The Ottawa Tool Library at City Centre is adding 250 sq. feet of workshop space to meet demand.
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The Ottawa Tool Library has had a busy time recently – they recently turned 2 years old, organized a film screening, and have a repair café coming up soon.
Ottawa, we’re this close to getting a tool library. Don’t you quit on me now. I believe in you. With one week to go, the Ottawa Tool Library is looking for one last push. They’re rounding the bend on $10,000, and they only need $5,000 more to make it to their goal. $5,000! That’s about […]
Every first Monday of the month, Apartment613 publishes the coolest #ottarts #ottjobs we hear about. All the best arts and culture gigs in our local network.
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.
Hub & Spoke: The next chapter turns the page on an era of Impact Hub’s co-working community in Ottawa
As Impact Hub Ottawa prepared to move its new home across Centretown, they threw one more party to talk about where their coworking community came from and the possibilities for its future.
Ottawa is home to a multitude of social enterprises and community initiatives that are working hard to grow and nurture our city.
The Teen Author Fest is a great event that can help enlighten those in dire need of an adventure and provide the tools needed to create their own.
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Given Apartment613’s focus on arts and culture, some fascinating parts of city life can get overlooked. I was thinking about this recently while reading a math-related novel. While I am no number whiz, I appreciate math’s inherent beauty, and strongly believe that mathematical ideas can be as captivating as a beautiful painting or catchy song. […]
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 […]