On this week’s Urban Retail Walk, Bruce Burwell takes us north on Preston from Carling through Little Italy to Somerset, east through Chinatown past Bank all the way to Metcalfe, south towards the Museum of Nature, west on Gladstone and back to Preston.
A big shoutout to everyone who’s pivoted, clamped down, postponed and reshuffled their plans, events and businesses once again as we try to get through this wave of the pandemic. Don’t forget to check out your fave local businesses and restaurants to see what they’re offering online or as takeout to help them get through this too!
The Ottawa Music Industry Coalition and various Business Improvement Associations have teamed up to offer 24 free, outdoor concerts over three weekends, starting in Chinatown on August 20.
#NightWalks613 is an ongoing photography series by Jason Fournier that documents Ottawa neighbourhoods at night during the course of 2020.
A new brewpub has opened a couple doors down from Bar Robo (R.I.P.) in Chinatown.
Welcoming Ottawa Week continues until June 30, 2019.
The bright and bold purple sign above the entrance reads: “YOU NEED SOAP. P.U.”, with the initials P.U. standing for the store’s name, Purple Urchin (of course).
It’s like sunshine in a bottle.
Bánh mì, samosas, and BBQ buns, oh my!
Sunshine has hit Chinatown in more ways than just the weather. Last fall delivered a startling loss with the closure of Raw Sugar, but last week Bar Robo opened its doors to save the people of Chinatown from caffeine and liquor loss. Bar Robo takes the physical place of Raw Sugar, but that’s the last you’ll […]
When Colin White moved to Ottawa in 2006 after completing his Master’s in Typo/Graphic Studies abroad, he began freelancing as an illustrator and designer. To familiarize himself with his new surroundings, he began taking walks around his neighbourhood, sketching buildings that he found aesthetically appealing and recording interesting interactions in a series of short comic […]
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: Lili About: Lili is an engineer. She doesn’t live in Chinatown, but is here to visit her […]
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: Ellison About: Ellison moved to Ottawa three months ago from Montreal, and is originally from Winnipeg. Hood: Chinatown. I […]
As someone who lives in Chinatown and loves to eat, I noticed with interest when I saw that a new restaurant was opening at the corner of Somerset and Arthur. Honey Town takes up the western end of the plaza that also houses Possible Worlds, the store and workshop space opened by Spins and Needles, […]
Each May for the past eight years, Ottawa’s Chinatown has come alive for a celebration of the arts – Chinatown Remixed. What began as an initiative of the Somerset Business Improvement Association (BIA), the month long event paired local artists with local businesses in which to display their work. The festival kicks off with a […]