Do you ever wonder, when looking at old building around the city, what stood there before?
Created as emergency government headquarters against nuclear fallout, the Diefenbunker was built during the Cold War but never used! Ottawa comedians Lewis Hill, Sean Carson and Daniel Araya explore the bunkers with the fantastic tour guide Mady Gillespie! For more Comedy Ottawa, watch their dispatches from Grow613 Day and Westfest.
As I locked my bike outside the Canadian Museum of History, I glanced over at the four school and two tour buses and my heart sank. Now let me see, what’s worse? In corner number one we have hordes of “last-week-of-school” kids running around, shrieking and purposely getting too close to artifacts so that the […]
45 min | Comedy, Solo | PG Keir Cutler is a Shakespeare crackpot. That is, he does not believe that Will Shakespeare wrote the plays attributed to him. Our culture calls such people “crackpots”. Hence the moniker. “Doctor Keir” does indeed have a PhD in Theatre with a background in English literature. He describes his impressive […]
Streetscape Memory Bank draws on Library and Archives Canada’s photographic records of Ottawa’s past to create a picture of Ottawa as it once was. Be sure to take a look at parts 1, 2, 3, and 4 of our journey through Uppertown, and check out our complete Streetscape Memory Bank archives here. In the 1913 […]
The second annual Megaphono music showcase festival is underway here in the capital from Feb. 2-5, designed to showcase our own local and regional talent. It also brings music industry professionals in to see and hear some of Ottawa’s musical talent, and to offer constructive advice on how local artists can catapult their careers. They […]
The Bytown Museum is one of the oldest structures in its vicinity, no small claim for a building flanked on either side by Parliament Hill and the Chateau Laurier. Though those stately buildings house plenty of history, they are all predated by the structure that became the Bytown Museum (commissioned in 1927) by nearly one-hundred […]
Read Part 1 and Part 2 of this series, or check out all of our Streetscape Memory Bank posts. Last time, we looked at the mix of housing and individuals who lived on the north side of Vittoria Street between Lyon and Kent. Now we continue our journey by looking at a remarkable set of […]
Throughout November, Mercury Lounge has been celebrating 19 years of bringing fresh, high-energy entertainment to the capital. On Saturday November 28th,they’re wrapping up the month-long birthday bash with the release party for Tortured Soul’s new album Hot For Your Love Tonight. Also on hand will be Mercury’s resident DJ Trevor Walker. Since he’s been there since […]
Last time, we looked at the area of Uppertown now taken up by what is now 395 Wellington, or Library and Archives Canada. This time I’m interested in taking a look at some of the houses located on Lyon, the north side of Vittoria, Kent and Cliff Streets. [Ed. note: Here’s a Google Maps link […]