Heartbreakers restaurant opened mid-March at 465 Parkdale Avenue. Photo by Maureen McEwan.

March saw many businesses close across the ward — the local community has been greatly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Kitchissippi residents can support owners and staff by ordering take-out/delivery, purchasing products or gift cards online, donating to local charities and posting about your favourite small businesses on social media. Visit the Wellington West BIA ( and Westboro Village BIA ( for “how to help” sources. 

We believe it is still important to report on community updates, so here is some recent news.


SconeWitch lands broom in Westboro

Double, double toil and tea time. Ottawa’s “local scone shop” is opening its fourth location in Westboro. SconeWitch opened in 2004 and operates out of Beechwood Avenue, Elgin Street and Cyrville Road. On social media, the company said it was aiming to open this spring but more updates are expected. Visit to learn more.


Heartbreakers Pizza makes Parkdale home

The local “pizza and wine for sweethearts” spot opened mid-March at 465 Parkdale Avenue. In its first week, the restaurant team had to adapt and switch to takeaway service due to the COVID-19 situation. For more information, visit 


Uppliva Sauna & Steam opening soon

The Scandinavian-inspired spa has found its home in Hintonburg. The business will have a traditional dry sauna, aromatherapy steam room, plunge pool and other features and services. It was set to open its 1140 Wellington Street West doors this month but the opening may be postponed due to COVID-19. To learn more, stop by 

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