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 […]
Vanier in Ottawa’s east end is often treated as the city’s poorer brother, at least when compared to the region’s more affluent west side. When two local entrepreneurs looked at Vanier, however, they saw an upcoming neighbourhood filled with business opportunities, as well as the perfect location for founding a new company. The result was […]
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 […]
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 heading down to Urban Craft this weekend to pick up our special hood wars pins. […]
Survey by Natasha Mooney and Chris Connolly Knowing a candidate’s favourite summer festival will not determine your vote. Revealing their guilty Ottawa pleasure will not set the pundits tongues a waggin’. And yet, the intrepid reporters at Apt613 still believe that the people have a right to know. Maybe knowing a bit about how the […]
Post by Mathieu Fleury, Rideau-Vanier councillor, Ottawa native and lover of the great outdoors. The youngest member of city council, Coun. Fleury will be giving us the inside scoop on what’s going on at 110 Laurier Ave. West in his periodic column. When I ran for Council, I was told that being a Councillor would […]
Post by Mathieu Fleury, Rideau-Vanier Councillor, Ottawa native and lover of the great outdoors. The youngest member of city council, Coun. Fleury will be giving us the inside scoop on what’s going on at 110 Laurier Ave. West in his periodic column. I’m excited to be writing my first blog post for Apt613! I hope […]
Better know a Neighborhood is Apartment613’s knockoff homage to Stephen Colbert’s famed Better Know a District. Our goal is simple: find and write about interesting parts of the city. For the first part of this not-so-innovative series, we headed to West Wellington Village (or Hintonburg, we’re never quite sure). For our encore we went to […]
Much like everything else, the best part of spring is the sugar – the maple sugar, that is. Most of the time the sugar shacks (aka sugar bushes) which collect and process the sweet sap of the quintessential Canadian tree are waaaaaaaaaaay out in the boonies, meaning you have to have a car or a […]