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Flowers and Vintage: The Loveliest Shop

Photos by Rémi Thériault Flowers and Vintage is one of the loveliest shops in Ottawa. As the name suggests, it combines two of my favourite things: men’s and women’s vintage apparel and floral arrangements. The store opened last September at 502 Somerset at Lyon with a tasteful and wonderfully curated collection of items for sale. […]

Weekly News Quiz: July 15, 2013

Think you are up to date about local happenings? Test your knowledge with our local news quiz, five questions designed to test whether you’ve been paying attention. How to score: 5 out of 5: News stud! I hear The Citizen is hiring… 4 out of 5: Cheater! You work at City Hall. 3 out of […]

The story of ‘Chinatown Blossom’

I first noticed Claudia Gutierrez’ mural at Man Phat when walking down Somerset. It was a beautiful floral design that replaced the drab store exterior. Social media guy that I am, I posted a photo of it on Instagram. The reaction was immediate. People loved it. Unfortunately for Claudia, the piece was tagged just days […]

Best funky boutiques in Ottawa

Enjoy hunting for curious and one-of-a-kind wonders? Apt613 has bravely wandered the city streets in search of the cute, the funky, and the truly bizarre in order to help kick-start your spring shopping adventures. These “best” boutiques were chosen for their pleasant vibe and unique offerings that won’t burn too large of a hole in […]

Apartment613 Live for May 2, 2013

Listen here or on iTunes. Ryan and Katie started the show off with an interview with provocative local photographer Jonathan Hobin. Though his images of children in metaphorical representations drawn from world issues may be familiar to Ottawans, his work is starting to make waves (and draw criticism) internationally. He is currently about to have […]

Join us at Jane’s Walk Ottawa 2013

Every year Apartment613 works with Jane’s Walk Ottawa – a festival of free neighbourhood walking tours – to give a tour of an area where we love to hang. We pull together some of the business owners we know (and some we want to know better) and ask them the sorts of questions we’d ask if we were interviewing them […]

Make the trek to Kite Hill at Raw Sugar

Seeing that the holiday onslaught typically sends the live music scene into sputters and fits, you owe it to yourself to check out Kite Hill and friends at Raw Sugar this evening. If you haven’t heard of Kite Hill, it might be worth paying attention because they have some serious Cancon indie cred. Led by […]

Hood Wars Western Conference: Hintonburg versus Chinatown

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. Its fitting that the first round of this year’s Hood Wars starts off with the two finalists from last year’s competition. Chinatown faces returning champion […]