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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.
OUTDOOR vendors are an integral part of the ByWard Market experience. Agri-food vendors offer a wide variety of produce, from sought-after strawberries to wild edibles to lesser-known vegetables. They also offer maple products, honey, meat, dairy, juice, flowers, gourds, and more. Farmers can easily be identified as such and offer locally-grown goods.
ART AND CRAFT vendors offer an impressive array of handmade products — many by local artisans — like fine jewellery, home accents, contemporary clothing, and accessories. Others are imported from such places as South America and India, providing for colorful and original pieces.
WHETHER you’re looking for a gift or memento for yourself, make sure to check out what they have to offer! Easily accessible on foot, by transit, or by car, the ByWard Market offers a unique experience for all.
Hours of Operation: 7 days, year-round – 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.