Living in Hintonburg
Situated just west of Ottawa’s downtown core, Hintonburg is a revitalized historic neighbourhood. Defined as covering west of Preston Street to Holland Avenue, from Highway 417 to Scott Street, Hintonburg is also home to Ottawa’s primary O-Train station.
Originally renowned for its industrial development, Hintonburg has managed to retain its working class charm and character. Countless shops and amenities are within walking distance of the homes and condos, as are English and French schools, the Rosemount Public Library and a thriving community centre. Hintonburg is also home to Ottawa’s QUAD – Quartier des artistes/Arts District, proving an urban neighbourhood can blend heritage with cultural expression and community spirit.
In addition to the arts and cultural appeal, Hintonburg is a hot-spot for fitness enthusiasts. CycleLogik has been offering Ottawa’s longest running, most affordable and in-depth Ride Inside program. Ottawa Fit (also known as Ottawa Running Club) has been assisting new and veteran runners reach their goals. If cycling or running is not for you, try one of the many yoga studios, visit a dojo, or give bootcamp a go.
When it comes to fresh produce, Hintonburg residents are fortunate to have the Parkdale Market close at hand. For over 80 years, a variety of vendors and producers have been selling their vegetables, fruits, flowers, plants and preserves in a welcoming, open-air market. The Parkdale Market operates daily from May to November, with a Christmas market of trees, wreaths and holiday decoration. The Parkdale Market is easily accessible (Parkdale Avenue at Armstrong, just north of Wellington), with nearby parking and access to major bus routes.