By Katherine Solomon
Marketing & Communications, ByWard Market BIA

Anniversaries. Weddings. Birthdays. Graduations. Every kind of celebration is observed by all kinds of people in the ByWard Market. For nearly 200 years, shops and restaurants have seen generations of revelers get dressed up and taken out for festivities to mark important life milestones. In 2019, many of our shops and restaurants are celebrating their own milestones and want to invite you to join them in the conviviality.

A. Pai Gallery
13 Murray Street, 613-241-2767

June 15 marks the beginning of L. A. Pai Gallery’s 19th anniversary celebrations to commemorate their dedication to promoting contemporary artists nationally and internationally. This summer will see the 6th annual National Jewellery Student Competition Exhibition, and their 32nd Christmas Jewellery show from when the gallery was under a different name.

Centre Dentaire Dalhousie Dental Centre
230 Dalhousie Street, 613-233-8558

Dr Michel Brunet B. Sc.D.M.C is celebrating 10 years in the ByWard Market, and 35 years in practice. Bilingual services range from general & cosmetic dentistry, prosthetics, implants, root canals, to hygiene services. New patients are welcome, as are residents, friends, family, and long-term clients.

C’est Bon Cooking
208 Dalhousie Street, 613-722-8687

To mark their 10-year anniversary, C’est Bon Cooking is relocating to a larger location at 200 Dalhousie Street. A decade of growing their tours and classes has culminated into the need for more space for even larger classes to be able to access more culinary delights.

Cricket & Company
21 Murray Street, 613-562-1919
Cricket & Company is honouring five years of feeding and caring for your furry friends! On May 31st, they opened their doors to you for snacks and beverages, as well as fundraising for Interval House, Ottawa’s longest running domestic violence shelter, and the ONLY one that is pet friendly.

The Fish Market Restaurant & Vineyards Wine Bar Bistro
54 York Street, 613-241-3474

In what is traditionally called the Ruby Anniversary, both The Fish Market and Vineyards are raising a toast to their 40 years in the ByWard Market. This summer you are invited to enjoy their special cocktail, the 1979, and their delicious food and amazing service they’ve been known for all these years.

Restaurant e18hteen
18 York Street, 613-244-1188

In a true coming of age, Restaurant E18hteen is amping up the festivities with the arrival of their Champagne Anniversary – 18 years of excellence in customer service warrants at least one evening of thanks to those who bring the heart and soul to the dining room. On June 20th, VIPs will be invited to savour an evening of appetizing morsels and posh aperitifs. The event will open up to the general public at 9 p.m. Live entertainment is expected, details will be announced in June.

La Bottega Nicastro
64 George Street, 613-789-7575

La Bottega first opened their doors in May 1995, quickly becoming a local favourite for residents and chefs alike. Take a visit with your nonna to this Italian grocery and say congratulations on 24 years of fine foods!

What’s Coming Up

Take a free guided tour of our historical neighbourhood, and perhaps discover some new favourite along the way! Simply arrive at the information kiosk at the OTTAWA sign at York & Sussex Drive, and one of our friendly bilingual Ambassadors will provide you with a free tour.

Thursdays & Fridays
11 a.m. 12 p.m., 3 p.m.
Saturdays, Sundays, and Holiday Mondays
10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 3 p.m.
Now until Labour Day weekend

Welcome back to BrickmanGraeme, who will be presenting a very special Lego installation from July 11th – 22nd. Location to be determined. BrickmanGraeme made appearances in the ByWard Market during 2017 and 2018, and the BIA is eagerly anticipating something new and spectacular for you.

ALL NEW! Take a very fashionable stroll guided by local fashion influencers every third Thursday evening from June to October! The ByWard Market BIA is bringing fashion to the forefront, and welcomes you to join us as we venture off from shop to shop to see what we need in our wardrobes now. Registration details will be at

The ByWard Market has been celebrating local businesses since 1826, and we look forward to having you join us all year-round for ongoing festivities, whatever they may be. More information on special events and other happenings can be found at