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Welcome to Hintonburg

The historic Hintonburg neighbourhood, located just west of Ottawa’s downtown, has quickly become one of Ottawa’s trendiest locations. Nearby neighbourhoods include Mechanicsville, Tunney’s Pasture, Centretown West, and Island Park. 

Neighbourhood tags

Pet Friendly

Lively

Historic

Unique Boutiques

Green Spaces

Walkable

Nightlife

Foodie's Favourite

Multicultural

Family Friendly

Plenty of Pubs

Fun facts

  • In 2016, the Globe and Mail deemed Hintonburg to be "Ottawa's latest 'it' neighbourhood". 
  • Hintonburg was the sight of the first motion picture premiere in Canada in 1896. 

What to expect

Working class historic charm effortlessly blends with a vibrant artisan scene to create one of Ottawa’s trendiest neighbourhoods.

What not to expect

In this working class neighbourhood, you won’t find upscale dining on every corner or fancy boutiques stocked with high-fashion.

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Hintonburg

Ottawa’s latest ‘It’ neighbourhood.

The historic Hintonburg neighbourhood, located just west of Ottawa’s downtown, has quickly become one of Ottawa’s trendiest locations. Nearby neighbourhoods include Mechanicsville, Tunney’s Pasture, Centretown West, and Island Park. While Hintonburg is a predominantly residential area, it also boasts a bustling commercial scene along Wellington Street West. Blending the historical charm of its working-class roots with one of the city’s most vibrant art scenes, Hintonburg has earned its reputation as one of the coolest neighbourhoods in Ottawa.

Established in 1826, the community of Hintonburg offers historic charm surrounded by some of Ottawa’s most beautiful natural spaces. Self-described by residents as “kind of trendy, [and] a little weird,” Hintonburg boasts unique boutiques, world-famous breweries, and a whole lot of good eating! Deemed “Ottawa’s new ‘it’ neighbourhood” by the Globe and Mail in 2016, Hintonburg’s Wellington Street West offers award-winning dining, quirky cafes and shops, and plenty of other odd little nooks and crannies inviting you to explore. Known for its wide bike paths and ample parks, Hintonburg is the perfect destination for an adventure with the whole family.

Beloved by locals and tourists alike, the long-running Parkdale Farmers Market is a neighbourhood favourite. Enjoy farm fresh veggies, fruits, flowers, and herbs - without having to fight crowds of tourists!

Despite its working-class roots, Hintonburg has always been a place for artistic innovation. Since it hosted the Canadian motion picture premiere in 1896, Hintonburg has been a safe haven for artists and creators. With the establishment of QUAD, a community organization dedicated to growing the regions’ artistic presence, Hintonburg has become a hotspot for the latest innovators in the Canadian modern art scene. Each summer, the community celebrates its creative spirit with a festival known as ArtsPark. This family-friendly event has quickly become a neighbourhood favourite by featuring local artists, musicians, makers, craft brewers, and more.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

Working class historic charm effortlessly blends with a vibrant artisan scene to create one of Ottawa’s trendiest neighbourhoods.

Established in 1826, the community of Hintonburg offers historic charm surrounded by some of Ottawa’s most beautiful natural spaces. While Hintonburg is a predominantly residential area, it also boasts a bustling commercial scene along Wellington Street West. Blending the historical charm of its working-class roots with one of the city’s most vibrant art scenes, Hintonburg has earned its reputation as one of the coolest neighbourhoods in Ottawa.

WHAT NOT TO EXPECT:

In this working class neighbourhood, you won’t find upscale dining on every corner or fancy boutiques stocked with high-fashion.

In this working class neighbourhood, there isn't a lot of high fashion or fine dining. However, Hintonburg does boast trendy boutiques, vintage shops, and cafes - as well as plenty of old-fashioned pub fare!

THE MARKET:

A charming blend of historic detached houses, affordable low-rise apartments and row houses, and luxurious high-rise apartments and condominiums.

In this historic community, you'll find something for everyone (and every budget!) From historic single family detached homes to modern apartment complexes, Hintonburg boasts a little of everything. 

UNEXPECTED APPEAL:

With wide bike paths, ample parks, and long-running farmer’s markets, Hintonburg is the perfect destination for an adventure with the entire family.

Known for its wide bike paths and ample parks, Hintonburg is the perfect destination for an adventure with the whole family. Beloved by locals and tourists alike, the long-running Parkdale Farmers Market is a neighbourhood favourite. Enjoy farm fresh veggies, fruits, flowers, and herbs - without having to fight crowds of tourists!

THE LIFESTYLE:

Self described as “kind of trendy, a little weird”, Hintonburg boasts unique boutiques, quirky cafes, world-famous breweries, and community festivals throughout the year.

Self-described by residents as “kind of trendy, [and] a little weird,” Hintonburg boasts unique boutiques, world-famous breweries, and a whole lot of good eating! Deemed “Ottawa’s new ‘it’ neighbourhood” by the Globe and Mail in 2016, Hintonburg’s Wellington Street West offers award-winning dining, quirky cafes and shops, and plenty of other odd little nooks and crannies inviting you to explore.

YOU'LL FALL IN LOVE WITH:

Celebrate the artistic spirit in Hintonburg during the community's annual festival, ArtsPark.

Despite its working-class roots, Hintonburg has always been a place for artistic innovation. Since it hosted the Canadian motion picture premiere in 1896, Hintonburg has been a safe haven for artists and creators. With the establishment of QUAD, a community organization dedicated to growing the regions’ artistic presence, Hintonburg has become a hotspot for the latest innovators in the Canadian modern art scene. Each summer, the community celebrates its creative spirit with a festival known as ArtsPark. This family-friendly event has quickly become a neighbourhood favourite by featuring local artists, musicians, makers, craft brewers, and more.

THE NEIGHBOURS:

In this diverse community, you’ll live among growing families, young professionals, and artists and artisans from all walks of life.

Hintonburg is a famously diverse community, home to individuals and families from all walks of life. In Hintonburg, you'll live amongst artists, students, young professionals, and growing families. 

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