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Weekend Roundup: What to do this weekend?

With so much going on right now, it only makes sense to start enjoying the weekend a day early. And really, who’s going to say no to that? If you didn’t get your fill of poutine last week on Sparks Street, try the St. Albert Cheese PoutineFest at City Hall. From 11am Thursday until Sunday, you […]

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ce weekend?

Last weekend I was out on a patio (along with pretty much everyone else in Ottawa) chatting with some friends. It was unanimously decided that summer in Ottawa is one of the best things about this city and while it’s only April, we can feel that glorious summer heat heading our way. This weekend, grab […]

Weekend Roundup + win tickets to @613VintageShow

Is it spring? Or is it still winter? I’m not sure and neither is Mother Nature. No worries though, get out your sunglasses, umbrella, mittens and shorts and hit the town. Raise a Glass to California and try some Californian wines Friday night at the Westin. If beer is more your thing, stop by Brothers […]

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ce weekend?

The manic pixie dream billboard of Justin Trudeau and Barack Obama hugging in Sandy Hill (thanks CBC!) just might have brought sunlight back to Ottawa. We may not have state dinners, but we are beaming with endless arts and culture festivals, shows, and outdoor adventures. Sunny ways are back, baby! Versefest, Ottawa’s international poetry festival, […]

ATONE de Pandaléon – Une expérience immersive

À la sortie de leur premier album À chacun son gibier, Pandaléon a lancé dans l’univers des pièces musicales de haute qualité qui ont suscité un réel engouement.  Recrutés sous la bannière Audiogram, l’inspiration a mené les trois acolytes Marc-André Labelle (guitares) et les deux frères, Jean-Philippe (batterie et percussions) et Frédéric Levac (voix, machines et claviers) à […]

Fellowship of the blog: Interviewing Sanita Fejzic

Since launching our fellowship program in 2014 (thanks to the generous support of our readers!), Apartment613 has encountered many super-talented Ottawans. Sanita Fejzic is one such individual—a thoughtful writer, playwright, and active community member. For her fellowship, Sanita set up a new city department—well, not officially, but as close as we’ll get. The Department of […]

Write On Ottawa: A tale of writing, aging and public service work

A local writer with over twelve books in her bibliography, Ruth Latta is no stranger to the literary arts. And, perhaps taking the advice of that old chestnut “write what you know,” Latta’s latest novel Most of All deals primarily with the challenges of writing. Set in Ottawa, the narrative describes the chance meeting and […]

1 de 2 : Gros plan sur les meilleurs albums locaux 2015 selon Basement 819

De semaine en semaine, le portrait culturel de la région Ottawa-Gatineau dépasse notre capacité à en dévoiler toute sa richesse. En constante évolution depuis plusieurs années, l’industrie de notre musique produite localement bat son plein ; des trésors résident chez nous et nous nous ravissons de les voir sortir de l’ombre. Répandons cette bonne nouvelle! […]

Fellowship of the Blog: Ottawa’s C & C Dept. featuring Andrea

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: Andrea About: Single mom of four, from Niagara area. She’s lived in Ottawa for about three years. […]

Le Cadeau de Jake au GCTC – en français!

Depuis 2007, la pièce de théâtre Le Cadeau de Jake  a parcouru le Canada plus de 800 fois. Elle a même été jouée avec grand succès à l’étranger – aux Etats-Unis, en Angleterre et en France. Initialement créée en anglais, nous aurons la chance d’assister à des représentations spéciales en français. Du 10 au 12 […]

The Noisy Locomotive :: La nouvelle vague “old time”

En mai 2013 naquit un trio ottavien pas ordinaire formé initialement par Trevor Pool, Corey Pool et Ben Nesrallah. Le band The Noisy Locomotive roule sa bosse allègrement et c’est peu dire.  Ces musiciens possèdent un art précis, celui de faire renaître des airs d’autrefois, ceux  du vrai style old time  – un mélange folk-bluegrass […]

Apt613 Fellowship: Ottawa’s C & C Dept. featuring Dante

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: Dante About: He used to work in a kitchen in Little Italy and still enjoys coming here. […]

Fellowship of the Blog: Ottawa’s C & C Dept. featuring Ellison

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: Ellison About: Ellison moved to Ottawa three months ago from Montreal, and is originally from Winnipeg. Hood: Chinatown. I […]