Minutes from the Parkdale Market

The Parkdale Market can be just minutes from home.

Imagine perusing the pretty pink petunias, purple pansies and bright coral begonias on a Saturday morning stroll with a fresh cup of java in your hand from Morning Owl Coffee or Jamari Espresso House. You have nowhere to be but the Parkdale Market in those glorious moments! The market, located at the corner of Wellington St. W and Parkdale Avenue is less than a 10-minute saunter from Hintonburg Connection. Even better news? It’s only a three-minute car-ride, should you plan on picking up a large load of fresh, farm-to-table veggies, fruits, honeys, maple syrups, jams, flowers, and plants from local Ontario and Quebec farmers. Just around the corner at 1059 Wellington Street West, you’ll find the Hintonburg Marché, with readily available butcher-quality, local organic, antibiotic-free meats, dairy and non-perishable specialty needs—a one-stop shop easily at your fingertips to complete your Ottawa urban lifestyle.

Established nearly a century ago in 1924, the Parkdale Market has been providing fresh locally grown produce, plants, shrubs and greenery to its Wellington West residents for generations. Open seven days a week, from 6am to 6pm, you can stop and admire the colourful display of seasonal summer veggies and fruits the endless buckets of flowers available from the end of April until mid-October. Roughly 20 vendors will keep you well stocked and supplied at farmer’s market pricing, so you can go ahead and load up on another fresh pint of in-season succulent strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, juicy free-stone peaches and whatever else you desire to fill your basket with. During the holiday season, you can even pick up fresh wreathes and trees without having to do any of the chopping yourself!!

Hintonburg Marché conveniently carries a healthy selection of gourmet ready-made takeout meals, fresh local butcher meats such as flank steak marinated in red wine and shallot jus, so you don’t have to do the work. They stock their cozy shelves with local farmer produce too – just in case you don’t feel like making two market stops that day. You can get your juicy heirloom tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella and fresh basil for your Caprese salads all in one shot. Family owned and operated, Marché’s helpful and knowledgeable staff will gladly assist you if you have questions about certain products they carry – encouraging a community connection and relationship between consumer and vendor, promoting farm-to-table cuisine without the inconvenience of living in a rural area. These are just some of the perks of living an urban lifestyle in the Hintonburg ‘hood!

Whether you’re a passionate foodie who cooks often, or a lazy-gourmet who just enjoys the simplest of summer fresh produce, you’ll be in local-fare-heaven year round with such close proximity to market-fresh goods. You’ll save more money by buying only what you need – a better lifestyle awaits you at Hintonburg Connection!