We gave three friends $30 each and this one rule: their holiday shopping has to happen at local, independent stores.
What makes this market truly special is finding vendors you don’t expect to find at a holiday market.
Holiday shopping really gets going this weekend across the 613, but there are also great theatre and music options if you’re looking to keep it cultural.
For all your local gift shopping needs, here’s a roundup of some of the holiday craft fairs and markets coming up in the next few weeks!
We cover the first edition of Inside Out Film Festival’s Queer Makers’ Market.
Moving from Centretown to Little Italy was a tough decision for the duo, but one step inside the new store and you’ll feel the true experience they had been aiming for.
This weekend rests on the cusp of May into June and is jam packed full of fun. A weekend so full, it is impossible to do it all, so we’ve put together this handy little guide to the weekend’s best. Get a pen and paper ready: it’s time to plan and maximize on the good times.
It is finally spring in this wonderful city! It is time to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. There is plenty to get up to this weekend, and we know that you’re excited to get to it, so we’ve made this handy little list to get you started!
As a feminist business owner, Sara thinks very highly of businesses that incorporate feminist ideology within their charter and who prioritize the well-being of their staff.
Among community-oriented initiatives, BBBC offers free children’s books with an aim of fostering reading from an early age. They’ll be starting an Indigenous reading group open to everyone. Students get a 30% discount for every $10 they spend, and non-students receive a 20% discount.
Blind date with a book: An independent Ottawa bookstore is thriving on the sale of novels wrapped in brown paper
The small storefront faces the Centretown United Church and sits next to Wilf & Ada’s Diner, where its wall-to-wall niche collection of books, records and memorabilia has been attracting customers since 2013.
The currency is accepted at Flock Boutique, Plant and Curio, Pressed, Venus Envy and Workshop Boutique.
Here are some of Apt613’s picks for craft fairs this holiday season. Check our community events calendar for more.
The bad news: November has arrived. The warmth of summer has fallen away with the leaves on the trees and November’s chill and rain are setting in like damp socks on cold feet. The good news: the weekend has arrived. The weather may be less than favourable, but there is still a ton to enjoy on this wonderful break from the work week.
The Feminist Fair is a craft market with a social justice twist, bringing together DIY art and politics. The fifth annual event takes place November 4 from 11am-4pm at Makerspace North.