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Demolition application made for Sears building at Carlingwood Mall

Posted on 22 August 2018

The empty Sears building at Carlingwood Mall has a pending date with a wrecker’s ball. Deputy Mayor Mark Taylor announced on Twitter on Tuesday that the mall had applied to demolish the Sears building “to make way for future plans.” The City of Ottawa confirmed in a statement that an application has been made for permits to remove the longtime Sears building from the western end of the mal ...

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Bigger and better, Westboro FUSE takes to the streets to celebrate community

Posted on 22 August 2018

The third annual FUSE Street Festival has been even bigger and better this year, with more people taking in the sights, sounds, and gorgeous weather. And as the name implies, it’s a fusing and fusion of businesses, artists, and people celebrating, all while creating awareness and helping one another in the great and growing community of Westboro. Its small-town feel of privately o ...

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Where to Eat Now: Mati Crudo and Charcoal

Posted on 22 August 2018

Mati is a relatively new addition to the Preston Street dining scene. This restaurant toots the horn for crudo and charcoal and is heavy on Mediterranean flavours, with a nod to South America. It’s been garnering lots of buzz since it opened in 2017, not least for its sublime design featuring white quartz, black granite, textured walnut, and gold accents. But a sleek atmosphere w ...

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A year at Le Cordon Bleu turns a passion for pastry into a second career

Posted on 22 August 2018

Instagram-worthy desserts are sparking foodies around the world to stand in line for hours. Ever wonder who makes those desserts, and what it takes to achieve success as a pastry chef? As a child growing up in the Ukraine, Elina Olefirenko spent a lot of time cooking and baking with her grandmother. She remembers well her first dessert: a delicate meringue made without a whisk, whipping e ...

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How is Aussie bakery chain COBS – now in Ottawa – making such an impact in Canada?

Posted on 22 August 2018

G’day mate. Care for a loaf? How the heck does an Australian bread franchise (500 locations and counting in Australia and New Zealand) make it to Ottawa? Turns out  began its foray into Canada way back in 2003 in North Vancouver when the son and daughter of the Aussie owners came for a visit, fell in love with the country, and settled in Canada. That one store has ...

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The capital without a car: Ottawa by foot, bike and boat

Posted on 22 August 2018

You don't need a car to zip between the icons and cultural riches of Canada's capital. The city has plenty of options for people who want to take in all Ottawa this summer has to offer by bike, boat, or even just on foot. In fact, if you do opt to stow the vehicle and pound the pavement, the Ottawa region, along with the Outaouais region across the river, has some 600 km of recreati ...

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Chef Jeff Bradfield's new Glebe food truck serves low-price, tasty bites

Posted on 22 August 2018

Now that the robbery and heat wave are behind him, chef Jeff Bradfield is settling into operating his new business — a food truck called Fifth Dimension Snack Bar on Bank Street. Formerly the chef at Bar Lupulus and, before that, Social in the ByWard Market, Bradfield, 33, struck out on his own this month. His truck located in the parking lot of Kunstadt Sports at the north end of the Glebe wou ...