1252 Michael St.
Ottawa, ON K1J 7T1
Phone: (613) 744-2900
Fax: (613) 746-0836
1252 Michael St., Ottawa, ON, CA, K1J 7T1
- Phone: (613) 744-2900
- Fax: (613) 746-0836
This center is quite popular with cinema-goers and shoppers alike. As well as unique specialty shops, the mall boasts popular chain stores like Toys 'R Us, Club Monaco, The Gap, Athlete's World and Sport Chek. Sears and The Bay are the two main department stores. Located off the Queensway at St Laurent Boulevard, the shopping center is only a few minutes' drive from downtown Ottawa. Public transit also stops outside. See the website to know more.
This discount bookstore is a real find here in Ottawa. Publisher's clearances and university trade presses make up the bulk of the selection, which is neatly organized into separate sections. All titles are 30 to 90 per cent off their listed price. This is not a store you would go to in search of a specific book; you'll definitely need time to browse. A large selection of classics, self-help and historical non-fiction books is also available.
This specialty bookstore is a great place to browse and grab some peace and quiet. You will be inspired and informed by the many books and the complete video collection on health and healing, spirituality, psychology and a whole lot more. A couch at the back of the store encourages quiet reading and relaxing. The store also sells jewelry, cards, tarot, calendars, yoga accessories and a large collection of alternative magazines.
You will start to feel healthy the moment you walk in the door of this organic and natural food store, which is well stocked with fresh produce, bulk spices, grains, breads and much more. A great selection of natural beauty products is also tempting. The staff is very knowledgeable and happy to give advice. Parking is scarce around Main and Hazel, so be prepared to drive around the block a few times. Absolutely no meat or meat by-products are sold here, but there is a good selection of eggs and dairy.
Walking into the Rideau Bakery is like walking into a time warp. To the left, chrome stools with powder-blue leather covers line up along a silver coffee bar. To the right is a lengthy counter displaying fresh baked goods, including everything from poppy seed cookies to pumpernickel bread. The back wall offers a limited selection of groceries. Whether they eat in or take out, people just keep coming back for more baked goodies. Party platters with fresh vegetables are now available.
Located on bustling Elgin Street, this tiny bakery has won so many awards that they've run out of room to display them. As well as claiming to have the "best baguettes in town," Boko's also specializes in healthy loaves: no sugar, no salt or yeast. Favorites include sun-dried tomato and olive bread, croissants and garlic rolls. The staff prides itself on maintaining an immaculate interior. They even post a Top 10 list of reasons to use tongs and trays.
If you're missing home, read up on it at this bustling Elgin Street shop. With over six thousand magazine titles ranging from the popular to the obscure and international newspapers, there is something for everyone here. The friendly staff doesn't seem to mind if you browse either. As its name suggests, the store also carries a vast selection of cigarettes and Cuban cigars.
Canada's oldest department store, incorporated in 1670 when a royal charter was granted by King Charles II, is alive and well in the new millennium. The Rideau Centre location has just about every department imaginable: beauty salon, dry cleaners, optical center, watch repair, wigs, souvenirs, restaurant, name-brand fashions, cosmetics and gift registry. A solarium passage over Rideau Street allows shoppers to enter the store on the second floor. Ground level entrances lead to the Byward Market. Another Bay store is located in the St-Laurent Shopping Centre.
The perfect place to pick up a capital city souvenir, this store specializes in quality, Ottawa-emblazoned clothing. In other words, you can get that shirt, hat or shorts to remember your stay. Tucked away in the busy Rideau Center, they also offer Canadian postcards, stuffed toys, kitchenware and books. A small selection of traditional foods is available. If you're about to board the plane and have forgotten to grab a gift, a small outlet is available in the airport as well.
With all the competition of the busy Byward Market, this cozy shop still manages to lure customers in with the sweet smell of incense. Specializing in arts and crafts, this beautifully decorated shop has a lot to offer in the way of African masks and carvings. Colorful mobiles dangle high above hardwood floors, giving the store a warm atmosphere. Vibrant sarongs are part of a selection of clothing for sale. Choose well; refunds are not accepted.
Magpie Jewellery shop, located in a tiny nook on the second floor of the Rideau Center, specializes in fine sterling silver jewelry. Descriptions of the national and international artists are located within the stunning displays; Yemenite creations rest beside Canadian students' work. Magpie has an excellent selection of unique silver earrings, bracelets and necklaces. Jewelry repairs and custom work are available, along with appraisals while you wait. Call ahead for more details.
This large downtown shopping mall is situated on the south side of Rideau Street at the corner of Sussex Drive. With three levels of over 200 stores, restaurants and services, it is a great place to power shop or simply spend a rainy day. Dispersed among the regular slate of chain stores like the Disney Store and Eddie Bauer are several specialty shops that are worth a visit : Miss Tiggy Winkles, a toy store with something for kids of all ages; Ottawa Souvenir and Gifts, which sells everything from maple candy to t-shirts and the Canadian Geographic Shop. Credit cards accepted vary by store.