The Hintonburg Public House Crowdfunding Project

by Summer Baird, owner of The Hintonburg Public House in Ottawa, Ottawa Division, Canada

The Hintonburg Public House Crowdfunding Project
We did it
On 9th June 2021 we successfully raised $2,310 with 18 supporters in 56 days

Calling all friends of The HPH! Donate or purchase one of our artistic, interactive, and/or quirky finds to help us weather the COVID storm.

by Summer Baird, owner of The Hintonburg Public House in Ottawa, Ottawa Division, Canada

This year we will be 10-I know right-10 years! In order to remain part of the community for another 10, we need some help.

The HPH is my second home & for many of you, it is yours as well. The type of place you meet up with friends or family, you feel welcome to relax on your own or support local charities while having some fun. Whatever we are to you, we hope to continue to be there for you. 

This covid business will be around for a while, even after we are all vaccinated we will need to remain careful. Although our space is set up pretty nicely right now for social distancing etc, there is more that can be altered to maximize the space & run the new side hustles that are keeping us afloat more efficiently. BUT, we can't afford to do this alone due to the major reduction in sales, forced closures, etc. so are turning to you for some help. 

We have created a selection of items you can purchase & will be adding more as we collaborate & create new items for you to enjoy. Items like beer tastings, local art & workshops, colouring books, gift certificates, cocktail books. Below are some pics of our rewards so you have a better idea of what you will be able to enjoy. See the rewards themselves for more details or send me a note. We also have some items that are not super fun-BUT needed so we hope you will consider those as well! Special thanks to my partner Daniel Martelock for offering some fun items. Those rewards you will not only be supporting HPH but also a local artist at the same time. It's a win-win!

If you are interested in any of the artwork or books as gifts before the end of this campaign on June 15th then send me an email directly & we can arrange an etransfer instead of purchasing it through here so we can get you the item right away. 

I will reach out at the end of this campaign (ends June 15th) with an email to let you know your items are ready for pick up and to schedule the beer tastings, art classes, & custom art pieces at that time.

Thanks for reading through & if you are not able to support us here please consider ordering takeout, or delivery, or through our Gifts & Collectables page. Lots of fun items on there & we are constantly adding more.

Thank you for always having our back & we will continue to have yours as well as we all navigate through this together. Your support is truly appreciated!


Summer Baird XX

Here are some images of some of the rewards...


Imagine custom dividers for between each table along our bench seating to allow for more protection & a few extra tables for you to come in & enjoy the space.1618002205_beer_bag_all_year.jpg

Craft beer lovers thank you bag! Beers will not be as seen but will be a selection of my fav's that I would like to share with you.


Example of a Daniel Martelock Bird Army painting. 



This super fun bottle opener would look great in the backyard! 


Painting class with Daniel Martelock on our patio is one of our fun rewards!


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

$10 or more

0 of 35 claimed

Uber Eats Printer

We offer delivery through UberEats & DoorDash & are currently writing down the orders or transfering it to our POS which-can cause items to be missed-so are looking to purchase a printer to eliminate this issue so the chefs can focus on cooking. This is not something Uber supplies so it is on us to purchase it. Unfortunately, it costs $350, & with not much coming in these days with the lockdown we are further away from affording one.

$10 or more

1 of 45 claimed

Window Repair

Our back window had a crack & since the weather changed has completely cracked & is now in need of replacement ($4500). This was a huge blow as it happened the same day as the latest lockdown. With little income coming in from only takeout & delivery there are no funds to fix it. Duct tape is holding things together for now but it needs to be fixed before next winter so the chefs don't freeze so we are looking for even a small donation to help.

$15 or more

0 of 50 claimed

Daniel Martelock Colouring Book(50% Parkdale Food)

Relax while colouring pages from a Daniel Martelock Colouring Book. PLUS, help support not only The HPH but 50% will be going to the Parkdale Food Centre so stock up for birthday party thank yous, gifts or a fun local item to share with visitors & friends. Check out @danielmartelock on Instagram for more examples of his work. I will reach out at the end of this campaign (ends June 15th) with an email to let you know your items are ready for pic

$15 or more

Buy a staff member face & eye protection

As you know we will require our staff to wear face masks & eye protection to keep each other safe. It would be great if we had some funds to help cover the costs for those who do not already have a good stock of these items.

$25 or more

0 of 40 claimed

Advent Calendar of Drinks for Parkdale Food Centre

This reward is for our friends at Parkdale Food Centre. Proceeds from our cocktail book will go to the centre. It might not be the holidays but cocktails are always in season & thought this a good opportunity to help raise some funds for Parkdale. PLUS, it is great for those who are early Christmas shoppers! We always have the books available at the restaurant as well so pls keep them in mind.

