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Centertown Mural Consultation

The Ottawa Inuit Children Centre and artist Claudia Gutierrez  are designing a mural that will be painted on the east-facing wall of 315 Somerset Street West! Wanna check out the proposed design and provide feedback? Drop by our consultation event! Centertown dwellers, local businesses, visitors – everyone is welcome! Note: the building is not wheelchair […]

GOOD2GO Rocks the Rooster !

GOOD2GO – With influences ranging from The Rolling Stones to The Ramones , GOOD2GO kicks out the jams at full throttle and always has a blast doing so! Fronted by the dynamic Miss Maureen on vocals, the band whips up a rock ’n’ roll juggernaut that is both mischievous and captivating. GOOD2GO is rounded out […]

The Art House Cafe Turns 2!

Celebrating 2 years of a little local magic. From the vibrant community of artists, to the friendly folks behind the bar, our snazzy jazz fans, and the neighbourhood canines. Join us and become one of the many “Faces of Art House”. During the day on both Saturday Feb. 9 and Sunday Feb. 10 we will […]

Apt613 Fellowship: Ottawa’s C & C Dept. featuring Sacha

Ottawa’s Compliments & Complaints Department is a featured column supported by the Apt613 Fellowship Program. The aim is to spotlight locals from different hoods of the capital, letting them celebrate this city and share their constructive criticisms. Name: Sacha K. About: Sacha is half Jewish on his dad’s side. He plays music and likes Ottawa […]

Sobeys “Urban Fresh” on Metcalfe opens this week

Hartman’s officially gets some competition this week when the new Sobey’s grocery opens on Metcalfe. There’s an official opening and ribbon cutting at 7:45 tomorrow morning and the store opens to the public at 8am. As part of the opening Sobey’s will also be making a $2500 donation to the Ottawa Food Bank. According to […]

Support Local: Antique Skate Shop is raising funds to build a skate park

Antique Skate Shop at 9 Florence Street in Centretown is more than a place that sells skateboards and clothing. This shop, which has been open for about a year and a half, is very much a hangout for skaters and non-skaters alike. In addition to holding events,  Antique Skate Shop is bringing skateboarding to at […]

Hood Wars 2013 Round Two: Best Public Art and Architecture

Hood Wars is Apt613’s annual neighbourhood contest where we ask our readers to choose what area deserves the title of best in the city. The Ottawa Open edition of Hood Wars will take place over five rounds: Best Restaurant Row (September 18); Best Public Art and Architecture (September 21); Best Green Space (September 25); Best Neighbourhood Party (September 28); Best […]

Taxidermy, meteorites and flashy duds: An evening at Nature Nocturne

This past Friday, Ottawans in the know sought out an unusual destination for their  socializing: the Canadian Museum of Nature. See, they didn’t need some cheesy Ben Stiller movie to know that the inaugural Nature Nocturne, their after-hours dance party, was going to be cool. First conceived of in New York City, Nature Nocturne brought […]