Ottawa Markets

55 Byward Market Square

Second Floor

Ottawa, K1N 9C3

Canada

info@ottawamarkets.ca

office 613-244-4410

fax 613-244-4416

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Ring the Bell!

The historic bell at ByWard Market

Located on the second floor of the original ByWard Market building, the bell was installed in 1877 and rang daily to signal the opening and closing of the market.

A fire destroyed the buildings in 1926, but the bell was salvaged and housed for many years in St. David’s R.E. Church, at the corner of Crichton and Charles streets in New Edinburgh. In 1976, the bell was donated back to the City of Ottawa.

The 400-pound bell fell silent in the 1990s for unclear reasons. Since 2018 it now rings every day at 10 a.m. to announce to the neighbourhood that the market is open for business.

If you are interested in ringing the Bell, send an email to info@ottawamarkets.ca.