Someone who has been to most—if not all—of these shows is Ottawa music photographer/maverick Ming Wu, whose blog photogmusic.com has published at least 150 concert reviews at Pressed alone.
Apt613 highlights a few of the walks happening May 4–5, 2019.
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.
There’s going to be an Open House event at Dominion-Chalmers on Thursday, June 14 from 5–7pm. Admission is free.
These five Jane’s Walk guides ask “what’s in a name?” when they tell the stories behind street names and public spaces.
Remembering Ghulam Rasool Chaudhary, whose Olympia Market has been a Centretown placemaker for decades
Mr. Chaudhary, who passed away last week at 72, was the owner of Olympia Market on Gladstone Avenue, Ottawa’s first Halal butcher.
Originally from small-city big-town Sault St. Marie, singer/songwriter Kalle Mattson now makes O-town home. It’s where he came for school, where he wrote and recorded the 2014’s Polaris-nominated Someday, The Moon Will Be Gold, and where he returns when the tours wind down. We met up with Kalle prior to his gig at the NAC […]
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 […]
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 […]
Today marks the vernissage of Intersections, a photography show featuring Brant Thompson, at the Atomic Rooster. A showcase of the best of hundreds of shots and his first photography show, I had the opportunity to sit down and chat with Brant this past weekend about what inspires him as a photographer and what led him […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
Currently, the city doesn’t offer organics recycling for all multi-residential buildings but this might change. New guidelines are being discussed to standardize garbage and recycling bin requirements for multi-residential buildings, but there’s still lots to discuss. What other cities have multi-residential buildings compost? British Columbia may have a thing or two to teach us. Bitching about […]
Weekly News Review: Liberal leadership up for grabs, more street food soon, 5 years of Somerset House rubble, and more!
Good Monday morning readers! The big news of the week was Dalton McGuinty’s surprise announcement that he will be stepping down as leader of the provincial Liberal party. To add to the drama, early in the week, local MPP Yasir Naqvi was said to be contemplating a run for the leadership. Yesterday however, he confirmed that a […]