April 2020 Newsletter for Rideau-Rockcliffe

This newsletter for April provides City Hall and Ward updates, mainly concerning COVID-19.

Following the lead of the Ottawa Public Health during the COVID-19 public health crisis, our office will be working remotely until further notice. Our team will continue to serve you through our social media channels, phone line, and e-mail. We will continue to support resident inquiries and we will be exploring alternative ways of engaging with the community instead of public events. Here's how you can continue to contact and engage with us:

Social Media: Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates from our office.  
E-mail us at rideaurockcliffeward@ottawa.ca 
Call us at 613-580-2483 during office hours, Monday to Friday from 9 to 5 pm 

E-mail is the preferred method of contact for the quickest response. If you're writing about a City service please consider directing your inquiry to 3-1-1 first, either by calling 3-1-1, e-mailing 311@ottawa.ca or completing an online form. If you have already contacted 3-1-1 and are unhappy with the response or service, please feel free to contact us and provide your Service Request number to help us assist you better.  

COVID-19 mobile application launch

The Government of Canada launched the Canada COVID-19 mobile app, which provides up-to-date information about the COVID-19 pandemic, including advice for preventing the spread of the virus, important contact numbers, and guidance for seeking medical help.

You can download the app for free on Canada.ca, the App Stores for Apple iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. The app is also available as a web application that can be accessed on any laptop or desktop computer browser.

This app is just one more way we can give Canadians the information they need during this pandemic, and tools like these are helping to reduce the strain on telehealth lines, as well as in-person services such as walk-in clinics and visits to family doctors and urgent care centres.

Financial Assistance

If you’re facing financial hardship as a result of COVID‑19, there is support available for individuals and businesses.

Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) will provide a taxable benefit of $2,000 a month for up to 4 months to eligible workers who have lost their income due to COVID-19.

Get the support you need

Waste Collection Tips

Frontline waste collection operators are continuing to work through the pandemic. To ensure the health and safety and avoid injury to our waste collection operators as they provide essential services, residents can help by:

  • placing used paper facial tissues in plastic bags before disposing them in the green bin
  • placing garbage in bags before placing it in the garbage containers
  • storing household hazardous waste safely until the hazardous waste depots resume
  • continuing to practise good hygiene by thoroughly cleaning hands before handling waste collection materials

Thanks for helping to keep our essential workers safe!

Food Bank Services

How to support local businesses during COVID-19

  • Purchase food from local shops and producers when possible
  • Get your coffee beans and teas from cafes in the neighbourhood
  • Order meals to-go or takeout and delivery from restaurants
  • Buy merch from local shops or businesses online
  • Purchase gift cards to use at a later date
  • Amplify local businesses on social media, leave them a review and share their posts

Buy gift cards

Visit the Vanier BIA Shopify store to browse for gift cards. Before the Ontario government ordered closures, many Vanier businesses opted to close in the interest of community health; to limit the spread of COVID-19. You can support your favorite businesses directly by purchasing gift cards for future use.

Seniors only shopping hours

The following businesses have introduced a seniors-only shopping hour to reduce the risk of exposure:

  • Metro (Beechwood) 7am–8am daily
  • Loblaws (McArthur) 7am–8am daily; no ID required; also for people with disabilities
  • Hess’ Your Independent Grocer (Montreal Road) 7am–8am daily; 65+ with proof of ID

Prescription Deliveries

These neighbourhood pharmacies can fulfill prescriptions online or by phone; and offer free delivery:

  • Guardian Drugs (Beechwood at Crichton) by telephone 613-749-4444 with free delivery for prescription items. Deliveries of store and over-the-counter items cost $5 for orders less than $20, unless you are also buying prescription drugs, in which case delivery is free.
  • The new Beechwood Whole Health Pharmacyat the Kavanaugh Condo Building will fulfill prescriptions by phone and deliver for free: 613-842-7455 ask for Peter.
  • Jean Coutu: Open and ready to refill prescriptions and offers a small selection of groceries. Call 613-749-5957 or click here
  • Pharmacie La Paix: Offers general prescriptions and free delivery. Contact them at pharmacylapaix@gmail.com or call 613-744-5800
  • Pharmasave:  Offers eCare where you can manage your prescription needs online. Contact them at 613-422-8181 or click here
  • Shoppers Drug Mart: On Montreal Rd. at Vanier Parkway has medicine and basic groceries. Call them at 613-842-7544 or Order online on Instacart.  You can also get beauty and health products sent to your door directly through 

Online services and shopping

So many businesses are still open or offer online shopping and services—and this list is growing as more businesses shift to online models and adapt to COVID-19 for the safety of their employees and customers.

Local Businesses and Restaurants

SUPPORT OUR LOCAL BUSINESSES.  We want them around when this crisis is over!

