This neighbourhood is one of the most recognizable and historic areas in the city, and is considered to be the birthplace of Ottawa. Established by Lieutenant Colonel John By in 1826, Byward Market was developed to accommodate a large public market and gathering place for residents. There has been a strong growth in residential efforts in recent years, opening the neighbourhood as a commercial, industrial and residential hub of Ottawa.
The ByWard Market is Ottawa’s number one tourist attraction, and is the premier destination for shopping, dining, arts, entertainment and professional services for residents and visitors. This area averages 50,000 visitors per weekend in the summer months. It is home to both a local farmers’ market and artisans with many stands, as well as over 600 businesses.
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