$25 or more

Bench Dividers Donation

We would like to put in more dividers to allow for a few more tables along our bench seating to make the space able to accommodate a few more people while staying safe now & in the future. We have already put in a lot of savings to reconfigure the space so need some help to finish it off. Every donation helps & is very much appreciated!

$40 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Steamwhistle Bottle Opener

The folks at Steamwhistle contributed to our raffle prize as well as this fun bottle opener. Only 1 available & would look pretty fun in the backyard! Scroll through the images to see what it looks like. Cheers!

$60 or more

Craft Beer Tasting

Enjoy 5 delicious beer samples, learn about the different styles, the brewery & have some fun on our socially distanced patio. There will be a tasting or 2 after June 15th based on # purchased so we will email you will the available dates then. Breweries TBD. Cheers to great local beers!

$75 or more

Painting Class with Daniel Martelock

Like to paint? Want to learn a few tricks from a local artist? Daniel will walk you & a small group through how to paint an image step by step & encourage you to make it your own by sharing some of his techniques. All ages welcome. All supplies provided. Makes a great night out on our socially distanced patio! There will be multiple dates to choose from. Check out his work on Instagram at @danielmartelock

$80 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Sculpture at Home with artist Patti Norman

Local artist Patti Normand has generously donated 1 of her Sculpture at Home online courses to our campaign! Learn how to create a wire armature and then fill it out with specialized air dry clay. The course includes 4 prerecorded lessons and 4 weekly short zoom sessions as follow ups. Valued at $80. Visit for more info & to purchase extra classes for your friends or family. Great way to connect & get creative at home!

$100 or more

I love Craft Beer at HPH!

To help keep the craft beer flowing, we need your help! To say thank you, I will be putting together a few of my fav craft beers paired with some beer nuts for you to enjoy with them.

$100 or more

I love Enjoying Ontario Wine at The HPH!

To help keep the wine flowing, we need your help! To say thank you, I will be putting together a thank you bag filled with two delicious Ontario wines for you to enjoy. The reward will be available for pick up after the end of the campaign, June 15th.

$175 or more

HPH Craft Beer Club-half year subscription

The club started in January BUT we are offering a 6 MONTH club pack (July-December) for those would like to join in on the fun.At the start of each month pop by to pick up a 4-pack of curated craft brews featuring a variety of one-offs, out of towners & some local gems. Then tune in to our Hintonburg Public House Craft Beer YouTube channel to taste along with us & check your email for tasting notes & details about the breweries each month.

$250 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Wine Tasting for Two with Karlo Estate Winery

Join us for a wine tasting featuring Karlo Estate Winery. Try 4 different wines and learn about the winery and each wine. The reward includes a tasting for two plus two main courses & two glasses of wine from our regular wine list. The date for the tasting will be in the early fall working with government restrictions.

$450 or more

Bird Army Painting by Daniel Martelock 20"x20"

Daniel is known for his Bird Army paintings showcasing the resilience of our feathered friends who brave the elements working together all year long.You can choose a background colour that will work for your space & he will paint one special for you on a 20"x20" canvas.Check out examples of his work on Instagram @DanielMartelock. If you prefer 24"x24" & missed the perk he put up for the 1st to order,you still can order,choose his custom art piece

$500 or more

Private Spray Paint Workshop with Daniel Martelock

Spend the afternoon with Daniel Martelock & a guest of your choice to learn some spray painting tips and tricks. Leave with your own original art piece & some fresh new skills. Fun for all ages. All supplies included. Will be held in the park with lots of space between you. Masks required. Buy more than 1 for multiple sessions! Combine 2 of these for a class of 4 people max. 50% of this reward goes to Daniel & 50% to HPH.

$550 or more

Custom Painting by Daniel Martelock

Daniel Martelock is known for his birds & other animals. He will work with you to choose a background colour to work for your space and paint one of his amazing animals for you on a 24" x 24" canvas. Check out examples of his work on instagram @DanielMartelock For 20"x20" Bird Army choose the Bird Army 20"x20" perk.

$450 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Custom Bird Army Painting by Daniel Martelock

Daniel Martelock is known for his bird army images showcasing the resilience of our feathered friends who brave the elements working together all year long. He will work with you to choose a background colour sceme to work for your space and paint one of his amazing birds special for you on a 24" x 24" canvas. Check out examples of his work on instagram @DanielMartelock and see a sample of what your piece could look like in the main write up.

Got an idea like this?

Over $130 million has been raised from our crowd to support the projects they love! Plus tens of millions more unlocked by our partners.