COVID-19 Updates

Effective immediately until March 31, 2020, in accordance with the State of Emergency requirements:

  • CLOSED: Daycares, public facilities, private schools, bars, restaurants and theatres.
  • REMAIN OPEN: Grocery stores, convenience stores, pharmacies, public transit, construction, and office buildings.

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  

Below are links to a list of ByWard Market businesses providing services during this time, including food take-out/delivery, online shopping and delivery, gift cards/certificates and more.  We will update as info is available. Please follow links for details:

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

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.