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Artist sketch of proposed redevelopment of the Domtar lands by Windmill

Future of Ottawa: In praise of developers

This is the second guest post in our week-long series The Future of Ottawa.  In this column Jonathan Westeinde of Ottawa-based Windmill Development Group discusses how developers can play a positive role in urban growth, as well as outlining his company’s potentially transformative plans for the Domtar site on the border of Ottawa-Gatineau.  Twitter users: use […]

Emma Slipp and Graeme McComb in Moss Park

Moss Park is a brutally honest play

Is it really necessary to always find meaning in pain and suffering?  For many people, finding lessons in sorrow is a necessity, because otherwise what is the point of experiencing anguish. But what if we can’t find any answers, let alone wisdom, from misery?  This question arose in my mind after watching Moss Park, which […]

Photo courtesy of Eric Darwin

Future of Ottawa: Is Lebreton the new Lansdowne?

This is the first guest post in our week-long series The Future of Ottawa.  In this column, urban affairs blogger Eric Darwin looks at the proposed phase II redevelopment of Lebreton Flats, and whether this project can become another source of heated debate like the redevelopment of Lansdowne.  Twitter users: use hashtag #futott if you want to […]

Photo by J. Michel Carriere courtesy of Apartment613 flickr pool

The Future of Ottawa series

Ottawa is on the verge of becoming an extraordinary city.  Over the next few years, billions of dollars will be spent on several projects that will transform our region.  These initiatives include: ?  The $2.1 billion Light Rail Transit (LRT) system currently under construction; ?  The $110 million planned renovation of the National Arts Centre; ?  The proposed phase II redevelopment […]

Big Balade a remporté le concours  « Chanson officielle des fêtes du 400e de la présence française en Ontario »

Basement 819 du 21 janvier 2015 :: Big Balade passe à l’histoire! Retour sur Contact Ontarois : Éric est prémonitoire. Théâtre “Le long voyage de Pierre-Guy B” au CNA. Que faites-vous en fin de semaine?

Basement 819 s’intéresse cette semaine à l’actualité de la région. Éric vous étonnera avec son retour sur Contact Ontarois : il avait prédit les remises de prix! Bravo à Big Balade qui a remporté un concours qui risque de faire passer le jeune groupe à l’histoire. Les résidents de Hull pourront bientôt mettre fin à […]

Wine selection for the evening. All photos by Terry Steeves.

Foodie Friday: A rollercoaster ride of flavours at Bassline’s food/wine pairing

Earlier this week, Bassline Pub & Eatery offered a unique wine and food pairing session. It was the perfect way to spend an evening on a day dubbed as Blue Monday…January’s supposed most depressing day of the year. The idea to host these special evenings began last year in Ottawa’s quaint west end bar/restaurant/music venue, […]

Photo courtesy of Snowday.

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ce weekend?

This weekend is heavy with Friday events, with your pick of the mix from music to art and theatre filling the days and nights around it. Make sure to get in on some Robbie Burns celebrations this weekend honouring the famed Scottish poet and lyricist. Typical celebrations include whiskey tastings, indulging in some Scottish cuisine […]