Family-owned to this day, Saunders Farm works tirelessly to bring new entertainment to adults and kids alike year-round, always adding more fun experiences. Case in point, this year marks the first anniversary of Saunders Cider!
As part of an effort to support truth and reconciliation with Canada’s Indigenous peoples, Algonquin College’s Three Sisters garden is having quite the impact.
It’s been two long years, but a Company of Fools is back with its Torchlight Shakespeare in the Park summer tour. Until mid-August audiences can catch The Tempest at more than 40 local parks throughout the city and beyond.
Sonya Gankina: “A yacht tour is a pleasure for tourists as much as it is for locals looking to try something new.”
May’s Awesome Ottawa award goes to Carolyn Mackenzie to support advocacy around walkable communities in the city.
You can now register your Ottawa garden for the 2022 Ottawa’s Best Home Garden contest!
Back in January, everything had shut down again and I was doing winter walks around parts of Ottawa that I found interesting and walkable. I decided to write a series for Apt613 called Urban Retail Walks. I did some Google research to see if anyone else was doing anything similar, and immediately found That Walking […]
Last summer, Apt613 launched Ottawa’s Best Home Garden, an initiative aimed at showcasing Ottawa’s green thumb and fine folks who are augmenting the beauty of our city. Now, we are doing it again!
Why do big box retail malls look the way they do? Do they need to be that way? Can they become a neighbourhood hub instead of an endless sea of parking lots and shopping carts? Residents around Ottawa’s South Keys shopping centre think they can and should, and are working to make that happen.
If you love the outdoors, then perhaps you also have an interest in the unique and wonderful world of mushrooms! There’s a lot to discover here in Ontario, where over 5,000 different kinds of fungi grow in nature—but did you know that you can also easily grow your own mushrooms to cook with at home?
Awesome Ottawa March award to support street art shedding light on precarious immigration status in Ottawa
March’s Awesome Ottawa award goes to Sinda Garziz to support street art shedding light on the barriers experienced by those in Ottawa with precarious immigration status.
While it faced challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Paint it Up! mural program found a way to keep moving forward and continues to provide Ottawa’s youth with opportunities for personal growth and the chance to engage with the local art community.
When a longstanding regular at Centretown coffeehouse Arlington 5 pitched an idea to founder/owner Jessie Duffy, a unique collaboration with the School of Industrial Design at Carleton University followed. Those conversations led to Urban Imaginaries, a bold new project whose purpose “is to see people engage in everyday spaces in ways that are beyond transactional, and to open up a conversation around imagining multiple possibilities for the spaces we inhabit.”
February’s Awesome Ottawa award goes to Beth Tyler to support exploration of microscopic life at Ottawa’s Mud Lake, near Lincoln Fields.
“If we all work together,” Amber Bramer, Resource Development Manager at Cornerstone Housing for Women (CHFW) says, “we can provide women with safe, supportive housing and end chronic homelessness in Ottawa.” On Feb. 26, 2022, CHFW is holding their third annual Coldest Night of the Year event in Westboro and they’re asking for your help.