Two-Cities: Ottawa/Montréal

Living in Ottawa, it is hard to escape the shadow and allure of Montreal and its near mythic status of urban utopia. After living in... Read More

An Invasion? An Invitation? An Importation? Mechanical Monsters and Giants in the Streets

by Rebecca Clare Dolgoy From Thursday July 27th to Sunday July 30th, La Machine – a French-based street theatre company – made their... Read More

Cruisers and Voyageurs: Parc Brébeuf

History is palpable in the National Capital Region, and in Parc Brebeuf, beneath the official narrative, is a story you won’t... Read More

For the moment: The Prince of Wales Park

In 1880, a railway bridge was constructed, linking Ottawa, Ontario to Hull (now Gatineau), Quebec.  This bridge, known as the Prince... Read More

Nepean Place: Centretown’s elevated park

An easily overlooked building in Ottawa’s Centretown features a unique amenity which, while in plain sight from the street... Read More

Image of the Moment: ‘Northern Lights” Parliament sound + light show

Image: The original Centre Block facade superimposed onto today’s structure and Peace Tower: Opening night of ‘Northern... Read More

Urbabbles: A Tale of Two Senators

As the NCC waits on five proposals for the redevelopment of LeBreton Flats, Spacing Ottawa muses over the possible... Read More

Installation: The City is a Technology

The idea of the city as a form of technology is the foundation of a series of urban interventions currently at work in and around... Read More