Join some friends for brunch, lunch or dinner, and then hit the shops for the highest quality food products, fashions and cutting edge trends. See and be seen until the wee hours at one of our hip nightspots. Morning, noon and night the ByWard Market has something just for you. Established by Lt-Col. John By in 1826, the ByWard Market is one of Canada’s oldest and largest public markets. Within an area roughly four blocks square, you’ll find over 500 unique businesses, including museums, cafés, specialty food shops, boutiques, galleries, restaurants, pubs, hair & aesthetics salons and more! Easily accessible on foot, by transit or by car, the ByWard Market offers a unique experience for all.