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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 […]

Weekly News Review: Composting in apartments, Ottawa’s cheap gas, Centretown’s future and more

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 […]

Hood Wars Final! Centretown vs New Edinburgh

The story to date: Hood Wars first erupted in 2011 and soon spread across the city like Jim Watson on a fundraising bender, spreading verbal violence and bad puns throughout Ottawa. No one knows just how it got started, although local conspiracy theorists claim it’s a plot by Larry O’Brien and the giant spider statue […]

Hood Wars Semi-Final: Centretown versus Hintonburg

Neighbourhood Wars is Apartment613’s yearly battle to determine which Ottawa neighbourhood can claim to be better than all others. The winner gets a year’s supply of glory and bragging rights. Show your support for your favourite Hood Wars contestant by picking up our special hood wars pins (pictured to the left), availible online soon! Congrats […]

Hood Wars Centre Conference: Centretown versus the Glebe

Hood Wars, Apartment613’s annual navel-gazing hyper-local slug fest is well underway. As of the writing of this post the results of the Western Conference showdown between Chinatown and Hintonburg are still unknown. The second match up pits two giants against each other. The first is a giant in the literal sense: what Ottawan doesn’t have […]

Neighbourhood Wars! The Glebe and Centretown battle for bronze

Editor’s note: After that epic Neighbourhood Wars semifinal between Hintonburg and Centretown last week (we received 633 votes – a record – and the tie was still decided by one percentage point!)  we here at Apt613 needed a few days off to recuperate. So here’s the third-place clash, a few days late. The final – […]