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Month: April 2011

Spring has sprung in Ottawa!

Yesterday was really the first real day of Spring. People were out and about and reader Milan Ilnyckyj offered to share some of his photos from his walk across the city.

Duelling Chefs Round Four: Are you being served?

By Yasmin Nissim and Chris Cline We’ve told you about secret ingredients. We’ve told you about top chefs. We’ve told you about edible marvels that are a wonder to behold and a delight to devour. But now, we would like to take you behind the scenes to give you a glimpse of the vital moving parts that […]

Just Food: Exploring the new farm dream – A future career choice?

Has it ever crossed your mind that following in “Old MacDonald’s” foot steps could potentially lead you to a career in farming and agricultural business? I’m sure a lot of you have had great luck with you green thumbs, but, have any of you thought about taking your luck to a much larger scale? The […]

Andrew Vincent to release new EP this weekend

UPDATE – We’ve got a winner! In case anyone’s curious, Andrew Vincent’s “Canadian Dream” was nominated in – big surprise coming up – the “Most Canadian Song” category at the 2009 Bucky Awards. Unfortunately, Vincent lost to Said the Whale. Andrew Vincent has long been a mainstay of Ottawa’s music scene, but did you also […]

The Ottawa Gala: Doing it for the Kids

Monkeys on leashes. In the Government Conference Centre. Among throngs of tipsy party people in strappy heels and slick suits. The organizers of this year’s Ottawa Gala had a wealth of ideas for bringing their “Midnight in Marrakech” theme to life, but the monkeys stuck with me the most. Unfortunately, while this year’s annual charity […]

Weekend roundup: Stuff to do in Ottawa!

So, Hintonburgers, it looks like you might actually squeak by with the win – although there are still a few more voting hours to go! The Chinatowners might just bring it at the very last minute… Regardless, the rest of us might not spend our weekend on your streets – especially with Prom happening down […]

An homage to the urban environment: Ottawa alleyways at Cube Gallery

It started a long time ago – a group of artists getting together on Friday mornings to paint, some of whom have been meeting for over 30 years. It wasn’t meant to be a breakfast club, but rather as an opportunity to come together and make art. Surprisingly, it’s only two years ago that Ottawa’s […]

La grande séduction de Jimmy Hunt

J’avais hâte de discuter à Jimmy Hunt. L’homme a connu une année phénoménale au Québec – il a fait le tour de la province en plus de joué en France et s’est retrouvé sur la liste des meilleurs albums de 2010 de plusieurs critiques. Il sera à la Quatrième salle du Centre National des Arts […]

Dust on the Throttle: Crazy ladies take on the Mongol Rally

Post by Kim Bosch The Mongol Rally: a 10,000 mile drive from central UK to Ulan Bator, Mongolia. This ain’t no jaunty ride along the trans-Canadian highway. The journey (whichever way you choose to undertake it) tackles some of the most massive mountains, desolate deserts and heinous “roads” in the world. Which might leave you […]

Wine fair brings a taste of California to the capital

Post by Andrew B., Apt613?s resident wine expert April 6th marks one of my favourite days on the Ottawa wine scene calendar: it’s the day of the annual California Wine Fair, hosted at the Westin Hotel on Colonel By Drive.  The event provides a unique opportunity to taste over 300 wines from all regions of […]

More Fashion, Less Victim: Petit problems, Prom predicament and colour conundrum

Jes Lacasse is a wardrobe consultant who knows style. She grew up absorbing Vogue, studied costume design and fashion history, and thinks about clothes all the time. Jes does personal styling and shopping for private clients and is taking on the challenge of magazine editorial work. If you have questions about fashion, she wants to […]

Neighbourhood Wars! The Glebe and Centretown battle for bronze

Editor’s note: After that epic Neighbourhood Wars semifinal between Hintonburg and Centretown last week (we received 633 votes – a record – and the tie was still decided by one percentage point!)  we here at Apt613 needed a few days off to recuperate. So here’s the third-place clash, a few days late. The final – […]

The Close Up: Behind the scenes of Ottawa’s film and television scene

The Funeral…Again! Trailer – watch more funny videos The Close Up is a series of  interviews by Apartment613 film blogger Vera Grbic with Ottawa-based film and TV production staff. In the upcoming weeks, Vera will bring you more interviews with local production crews, with the idea of getting a behind-the-scenes look at the local TV […]