Get A Taste of Wellington West!

The 5th Annual Taste of Wellington West (which includes Hintonburg, Parkdale Market and Wellington Village) is slated for Saturday, September 17 from 11am to 7pm.

Organizers promise this year’s Taste of Wellington West will be more flavourful than ever! According to Annie Hillis, Executive Director, Wellington West BIA: “Thirty-five of our finest restaurants and food shops will tantalize your taste buds with samples of their specialties. As well, over 50 shops and services will show off their unique tastes with sidewalk sales and presentations! We’re featuring a big and shiny classic car show, kids’ play area, bike parade, street performers and lots of live music. And don’t miss local business owners giving demonstrations (like how to do a beehive hairdo), fashion shows and even a Tea Party with City Councillor Katherine Hobbs (Ward 15 Kitchissippi) on the back of a pale blue pickup truck!”

Also on hand will be roaming musicians, amazing puppeteers, balloon artists and breakdancers. Finish up the day by heading to the Carleton Tavern to enjoy local rebop and swing with jazz legend Bill Jupp and his Sextet, and see if you’ve won the raffle draw for a trip to Quebec City.

Wellington West is rapidly gaining a reputation as Ottawa’s most culturally, creatively and culinarily-diverse neighbourhood. If you’ve only heard rumours about Wellington West’s cornucopia of multitudinous delights, now is the time to check them out for yourself!

For a full list of activities and venues, visit