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Lists of ‘best things’ in Ottawa, like ‘best skiing’, best restaurants, best bars, best dance parties, best bands, best hood, etc.

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Best of: Meditation workshops in Ottawa

The art of meditation is a way of getting into touch with reality. The reason for it is that most civilized people are out of touch with reality – because they confuse the world as it is, with the world as they think about it, talk about it, and describe it. -Alan Watts So you’ve […]

Black Squirrel Books. Photo from their Facebook page.

Best of: Independent bookstores

There is a certain something about independent bookstores. A sense of community and bringing people together – connecting over a love of books (which eventually ends up being about so much more) – that you just won’t find at Chapters. Independent bookstores are the best because the people who work there are REALLY passionate about […]

Photo courtesy of DrewOtt on Flickr.

Hood Wars 2013 Round Four: Best Neighbourhood Party

Hood Wars is Apt613’s annual neighbourhood contest where we ask our readers to choose what area deserves the title of best in the city. The Ottawa Open edition of Hood Wars will take place over five rounds: Best Restaurant Row (September 18); Best Public Art and Architecture (September 21); Best Green Space (September 25); Best Neighbourhood Party (September 29); Best […]

Photo courtesy of Coffee Go on Flickr.

Hood Wars 2013 Round Three: Best Green Space

Hood Wars is Apt613’s annual neighbourhood contest where we ask our readers to choose what area deserves the title of best in the city. The Ottawa Open edition of Hood Wars will take place over five rounds: Best Restaurant Row (September 18); Best Public Art and Architecture (September 21); Best Green Space (September 25); Best Neighbourhood Party (September 28); Best […]

Photo courtesy of spotmaticfanatic on Flickr.

Hood Wars 2013 Round Two: Best Public Art and Architecture

Hood Wars is Apt613’s annual neighbourhood contest where we ask our readers to choose what area deserves the title of best in the city. The Ottawa Open edition of Hood Wars will take place over five rounds: Best Restaurant Row (September 18); Best Public Art and Architecture (September 21); Best Green Space (September 25); Best Neighbourhood Party (September 28); Best […]

Photo courtesy of QUOI Media on flickr

Hood Wars 2013 Round One: Best Restaurant Row

Hood Wars is Apt613’s annual neighbourhood contest where we ask our readers to choose what area deserves the title of best in the city. The Ottawa Open edition of Hood Wars will take place over five rounds: Best Restaurant Row (September 18); Best Public Art and Architecture (September 21); Best Green Space (September 25); Best Neighbourhood Party (September 28); Best […]

Photo courtesy of tcp909 on flickr

Hood Wars 2013: The Ottawa Open

Hood Wars is Apt613’s annual neighbourhood smack down, a war of words to determine which of the city’s 97 neighbourhoods is the best. The story to date: The Hintonburg Mafia won the first ever Hood Wars, using methods I will not divulge lest I wake up with a horse head in my bed. Smugly assuming […]

The best of #ShitOttawansSay

Open File has collected and organized many of the tweets, which you can see here, but we couldn’t resist sharing some of our favourite ones here on the site. The following are Apartment613’s picks for the best of #ShitOttawansSay. [View the story “Best of #ShitOttawanssSay” on Storify]

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