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67 Nicholas St, Ottawa, ON K1N 7B9, Canada
A recent installation for the Creative Cities Summit. Galerie SAW Gallery is housed in a former courthouse next to the Ottawa Jail Hostel. The gallery programs high-quality contemporary Canadian and international group exhibitions, installations,...
Ottawa, ON, Canada
One of the great engineering feats of the 19th century, the Rideau Canal was constructed between 1826 to 1832 originally as a military and commercial waterway connecting the Canadian capital to Kingston, at the head of Lake Ontario. Today, it is...
315 Somerset St W, Ottawa, ON K2P 0J8, Canada
There's a lot of soul in the bourbon-heavy cocktail menu at Union 613. Skip the restaurant bar upstairs in favor of the downstairs speakeasy where you can enjoy your choice of a classic cocktail, seasonal creation, or house specialty in a more...
Ottawa, ON, Canada
Bring a newspaper or a laptop (there are plugs) and settle in with a cappuccino and a butter tart or samosa. The service is friendly, the pumpkin cake is gluten-free, they have almond milk, and the coffee is fair-trade, organic, single origin and...
634 Somerset St W, Ottawa, ON K1R 5K4, Canada
When you hear “hottest restaurant in town," you start having visions of grandeur—perhaps red carpets, rare architecture, and a line out the door. If I were in New York, Tokyo or Toronto, this may be the case, but not in sleepy Ottawa! Canada’s...
380 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1M9, Canada
Tacos, raw food, and creative cocktails? Right on! Owner-chef Matthew Carmichael has created a chill underground space that has generated buzz with the Elgin Street denizens. It features a varied menu that elevates the simple taco with such...
411 Cooper St, Ottawa, ON K2P 0H1, Canada
One of Ottawa's last used record shops, the Turning Point's 2 floors boast a stock of over 20,000 items, from cds, concert dvds, a huge collection of vinyl and other collectibles from the course of rock history. I'm always on the hunt for those...
93 Murray St, Ottawa, ON K1N 7B3, Canada
Rene Rodriguez's Navarra is a fusion tapas experience, with influences from all over Spain, as well as Latin America. The wine list is carefully curated, and there are a number of cocktails to get any evening started on the right foot, in a hip,...