Ottawa small businesses: Ottawa is the town of small, family owned businesses. While there are the usual big box stores you find in every major North American cities, there are many small businesses that make Ottawa a colorful town to shop, dine and entertain.
Where are small businesses located in Ottawa? The answer is they are everywhere. The main shopping avenues are Bank street, Elgin street, the Byward Market and Wellington in Westboro. If you are looking for great restaurants and coffee shops, bookstores, fashion boutiques, bakeries, and spas in Ottawa you will find them easily.
Other areas also boast a wide variety of shops. The suburbs of Orleans, Barrhaven and Kanata are full of small coffee shops, personal training gyms, children daycares, fitness and martial arts centres and more.
The most popular destination for tourists are the Byward Market and the recently finished Lansdown Park which combines a renovated football stadium with restaurants, sports equipment shops and more.