Bank of Montreal Beechwood Branch - open 10 am to 4 pm

Beechwood Auto – by appointment only please call ahead 613-749-6773

Books on Beechwood- Place orders online https://store.booksonbeechwood.ca   Can also request

by e-mail (staff@booksonbeechwood.ca) or phone 613-742-5030  and you can arrange contact-free pick-up or delivery by Purolator or Canada Post. One can also purchase downloadable audiobooks through them via https://libro.fm/?bookstore=beechwoodBridgehead is closed but you can order their coffee online and they will deliver ground coffee beans to your door… free of charge!  https://www.bridgehead.ca

Byward Fruit & Veggie Market 36 Byward Market Sq Order by email bfm1@on.aibn.com or call in your order at 613-241-6542  They will put it together and phone you back for your payment by phone. Curbside pickup is available or for a small fee you get your order delivered. *

Cleaners Browns Cleaners https://brownscleaners.ca Call 613-913-7369 for free Pick-up and Delivery.

Cleaners Monsoon Deluxe Cleaners  https://monsondeluxe.ca  Pick-up/delivery service available.  Call 613-749-5969 for details.

Cochrane’s Dairy in Russell – phone orders only 613-445-2959 kevin.cochrane@hotmail.com  Open for delivery with payment by cash, checque, or e-transfer. Delivery in our area is on Tuesdays.

Fettuccini’s - same day orders available if placed before 9 am, otherwise 12-24 hour notice for fresh and frozen meals, 613-230-4723, whycook@gmail.com

Mille Fiori on Beechwood-   www.millefioreottawa.com   613- 747-0811; call for services and hours

Mood Moss - call 613-741-1774 to order and pay

House of Cheese  34 Byward Market Square tel 613-242-4853 *

IDRISS Mediterranean Resto, Algerian cuisine 319 St Laurent Blvd, order online 613-421-4008

Quickie Convenience- 64 Beechwood, open 613-744-7256

Lapoint Byward Market Store  613-789-6221   LapointeStore@gmail.com *

Mariposa Farm   specialty is duck, and also have all sorts of other fresh and local produce (seasonal veggies, cheese, eggs). Ian Walker, the owner has been working mostly with Ottawa restaurants until the appearance of COVID. Mariposa has a weekly produce list to order from and provides contactless porch/home deliveries.  http://www.mariposa-duck.on.ca/default_eng.htm

https://www.facebook.com/fermemariposafarm/  t. 613-673-5881

Marya’s Pizza at 201 Marier Ave. open for pickup or delivery.   613-741 9991

Mia's Indian Cuisine - take out 613-797-3269

Ministry of Coffee order online at https://theministryofcoffee.com/new-products

New Edinburgh Pharmacy- will deliver- call for new hours 613-749-4444

Ottawa Organics  https://ottawaorganics.com, 613 234-1515 is an online only service that offers certified organic fruits, vegetables and more from Ottawa farms and producers, with delivery in the Beechwood area on Fridays.

Pelican Seafood Market & Grill curbside pickup; order online or call 613-526-5229

Pet Value Beechwood  - open 613-842-8769

Red Door- coffee and snacks, 117 Beechwood  613- 695-6804

Saslove’s Meat Market – Byward Mkt meat/produce delivery 613-241-9266 *      

Scone Witch - open for delivery only through the Cyrville Road location, call 613-744-2585 or email cyrville@sconewitch.ca

Second Cup – open for take-out only 6 am – 7 pm; with limited numbers of customers allowed in at any one time and no seating 613-748-3017

Subway – takeout only until 6 pm, 613-742-2520

Bread and Roses Bakery and Café
323 St. Laurent Blvd., Ottawa, Ontario K1K 2Z5
Pick Up, Curb Side Pick-up or FRIDAY Home Delivery
(613) 745 2087

Dumouchel Meat and Deli
351 Donald Street
Call-in and pick-up times are Tuesday-Saturday: 10am-5pm.
(613) 744-6683


103 Beechwood Avenue, Ottawa ON
(613) 746-6002
Curbside pickup, limited local delivery

Muckleston & Brockwell
127 Beechwood Ave, Ottawa, ON K1M 1L5
In-store pickup in the front half of the store, contact-free curbside pickup, and email/phone orders.
(613) 745-2244

Papa Jack’s Popcorn
2184 Thurston Dr, Ottawa, ON K1G 6E1
Delivery and curbside pick-up
(613) 744-1049

Produce Brothers
830 Industrial Ave Unit 10.
Order online: https://producebrothers.ca/

Quelque Chose Patisserie
274 Montreal Rd, Vanier, ON K1L 6C4 
Pick Up
(613) 742-7722

Baccanalle Caribbean Cuisine
595 Montreal Rd, Ottawa, ON K1K 4K4
Pick-up and Delivery

Bibi’s Middle Eastern Kitchen
143 Putman Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1M
Take-out and Delivery

