Fuse Street Festival is on Saturday August 18 – Sunday August 19




This entire event is organized by and for the Members of the BIA! It’s a time to showcase your community spirit, your business, and your unique-ness. Note: External food trucks or vendors are not part of the event program; Sponsors, Community Partners, Members, and Entertainment only. HOW WILL YOU BE PARTICIPATING AT FUSE THIS YEAR? FILL OUT THE MEMBER FORM HERE


Event Dates and Times: The advertised hours for FUSE are as follows. While you can choose any hours you like for your programming, we ask that you try to fill up as much of these hours as possible, so that festival-goers can enjoy your setup no matter when they arrive.
Saturday, August 18 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Sunday, August 19 10:00 – 7:00 PM

 Street Closure: Richmond Road will be closed from Golden Avenue to McRae Avenue – inclusive for the two days. Street closure will occur Saturday August 18 at 6:00 AM to Sunday August 19 at 10:00 PM.

No overnight parking will be permitted on Richmond Road on Friday, August 17, and the City of Ottawa will be placing notice signs on the street on Friday to advise the public.

Event Manager: The BIA has hired WhiskeyJack Media (Jake Naylor) as the event manager to help run the logistics, permits, bookings, set up and take down of the event. Jake’s email contact (more on permits further down the page)

Fuse Brand Graphics: A new brand was developed for this year’s Fuse Street Festival by Xactly Design (located in Westboro). You can download a zip folder of the graphics you can use on your website, store signs, social media or more! This year, there is a French version of the logo, as we are marketing to Gatineau residents and Francophones.  Download the FUSE 2018 LOGOS & IMAGES

Charity Partners: We are so proud to be supporting two great charities with FUSE this year, the Westboro Region Food Bank and Cornerstone Housing for Women. On the Registration Form, you’ll have an opportunity to let us know if you’ll be able to raise some funds for one or both of these great local organizations.

Please note that the BIA will promote your charity initiatives through best efforts in our marketing campaign for the festival. As for coordination, we will connect your business directly with one or both charities to work out items such as collection of funds, additional promotion they can provide, etc. Thanks in advance for your support!


Each establishment with an existing licence must apply to the AGCO to temporarily extend their existing licensed area. I have attached a copy of the AGCO application PDF.
Along with the application, the establishment needs a Letter of Non-Objection from the municipality. Event Central can provide this letter. To do so, they need the completed application form and a drawing showing the location and dimensions of the extension (zoomed in enough that they can see that the patio only extends to limit of parking lane).

Please contact Jake Naylor, event manager with your completed application, and/or for assistance in the map/drawings of the patio.

The BIA compiles a list of all of the applicants and their applications (with drawings) and submits them to Event Central as one package and they will provide one letter

    • The letter is addressed to the BIA and lists all of the licensees
    • The BIA would then provide the letter to the licensees to include with their applications to AGCO
    • This keeps everything organized and your permit will be processed much quicker.