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Support Local month

We Love This City: Print-at-home posters

We have a downloadable “We love this city” poster that’s ready to print at home. Download it. Print it freely. Hang it at your favourite business, in your home office, on your fridge, or anywhere else that needs a little love this week.

Support Local: Dominion City Brewing Co. are Makin’ it Grain

October is a mighty fine month. Fall arrives in full force and everything is beautiful, covered in fall colours. Here in Ottawa, we’ve another reason that October is, arguably, the best month of the year: October is Support Local month – a month-long celebration of local initiatives that make Ottawa great. This year, food is […]

Support Local: The Social Book Exchange is a book club for everyone, with beer

Alison Larabie Chase blogs about cooking and restaurants at This Dessert Life when she’s not herding cats, working in association communications, or traveling the world.   Walk into Café My House the night of October 18 and you’ll be labeled with one of those “Hello, My Name Is” stickers. Instead of your name, though, they’ll […]

Support Local – Stittsville edition

Post by Glen Gower, Owner & Editor of Ottawa Start. On December 6, over 20 shops, restaurants and services in Stittsville are teaming up to promote “Support Local Stittsville”.  It’s a day to encourage residents from inside and outside of the village to discover the range of unique local businesses in the area. Each of […]

Apt613 Live for Oct. 22, 2014

Dear fellow lovers of radio and Apt613: Due to the events in downtown Ottawa which occurred on Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014, we were unable to go live on the air for our usual radio broadcast on CHUO 89.1 FM. That being said, I had three wonderfully generous interviewees lined up this week to tell us […]

Support Local is coming back: Call for submissions

Every year, we at Apartment613 team up with artists, businesses, musicians, restaurants and other creative folk from around the city to bring you Support Local, a month-long series of collaborative events showcasing all that’s great about our city. In years past, Support Local has brought you collaborative events like the Plaid Parade bike parade, Benchworks […]

Hey Maker: A chat with Steve St Pierre

By now you’ve likely seen the Support Local logo and poster – goodness knows we at Apartment613 have been using it wherever possible for the last few weeks. As we wind down on this month long initiative, we wanted to chat with the guy behind the ingenious design. Steve St Pierre of Maker, cleverly realizing […]

Support Local showcase: Book sale at the Ottawa Public Library on November 23

The National Capital Region is overflowing with amazing literary talent.  To celebrate the great wordsmiths in our midst, Apartment613 has organised a book sale of local authors who write in English, French and/or Spanish.  The event takes place this coming Saturday, November 23, from 11 am to 4 pm, at the Main Branch of the Ottawa Public Library (120 Metcalfe) […]

Support Local showcase: Ottawa fabric + DIY kid’s tie

Gabe from Political Circus has struck again with her crazy creativity – this year for Support Local month, she’s come up with an Ottawa street scene fabric, screen printed on fat quarters (about a quarter of a square metre). While the fabric is beautiful enough to frame, there are a bunch of ways to get […]

Support Local: Political Circus

In honor of support local month, I had the chance to interview local artist Gabe Thirlwall who is the founder of The Political Circus. Her set of political finger puppets has quickly gained popularity amongst local artists and politicians themselves, a project that Gabe started in 2009. Apartment613: I know you mentioned on your blog […]

Weekend roundup: Atomic Rooster giveaway

[youtube width=”600″ height=”485″][/youtube] Love poutine? Look no further than Sparks Street – you’re now booked up for the weekend. Support Local month is entering its third weekend, and is showing no signs of slowing down. Tonight, there’s a vernissage of Andrea Stokes’ work down at Mint Hair Studio. It’s also the Alice Alishka pop-up shop […]

Support Local showcase: Twiss & Weber

For Laura Twiss and Tonia Weber, the heart of Ottawa is the city’s small businesses. “Small business is your neighbourhood. It’s where your postal deliverer walks the beat, it’s where your dry cleaner gets his coffee, it’s where you walk and talk and engage,” says Twiss. And these two Ottawans’ small business is growing. Twiss […]