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Month: June 2011

What’s more Canadian than a Yurt? The NCC serves up art Mongolian style for Canada Day

Post by Taline Bedrossian Of all the performances slated for tomorrow’s Canada Day celebrations, I am by far the most stoked for one happening at Jacques-Cartier Park. This year, the NCC has chosen to host local artists Michael Caffrey, Thomas Grondin and Kerry Campbell (also known as VJ Daisy) to perform and present their works […]

Restaurant Watch: Red Apron adds a bit of gourmet to your Gladstone lunch

Busy foodies (and those sick of President’s Choice General Tao’s chicken) likely know about the Red Apron‘s take-home foods. The Ottawa establishment offers local, organic and gourmet food that can be picked up either fresh or frozen – a big help when you don’t have the time or inclination to cook. They’ve also got a […]

Weekend roundup: Canada Day edition

So in case you’re new to town (and to the country), our fine city goes a bit wild this weekend. And with certain special guests coming to town, we suspect the crowds are going to be even bigger last year. You thought having QEII was a big deal? Her grandson is set to show her […]

Have your say on the future of Centretown

I love living in Centretown. It’s an amazing neighborhood, filled with great businesses, immense diversity and some cool apartments. It’s an important cultural hub for the city. But Centretown is evolving – there are more (and taller) condos going up. There are some new bike lanes going in. There are some new businesses opening and […]

Get yourself pretty: a how-to on making your own fabulous fascinators

Post by Karen Diepeveen and Diane Bond. Photographs by Trevor Pritchard. There are a few of us at Apt613 HQ who will jump on any DIY or crafty project (and maybe just one person who is really talented in this area… The rest of us just think we are.) And so, when we found out […]

How is the Jazz Festival going? Audio commentary live from the ground

We headed out to Confederation Park last night to see the lovely Jill Barber perform and while we were there got some audio commentary on how the Jazz Festival is going so far. Extra points if you can name what is playing in the background. First we have Petr Cancura the Programming Director for the […]

Jill Barber has some great friends in Ottawa

Update: We’ve got two tickets to the Ottawa Jazz Festival for one lucky Apartment613 reader. Leave a comment on this post and send us an email for your chance to win. We’ll draw today at 5pm. Tickets are good for any day of the festival, so enter even if you can’t make it tonight. I […]

Weekly News Review: Floods, O-Train extension, Kate & Wills and more!

Ottawa city council has approved a $59-million plan to speed up O-Train service in the city. The city agreed on Wednesday to buy six new diesel trains and build a new track along the north-south line. Après les dégâts d’eau qui ont eu lieu à la suite de grosses inondations à Gatineau, on commence finalement […]

Pan-Am Cup brings volleyball powerhouses to Gatineau

Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR. By Vera Grbic When I think of Apt613, I think of all things cultural. Sports do not come immediately to mind. However, as a long-standing culture and sports enthusiast, I think the two should more often coalesce. Then I realize that there may be a reason for the separation, at least […]

Ottawa web series Locker Lives launched online

[youtube width=”600″ height=”400″][/youtube] Ottawa Sketch Comedy has launched episode one of its new web series Locker Lives. “The real drama, the real show is about the actors on this TV show,” explained Ottawa Sketch member Rachelle Casseus. “The actors are playing 16-year-olds but they’re actually 30-year-olds, 40-year-olds who are sort of washed up and can’t […]

Happy 5th Anniversary, Victoire!

Ottawa may not be the country’s fashion capital, but those of us living here know there’s a whole lot more style in our city than we’re given credit for. And part of this style is thanks to a small but dedicated group of shops – the places where we get our inspiration, our funky clothing, […]

Apartment613 Live: The “Ryan learns to do radio” edition

[podcast][/podcast] This week, Apartment613 Live is all about festivals. We interview Petr Cancura, the programming director for the Ottawa Jazz Festival. (For more on the festival’s shows, you can check out Petr’s blog here.) Trevor Pritchard sits down at the Fringe Festival beer tent with the PepTides, who played Jazzfest’s opening night. And we preview […]

Weekend roundup: Fests, festivals and festivales

[youtube width=”600″ height=”485″][/youtube] Happy Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day weekend, all! For those of you looking to celebrate this holiday over in Gatineau, the Festival L’Outaouais en fête is a safe bet. Afraid of crossing bridges? Stay in Ottawa and head to Shanghai for the epic Tapette dance and French-DJ spinning party Friday night. In other notable days, […]