We are still:

Open for business.

Running from Parliament Hill to the Queensway intersection with the canal, Elgin Street is a bustling corridor of entertainment, independently-owned restaurants, shops and services. Elgin Street is going through a major renewal project until 2020. The shops, restaurants, pubs and services are still open for business. If you like to stroll, pedestrian access will be maintained at all times. If you like to roll, the city will have bike racks installed on some of the side streets leading to Elgin this spring. The buses are detoured within a block of Elgin. There is free indoor parking at city hall that can be accessed by Nepean St. at 110 Laurier Ave on weekdays after 6pm and all weekend including holidays. There is also metered parking during the day on the side streets surrounding Elgin.


Game of Cones

Spring is coming to Elgin Street. Pick up a Game of Cones shopping passport and shop at participating businesses from April 12th to May 12th for a chance to win a $2,500 Elgin Street prize pack.

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We Dig Elgin!

The mission of the campaign is to showcase the people, places and events on and around Elgin St. Over the next year we are reaching out to the community leaders, residents, visitors and businesses to find out what they dig about Elgin.

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Experience Elgin Giveaways

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to win experiences on Elgin! It’s amazing how much there is to do, whether you are looking to spend an afternoon, evening, or a weekend, Elgin has it.


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We want to hear what you dig about elgin!

Share your favourite spots, shops, restaurants, pubs and events with us!


Let’s Dig Deeper

Named after Lord Elgin, as is the historical hotel that first opened in 1941, the north end of the Elgin merges with Confederation Square, and opens onto the National War Memorial, Parliament Hill, and the entrance to Sparks Street. Populated by many independent business and services, family owned for generations in some cases, Elgin Street retains its history as an eclectic spot to dine and shop. It is steps away from many of the capital’s beautiful landmarks from Parliament Hill, the Rideau Canal and the Museum of Nature. It’s a neighbourhood that you can explore and call your home base while visiting the capital or somewhere to put down roots and call home. With restaurants, shops and services right out your door, you can leave the car at home and explore the city by foot, bike or bus.

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Whether you’re looking to do a little window shopping or buy the perfect gift Elgin has a number of independent boutiques and shops, featuring clothing, jewellery, eyewear, homewares, gifts, florists, books, and more.

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Looking to find a little balance or need to fit in a quick workout? Elgin has you covered from yoga, barre, spin and a gym. Not to mention it’s just a few blocks away from the UNESCO Heritage site Rideau Canal.

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Arts & Entertainment

Located at 1 Elgin Street is the National Arts Centre, Canada’s performing arts centre that recently went through an architectural rejuvenation. It houses Canadian and International performances of dance, theatre and music. Many places along the street are popular nightlife destinations with live music, open-mics, comedy, pool, and the perfect spot to watch the next big game.

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Dinner & Drinks

From small intimate settings for casual fine dining to wide expansive sports bars to DJs playing late into the night you can plan the perfect night out. If you’re looking to celebrate life’s big moments or meet up for a cocktail after work Elgin offers countless choices.

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Coffee & Sweets

Looking for an early morning caffeine fix, midday break or late night treat? Elgin Street boasts its fair share of independent coffee houses, gelato shop and bakeries. Treat yourself to a specialty coffee, homemade baked goods, cookies, gelato, or crepes.


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