COVID-19 Updates

The City of Ottawa and Province of Ontario have taken these measures to minimize impacts of COVID-19.  For the latest information on COVID-19 and Assessment Centres, please visit  

***ByWard Market Outdoor Market opening Thursday, June 18 and Friday, Saturday, Sunday at 9am-5pm. Please call Ottawa Markets for all inquiries about market vendors and online market: 613-244-4410.

ByWard Market Serving the Community

Serving Ottawa for nearly 200 years, most businesses have temporarily closed their doors to maintain the health and safety of our community during COVID-19.
ByWard Market restaurants/grocers listed below are offering delivery and/or takeout. Shops and services are offering online shopping and gift card/certificate options.Business operations are subject to change, lists below were updated April 1, 2020.
Take care of yourselves and your neighbours, Ottawa.

ByWard Market: Restaurants and Grocery Takeout/Delivery
ByWard Market Retail/Services: Online Shopping & Gift Cards
ByWard Market: COVID-19 Update


MARCH 26: 4pm: Liquor licensed Ontario bars, restaurants can sell alcohol with takeout and delivery food

Effective immediately, licensed restaurants and bars in Ontario may sell alcohol with food takeout and delivery orders between the hours of 9am and 11:00 pm. All active liquor licensees may immediately begin offering this service if they choose and there is no application process or fee required. Liquor may be sold for takeout or delivery through a third party, such as a food delivery service or ordering platform, provided they are acting on behalf of the licensee.

Welcome to The ByWard Market

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.

What time are we open?

Great question! Outdoor vendors typically set up for 9 a.m. and will close around 5 p.m., depending on the weather. There are also over 600 unique businesses in the Market, all responsible for their own hours of operation. Contact them directly for hours of operation to best plan your visit.

What’s Happening in The ByWard Market

Featured Events

Upcoming Events

Catch the ByWard Market Buzz
on CTV Morning Live!

Tune in to CTV Morning Live every other Thursday to see what’s coming up in the ByWard Market! We feature holidays, events, new products and services, mainstays and fan favourites, fresh produce from the outdoor market, and so much more.

Watch the latest segments here.