Category Archives: LTO

Congrats Unshaven Mavens on a successful launch! (and this is just the beginning…)

The Unshaven Mavens made their 5K fundraising goal in support of breast cancer research at this weekend’s Oktoberfest.  Check it:  These bold and beautiful women grow their underarm hair for the entire month of October, all the while raising funds for Rethink Breast Cancer. The group zeros in on the armpit because early breast cancer symptoms can also be […]

September 20

Sustainable shopping: terra20 seeks to make eco easy

Pamela Tourigny is the community manager for terra20, a 15,000-square-foot retail store strictly offering eco-friendly products — from cosmetics to clothing to cleaning supplies. Tourigny calls terra20 a “totally different shopping experience” where people are welcome to browse for hours, educating themselves on the topic of sustainable shopping. Would you call Ottawa a green community? […]

August 28

Must follow: Ottawa seen 365 ways in 365 days

“Ottawa seen 365 ways in 365 days is the result of a personal challenge to discover the city of Ottawa through photography. Everyday for 365 days, I will upload a picture of Ottawa shot from a new and hopefully exciting location.” Are you following?  Here are a few of our favourites:  Visit and follow @Ottawa_365 for more from this […]

Happy Saturday! OttawaStart shares 40 things you should do in Ottawa before summer is over

Don’t have an Ottawa summer bucket list? Ottawa Start has one for you! Our favourites? 4. Buy fresh food at a local farmers’ market. 20. Go to a drive-in movie.  There’s one in Gatineau and one near Perth. 23. Go see Sex: A Tell-All Exhibition at the Museum of Science and Technology. 27. Take your dog for a run at Lemieux Island. […]

Ottawa Citizen: Ottawa-area athletes at the Olympics and when they compete

The Ottawa Citizen posted a handy guide to Ottawa-area athletes competing in the Olympics: who they are and when to watch ’em.  From Perth’s Ian Millar, Gatineau’s Stephanie Leclair and Karine Thomas, Ottawa’s Seyi Smith, Gloucester’s Segun Makinde and more: it’s all there. Head on over the the Ottawa Citizen to get the full scoop, and let us know what […]

July 24

A moving feast: Mellos Pop-Up to serve its last dishes tonight

Amy (Twitter) is one of the co-creators of Local Tourist Ottawa, moving to the city nearly a decade ago to attend Carleton University. Originally hailing from a small town in southwestern Ontario, she loves everything about Ottawa, from the buzz of Parliament Hill to Dalhousie’s local shopping and the thriving food scene. Ottawa’s food scene […]

July 18

Beautiful Ottawa sunsets shared on Twitter

Thanks for the photos last night, tweeps! You put our quick snap to shame! Want to share your photos of Ottawa? Tweet us at @ltottawa or e-mail us at 

Boots & Hearts Music Fest to honour non-refunded Capital Hoedown tickets

Have you heard? Boots and Hearts Music Festival  announced today that they will be honouring general admission tickets purchased for Ottawa’s recently cancelled 2012 Capital Hoedown! And the line-up looks pretty good for country music fans: Tim McGraw, Kid Rock, Carrie Underwood, Lionel Richie, Alabama, Big and Rich, Sheryl Crow, Paul Brandt, Gord Downie and the Sadies, Kevin […]

June 14

Beautiful Ottawa: Blair Gable shoots LTO co-founder’s engagement photos

So if you haven’t heard, LTO co-founder Jessey is getting hitched in September… and she is doing her darnedest to celebrate all the local Ottawa talent helping to craft the big day. Check out the beautiful sunset photo taken by photographer Blair Gable last night.  He says:  This is real folks – no Photoshop trickery here. This […]

Metro: Westfest flip-flop drummers

We love this video: “There are many great musicians at Westfest every year–but not all of them use flip-flops, bicycle wheels, pots, pans and water cans like drummers Ben Compton and Dan Johnston do.”  Thanks Metro! Did you have fun at Westfest this year?