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Author: Xenia Tejada-Hayes

Arts & Culture

OAG marks major anniversaries with key acquisition and three new exhibitions

The Ottawa Art Gallery is marking five years in its expansive new home in the heart of the city — and its 35th year in existence — with three new exhibitions showcasing the gallery’s mission to foster new talent and celebrate established artists. Thirty years after it was founded, the gallery unveiled a major expansion in 2018, transforming itself into…

Three pictures showing the outside of the store Crosstown Traffic, a display of vinyl records and photos of marijuana, and a narrow aisle in the shop

Robbed of its buzz by legalized pot, dreamy Crosstown Traffic butts out

Crosstown Traffic is a 1970s time capsule that captures the essence of the psychedelic rock era. The Bank Street store is also the ultimate haven for ex-rockers and marijuana enthusiasts in Ottawa. And at the end of March, three decades after it carved a unique niche in the capital’s retail landscape, Crosstown Traffic is closing its doors permanently. The Velvet…