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#Support613 Gift Guide: Stocking stuffers

If you’re anything like me, there are always a bunch of tiny bits and bobs that would be perfect to gift, but not worth the effort of wrapping up and putting under the tree. Conveniently, for those items, we have stockings. It’s always a joy to watch someone pull a bunch of tiny surprises from a giant sock.

Goodbye Maxwell’s… and thanks for the memories

Last Saturday night, people showed up in droves to live out their last hurrahs at Elgin Street’s landmark venue, Maxwell’s, who will close their doors after 34 years. So many familiar faces, former employees, and long-time patrons came to revisit and reconnect with one another one last time in a place that was one of […]

Apartment Crush | Office Edition: Shopify

Walking into the new Shopify office on Elgin Street, you quickly realize this is not the typical cubicle-dominated space you expect to encounter in a modern office.  Instead of the familiar and harsh fluorescent lighting that most of us are accustomed to, you’re met with subtle mood lighting, the natural tones of wood and cork and an […]

Show your love for PDA Projects, Elgin Street’s new art gallery

Elgin is set to join the Ottawa arts scene at last. PDA Projects, an inclusive workshop-driven gallery showcasing emerging Canadian artists, is opening on Elgin next to The Lieutenant’s Pump. The opening on Saturday, August 16th, runs from 6pm-10pm. Simply titled the “Grand Opening Group Show 2014,” it will feature selected artwork by the artists […]

Streetscape Memory Bank: The old Post Office and Customs Building

In looking at the major revisioning of Ottawa that took place from the late 1930s, there is one early casualty that has intrigued me more that others. I am thinking of the old Post Office and Customs Building, which was located roughly in the same spot as the War Memorial is now. Demolished in the […]

Hidden Gems – J.W. Woods Building

I spotted this week’s gem as I was walking along Queen Street a few weeks back. It is an early 20th century 5-story building, that’s easy enough to miss, since it’s flanked by two larger office towers. The building features a stone façade, arched windows, and three distinct elevations in its facade. The placement of this […]