Bobby's Table
255 Montreal Road, Ottawa, Ontario K1L 6C4
(613) 740-9333

Cadmans Bagels
150 Montreal Rd. at Vanier Parkway, ON K1L 8H2
(613) 695-4359

Coconut Lagoon
853 St Laurent Blvd, Ottawa, ON K1K 3B1
Limited Menu for Take-out and Delivery
(613) 742-4444

Eastview Pizza
251 Montreal Rd, Vanier, ON K1L 6C4
(613) 749-1555

357 St Laurent Blvd., Ottawa, K1K 2Z7
(613) 745-7356
Meal Delivery & Curbside Pickup

Fraser Café
7 Springfield Rd, Ottawa, ON K1M 1C8
Family Style Dinners Take-away and delivery
(613) 749-1444

Gabriel Pizza
214 Montreal Rd., Vanier, ON K1L 8L8
Order Online for Delivery

Great Canadian Poutinerie
200 Deschamps Ave., Vanier, ON 
Order Online for Delivery

Greek to Go
425 McArthur Ave., Ottawa, ON K1K 1G5
Order Online for Delivery
(613) 741-6159

Habesha Restaurant
99 Montreal Road, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Order Online for Delivery

Host India
622 Montreal Rd, Ottawa, ON K1K 0T6
Take-out and Delivery
(613) 746-4678

Lai Lai Chinese Food
449 McArthur Ave., Ottawa, ON, K1K 1G3
Pick-Up and Delivery
(613) 741-4011

Louis Pizza
181 McArthur Ave., Ottawa, ON K1L 6P8
Take Home Pizza Kits 
(613) 741-0724
(613) 741-0725

Ola Cocina
62 Barrette St, Vanier, ON K1L 8A5
Curb service or delivery
(613) 746-6222

Pizarro's Restaurant
Take Out
366 Marguerite Avenue, Ottawa
(613) 747-7777

Stuffed Burgers and Pizza
912 St-Laurent Blvd
Pick-up and Delivery
(613) 749-1010

8 Beechwood Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K1L 8B4
Take-out and Delivery
(613) 741-4777

Vanier Grill
159 Montreal Rd, Vanier, ON K1L 6E8
(613) 746-4843

The Works Gourmet Burger Bistro
363 St-Laurent Boulevard
Take-out and Delivery
(613) 748-0406

Working Title Kitchen
330 Laurier Ave E, Ottawa, ON K1N 6P9
Take-away and Delivery
(613) 230-3050

YKO Chicken BBQ
375 McArthur Ave., Ottawa, ON, K1L 6N5
(613) 747-8947​

*  One can order from Saslove’s neighbours, Byward Fruit Market , House of Cheese, and Lapointe Fish, and they can ship your meat, produce, and cheese orders together.

** https://responsiblechoice.ca/lovelocaldelivery/  Local eateries have teamed up with local designated driver service Responsible Choice to launch “Love Local Delivery” a food delivery service responding to the public “Stay at Home” Ottawa City Health guideline to contain COVID-19.  Delivery cost is $5.00 per delivery. Check out the participating eateries!  Ola Cocina, Das Lokal, Bibi’s, Fraser Café.

Local Grocery Stores


1055 St Laurent Blvd, Ottawa, ON K1K 3B1
(613) 778-8883


All Africa Market
411 McArthur Ave, Ottawa, Ontario K1K 1G7
(613) 244-0325

Al-Mokhtar Food Centre
443 McArthur Avenue, Ottawa, ON, Canada, K1K 1G3
(613) 749-8872

Food Basics
1021 Cyrville Rd Unit 1, Ottawa, ON K1J 7S3
(613) 842-4445

320 McArthur Ave., Vanier, ON K1L 5G2

Green Fresh Supermarket Vanier
29 Selkirk Street, Vanier, ON, K1L 6N1
(613) 748-1038

McArthur Halal Meat & Grocery
379 McArthur Ave., Ottawa, Ontario K1L6N5
(613) 744-6634

100 McArthur Ave., Vanier, ON K1L 6P9
(613) 744-0705

Mario’s Food Centre
381 McArthur Avenue, Vanier, Ontario, K1L 6N5
(613) 749-1247

50 Beechwood Ave, Ottawa, ON K1L 8B3
(613) 744-6676

M&M Food Market
536 Montreal Rd, Ottawa ON K1K 0T9
(613) 744-6164

Mossa Market & Meat Shop
300 McArthur Avenue, Vanier, ON K1L 6P2
(613) 745-7900
(613) 712-7900

Nature’s Buzz
55 Beechwood Ave, Ottawa ON
(613) 842-0280

St. Laurent Shopping Centre (open for essential services only)
1200 St Laurent Blvd, Ottawa, ON K1K 3B8
(613) 745-6858


Phone: 613-580-2483
Address: 110 Laurier Ave W, Ottawa, ON, K1P 1J1