Ottawa is on the edge of a beautiful spring—all we need after the recent rain (and snow!) is a bit of sunshine, which conveniently is in the forecast for this weekend.
Last week, we brought you part 1 of this suburban coffee shop roundup, covering great independent spots in the western suburbs of Ottawa. This week, we’ve got a selection of awesome cafés in the southern and eastern suburbs. Enjoy!
Ottawa New Music Creators’ 2021-22 season ended on a definite high with violinist Marc Djokic, visual artist Avery Zhao, and dancer Ariana Pirela Sánchez delivering a highly innovative new program for a full crowd.
Bad news: the forecast calls for rain this weekend. Good news: it’ll (hopefully!) wash away the final remnants of winter just in time for spring blooms to decorate the city. While waiting on that sunny weather, here are a few things to keep you occupied.
Our latest movie picks include the International Film Festival of Ottawa (IFFO) in addition to what’s playing at The ByTowne and Mayfair Theatre.
Ottawa Pizza Podcast covers hidden gems and the unique Ottawa-style pizza with hosts Steph and Tyler.
NAC Orchestra stands with Ukraine, dedicating two powerful concerts lead by Ukrainian-Finnish Conductor Dalia Stasevska with music by anti-war Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich on March 9-10.
The Oscars are coming up on March 27. You can catch a bunch of the nominated films at the ByTowne and the Mayfair, plus some gems from the vault and an international film fest. Here are my recommendations from now until March 15.
There are lots of ways to help support struggling businesses downtown — even if you don’t have money to order gift certificates or products with. Go to your favourite business’ social media and like, save, and share their posts to help spread the word. If you can support financially, don’t forget to check ahead if businesses are open and operating fully before heading down!
“If we all work together,” Amber Bramer, Resource Development Manager at Cornerstone Housing for Women (CHFW) says, “we can provide women with safe, supportive housing and end chronic homelessness in Ottawa.” On Feb. 26, 2022, CHFW is holding their third annual Coldest Night of the Year event in Westboro and they’re asking for your help.
Family Day weekend is upon us, but things are still pretty weird around town. Stay safe, support local businesses, and check in on friends and family.
Ramen Isshin is a popular ramen restaurant in the Toronto area, and they are now opening up their first Ottawa location in the Glebe. The ramen restauranteurs talk about what patrons should expect.
After that record snowfall, we’ve got no shortage of events and activities for anyone who loves getting outside and breathing in that frosty fresh air.
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!
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