2 Beverly Street, Stittsville, ON, K2S 0S4

Phone (613) 831-2879

About Us

About Us

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Walkerworks Picture Framing is a full service Custom Picture Framing business located in the west end of Ottawa, in the heart of Stittsville at the corner of Main and Beverly Streets.

Conveniently located with a large parking lot right at our front door, Walkerworks is so easy to travel to by car that we frequently give directions to lost travellers.  An added bonus is our easy access for bike and foot traffic with the bike paths at Poole Creek right around the corner and the Trans-Canada Trail just a few blocks down Main Street.

Owned and operated by Amy & Jim Walker, Walkerworks has been in operations since 1995 and has had a retail location since 2000.  It is currently in its 3rd (and final) location at 2 Beverly Street in Stittsville.

With a fully operating wood shop on the premises and years of framing experience under their belts, Amy and Jim are able to handle any picture framing projects that walks through the door.  At Walkerworks, you benefit from the combination of their many years of practising the fine craft of picture framing with use of the best technology & current knowledge available to the picture framing industry.

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Both holding the designation of Certified Picture Framer® , Amy and Jim have been framing art work together since high school (Earl of March and A.Y. Jackson in the late 1980’s) back when they were just wanting to get their own art onto the walls.

In 1995, after art school (Jim at the Ontario College of Art, St. Laurence College and the University of Ottawa; Amy at Concordia and the University of Ottawa) and each with their degrees in the visual arts, Jim and Amy got married and shortly thereafter started Walkerworks, a picture framing and photography business.

FullSizeRender-2At first a home-based business at their home on Fernbank Road, Walkerworks photographed weddings & portraits, did reproduction photography for artists, made many house calls and did the picture framing for Artguise, an independent gallery and art store on Bank Street which operated from 1996 until its closure in March of 2010.

At this time, Jim also began teaching photography and picture framing for the Ottawa Carleton District School Board’s Continuing Education Program, then the Carleton Board. (Although that program is now sadly now defunct, you may engage Jim for a private class by emailing us at info@walkerworks.ca.)

24632882-056d-4cec-b23b-a2305523fae7In the summer of 2000, Walkerworks was ready for a retail location and the picture framing business was moved to beautiful Downtown Heritage Perth at 100 Gore Street East (now home of the Sunflower Bake Shop). The Walkers’ six years in Perth produced countless professional framing jobs, hundreds of satisfied clients, many best practices, and 2 children.  In 2006 when their oldest started school in Stittsville, the decision was made to simplify life and bring Walkerworks home to Ottawa.

 On Halloween day 2006, Walkerworks Picture Framing opened for business in the city of Ottawa on Stittsville’s Main Street, at 1491B Main Street, in a garage beside the Legion.  In the summer of 2009, after 3 great years and with the demolition trucks in the future for that location, the Walkers decided to purchase a little piece of Stittsville for themselves, selling their home in the country and moving into Stittsville in the process.

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You will now find Walkerworks Picture Framing right in the heart of Stittsville at the corner of Main and Beverly Streets, across from Papa Sam’s place.  In a stand alone building with ample parking and green space, Walkerworks is a vibrant part of Stittsville’s Main Street corridor.

Walkerworks has proudly been a member in the North American wide Professional Picture Framing Association(PPFA) since 1995 and as such stays up-to-date with the current knowledge in the picture framing industry and benefits from the continued education and exchange of ideas that comes with being part of a larger governing body. With both owners holding the designation of Certified Picture Framer® (CPF), Jim and Amy have proven that they have the knowledge and skills needed to work in the picture framing industry.