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“It brings you back to when you’re like six or seven,” says Brenda Dunn, local artist and perpetual inner child. She’s sitting in Ministry of Coffee on Wellington Street West, gesturing towards a small clay figure. His name is Bean, and he is the guardian of this establishment. Bean is one of a crew of […]
This past Friday, as part of Hintonburg Happening, Maker House Co. hosted an evening of music, ghost stories, s’mores, and beers. Ming was there. For more on Ming, check out his website, radio show and Instagram.
The Vanier taco eatery had some exciting news to share via Facebook today. They are partnering with Ion Aimers to open a second Ola Cocina location in Hintonburg. They will be taking over the current ZaZaZa space at 1079 Wellington West. It looks like Tennessy Willems has won the Hintonburg Pizza War. We had good […]
Hintonburg Happening: a festival celebrating all that’s wonderful about this neighbourhood and its residents
Hintonburg is a community that has gentrified in recent years and is now alive and thriving with art, culture, as well as fantastic food and drink. For the first time ever, this Ottawa community will host its very own festival, opening Saturday June 21 and ending Sunday, June 29. I interviewed Anne Wanda Tessier, a […]
Ottawa’s got its fair share of tattoo parlours and art galleries – and tattoo parlour art galleries. The latest addition to this mix is Railbender Studio, set to open Feb. 15 down in Hintonburg. There’s a twist, though, that makes this new studio unique. In order to launch the studio/gallery, owners Alex Néron and Marta Jarzabek looked […]
If you want to become acquainted with Ottawa-area artists, visiting the Red Handed art show at Cyclelogik at 1111A Wellington St West is a great place to start. Until December 25, some 40 artists from the national capital are displaying their works with several intriguing pieces for sale. The vivacious and talented Andrea Stokes, an […]
As part of Nuit Blanche Ottawa+Gatineau 2013, our roving crew of reporters took pictures of the artistic projects and exhibits in the Byward Market, Hintonburg and Sparks Street zones. The photos were projected from a window on George Street as part of our coverage of the all-night art festival (see the slideshow of all the […]
Rest up, friends. Starting at 6:21pm this Saturday, the city will be hosting Nuit Blanche Ottawa+Gatineau (NBOG) – it’s the biggest all-night art party you’ve been waiting for! With over 100 projects from local, national and international artists working in animation, audio, film, fine craft, installation, new media, performance, photography, sculpture, spoken word, textile, and a […]
Hood Wars is Apt613’s annual neighbourhood contest where we ask our readers to choose what area deserves the title of best in the city. The Ottawa Open edition of Hood Wars will take place over five rounds: Best Restaurant Row (September 18); Best Public Art and Architecture (September 21); Best Green Space (September 25); Best Neighbourhood Party (September 28); Best […]
What does the best of Wellington West have to offer? Dishcrawl, the North American start-up dining experience founded on bringing foodies together, returns to Hintonburg on September 18. Participants, or “dishcrawlers” as they are affectionately dubbed, tour four local restaurants in and around the Hingtonburg area as they make their merry way through some of the […]
[youtube width=”600″ height=”485″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2l2O-JOXG_I[/youtube] What will it be this weekend, Ottawa? Burlesque? A crowd-sourced musical bike ride? Fashion? House of PainT kicked off last night, and goes on all weekend long to celebrate their 10th anniversary. If you haven’t caught their Bboy and Bgirl breakdancing competition in years past, be sure to head down under the […]
There’s been lots of action on and around Wellington West these past few weeks. Here’s a rundown of moves, new business openings and future businesses along the strip. Tall Tree Cycles will be taking over the Red Chair Kids space this fall, around November. While the space doesn’t immediately seem bigger than their current space, […]
Today, staying fit in Ottawa isn’t just about jogging along the canal. Our city’s ever-growing wave of independent gyms and new-age workout classes now provides ample opportunity to shape, cut, and build. A fitness fix can come via hot yoga, barre classes, crossfit, and even hot spinning (a spin class in a heated room…which exists […]
Despite the lack of a sign over the door, the opening of Richard’s Hintonburg Kitchen over the weekend was one of the neighbourhood’s worst kept secrets. And while west-enders are rejoicing over yet another high calibre addition to a neighbourhood already packed with foodie destinations, it must be a weight off the back of founder and […]