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Sparks Street Mall

2 - 151 Sparks St, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5E3, Canada
+1 613-230-0984
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Go for lunchtime or 5 à 7

This place has unfortunately fallen onto somewhat hard times in recent years, with construction... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Not so unique, but not so bad

This pedestrian mall bills itself on being unique, and while it is a bit of a stretch compared to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Edward W
Toronto, Canada
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“buskers” (6 reviews)
“stroll” (6 reviews)
2 - 151 Sparks St, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5E3, Canada
Byward Market Area
+1 613-230-0984
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has unfortunately fallen onto somewhat hard times in recent years, with construction resulting in a lot of boarded-up shops, and the ones that are left are not particularly interesting. That said, it is a great place to stroll down at lunchtime on a...More

Thank martinottawa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This pedestrian mall bills itself on being unique, and while it is a bit of a stretch compared to some European cities, it is a nice area of the city for a walk, and for being in centretown, there is often enough something going on...More

Thank Edward W
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Pedestrian Street that is used for various festivals and special events, on regular days it is nothing special. With the constant construction it has been rather pointless for the last few years and during 150 it still has construction going on so festivals will be...More

Thank Will G
Reviewed 9 January 2017

I love a good stroll down Sparks Street day or night it is very safe. Ice cream parlors, restaurants and sidewalk buskers. Musicians, mimes and magicians very exciting environment.

Thank chickandbeast
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Shopped at this chic, fun, women's clothing store twice. I have been very pleased both times with the personal service and my Joseph Ribkoff dresses I purchased. A2 pret a porter carries Joseph Ribkoff, Frank Lyman clothing and also a few other designer lines. The...More

1  Thank Lynn N
Reviewed 29 August 2016

It's nice to get from A to B on pedestrian mall without cars but the main feature seems to be outdoor restaurant patios in summer and a few well restored old buildings.

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Joined my family to watch SpringAction Trampoline perform at Buskerfest 2016 - Sparks Street was a great venue for this - plenty of room and good traffic for supporting the performers. After the trampoline, we walked and saw other performances, which were all fun to...More

Reviewed 23 August 2016

Depends when you visit. Be sure to go when there's a busker or food event. Poutine & Rib Fest is great. Most rotate & return annually.

Thank Norm W
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

A new restaurant on the mall that isn't solely focussed on beer. We needed some gf options. 36C but lots of shade, chilled beverages and good food.

Thank BBB_Global
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

This street has history behind it - check Nicolas Sparks. The mall has a number of great places to eat and unique Canadian art shops. We are here now during Buskerfest and it is a blast. Yes their is construction going on, like most cities.

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