Interested in Hintonburg Real Estate? Here’s Everything You Need to Know About the Neighbourhood

Monday, May 28, 2018

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Do you want to live in a neighbourhood that’s never boring?

Are you looking for a trendy atmosphere, great houses, and convenience?

Hintonburg may be the place for you.

About Hintonburg, Ottawa

Hintonburg is part of the recently emerged ‘it’ area in Ottawa. Located between Wellington West and Westboro, it’s the hub for emerging trends in food, fashion, art and fun.

This neighbourhood is a predominantly residential - composed of single detached homes, townhouses, and condos - with a commercial strip on Wellington Street.

As a neighbourhood that has been in transition for the last 15 years, there is a mix of both older homes and great new ones. The closer you get to Westboro proper, the more new homes and businesses you’ll see.

Hintonburg is highly walkable and bicycle-friendly thanks to development on Wellington Street, and is extremely accessible by both bus and train.

Hintonburg real estate prices in 2017 averaged at about $509,492. To get current figures for 2018, talk to your real estate agent.

Good Schools Close By

Hintonburg is a small borough, but it’s close to a lot of great schools.

Please note: We have included a Fraser’s Institute Ranking where applicable. This is not the only way to determine school quality. For more information, please contact the individual schools.

Public Elementary Schools

Devonshire Community Public School

  • Location: Breezehill Avenue
  • Grades: JK-6 English and French Immersion
  • Fraser Ranking: 6.8/10

Connaught Public School

  • Location: Gladstone Avenue
  • Grades: K-6 English and French Immersion Programs
  • Fraser Ranking: 6.3/10

École élémentaire publique Centre-Nord

  • Location: Beech Street 
  • Grades: K-6
  • Fraser Ranking: N/A

Public Intermediate and High Schools

Fisher Park/Summit Alternative Middle School

  • Location: Holland Avenue
  • Grades: 7-8 English and French Immersion Programs
  • Fraser Ranking: N/A

Catholic Schools

École élémentaire catholique Saint François-D'Assise

  • Location: Melrose Avenue
  • Grades: JK-6
  • Fraser Ranking: N/A

There are many other schools in the Ottawa West. A full list can be viewed on the Ottawa Carleton District School Board’s website. 

Unique Shopping Destinations

It seems every year a new store pops up in Hintonburg. There’s something for everyone.


If you like crafting, you’ll love Wabi-Sabi. This yarn and fibre store doesn’t just have the supplies: they also offer classes for all skill levels. It’s your one-stop shop for creative crafts.

Tinseltown Christmas Emporium

It’s the most wonderful time of year all year round at Tinseltown Christmas Emporium. They carry ornaments, candles, stockings, and more. You’ll love the vintage choices and the nostalgic feel of your shopping experience.

Hintonburg Market

The Hintonburg Market is a family-owned and operated grocery store and butcher shop that prides itself on fresh quality food and homemade meals.

JV Studios & Boutique

If you love handmade gifts, jewellery and home goods, you’ll love JV Studios and Boutique. All products in the store are made by emerging Canadian artists and companies. 

Maker House

Another community favourite is Maker House, a gift and furniture store focused on selling local. Not only does this place sell furniture and home decor, but they also run vibrant workshops and events for the community.


Victoire was started in 2006 by two women who wanted to create a better clothes-shopping experience. They stock predominantly Canadian designers, and focus on ethical brands that women can feel confident in.

Flock Boutique

Flock Boutique/Workshop Boutique are all about the fun, the fresh, and the unique. This store stocks ethical and sustainable fashion, homeware, and jewellery from over 150 Canadian designers. The owners are designers themselves, and people are welcome to visit their Ottawa workshop.

Public Transportation

Hintonburg is surrounded by all the amenities you could ever need, including public transportation.

You can easily reach Hintonburg using the Bayview and Westboro bus lines, which connect you to Centretown and beyond.

If the train is more your speed, Hintonburg is located about a 10-minute walk away from the Bayview Station on the O-Train Trillium line. It’s also on the future Confederation Line, part of the light rail transit expansion plan set to become operational in 2018.

Easy Access to Healthcare

Access to healthcare is a real need for many people in Ottawa. Living in Hintonburg, you’re in close proximity to the following institutions:

  • University of Ottawa Heart Institute
  • The Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus
  • The Wellington Medical Clinic
  • Appletree Medical Clinic

Hintonburg, Ottawa is also home to several professional dental centres, family doctors, and pharmacies, including Rexall, Wellington Pharmacy, and Watson’s Pharmacy

Endless Entertainment

As part of one of the trendiest neighbourhoods in the city, there is no shortage of things to do in Hintonburg.

Escape Manor

One of the biggest trends for group get togethers is to try your luck at an escape room. If you have family or friends coming to town, you’ll have to take them to Escape Manor. You can choose from a selection of themed rooms, and work together to solve elaborate puzzles and discover clues that will ultimately lead to your escape. This is a great option for all ages.

Orange Art Gallery

Any fan of art will enjoy spending time at the Orange Art Gallery. Not only does it have wonderful local exhibits, but there are music nights and art classes too! It opened its doors in 2010, and is a family-run business. It’s also conveniently located next to the ‘Art is In’ bakery.

Flo Glassblowing

Glassblowing is an incredibly cool and complex art. At Flo’s, you can now learn it! It’s a teaching facility with multiple glass blowing, flame-working, fusing and casting classes at all skill levels. There’s also a retail space and workshop open to the public in case you want to check out some pros in action.

