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A StopGap measure to making Ottawa more inclusive

If you know of a business that could use a ramp, tell the owner about StopGap. If you’re a business owner, reach out to StopGap to find out how it can help you make your business more welcoming to everyone in the community.

Public feedback crucial to determine library’s future

Post by Anonymous. Everyone who supports public libraries would love to see a beautiful, state-of-the-art library developed with good planning and thoughtful consultation – and one hopes that the library will be placed to continue serving the existing downtown Ottawa community. We have supported and made the fullest use of the library, in spite of […]

Impact Hub Ottawa presents: Open Project Nights

Impact Hub Ottawa is taking their successful formula for collaborative innovation and expanding it beyond their membership to the greater Ottawa public. It’s like an open source movement for community development. If you are not familiar with Hub Ottawa, they are the local “collaboration, innovation and incubation ecosystem for people and organizations working to better the […]

Find out what Ottawa’s making at Makerspace North’s Open House

Makerspace North will be marking its official opening this Saturday with what can only be described as a carnival for crafty-type people. Its open house will be a showcase for many of the multi-talented individuals that call Ottawa home and will feature activities and amusements for all ages. It’s a chance to see what cool […]

Librarian in Residence: Light and sound at the library

Although I am sure most people are using things like iTunes and Netflix these days to access their entertainment media digitally, the Ottawa Public Library has quite the collection of music CDs and DVDs in a number of languages available to borrow. It’s a great way to brush up your knowledge of  say French New […]

Video of the Week: the library of today meets the book-lined, computer-filled information dojos of tomorrow

Community hub, free book store, venue for lectures and debates, internet cafe: the public library serves a large number of roles, some of which perhaps seem less relavent in the new digital age. Perhaps my favourite description of why public libraries are still important comes from the ever witty interweb guru Cory Doctorow: “Damn right libraries […]

Help Apt613 funkify Ottawa! We’re posting the city’s arts discussion papers this week – read and share your thoughts!

Forget gentrification. We here at Apartment613 are dedicated to the funkification – the process of transforming Ottawa into the Canadian capital of the good, James Brown kind of funky. That’s why we’re hoping you’ll pay attention to the city’s plan to establish its second five-year arts and heritage action plan, city hall’s strategy for getting […]