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Fall for Indie Craft Market

Back for our 4th year of Fall for INDIE (and arguably our favourite market of the year), we are back to takeover a downtown warehouse for another incredible market showcasing the best made in Ottawa goods. Hosting over 100 local makers + their handmade goods over two days, this is an opportunity to connect with […]

Westboro Fuse Street Festival / Festival de Rue

August 18 – 19 Westboro Village is hosting a block party on Richmond Road – with street closure from Golden to McRae. Live music and entertainment all day and night, activities for all ages, fun, food and fashion all jam packed in a less than 1 KM stretch. Check out family entertainers Junkyard Symphony and […]

Fellowship of the Blog: Ottawa’s C & C Dept. featuring Molly

Ottawa’s Compliments & Complaints Department is a featured column supported by the Apt613 Fellowship Program. The aim is to spotlight locals from different hoods of the capital, letting them celebrate this city and share their constructive criticisms. Name: Molly About: Molly is the second owner of the Village Quire. She lives, works and plays in […]

Fellowship of the Blog: Ottawa’s C & C Dept. featuring Rick

Ottawa’s Compliments & Complaints Department is a featured column supported by the Apt613 Fellowship Program. The aim is to spotlight locals from different hoods of the capital, letting them celebrate this city and share their constructive criticisms. Name: Rick Bond About: Rick is a graphic designer who specializes in websites for other “funtrepreneurs” like himself. […]

Hidden Gems: Sir Winston Churchill mural

This week’s Gem comes to you courtesy of local artist Shaun McInnis known for his wonderful outdoor murals found all around Ottawa. This particular mural is located on a retaining wall at the corner of Richmond Road and Churchill Avenue. The mural depicts former British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill and acts as a gateway […]

Hidden Gems: Westboro wall murals, Ottawa firefighters

Over the past ten years the stretch of Richmond Road around Churchill Avenue has developed into one of the trendiest spots in Westboro and in all of Ottawa. One of the many great features that make this area so attractive and pedestrian-friendly are the wall murals that decorate the side facades of many of the […]

Live music in Westboro: House concerts an undiscovered Ottawa gem

When most of us think of concerts in Ottawa, we think of events like Bluesfest with their huge stages, loud sound systems, and high profile acts. Or perhaps of venues like the Bronson Centre or the NAC, where we pay for our tickets and hope for good seats. Of course these experiences have their merits, […]

A sneak peek at WestFest 2012

Maybe it was Elaina Martin’s humorous comments, her ability to stick to a timetable or her promise of beer tasting but, whatever it was, Westfest’s launch on Friday 13 April was a fab place to be. Martin is the founder, producer and director of the annual festival, now in its ninth year. Martin is larger […]