Thursday, May 28, 2015

Doors Open Ottawa - Top 10 List for Kitchissippi

This week's new issue of the Kitchissippi Times features my top 10 list for the upcoming Doors Open Ottawa on the weekend of June 6th and 7th. Check out the print edition (which has an abbreviated version of the full story), or the online article has the full content at

Enjoy this chance to go inside some of Ottawa's most interesting (and hidden) spots. The full list for all of Ottawa can be found at Enjoy!

Friday, May 22, 2015

The Kitchissippi Museum - live at Hintonburg's ArtsPark - Saturday May 30th!

Hintonburg's annual ArtsPark day will be next Saturday, May 30th, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. in Parkdale Market Park. There are lots of events for kids, live music, artists, crafts, food.... and history! I'll be setting up my booth for most of the day, with lots of old photos, maps, and some other things, and invite everyone to stop by and have a look, share stories, etc. I'll be there starting at 10, until the late afternoon.

For more information on ArtsPark, check out their facebook page at and through the HCA website at


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Westgate Mall: Ottawa's first shopping mall turns 60

Good day!
Please click the link below to read my column in this week's Kitchissippi Times on the history of Westgate Mall, including the property and area around the mall before it's construction.

The article also includes some pretty neat photographs as well. Thanks!

Friday, May 8, 2015

Live! The history of Wellington Village - Tuesday night!

Hi everyone, hope you are enjoying this great weather. Just letting you know that this Tuesday evening, May 12th, I will be giving a 15-minute talk on the history of Wellington Village during the Wellington Village Community Association AGM. The meeting is scheduled for 7:30 at Fisher Park School in room 112.

I'll have a little slideshow presentation with some photos and stories from the early days of Wellington Village, talking about how the community has grown.

Thank you!