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From The BBIA

2017 grant program application

Our 2017 grant program opens today- May 1st for all Barrhaven BIA businesses; advertising, promotions, events, security enhancements. Up to $1200 for your 2017 project!  See here for the details and to apply. Applications will be accepted until August 31, 2017.


New Commercial units will be on Via Modugno Avenue and will become the centerpiece of the prestigious Longfields Station community situated in the heart of Barrhaven across from South Nepean Park. This community features access to rapid transit at Longfields Bus Station and has five schools within walking distance. Longfields Station is planned to have medium density condos which will be steps away from the future phase 2 commercial spaces. Main floor commercial units will provide much sought after light commercial and professional services in the heart of this new residential community.

Inquire today about our future Commercial Space for Sale in one of the most valuable retail locations of Barrhaven!

Click here to request for more information:

OC Transpo: new Express 179 and extension of route 170 into citigate mall and business park

The 170 extended route will run every 30 minutes starting June 1st. Also, a new express bus route, 179, will be added and during peak times to and from the Fallowfield Station Park and Ride. This is great news for employees and shoppers going to the new mall as well as for assisting the BBIA and other key stakeholders in our efforts to bring employment-based business to Barrhaven. This daytime employment is critical for our local retail and service community. It will allow residents to work where they live and bring in new daytime consumers thereby retaining more dollars in Barrhaven and bringing in new dollars from other areas.

new businesses coming soon to citigate on strandherd

Value Village – June 1st

LCBO – June 2nd
Nail Salon – June 30th
Dentist – June 30th
Panago Pizza – July 30th
Tim Hortons – 28th August 2017
Lonestar – Nov 11 2017

A&W – Nov 28th 2017

Food Pantry – Dec 30th 2017

Dollarama – Feb 2 2018
Marshalls - Feb 2 2018
Sleep Country – Mar 1 2018

Rens Pets – Mar 5th 2018

new Barrhaven Street banners


Our next instalment of banners is coming up in June. We printed a fresh set with a new look of street banners along Strandherd, Greenbank and Woodroffe. A limited number of custom-branded banners will be available. Reserve one with your logo now, for only $50 a month for a 6 month period. NEW: Banners will be printed with your logo on both sides so traffic travelling in each direction will see your brand! Send us a message and we will add you to the list for our Summer 2017 program.

Contact us at

Barrhaven poised for corporate growth

At our June 7th Breakfast for Businesses event at Stonebridge Golf, City Planning department representative Royce Fu delivered an informative report on our buisness parks and future employment growth. Get the details here.

Business Ambassador Service for new food establishments

Are you planning to open a food establishment in the City of Ottawa?
Did you know the City has a Business Ambassador Service to help you apply for applicable permits and licences; outline
estimated time and costs and more…
Contact the Business Information Officer@ or 613-580-2745 to set-up a consultation meeting.

See here for additional information!

barrhaven business improvement area 2015 annual report

Missed the AGM? Find a copy of the report here.

Tomlinson to build head office in Barrhaven Citigate Business park

We are excited to welcome Tomlinson to our business community later this year! Find the details about their new facility here.

bi-weekly business profiles in the barrhaven independent, courtesy of the BBIA

The Barrhaven BIA provides free one-page advertorials in the Barrhaven Independent newspaper. Contact us for your opportunity!

Burgers and Shakes- Three decades of old-fashioned success.

A Gym Tale- Family business where kids learn and play. Read more...

Ross Independent- Customer service is the key!

Southpointe Dental- Part of our growing community.

Staples- Full service computer repair with pick up and delivery! Read more...

Surgenor- Jack May's values and commitment to customer service carry on. Read more...

The Works- Four years of Ottawa's most unique burgers. Read more...

Fallowfield Pharmasave- Tackling Weight Loss.

Taing Jewelers- Largest Canadian Diamond!

DeanRyans Enterprises- Snow and Santa.

Trade Secrets- Black Friday is the new Boxing Day. Read more...

Barrhaven Optometric- Committed to quality eye care for 36 years in the community, one of Barrhaven’s original businesses continues to grow. Read more...

Goodfellow Cleaners- Success was built on old fashioned customer care at Goodfellow Cleaners. Read more...

Angelucci's- Authentic Southern Italian family experience.

Kiwi Kraze- Soft Serve froxen yogurt- make it your way! Read more...

Selina's Studio- Barrhaven studio offers fun and performance creativity. Read more...

BrokerLink- Baizana Insurance joins BrokerLink.

Greco Lean and Fit- It's not a gym, it's a club. Read more...

Monarch Homes- Affordable family homes in Longfields.

Allstate Insurance- Take control of your car insuance.

Royal Lepage Team Realty- If you need retail or office space. Read more...

Simplee Hair- Upscale service at family sized prices.

Willy's Pizza- Pizza from scratch- sauce and dough too! Read more...

Active Health Institute- One-stop shop for health and injury issues. Read more...

Nile Bakery- They are very happy here in Barrhaven! Read more...

Nestle Toll House Cafe-Chocolate chip cookies never tasted so good! Read more...

Royal Lepage Team Realty- Not your average realtors. Read more... page 2...