Vimy Brewing Company

If you like a great local place to relax and unwind, Vimy Brewing Company is the epitome of good beer. They brew in small batches using local ingredients so you get a quality local taste. They host Trivia Nights weekly, and have a lounge that always has something going on.

Hintonburg Community Centre

The Hintonburg Community Centre (HCC) is home to the following amenities:

  • A full-size gym
  • Dance studio
  • 8 multi-purpose/meeting rooms
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • Public computers

The centre is accessible to all, and hosts recreational activities throughout the year. You can find a current list here.

Westboro Brainery

While technically next to Hintonburg, the Westboro Brainery definitely makes our entertainment list. This establishment offers single-session classes and workshops on every food, art, and DIY.

Made possible by the Dovercourt Recreation Centre, the classes are always changing thanks to the people who volunteer to share their knowledge. Past classes include Intro to Crocheting, how to live a zero-waste life, making chainmail jewellery, and winter camping skills.

See? There really is no limit to what you can learn. If you have a skill you’d like to share, you can even sign up to teach a class!

Great Dining Options

A hip and trendy neighbourhood wouldn’t be hip and trendy without really, really good food. Here are some of the top spots in Hintonburg, Ottawa.

The Hintonburg Public House

An exciting blend of pub and comfort food, everything in this restaurant is made from scratch using local Canadian ingredients. Commonly known as the HPH, this place is constantly hosting events including the Happening Festival, live music, and special brew nights


Absinthe has been known since 2003 for fine food. The plating is inventive, the ingredients are local, and the flavours are indescribable. The closest we could come? Yum.

If you enjoy classic French cuisine with a Canadian twist, you’ll love eating here.


This restaurant has been serving contemporary Canadian cuisine since 2004.

The romantic atmosphere makes it a great date-night spot. Their ever-changing Monday night tapas menu makes for a fun night out with friends. And if you’re feeling adventurous? Ask for the chef’s choice, and be surprised!

Petit Bill's Bistro

Petit Bill’s is all about family values, delivered through French food with a Newfoundland twist.

This bistro doesn’t just pack a punch with excellent food sourced locally - they also have an award-winning wine list and 3 sommeliers on their team. Whether you want a cozy dinner for two or a fun setting for as many as 60 people, Petit Bill’s can accommodate you.

Thyme and Again

This lovely cafe/catering company has become a Hintonburg staple. Their main location serves up coffee, amazing sandwiches, and desserts made fresh. There’s also a section devoted to pre-made hor d'oeuvres and dinners, perfect if you need homemade-on-the-go. 

The Table

This vegetarian restaurant is the perfect choice for anyone who is vegan, gluten-free, or just looking for fresh, organic meals. They have a pay-by-weight buffet so you get exactly what you want in the serving size that suits you. They also have a take-out grocery shoppe of prepared foods that you can have at home.

Siam Bistro

Ms. Montha McGinnis used to teach Thai cooking classes in Ottawa. Now she serves up some of the best Thai food in the city. The atmosphere is described as intimate and relaxed, and the food is varied and authentic.

The Third

When you search this restaurant online, the first thing you’ll find are glowing articles about the back-to-basics food and service. The name comes from an old sociology theory that everyone should have 3 places: the home, the office, and a social gathering place.

The food is classic, simple, and family-friendly. The portions are smaller and affordably priced. It’s also friendly to laptopers who want to work and stay awhile. You’re sure to become a regular here.

Tennessy Willems

No neighbourhood restaurant guide would be complete without a pizza spot. Tennessy Willems make scrumptious wood-fired pizzas with fresh-made in-house dough and ingredients from local farmers.

Their menu is small but varied, with authentic Italian flavours. You can enjoy these flavours in a warm, family-friendly atmosphere designed with relaxation in mind. The best part? If you want to eat in your own home, they offer take-out.

Parks A-Plenty

No neighbourhood would be complete without some wide-open spaces. In Hintonburg, there are 3 great parks located close to home.

Hintonburg Park

A great place for kids, dogs, and adults alike. This park includes:

  • Walls/fencing on all sides
  • A splash pad
  • Plenty of old trees for shade
  • Play structures
  • Wide open green spaces
  • Close proximity to restrooms

Stirling-Carruthers Park

This park is great if you have young kids. It includes:

  • A playground
  • Plenty of toys
  • A paved path for tricycles
  • Picnic tables
  • Great shade

Parkdale Park

While the name is a bit of a tongue-twister, this is a seriously good park for families. It includes:

  • The Parkdale Farm Market in the summer
  • Close proximity to shops and dining
  • Fenced in play structure
  • Plenty of room for dog-walking
  • A wading pool (only operational in the summer)
  • Access to public restrooms

Can You Help Make Hintonburg My Home?

Hintonburg real estate is in high demand, mainly because it’s in such a desirable area.

If you want to call Hintonburg, Ottawa home, you’ll need the expertise of a real estate agent on your side.

At Paul Rushforth Real Estate, our agents have years of experience with competitive markets. They’ll be able to help you with negotiations, standing out amidst multiple offers, and ultimately getting you into the right home.

You’ll also have an entire team helping make your new home a reality. Our attention to detail means nothing slips through the cracks when it comes to your home purchase. We make the process as stress-free and smooth as possible.

We’ll Also Sell Your Current Home

Buying and selling at the same time can seem like a balancing act. But with the right people, it’s easier than you think. Our selling team can help you sell your current home while you focus on what’s next.

In fact, we can give you an estimate of your home’s value right now: just click on the link below.

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