As 401,000 newcomers reach Canada in 2021, members of immigrant families reflect on their experiences
Ontario is the most popular destination for immigrants coming to Canada. Four individuals from immigrant families discuss their experiences with belonging to this country.
‘Rebel Reads’ book club raises awareness for criminalized women in Ottawa
The Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa is tagging on to the pandemic-influenced revival of reading through hosting a book club that discusses books all about social justice.
Bank Street BIA’s app project augments the reality of exploring downtown murals
Beyond the Art – Augmented Digital Experience allows Ottawans to explore Bank Streets arts and culture while learning about its murals and interacting with them.
COVID-19 has opened a digital doorway to the community for Ontario libraries
Public libraries in major Ontario cities are seeing a sharp increase in digital media circulation, which librarians say is because of COVID-19.
City hall exhibit showcases Muslim culture as Ottawa declares Islamic Heritage Month
Mayor Jim Watson has proclaimed October 2021 as Islamic Heritage Month in the City of Ottawa.
Dunbar Bridge has become a pillar of city’s vibrant graffiti, hip-hop scenes
As a place for legal grafitti, Dunbar Bridge has become a centre of urban art and culture in Ottawa.
Innovative Indigenous-led housing project set to rise beside Vancouver’s Burrard Street Bridge
Known as Senakw, the 12-tower housing development will mark a major milestone for Indigenous urban planning in North America.
Pakenham’s Five Span Bridge stars in local culture
This one-of-a-kind bridge in Canada is a local wonder and is spotted in flags, logos and an R-rated Christmas movie.
Outside the box: New community fridge aims to feed those in need
Ottawa’s first outdoor community fridge had its grand opening last Friday. The fridge, and an accompanying pantry shelf, was installed outside the Parkdale Food Centre on Rosemount Avenue last week in partnership with the Ottawa Community Food Partnership and the Hintonburg Community Association.
Political issues and COVID-19 fuelling rise in hate crimes in Ottawa in 2021
Ottawa police statistics show a 33 per cent rise in hate crimes so far in 2021.