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City Pulse: Ottawa mall wars, part 1

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Conceptual drawing of an open square at the Kanata Outlet Mall. Image courtesy of the Tanger Factory Outlet Centers.Conceptual drawing of an open square at the Kanata Outlet Mall. Image courtesy of the Tanger Factory Outlet Centers.

The latest big move in clothing & fashion retail in Ottawa is coming this fall, with the opening of the new Tanger Outlets in Kanata. Scheduled for its grand opening on October 17th, the Tanger Outlet Centre will feature major Brand name factory stores including Calvin Klein, Banana Republic, Coach, Michael Kors, and the Nike Factory Store. The company behind this new project, North-Carolina based Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, currently runs 45 outlet malls throughout the United States and Canada. So you can expect a similar array of retailers in... | Continue reading article

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Rideau Centre’s Dining Hall reflects a new generation of eating

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The new Rideau Centre Dining Hall. All photos by Kelsey Sunstrum.The new Rideau Centre Dining Hall. All photos by Kelsey Sunstrum.

Tonight, at precisely 9pm, the Rideau Centre Food Court as we know it will close for the last time. Rideau Centre’s new Dining Hall will replace the Food Court that served the mall since its grand debut in 1983. Occupying the lower level of the former Sears store, the modern, state-of-the-art eating area will open to the public tomorrow at 11am. A slew of brand-spanking new food vendors fills the space, with cuisines originating from all around the world. Notable eateries to try are MLT DWN, a gourmet grilled cheese... | Continue reading article

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Aziz and Co celebrate 50 years

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From left to right: Sheena Zain (store manager, daughter), Zubeda Ujjainwala (mother and owner) and Jasmine Aziz (Daughter). All photos by Charlie Crabb.From left to right: Sheena Zain (store manager, daughter), Zubeda Ujjainwala (mother and owner) and Jasmine Aziz (Daughter). All photos by Charlie Crabb.

While stumbling and bumbling around, a drunk man tripped into a small store, which had just opened on the corner of Bank and Gilmour streets. He wandered through, gazing at its vibrantly coloured collection of bed spreads, dresses and textiles, unsure of where his drunken adventure had led him. It was different from the other stores he meandered by on the street. The aroma of the burning incense enticed him to wobble down to the back end of the shop. Intoxicated by the smell, he grumbled, grabbed a pack of... | Continue reading article

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Capital Pride promises to offer an edgier festival this year

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A participant in the 2013 Capital Pride Parade. All photos by Charlie Crabb.A participant in the 2013 Capital Pride Parade. All photos by Charlie Crabb.

In its ever-lasting quest to be more fabulous, fantastic and flamboyant than the year before, the Capital Pride Committee is releasing a program that’s edgier than its predecessors. This year’s Capital Pride Festival will kick off at the Museum of Nature. As part of the museum’s popular Nature Nocturne event series, revelers will launch Pride, while checking out the Museum’s exhibits in a night club-esque setting. The Village Movie Night is also evolving. This year’s night in front of the silver screen will include a fully licensed bar. The committee’s... | Continue reading article

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Foodie Friday: Beechwood gets a market!

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Photo by SMcGarnigle on Flickr.Photo by SMcGarnigle on Flickr.

This post first appeared in Vanier Now. It’s been a rough couple of years for farmers’ markets in Ottawa. We’ve experienced a spate of market closures, the most recent being the highly publicized Sparks Street market cancellation. But local market goers should take heart in Beechwood’s new market, which is great news for those of us in Vanier and other east-end neighbourhoods. East-enders were left in the lurch in 2013 when the lone farmers’ market in the area was cancelled abruptly. The cancellation was controversial. Several longstanding market vendors made... | Continue reading article

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Canada’s independent music artists want a bigger slice of the apple pie.

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D'Ari Pouyat, lead singer of the band Nine Mile and show host of CIRAA's The New Indie podcast series. Photo from Nine Mile's Facebook Page.D'Ari Pouyat, lead singer of the band Nine Mile and show host of CIRAA's The New Indie podcast series. Photo from Nine Mile's Facebook Page.

The House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage is in the middle of a review of the Canadian music industry. On December 5, 2013, the committee moved to undertake the review in order to: a) inform Committee members of the details and impacts of the government support on Canadian music, as well as the creators and entrepreneurs who create and distribute music in Canada; b) determine how funding is allocated; c) to establish whether the government support is meeting the objectives laid out for it, and to make recommendations... | Continue reading article

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From the Artist: Healing Trees intervention on Percy Street

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All photos by Kim Gauvin.All photos by Kim Gauvin.

Post by Kim Gauvin. If I had been asked to name the defining characteristics of Centretown at this time last year, I would have mentioned the gable-roofed houses, a few key shops and restaurants, and, of course, the eclectic mix of great people. I would have completely overlooked the trees. The trees, as it turns out, are as important as the architecture. They soften some of the edges and make our neighborhood more inviting. I had not given much thought to the trees until last fall, when I started seeing... | Continue reading article

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Poetic Elements’ EP release party at the Grind

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Poetic Elements, Khaleefa ApollotheChild Hamdan (left) and Curtis Masai Nyarko. All photos by Alex Lauzon Photographe.Poetic Elements, Khaleefa ApollotheChild Hamdan (left) and Curtis Masai Nyarko. All photos by Alex Lauzon Photographe.

Ottawa hip hop group Poetic Elements will be releasing their first EP this week. I had a chance to chat with the guys about the route to performing and recording hip hop here in our city. The story of Poetic Elements begins back in 2006, when Khaleefa ApollotheChild Hamdan and Curtis Masai Nyarko were in high school. Masai was already in a rap duo and Apollo was writing poetry at the time. At Apollo’s request, Masai taught him to rap. The two of them grew together and they began putting... | Continue reading article

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Kettleman’s Bagels bags Internet shame for anti-gluten-free post

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Photo from kettlemansbagels.ca.Photo from kettlemansbagels.ca.

Post by Joel Balsam. I love bagels. Not the six serving behemoth donuts with holes found in New York and Toronto; the smaller kind made with water. The Mordechai Richler of bagels attributed in the both aptly regal Montreal Mile-End borough bagel holes St. Viateur and Fairmount. But as the son of a “Montreal Anglophone refugee” who fled to Ottawa in the ‘80’s, I grew up on the incredibly comparable, if not, dare I say it, on par 24/hour bagel shop Kettleman’s Bagels. So when the creators of my beloved... | Continue reading article

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Sex Survey Results! A deep, hard hitting analysis

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Photo courtesy of wilding.andrew on Flickr. Photo courtesy of wilding.andrew on Flickr.

The results are in for our completely non-scientific annual sex and dating survey. We asked Ottawa to throw back the sheets to show us what you got and now we can’t unsee it. We now have no choice but to share the love (or lust) with the rest of you. Quality and Quantity Around 21% of Ottawans are getting a perfect amount of sex; the average didn’t vary by sexual orientation. The guys are doing worse in that department than the gals: only 13% of men indicated they were getting... | Continue reading article

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