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Basement 819 du 23 juillet :: FAU MARDI samedi au Mugshots. Le Festival Kafé Karamel prend possession du coeur du Vieux-Hull. Sauvez les cèdres du Liban! (Pour vrai!)

Basement 819  a débroussaillé le terrain pour vous encore cette semaine. Non seulement cette région regorge d’activités culturelles stimulantes mais derrière celles-ci se cachent des personnalités créatives et proactives. Vous connaissez les soirées FAU MARDI? Derrière le concept s’activent plusieurs têtes pour nous permettre de vivre des soirées inusitées. Parmi ces têtes, nous avons eu […]

Photo from the Ottawa Roller Derby Facebook page.

Catch some fem-slamming action this Saturday

This Saturday Ottawa Roller Derby’s team the Bytowne Blackhearts takes to the track against Cornwall’s Power Dames.  This full contact roller derby bout jumps into action on July 26th at Brewer Arena. The doors open at 6:30 pm and admission to this fem-slamming event costs only $10 ($8 if you buy in advance). The Bytown […]

Strawberries. Photo by Derek Mellon from the Apartment613 Flickr Pool.

Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

It’s shaping up to be a lovely weekend, Ottawa. Get out and enjoy the city! If you’re hankering for a trip across the ocean but your budget won’t allow it, head to the Parkdale Market for Paris in July – Ottawa Velo Vogue and The Studio Cafe are teaming up to help you create a […]

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Librarian in Residence: Don’t be a YA hater!

Jessica Green is a book addict and library card holder since the age of 3. She’s a librarian at the Ottawa Public Library and currently the Apartment613 Librarian-in-Residence, sharing a compendium of literary thoughts and tips. Slate published this article last month written by Ruth Graham, “Against YA: Adults should be embarrassed to read children’s […]


Call for Submissions: YOW! A Zine about Ottawa

Meet Lily Pepper, a local whose passion for zines (and Apt613!) has led her to launch YOW! a zine about Ottawa in all its glory. Because yes: Ottawa deserves some praise in the form of words, illustrations, comics and other expressions of love on paper. “People living in Ottawa tend to talk this city down,” […]

Retro boat cruise on the Gatineau River near Wakefield. All photos by Maksim Apelfeld.

Weekend Adventure: Wakefield Village

Whenever I find myself planning a weekend trip to get out of town, the two usual suspects come in mind: Montreal with its great restaurants and music scene, and Toronto, with its sports teams, art galleries, and incredible city landscapes. Now, don’t get me wrong, Toronto and Montreal are both great options for a weekend […]