Barrhaven: A Better Place to Do Business

Welcome to Barrhaven, home to over 95,000 people and the Southern gateway to Canada’s Capital, the City of Ottawa. We invite you to design your company’s future in Barrhaven. Welcome Home!

The Barrhaven Business Improvement Area was created by the City of Ottawa in 2006 to help all local businesses succeed by establishing Barrhaven as Ottawa’s premier shopping, business and entertainment destination. Membership in the BBIA is automatic. ALL commercial taxpaying businesses, property owners and professional service providers in the Barrhaven area belong to the BBIA. Home-based businesses are also eligible to join. Basically, the BBIA works to create optimum conditions for all Barrhaven businesses to flourish. That means promoting Barrhaven as a prime shopping area, lobbying for ‘smart growth’ in the community and providing local businesses with tools for success. The BBIA is the voice of the business community.


We feature a new business profile every week so check back often to find out more about some of our amazing businesses!

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Mother’s Day 2021 in #MyBarrhaven

Mother’s Day 2021 is quickly approaching – it’s May 9th, in case you didn’t know! Given the current Stay-at-Home order, things will once again be a little different but there are ways to show mom you care while supporting our local businesses. Remember to be safe and follow ALL public health restrictions so that we …

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Student Summer Employment Opportunity

The Barrhaven BIA is looking to hire a summer student for a 7 week contract starting in late May! We are looking for a student with experience or an interest in photography, marketing, and social media to take amazing photos and videos of our businesses for use on our website and social media channels. Job …

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World Flavours – Carmelito Café

Since travel is not an option this spring, we encourage you to try some amazing flavours from around the world right here in Barrhaven! Here’s the last post of our World Flavours series! Enjoy! Currently open for takeout, curbside pick up, and delivery, Carmelito Café offers the tastes of an Italian Bakery! The best desserts, …

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