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  • Writer's pictureJosh Reyes

10 spots you need to visit in Hintonburg

Exploring your new neighbourhood or considering making the move? Here are some of my favourite spots you need to visit in Hintonburg!

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Maker House Co.

Looking for Ottawa-made gifts? Maker House Co. is your place to go. From supporting craft breweries to purchasing local art, they are “redeveloping our communities and creating space for artists to thrive, businesses to grow, and careers to be made.”

Not only will you be supporting Ottawa talent, but you’re sure to find something incredible you never knew you needed!

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Iron North Studio

A fitness hub for Hintonburg, whether you’re a go-getter or never felt comfortable working out, Iron North Studio is a perfect blend of hard work and good times. The studio features strength classes, spin classes, yoga, personal training, nutritionist services and even massage and physiotherapy!

They’re an integral part of the Hintonburg community and guaranteed to give you a time worth remembering. Drop in for a class, grab yourself a membership or try out one of their workshops!

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Nu Grocery

A zero-waste approach to groceries and an eye-opening gem to discover new products you never knew you needed. Opening in 2017, this spot is Ottawa’s very first zero-waste grocer. From safe cleaning products and reusable straws to fresh produce, pastas, and even homemade goodies, Nu Grocery will change what and how you choose to consume.

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Digging the Nu Grocery vibe? Ottawa-born Terra20 right next door is all about healthy living made easy. Terra20 uses an extensive vetting process for all products carried in store and online, “committed to sourcing brands that are innovative, bold, and fearless in their mission to change the way we treat ourselves and our planet.”

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Having a bad day? Try adding a little Christmas to it! On the edge of Hintonburg, Tinseltown Christmas Emporium is your year-round holiday shop. With decorations for every possible theme or person in your life, it’s a great stop for any weekend explorer.

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Active Health Institute Hintonburg

A sister to its Barrhaven counterpart, Active Health Institute Hintonburg narrows in on athlete specializing. Their recovery room is a self-guided recovery centre that allows athletes to take advantage of high-end, effective recovery tools for whatever sport they may be in. There’s nothing quite like it in the city!

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Oresta organic skin care

Oresta organic skin care was serving us natural beauty products before it was cool. As Ottawa's first organic spa and beauty boutique, the Hintonburg location is a sister to the original Glebe shop and features nothing but the best organic products for your body and face.

Need a good facial? They’ve got that too!

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Trove Fashion

Got an outfit in mind but not quite the budget for it? Stop by Trove Fashion! This consignment-based fashion boutique carries both women’s and men’s goodies that will have you feeling brand new without breaking the bank.

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Beyond the Pale

Beyond the Pale is home to an Ottawa-based brewery and many of Ottawa’s fabulous events. Be sure to enjoy their patio or swing by and check out their schedule of upcoming events - you’re guaranteed to have a good time!

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Marie Antoinette & co.

Connected to Tinseltown, this Marie Antoinette & co. store features French Country and Old World inspired decor. From Paris-inspired napkins to stunning bird cage decor, that trinket-lover in your life will be in seventh heaven!

Disclaimer: These recommendations are purely personal opinion. Any businesses mentioned have not endorsed this post.

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