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Hood Wars 2013 Round Three: Best Green Space

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 […]

Apartment613 Live for September 18, 2013

Tune in to Apartment613 Live every Wednesday at 9 p.m. on CHUO 89.1 FM. If you miss it, you can catch this week’s show using the handy Soundcloud widget below. And remember to subscribe to the podcast version of the show on iTunes. It was all hands on deck this week as Ryan was joined by editors Yasmin and Chris […]

Hood Wars 2013: The Ottawa Open

Hood Wars is Apt613’s annual neighbourhood smack down, a war of words to determine which of the city’s 97 neighbourhoods is the best. The story to date: The Hintonburg Mafia won the first ever Hood Wars, using methods I will not divulge lest I wake up with a horse head in my bed. Smugly assuming […]

Hood Wars Final! Centretown vs New Edinburgh

The story to date: Hood Wars first erupted in 2011 and soon spread across the city like Jim Watson on a fundraising bender, spreading verbal violence and bad puns throughout Ottawa. No one knows just how it got started, although local conspiracy theorists claim it’s a plot by Larry O’Brien and the giant spider statue […]

Hood Wars Semi-Final: New Edinburgh vs Gatineau

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. Show your support for your favourite Hood Wars contestant by picking up our special hood wars pins (pictured to the left), availible online soon! The […]

Hood Wars Centre Conference: Centretown versus the Glebe

Hood Wars, Apartment613’s annual navel-gazing hyper-local slug fest is well underway. As of the writing of this post the results of the Western Conference showdown between Chinatown and Hintonburg are still unknown. The second match up pits two giants against each other. The first is a giant in the literal sense: what Ottawan doesn’t have […]

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 […]

Neighbourhood Wars: The Final 8

The story to date: Apartment613 launched the 2012 Neighbourhood Wars a few weeks ago, our yearly contest to determine which Ottawa hood is best. The preliminary round saw Ottawa neighbourhoods divided into four conferences – East, West, Centre and Boonies. The top two neighbourhoods in each conference were to advance to the finals. In the […]

Neighbourhood Wars Episode Two: Attack of the Boonies

Why Neighbourhood Wars? Why do we seek to spread trash talking and yo mama jokes instead of love and cooperation? Because what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Also, those of us who don’t follow sports need something to do in playoff season. Last year, the first Neighbourhood Wars was tied to March Madness basketball. […]