Sat. Jan 22nd, 2022

One of Kitchissippi’s last snowfalls in 2020. Photo by Ellen Bond.

Christmas greetings!

We wish you all the best for the holiday season and encourage you to #ShopLocal at our Kitchissippi companies.

Here are the latest headlines:

New to the neighborhood

At the end of November Knix opened in Westboro at 369 Richmond Rd. “We are an intimate clothing brand that has a mission to inspire all people to live unapologetically free,” it said on Knix’s Facebook page. This is the international company’s first location in Ottawa. Visit to learn more about the company and its products!

Pop-up warning! Wuxly has a location at 436 Richmond Rd. until March. “We come from Toronto and we are the innovators of the first animal-free and sustainable parka brand that is proudly manufactured in Canada,” the company’s website states. If you’re looking for a new winter coat, stop by the store or visit to learn more.

Alicja Confections is hosting its grand opening at its new Westboro location (303 Richmond Rd.) on December 4th! The international company specializes in chocolate and other confectionery. “We use classic techniques to make chocolate, but we do not leave it there. Each chocolate is a new, strange, interesting, funky, delicious taste that you usually do not find anywhere else, ”says the company’s website. Visit to learn more.

BIA holiday events and competitions

Wellington West BIAs 12 days give the competition is on from 30 Nov.-11. December. “You can WIN a $ 50 gift card to Wellington West Merchants! Every 12 days, we post a video featuring new 12 Days of Giving lyrics on Facebook. Each video will have a different theme (example: coffee, mittens). Tag a Wellington West-themed business in the comments on Facebook for where you want to win a gift card, plus take someone you want to give it to.You have 24 hours to participate! The next day we draw a winner from the comments and post the next theme, “says BIA’s website. Visit to learn more

The BIAs #WelliWindows Holiday Display Contest is back this Christmas season. “We light up the streets of Hintonburg and Wellington Village. From November 26 to December 14, you can vote for your favorite Christmas window for the People’s Choice Award! Each vote is automatically entered to win a prize package including 3 gift cards from some of the participating #WelliWindows merchants, as well as random weekly draws for 1 out of 4 gift cards, “reads the BIA website. Visit to learn more!

Westboro Village BIA re-illuminates the neighborhood List the village. Over 27,000 holiday lights and 104 wreaths have been installed. The Renaissance Carolers will sing at the All Saints Anglican Church Courtyard and Winston Square on Fridays (16-18) and Sundays (13-16) in the weeks leading up to Christmas. BIA’s #LightUptheVillage annual event series also includes holiday gifts from local businesses and more. Check out to read all about it!

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