They came in herds. Busload after busload, and a few taxicabs later, a lineup quickly formed through the main lobby, snaking through the foyer and extending well past the entrance doors. The anticipation seemed to be more than usual for a normal orchestra rehearsal, and the young voices in the lineup sounded excited.
Last year’s funding bursaries are drying up and Ottawa’s artists are on an annual run to the granting trough. But Ottawa should hurry up and implement a new funding structure before the troughs go dry.
A man lies naked on the floor of a gallery surrounded by 11 sealed jars filled with urine. Another man walks down the street talking on his cellular phone. They seem unrelated, but these two situations were both part of the same event.
The first office tower to be built downtown in a decade is almost completed, but it may be several more years before there is enough new class A office space downtown to meet demand, says one expert.