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Andy Brown creates one-of-a-kind blackboard art for local bars

Andy Brown creates one-of-a-kind blackboard art for local bars

Every week, artist Andy Brown packs his art supplies and goes to work in Ottawa's bars and restaurants.
Pianos are not so obsolete

Pianos are not so obsolete

Every week, Dinn and his crew move as many as 50-60 pianos, primarily for the National Arts Centre, Shenkman Centre, Carleton's Dominion Chalmers Centre, all the major music festivals including Bluesfest and Chamberfest, the Royal Conservatory of Music, university music departments, government ceremonials, nightclub gigs and family residences.
Christmas all year long

Christmas all year long

Immersed in thousands of Christmas decorations, crèches, snow globes, Santa Clauses, lights, tinsel, religious icons and statuary, Tinseltown is where 42-year-old proprietor gets to play Christmas everyday of the year.
The man who made summer: Bluesfest's Mark Monahan

The man who made summer: Bluesfest's Mark Monahan

Before the famed music festival was launched in 1994, some might say there wasn't much to do in Ottawa, with many people spending time out of town camping at parks and cottages. 
World of Maps has everything a traveller needs

World of Maps has everything a traveller needs

More than just maps, there's a world of international adventures inside World of Maps.
Moe's World Famous Newport Restaurant has become an Ottawa landmark

Moe's World Famous Newport Restaurant has become an Ottawa landmark

But the Newport is more than just good food. It comes with a good story. 
Kevin Kent's life is anything but dull

Kevin Kent's life is anything but dull

What began as a fascination for medieval Japanese culture and the ancient art of forging blades has grown over 15 years into Knifewear, a chain of five stores selling one-of-a-kind high-end hand-forged Japanese cutlery and razors.
Summer is cigar season for Elias Ayoub

Summer is cigar season for Elias Ayoub

Once ubiquitous, a cigar store is now a rare sighting on the retail landscape.
Bringing books back to life: Black Squirrel Books and Espresso Bar

Bringing books back to life: Black Squirrel Books and Espresso Bar

Steven Yong and his friend and partner Vaughn MacDonald made every mistake an entrepreneur can make with their first business. Fortunately, they learned from their mistakes.
Bringing modern design to Ottawa

Bringing modern design to Ottawa

The Modern Shop's personality is fun, stylish and one of a kind much like it's owner Michael Shaikin.
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