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Month: February 2012


Linking infrastructure key to making Ottawa North America’s #1 Bike-Friendly City

The family of Ottawa cyclist Nathan Anderson, who died on Feb. 19 after being struck by an allegedly drunk driver, released a statement this week thanking all those who provided help following the accident. The family’s statement asked for privacy and also calls on citizens to keep Ottawa’s streets safe for travelers. “In spite of […]

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Prints & Inks Silkscreening Show

Calling all silkscreen ?-ers! Ottawa’s favourite DIY craft and DJ duo, Spins & Needles, is putting together an art exhibition at Fall Down Gallery, opening this Friday, March 2. Prints & Inks will house all types of graphic works – from clothing, to posters, to prints – and Jason Skilz will be on hand to provide beats. […]


The Ottawa regional improv finals

What do T-rexes, Pimp my Ride, and the National Arts Centre (NAC) have in common? All were re-imagined onstage at the final of the Ottawa Regional Improv Championship, which took place last Saturday, February 25. High school students from across the city met up at the National Arts Centre to show who had the chops […]


Ceremony, Ottawa’s newest dance party, puts a whole new spin to ‘Jail House Rock’

On Saturday February 25th Ceremony, dubbed by organizers as a “brand-new-spanking dance party,” is starting in Ottawa. And this party promises to be off the hooks. Heard of Timekode? Chances are that, even if you haven’t graced it with your presence, you’ve heard all about the shenanigans that occur at this Ottawa institution. Ceremony promises […]


La p’tite épicerie du quartier – no fool’s paradise

As you turn the corner onto Notre-Dame-de-l’île from Boulevard des Allumetières, observing the funky houses in the area, you will notice a fluorescent light written Ouvert  in the dim street. In this case, head towards the light to find salvation which will come in the form of a sandwich. The family run p’tite épicerie du […]

Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

[youtube width=”600″ height=”485″][/youtube] Well, Ottawa, we’ve almost made it through to March. And there’s plenty going on to help celebrate those babysteps we’re taking towards spring… If the warm weather this week wasn’t enough to dispel those Suckuary vibes, Doldrums Winter Music Festival is for you. Raw Sugar, Cafe Dekcuf and the Rainbow have teamed […]

Photo courtesy of Stephanie Naday.

Ottawa Fashion Week: Fall/Winter 2012 bodes well for the city’s fashionistas

Post by Stephanie Naday Seeking a bit of aesthetic inspiration? Feeling a little stylistically uninspired in Ottawa? This past weekend saw the seventh edition of Ottawa Fashion Week which delivered fall/winter 2012 collections fit to satisfy any fashion enthusiast’s cravings. Held at the Westin Hotel downtown, the weekend featured a diverse group of designers hailing […]


Vote Against Bad Urban Infill: Vote Old Ottawa South

Editorial by Gwen Gall, Web Editor for the Old Ottawa South Comminity Association. Gwen nominated Old Ottawa South in the “Great Neighbourhood” contest as a private citizen, independent of any group or association. The views represented below do not necessiarily represent those of Apartment613. Why did I nominate Old Ottawa South as a “Great Neighbourhood” […]

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Weekly News Review: Banning smoking, CE Centre & water and AA Baseball coming to town

It’s already been ten years since Ottawa banned indoor smoking…ten years of my clothes not stinking after a night at the bar! Now, the city’s public health board is proposing a bylaw expansion that would make all city properties – including beaches, more than 1,000 parks and 300 city facilities, including the Byward and Parkdale […]


There once was an apartment and an OAK

Post by Sonia Riahi, from OAK Computing.  Throughout the year, Sonia will be guest blogging on Apt613. Back in 2011, at a networking event in town, Apt613’s François Levesque made an open request to the assembled community asking for help with an improved calendar for their site.  OAK’s founder Manu Sharma, always supportive of community […]

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Cheers to Amos & Good Night My Dear…

Goodnight My Dear…I’m Falling Apart, the newest release from Amos the Transparent, was supposed to take two months to make. Instead, it took two years. Despite the delay – by chief songwriter Jonathan Chandler’s initial dissatisfaction such that he deleted nearly all the early work – the final result is a record sonically more coherent […]


Anatomica: André Gingras brings Dance Works Rotterdam to the NAC

By Scott Lillico Wednesday night’s performance of Anatomica at the National Arts Centre was sexy, humorous, and abstract. Walking into the show the audience was greeted to upbeat music and a line of dancers showing off in a light, fun way. It was like an introduction to the elements of the show – love, sex, attraction, appearance, and passion… […]

Photo courtesy of Martin Cathrae on Flickr.

DJ Cadence Weapon at the Kelp Winter Warmer this weekend! Free tickets!

You may be familiar with Cadence Weapon, hip-hop artist. Or Cadence Weapon, poet laureate of Alberta. But what about Cadence Weapon, DJ? Mr. Weapon (which is what I assume goes on his passport) will be in Ottawa this Saturday as part of Kelp Records’ Winter Warmer, a day-long celebration of good food, good local booze, […]

Photo of Amos the Transparent by Jamie Kronick (from their facebook page).

Weekend roundup: How to stay warm in O-town

This weekend’s all about getting warm – we might be having an early spring, but that doesn’t mean we don’t want to stay cozy in the meantime. Kelp Records is all about that this weekend, with their annual Winter Warmer down at the Dom Polski. They’ll have beer, they’ll have food, they’ll have music. What […]