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Address: ByWard Market, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9C3, Canada
Phone Number: +1 613-562-3325
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Description: ESTABLISHED by Lt-Col. John By in 1826, the ByWard Market is one of...
ESTABLISHED by Lt-Col. John By in 1826, the ByWard Market is one of Canada's oldest and largest public markets. The legendary builder of the Rideau Canal, Colonel By himself laid out the street plan of the Market, designating George Street and York Street to be extra wide to accommodate the creation of a public market and gathering place. WITHIN an area roughly four blocks square, you'll find museums, cafes, specialty food shops, boutiques, galleries, restaurants, pubs, hair & aesthetics salons and more! Easily accessible on foot, by transit or by car, the ByWard Market offers a unique experience for all.
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A visit to the Byward Market is a delight to the senses. Go early in the morning to experience the farmers setting up their stalls and the food shops opening their doors... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

A visit to the Byward Market is a delight to the senses. Go early in the morning to experience the farmers setting up their stalls and the food shops opening their doors. Go there for breakfast, lunch, and dinner at dozens of very good restaurants. Go there to visit the food stores and other specialty and craft shops. Go there... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

We went to this area for breakfast on the first morning in Ottawa. We were impressed with the quantity of bars and eateries that we returned in the evening for dinner. There is a wide range of cuisine. There isalso a market that starts about 10am and continues until about 8pm. Worth a visit for the hungry at any time... More 

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Campbellford, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Spend some roaming the streets, there's lots to see and stuff to buy you don't need. fresh produce is available also. Park in one of the parking garages, if you arrive before 10am you can park all day for $12.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

A lot of great restaurants on Murray Street including Bite Burger, Fiazza Fresh Fired, Navarro etc. Fun to hang out for a beer on Clarence street and people watch. The Clocktower Pub has their own brews that are very tasty. York Street has some fun patios, The Cabin, to hang out. The farmers market this time of year has fresh... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Lots of shops and restaurants in the area. Some really nice crafts and hand made articles. The fresh food is really good and great prices. The food places and shops are definitely worth the trip. Some nice places to buy some souvenirs.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

From sitting and having a cup of coffee and croissant or shopping the clothing ,food,or just odd ends the market is surrounded with 100 restaurants so you need not have to leave and may not want too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Lots of people around, music being played by street performers. Lots of options for restaurants and great patios.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

By Ward Market is far more than a building and parking garage. It is a complex of farmers' market, craft shops, restaurants, clothing and souvenir stores, coffee shops, and bakeries. One can easily spend tour hours checking out all the shopping areas. Its proximity to Parliament Hill and other major tourist venues make it the go to place for relaxing... More 

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Pickering
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

When I am in Ottawa this is a "must see" place the variety of individual shopping experiences is fantastic. In the summer there is a very large fresh food market with goo prices. Places to sit and enjoy live entertainment. One can spend many hours exploring this market.

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Witney, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Complimentary to the grandeur of the city, the market is an interesting place to go. Somewhat spoiled by the number of people asking for change/begging. Great fresh fruit and veg. lots restaurants which were very busy.

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