wellington Street West fine establishments. When asked what her favourite spots are, these are her top 5:


Whether sitting outdoors on the patio during the summer months or gathering with friends indoors, the entire Palour experience is amazing from start to finish. Erin and her team welcome guests to their oasis and serve up indulgent food and wine. I love the menu – every bite is delish.

Thyme and Again

My go-to spot when gathering with a group of friends and I’m low on time. Fantastic spot to pick up easy-to-prepare appetizers, delicious desserts, and take-home meals. My kids LOVE the treats that come home, and I can always find the nicest giftware for any occasion.


I can order on short notice and the arrangements are always stunning. Creative arrangements to fit every budget – so pretty!

Wellington Vision Care

I loved the feeling the moment I walked into the boutique. The team helped my daughter find the perfect glasses – trendy and fun and made to fit. They took care of all our needs – what a fun experience.

John’s Family Diner

Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day. I can always count on Tony and Peter to serve up a home-cooked meal that I can enjoy with friends or family – and you can be sure you’ll bump into a neighbourhood friend while visiting.  Tony, Peter, and John have shown incredible community support over the years – thank you.