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 […]
The third annual FUSE Street Festival has been even bigger and better this year, with more people taking in the sights, sounds, and gorgeous weather.
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 […]
Where to find the fresh stuff this summer, mapped by neighbourhood.
“How did it start…that’s a loaded question!” Sitting across the table from Westfest founder, Elaina Martin, I could see the effect the question had on her as she reached back into her mental archives to revisit her life back then, and the brewing of ideas that would lead to the creation of an event thirteen […]
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 […]
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. […]
Post by Marina Irick. At 7:54pm on Saturday, the power went out in the Westboro Masonic Hall on Churchill Avenue, just minutes before Newfoundland icon and revered Canadian singer-songwriter Ron Hynes was scheduled to take the stage. An eager crowd of about 60 folk fans chatted anxiously in the dark as Hollis Morgan, the lead […]
Next to water, it’s the drink that is most consumed from coaster to coaster, all around the world – tea. Black, green, white, yellow, oolong, pu-erh and herbal varieties offer a slew of health benefits and a welcomed change to the regular double-double coffee run. As the winter months quickly begin to steep into our […]
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 […]
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 […]
What’s the most rational thing to do on St. Paddy’s Day for a guy who doesn’t drink and doesn’t fight? Go to a gastro-pub and listen to rowdy Irish music, obviously. The last time I celebrated St. Patrick’s Day was in St. John’s, where my night was a blur of green beer, green hats, free […]
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, […]
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 […]