Where to find the fresh stuff this summer, mapped by neighbourhood.
Post by Monique Ménard‐Kilrane. I moved to Vanier about 3 years ago. For a community that’s only 2 kilometers away from the Rideau Centre, I was surprised at how little I knew about it. But walking around, trying local businesses and taking advantage of the cycling paths and parks have been great ways to fall […]
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. Since July, I have been going from neighborhood to neighborhood around the downtown core of Ottawa interviewing locals–on […]
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. […]
This post first appeared in Vanier Now. It’s been a rough couple of years for farmers’ markets in Ottawa. We’ve experienced a spate of market closures, the most recent being the highly publicized Sparks Street market cancellation. But local market goers should take heart in Beechwood’s new market, which is great news for those of […]
This article originally appeared in VanierNow, which explains the east-end-centric point of view. Beer lovers in Vanier are likely well aware of the explosive growth of the craft beer scene. In Ottawa and beyond, the craft beer movement seems to be expanding at breakneck speeds and, with it, the growing masses of beer aficionados waiting impatiently for […]
Imagine my delight when stumbling through the snow—taking a shortcut to where I was headed—I hit a bright blue corner house and walked in to taste some of the best vegetarian tacos in town! I was on my way to Fraser Café for a quick lunch. There aren’t many healthy, fun and vegetarian options in […]
Listen here or on iTunes. Ryan and Katie started the show off with an interview with provocative local photographer Jonathan Hobin. Though his images of children in metaphorical representations drawn from world issues may be familiar to Ottawans, his work is starting to make waves (and draw criticism) internationally. He is currently about to have […]
But Stephen Harper loved cats so much! We heard this week that the Parliament cat sanctuary is closing, at the request of the volunteers who had been managing it. Only four cats remained and they’ve all been adopted by the volunteers. The cat sanctuary had been part of Parliament since the 1970s. Curious about the sanctuary? […]
Listen here or on iTunes. Or tune in to CHUO 89.1 FM every Wednesday at 9 p.m. This week Ryan was joined by Mike and Mike of Vanier Now fame, the foremost experts on the study of Vanier. They’re at the forefront of the collision (or collusion) of many disparate elements that are changing the […]
It seems like Vanier residents are already way beyond debates of whether the neighbourhood could possibly be “the next Westboro.” While the debate continues, some Vanierans (for lack of a better demonym) are instead choosing to direct their energy toward projects that actually make Vanier a cool place to live. Enter C’est Chill, an appropriately […]
Weekly News Review: Cyclists paint the town plaid, Ottawa vies for Shawarma crown, Elmdale Tavern changes hands and more!
Does Ottawa truly have what it takes to be the shawarma capital of the world? A recent Citizen article explored this question, and while it didn’t quite come up with an answer, it did point out a lot of interesting peculiarities of the local shawarma scene. One of which is our habit of loading these […]
Weekly News Review: Hintonburg gets new road signs for cyclists, sinkhole exposes east-west divide, Daisy the cow goes missing and more!
Dairy enthusiasts were shocked to hear that Daisy, an interactive teaching cow, was abducted from the Russell Fairgrounds last week. There’s currently a $500 reward for information leading to the return of the fibreglass cow, which was used to teach children about agriculture. The sinkhole that opened on Highway 174 last week has sent locals […]