Ottawa wants to let ByWard Market vendors carry more local food
Metro Ottawa

By Haley Ritchie, Ottawa Metro News, March 7, 2017

ByWard market or bylaw market?

The city says it wants to relax the rules and regulations around sellers and buskers in the bustling downtown commercial zone.

“We almost zap the fun out of the market,” said Mayor Jim Watson during discussion at city hall on Tuesday morning.

“We don’t want this market to turn into a bureaucratic maze, where someone has to apply and fill out four forms to strum their guitar on the corner,” he said. “We have so many rules and regulations involving size of stand, type of canopy, what products you can sell and what times of the year.”

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