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!
After what was bound to be a difficult week, working from home in this heat, this weekend calls for more of the same. It’s another hot one here in the city and we’ve lots of great ways to keep cool in this week’s edition of the Weekend Roundup!
There are some new outdoor activities to enjoy this weekend. We are now able to kick a soccer ball around, play a round of disc golf, shoot some hoops, or pop an ollie at the skate parks. Picnics are also now a thing. While we agree that this is very exciting news, please make sure that you enjoy these newfound freedoms safely and respectfully, while keeping your distance from others.
Hintonburg Happening is a 9 day festival that saw the light when a group of local residents wanted to bring more life and beauty to the neighbourhood. The desire to support small businesses in the area and create opportunities for artists lead to an art tour style street festival that draws attention from folks throughout […]
A lot has happened since I last updated this column, a column that’s been traveling with me as I’ve moved from neighborhood to neighborhood. This update narrows in on what’s happened in Hintonburg’s burgeoning business scene over the last few months. For ease of reading and navigating, this updates goes from east to west. First […]
If you live or work in Ottawa’s trend-setting Hintonburg, chances are you’ve noticed the new addition to Wellington Street’s storefronts. National Access Cannabis (NAC), a BC-based company founded by former Public Servant Alex Abellan, recently opened its franchise doors this past July in the heart of Ottawa’s blooming Hipsterville. The clean, haute-couture look, lined with […]
Nested in Hintonburg, Carben Food + Drink has made an impression on the Ottawa food scene. Foodies across the city rave about their unique use of your not-so-typical ingredients. After opening up earlier this summer, the restaurant received a rave review in Ottawa Magazine, but the review omits an important aspect – Carben’s cocktails. Bartender Stephane Duval, talks […]
Though outdoor music festivals almost instinctively bring to mind warm summer air and crisp beer, that tide just may be turning due to a little event called Porchfest. New to the Ottawa music scene, Porchfest debuts this Saturday, October 24, in Hintonburg. Music festivals are about to mean hot Pumpkin Spice Lattés and colorful fallen leaves. […]
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: Josephine and Paul About: Josephine is trained as a vegan baker, specializing in vegan and gluten free […]
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: Amanda About: Amanda has been a nanny for three years. She graduated from the University of Ottawa […]
It’s becoming almost a weekly activity for me to receive news of a new Ottawa brewery opening and then working with the beautiful people at Apt613 to help spread the news. To be clear, this is no complaint but praise for the outstanding growth of the brewing community locally. What’s even better about all this […]
The first time I walked into the Carleton Tavern was on a Friday night just a few years ago. The long room was jammed from wall to wall with people from ages 20 to 80, and all walks of life. Some were seated at the rows and rows of small wooden tables littered with quart […]
Ottawa is certainly brimming with a creative force, people and events alike. Some of our favourite things to do include the many local arts and music festivals, intimate vernissages, and quirky performances. I decidely to think of myself as being creative in my writing and especially in my ideas, but I’m surely more of a […]
#1 Inventive dessert ideas? He’s always had ‘em. In his previous gig at Chef Marc Lepine’s famed Atelier, pastry chef Michael Holland had carte blanche to make whatever he wanted: “I was able to do my ideas, but in a different way” (because they were composed, plated dishes). Now, his own platform at Cake and […]
A good story can be a powerful thing. It can connect, it can inspire, and it can provide meaning to a community. But in the hands of a gifted teller, it can take on a kind of magical quality, rising above mere words on a page. It is a magic that Ottawa Storytellers has been […]