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Wardrobe Refresh: 11 of Ottawa’s best vintage and consignment shops

It’s that time of year again when we Canadians leave hibernation to make the most of the sun and warmer weather. It is also at this time that many of us look into our closets and feel the need for a refresh. Luckily, Ottawa has many consignment and vintage spots where we can freshen up our wardrobes in an efficient, fun, and, most importantly, sustainable way.

Plant and Curio’s new multi-use studio space opens Feb. 26

“Our goal is to be less dependent on suppliers and have more of our product made here, by us, as makers ourselves and as a business,” says Leslie MacDonald, founder/owner of Plant and Curio: Cutest Plant Shop (P&C). So when warehouse space at 1160B Heron Road became available, her idea for a multipurpose studio space materialized. Ottawa’s in for a new plant-themed treat.

Urban Retail Walks: Westboro and Wellington West

In this series, I’ve been writing about doing Urban Retail Walks through the winter of our pandemic discontent. This week I was going to tell you about a walk along the north part of Bank Street and across Sparks. But there seems to be something going on downtown, so we’ll leave that for another day. A walk down Richmond/Wellington in Westboro it is!

Ottawa gaming businesses in a post-pandemic world, Part 2: Hobby shops

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 […]

Takeout Talk: What are you ordering this weekend?

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 <editors@apt613.ca>. Highlights […]