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#WelliWindows Winners 2020

For the whole month of December, the merchants in Hintonburg and Wellington Village have been lighting up the streets and spreading joy during the most unusual GIVING Season most of us have ever seen.

A special thank you to our celebrity judges, Kitchissippi Ward Councillor Jeff Leiper, local resident and food expert Paula Roy, local blogger and Instagram personality, Julia Weber aka littlemissottawa, and our youth judge, Rachel V. They had the very difficult task of choosing the best holiday window displays.

And the winners are…

Best Overall Display

Winner: Flamingo Boutique

The judges were particularly impressed by the way that Flamingo Boutique carried the same theme through both their locations (they opened a second store recently at 992 Wellington Street West). The festive display was clean and elegant using pops of colour and effective lighting that captured your attention.

Honourable Mentions


Lot 7

Most Creative, Unique or Innovative Display

Winner: World of Maps

“The window was an unfolded map!” exclaimed Paula Roy. Fittingly, the window display by World of Maps inspired our travel dreams, and followed a trail from “2020” to “Something better”.

Honourable Mentions

Flock Boutique

Maker House

Small But Mighty

Winner: Kindred Shop + Studio

Kindred has a small window, but they filled it with a beautiful starry night, and a majestic stag, tall and proud coming out of the snow-filled field.

Honourable Mentions:

A Curated Nest

Arc of Life

Special Judges’ Category:

Take a Second Look Award

The judges added this award to recognize windows that deserved a second – and pondering – look to find the beauty in the fine details. Whether it’s gremlins coming out of gift boxes, letters addressed to H. Potter, or vintage toys, games and nutcrackers hiding in the garland, you really needed to stop and take it all in.

Winner: The Tattoo Machine

Honourable Mentions:

Morning Owl

Watson’s Pharmacy

Best Classic Retail Display

This award was added to recognize windows where the merchant displayed their own product with a fun and festive touch.

Winner: FAB Baby Gear

Honourable Mention:

Capital City Luggage

Best Use of Natural Elements

This award celebrates the windows that incorporated natural elements like shrubbery, garland and trees. These windows brought life to the street during the barren first month of winter.

Winner: Bloomfields

Honourable Mentions:

The Hintonburg Public House

Tooth and Nail Brewing Company

People’s Choice Award

The votes on Instagram from the community were tallied and we have a tie!