Bánh mì, samosas, and BBQ buns, oh my!
We here at Apt613 love hard hitting news. We also love ice cream. So when we heard that Le Glacier Bilboquet, a Montreal ice cream staple since 1983, was opening up its first non-Montreal location in Vieux-Hull, we knew we had to thoroughly research it. And research we did, cone after cone, for the good […]
Stephen Johnson works at the Ottawa Public Library. When not at work, he is probably out exploring the region (libraries included) with his family. In recent years, the summer staycation has become a popular trend. It allows a person to save money while being a tourist in their own backyard. In Ottawa, we are fortunate […]
Canada is 149 now but doesn’t look a day over 100. You might, on the other hand, depending on how much your Canada Day turned into a Canada Night or a Canada Long Weekend. Hope you got plenty of water and rest in between, cause July is the maddest month for events in Ottawa. Bluesfest […]
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.
Post by Laura Li. Li is a West Carleton High School student and member of the Main Branch of the Ottawa Public Library Teen Advisory Group. She has also blogged on the Ottawa Public Library website as Teen Blogger in Residence. After a year’s worth of waiting, the moment has finally come: School’s out, exams […]
Just days after a stormy Canada day, the sun was warm over the city for the American Embassy’s annual Fourth of July celebration. U.S. ambassador Bruce Heyman and his wife Vicki extended a warm welcome to 3,500 friends filling the grounds of Lornado, the official residence and their home for the past two years. Among […]
Kristopher Waddell is our newest fellow. A longtime member of Ottawa’s comic book scene, Kristopher has been involved with all aspects of the trade – from creating comics to publishing books. In regular weekly installments, Kristopher presents his take on the life and times of Johnny Vegas, who has been performing in this city for decades. Ottawa’s Lounge Lizard: Johnny […]
Bluesfest, now in its 22nd year, is the city’s largest and fastest growing outdoor music festival. Although continuing to brim with big-named acts, the festival’s mandate also includes recognizing, nurturing, and providing a platform for local musicians ranging from budding talent to professional recording artists. This year roughly one-quarter of the acts at Bluesfest will be local. With an increasing number […]
Would you be willing to pay hundreds of dollars in advance to receive a full season of exclusive art? It’s a gamble, but Megan Monafu, founder of CSArt Ottawa, is betting that there are enough people in our city willing to buy in to support and grow our burgeoning local arts scene. The inspiration for […]