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Author: admin
• Thursday, May 29th, 2014

My name is Tess MacLellan and I am a social media intern at the historic Lord Elgin Hotel located in downtown Ottawa. As a public relations student at Algonquin College, I am passionate about great food, family and friends, and working hard. Each week, I will be featuring a different neighbourhood and restaurant in Ottawa to showcase all the amazing and diverse treasures this city has to offer. Discover new and exciting possibilities through The Lord Elgin Hotel’s blog!

It may seem hard to believe, but every weekend the ByWard Market has 50,000 people walking it’s sidewalks during summer. For some, the Market is a place to go for some nightlife fun and amusement. For others, it is a place to purchase fresh, local fruits and vegetables. I have spent the day touring around to find out what the ByWard Market is really about.

For starters, It is beneficial to know a little history about the Market. It was established in 1826 by Lieutenant-Colonel John By, the same man who designed the Rideau Canal. The ByWard Market includes George Street North, Dalhousie Street from George to Cathcart, and Sussex Drive East to Cumberland Street West. Originally, the Lieutenant-Colonel designed George Street North and York Street to be extra wide to accommodate the horse drawn carriages that came through to make deliveries to the Market.

It was a beautiful day on Tuesday, the sun was shining and there was a light breeze in the air. Perfect for touring around outside. On first arrival, I could hear the strums of a guitar echoing. I could feel all the culture this place had to offer almost immediately.

The Market has so much to offer from fresh fruits and vegetables to lush flowers, jewelry, and clothing. The colours are so vibrant and pretty you cannot help yourself but be totally mesmerized by what is around you. Everyone working in the Market was extremely friendly and helpful making shopping and visiting downtown Ottawa a joyful experience.


I made my way to the ByWard Market Square, the central part of the Market where most of the action is. This building houses many different vendors, such as women’s and children’s clothing to food and cafés. My favourite place to visit was Moulin de Provence, an attractive spot amongst tourists since this was where U.S. President Barack Obama visited during his time in Ottawa in 2009.

As I continued on my journey I was able to find lots of great shops for clothing and accessories. Frou Frou, the Sassy Bead Co., and Tickled Pink are just some of my favourites to browse through. The kiosks along the streets also have some great finds at even better prices. Whether you are looking for something small or large, there is something for everyone.


After walking around for a few hours, you are probably going to be looking for a nice place to sit, eat, and relax. I know I was. The ByWard Market has an endless supply of restaurants and patios to choose from. There is something there for everyone whether you visit the Market during the day and venture for entertainment at night, there are lots of different options.

For more information on all the ByWard Market has to offer, be sure to check out www.byward-market.com or the ByWard Market Facebook page at www.facebook.com/thebywardmarket

Author: admin
• Thursday, February 02nd, 2012

ItÔÇÖs time to take a break from this cold weather, call up a baby-sitter for the kids and have a little celebration with your loved one. Celebrating is a great way to relieve stress and get your mind off of work, school, kids, ect. This year for ValentineÔÇÖs Day take a night off and do something wild. Get away for the night, and enjoy being catered to.

Hotels are booming around ValentineÔÇÖs Day because everyone wants to get away and have someone cater to them. The Lord Elgin has amazing romance packages that will knock your socks off. This year there is a special steamy romance package available from the 5th- 19th. We will provide everything for a romantic and intimate evening. You even get red roses on arrival in your room! DonÔÇÖt miss out on this one. Check out this amazing package on our website.

It’s easy to make a great night on the town if you decide to go for a romantic skate on the Rideau Canal and then get a Beavertail, after come back to the hotel and relax. There are also many restaurants that will have great deals for ValentineÔÇÖs that are affordable for everyone. Even if you donÔÇÖt feel like spending money you can always walk around town together, go skating, or even stay in and watch some cute movies with some popcorn. As long as youÔÇÖre with the one you want to be with, it will be a perfect ValentineÔÇÖs Day no mater what.

Our package for Valentine’s Day – http://www.lordelginhotel.ca/specials_packages/index.aspx

We want to know how you will spend your ValentineÔÇÖs Day. Tweet at us @lordelginhotel or write on our Facebook page to let us know.

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Author: Christine
• Thursday, January 27th, 2011

We pride ourselves on the elegant nature of the hotel, but for one day we are going to throw elegance out the window and have some sexy, flirty fun! Valentines Day offers the perfect opportunity to do this…and still get away with it.

We know that things can get a little….uh, boring after a while (luckily for us women, ValentineÆs Day doesnÆt fall on Football Sunday this year). WeÆve tried the traditional way of doing things and found them to be quit successful but by making it a bit more exciting we hope to really amp up the romance for some lucky couples.

I speak from experience when I say, even though you may be stuck in town for V-Day, itÆs still great to get away for the night, and enjoy having your every need catered to. Our ôBe My Valentineö package is an added bonus! Who can say no to chocolate covered strawberries, exotic bath and message oils, and breakfast in bed? I know I canÆt.

(Baby-sitter not included)

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Author: admin
• Monday, February 26th, 2007

Diamond RingMarch is not always the brightest month in Ottawa. The canal is closed, the skiing is just about done and the tulips are not yet up. So we decided to add a little sparkle in your stay in March by offering ALL of our guests something that anyone would love û either to wear or to give awayà a diamond ring. It is so easy. Each time you enter your room when you check in; you will find an envelope on your pillow. In it will either be a coupon for Taing Jewellers or if you are really lucky, you will find the ticket for the ring of the week. The rings are really beautiful. They can be worn on their own, or beside another ring. Or, if you had something else in mind, Taing Jewellers will certainly be able to exchange this ring for that special piece you had in mind!

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