Ottawa Tourism designed a clever and fun plan to boost the economy for our hard-hit independent retail, hospitality, and restaurant sectors. We thought we’d come up with an experience to suggest for Apt613 readers.
Here’s how some of Ottawa’s escape room businesses have adapted to operate both during and after the pandemic.
From trading cards, figurines, board games and other pop culture merchandise, hobby shops are an ideal place for people to pick up new hobbies, show off their skills in official card game tournaments, or even help collectors expand their collections. Like many other businesses, the gaming ones had to make some changes to adapt to […]
Over the past 16 months, the COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted many businesses, including those centred around gaming. In the first of three articles, we’ll look at how gaming lounges have adapted to the pandemic and are preparing to operate in a post-pandemic world.
In this monthly feature, Apt613 asks blog contributors and local figures about their takeout habits and highlights to help you find new tasty treats to discover or revisit. We want to hear about takeout you loved! Leave comments below and if you’d like to contribute to a future edition of Takeout Talk, email <email@example.com>. Highlights […]
Duke Fine Foods is a new local European gourmet grocery store opening in Bells Corners later this summer 2021. Covering Eastern Europe, Germany, France, Italy, Lithuania, and more, the store will satisfy every craving and bring nostalgia to immigrant families.
With the pandemic looming over the city, Kate Purnett of City Love Flowers felt the need to engage in more community-oriented projects. On April 22, 2021, she is re-launching her urban flower boutique as a social enterprise.
Alright, so we are tired of staying at home. But we still need to, and so the perfect holiday gift this year might be something to bring joy to someone special’s home environment! Check out these gifts for a cozy home life.
If you’re anything like me, there are always a bunch of tiny bits and bobs that would be perfect to gift, but not worth the effort of wrapping up and putting under the tree. Conveniently, for those items, we have stockings. It’s always a joy to watch someone pull a bunch of tiny surprises from a giant sock.
Whether you’re shopping for a plant guru or novice, here are some local plant shops that will brighten any face and space!
Here are some fun and festive (and free) ways to get out and get into the holiday spirit.
Sometimes, the best gifts are memories and shared experiences. Are you looking for something fun and safe to do with your friends, family, and loved ones, which you can give instead of a physical gift? Here are some great options.
There’s a very big difference between people who like to eat and people who like to cook. So when buying gifts for the former, make sure it’s something they can consume as-is, rather than having to transform it somehow (other than reheating, which most people are fine with).
Some people like to cook. Some people like to eat. Some like to do both!
Apartment613’s support local holiday gift guide continues with a roundup of our favourite local record stores.