Barrhaven Music Academy- Grown ups love music lessons as much as kids! Read more...

Deidre S. Powell, Lawyer- Barrhaven's will lawyer and so much more! Read more...

Money Coach Haidee Gagnier- Get out of debt and manage your money properly! Read more...

Colonade Pizza on Greenbank Road- Fresh, family-friendly pizza includes gluten-free choices! Read more...

Barrhaven Legion TV Advertisements fundraiser

The Barrhaven Legion has two televisions that strictly run information about the Legion, events in the community, some comic relief and advertisements for businesses. Over the past few years we have had a number of businesses run ads on our TV's, these ads run from opening of the bar until close repeating every 5 to 8 minute,s depending on how many ads we have, 364 days of the year. Our rates to put your ad on our TV's are $25.00 per month or $250.00 for the year from January to December. If you wish to put an ad on our TV to support our Legion please contact Darrell Bartraw at Assistance with creating an ad can be arranged.

Report from Ottawa Chamber of Commerce- Ottawa Business Growth Survey

Gain insight into what's happening in the local economy with this 36-page report.

  • Overall business confidence index
  • Growth rates of local business
  • Anticipated changes to revenue,pricing and profitability
  • Capital requirements for local businesses
  • Succession planning
  • Possible barriers to local economic growth
  • Business and politics
  • Sports and leisure

Download your free copy at

Business Services and free programs at Ottawa Public Library

Find free courses at libraries across Ottawa on the following topics:

How to Start a Home-based Business

Starting a Business

Market Research

Creating a Better Website for Your Business 

First Steps in Importing

First Steps in Exporting

Cash Flow

Protecting Your Business:  Have You Considered the Risks?

Dancing in the End Zone – Create an Exit Ready Business and Maximize Your Business Value

Brainstorming New Inventions 

Pinterest for Business 

Register at Call 613-580-2424 x32140 for information.

The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) is excited to launch, an online service that allows potential electors to confirm, and where appropriate, update their information (citizenship and residency) in a few easy steps.

As you know, municipal elections are a critical opportunity to have your say about important decisions in your community. is a non-partisan, non-profit service focused entirely on preparing more accurate and complete Voters’ Lists for the upcoming municipal and school board elections.

This link provides a video that now greets users upon first entering this online service.


Beverley Disney
A/Manager, Enumeration Project
Municipal Property Assessment Corporation
T: 613-342-3296 or 1-877-275-7779, ext. 218

new redesigned Business Gatewaylaunched

Based on feedback from new entrepreneurs and the Business Improvement Areas, we have redesigned the permits, business licences and applications sections on the Business Gateway. ServiceOttawa is constantly striving to improve the services we offer to all businesses throughout the City. is an important information source, and tool that we want to work for you!

The permits, business licenses and applications sections on has been improved to provide:
· Clear and concise requirements

· Approximate cost and timelines

· Search functionality

I invite you to take a look at this new feature by clicking here.

Michael Semenick
Manager, Business Segment Transformation | ServiceOttawa Dept
City of Ottawa
613-580-2424 x.21344 or

Algonquin College Coop students looking for placements

While Co-ops are a paid placement, you are entitled to the Ontario Tax break (URL below) offering up to $3000 in tax break back to the employer for every co-op student hired. Some companies use the co-op to test out potential employees (probationary period), others simply want young eager talent, and others looking to save on the bottom line.

Please note there is no commitment by an employer to hire students, but the college feels confident the students they send out on co-op will have the skills you require. See here, a list of all programs featuring co-op placements:

The process is very simple. Simply forward a general job description (including job functions, supervisor details, start-end date, general salary range). With that they will post it to their database for about a week. At that time they will then forward you a packet of applicants for your perusal. With that, let them know who/when you’d like to interview and the Placement office will make all the arrangements. Ideally, you interview on campus as the students are there on a full-time basis this time of year. See attached flyer here for more information.


Matt Wheatley, Cooperative Education Consultant
Algonquin College
Cooperative Education Department
1385 Woodroffe Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario
K2G 1V8
(613) 727-4723, ext. 5928


See the attached documents for 2011 census releases. Doc 1, Doc 2

Here are some 2010 population and labour stats for South Nepean from the City of Ottawa that businesses may find useful. Read more.

City Economic development plan released- July 7, 2011

Click on this link to the Your Ottawa Region announcement of the Plan along with links to the City's press release and the full Report as presented to the Finance and Economic Development Committee.

The plan includes building a city-wide group for business advocacy groups – the Greater Ottawa Business Improvement Area (GO-BIA).

BIAs would also get support through a grant program for façade improvement, murals and hiring co-op students. There is also an online mapping tool for local businesses planned.

Ottawa Business Journal seeking Barrhaven-area businesses to distribute newspapers

As business owners, many of you are familiar with the Ottawa Business Journal publication. In order for the OBJ to deliver to Barrhaven locations, for either your own personal subscription or for distribution from your business to your customers, they will require a minimum number of orders for this area. If you are interested, please review and return this form to the Ottawa Business Journal.

For more information, please e-mail Barrhaven BIA Executive Director Andrea Steenbakkers
or call (613) 825-8BIA (8242).