Hintonburg, Ottawa's new ‘it’ neighbourhood

Do you want to live in a neighbourhood that’s never boring? Are you looking for a trendy atmosphere and beautiful homes? Hintonburg and the community of Wellington West may be the neighbourhood for you.

Hintonburg has been Ottawa’s up-and-coming neighbourhood for so long, it’s probably more appropriate to simply refer to it as the new ‘it’ area. It’s become a top destination for those of us interested in boutiques, bistros, vegan cafes and coffee shops. At night, many people are attracted to the trendy supper clubs, cocktail bars and brewpubs of the area.

$25 million in area upgrades

Encouraging the revitalization of this trendy neighbourhood the city of Ottawa invested $25-million into upgrades that included double-wide sidewalks, improved access for cyclists, clean roads and additional trees. The result is an area that is highly walkable and both very pedestrian and bicycle-friendly.

A shopping destination

Hintonburg is a great area to walk the streets and poke into all the interesting, independent shops. It seems every few months a unique new store pops up in the area. Here are just a few of many great spots worthy of a visit.

JV Studios & Boutique
Maker House

potted plants in window

Grab a coffee and pick out a plant @blumenstudio

funny card from local shop

A beautifully curated selection of jewellery and goods @shopjvstudios

Hintonburg restaurants, drinks and desserts

A hip and trendy neighbourhood wouldn’t be hip and trendy without a unique range of really good food, great drink options and some unique and delicious treats. In this category, this neighbourhood delivers in spades.

The Hintonburg Public House
Petit Bill’s Bistro
Elmdale Tavern
Tooth and Nail Brewing
The Third
SuzyQ Donuts

Endless Entertainment

Hintonburg is all about lifestyle and entertainment. It’s a big reason why so many people want to live and spend time in this area.

Escape Manor
Orange Art Gallery
Flo Glassblowing
Hintonburg Community Centre

beer taps at local restaurant

Local comfort food, wine and craft beer @thehph

two pints of beer and a hotdog

Stop in for Friday evening karaoke @thethirdott

Homes and condos

Hintonburg’s transition over the years has resulted in it becoming a very sought after place to live. We sold out every unit of our previous project in one day. We are currently gearing up to release our newest project, Wellington West Lofts next door and expect a very similar result.

Public Transportation

Hintonburg is surrounded by all the amenities you could ever need, including public transportation. Hintonburg and Wellington West are extremely accessible by both bus and train. The Tunney’s Pasture station quickly connects you by bus to Westboro, Centretown, the Market and beyond. It’s also walking distance to the new Confederation Line, part of the light rail transit expansion plan set to become operational this year.

Tunney’s Pasture station
Confederation Line

Parks A-Plenty

Great neighbourhoods typically have one main thing in common. Great parks! In Hintonburg, there are three of them!

Hintonburg Park
Stirling-Carruthers Park
Parkdale Park

friendly dog
park bench in fall


Hintonburg is a small borough, but it’s close to a lot of great schools. These are the ones in the immediate area. Devonshire Community Public School, Connaught Public School, École élémentaire publique Centre-Nord, Fisher Park/Summit Alternative Middle School and École élémentaire catholique Saint François-D’Assise are in the immediate area.

Easy Access to Healthcare

Living in Hintonburg, you’re in close proximity to the following institutions:

The Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus
University of Ottawa Heart Institute
The Wellington Medical Clinic
Appletree Medical Clinic

The area is also home to several professional dental centres, family doctors, and pharmacies, including Rexall, Wellington Pharmacy, and Watson’s Pharmacy.