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LRT public meetings being held in late May

The public inquiry into Ottawa’s light rail transit (LRT) system continues to move forward: on May 25-26, the Ottawa Light Rail Transit Commission will host sessions to gather input from members of the public.

Cadena Restaurant opens in former Baker Street Café space

This winter, Cadena Restaurant opened at 385 Richmond Rd., the former location of the Baker Street Café. Owner Marcelo Cadena spoke with us about the business' move from Sandy Hill.

The early days of Hampton Iona

"Hampton-Iona is the Savannah, Georgia of west-end Ottawa, with its vintage houses on wide lots backing onto picturesque parkland." Early Days looks at the history of the Kitchissippi neighbourhood in a two part series this spring!

No “Planet B”: How the Nepean Environment Club contributes to a greener earth

Emily Drummond and Timmy Lewis, members of the Nepean Environment Club, talk about the club’s eco-initiatives and how community members can have a positive impact on the environment in the latest NHS Corner.

HOK: Meet Glenn Sheen!

Glenn Sheen spoke with us for Humans of Kitchissippi this month. Sheen works as a regional director of marketing and citizenship with RBC where he works on different projects in the community. In his free time, he likes to bake macarons!

What's happening in the 'hood 

COVID-19 note: This page has been updated to reflect the developments in Ottawa during the pandemic. 

Stay safe and healthy, Kitchissippi! 


May 12-30: Wall Space Gallery Exhibition - Nicole Allen

“Wall Space Gallery welcomes Nicole Allen in her upcoming presentation of a new body of floral paintings, the Wall Space Gallery website states. The exhibition runs May 12-30  at 358 Richmond Rd. To learn more, visit 

May 20-22: Ottawa Horticultural Society Online Plant Auction

The OHS spring online plant auction is back. Mark your calendar for this popular event. Friday, May 20, 10 a.m. to Sunday May 22, 6 p.m. Plant pick-up for successful bids will be at St. Mark's Anglican Church (1606 Fisher Ave.) on Tuesday, May 24. Location: Online. The link for the online auction will be posted a few days before the event:

May 24-June 4: Great Canadian Theatre Company - Speaking Vibrations

Speaking Vibrations was created by Jo-Anne Bryan, Carmelle Cachero, King Kimbit and Jordan Samonas and runs May 24 to June 4 at the Great Canadian Theatre Company (1233 Wellington St. W.). 

“Speaking Vibrations is the next evolution of theatre: an immersive, inclusive and multi-sensory experience in ASL song/poetry, music, rhythm tap & dance. Sound, song and story are experienced visually through projected graphics and dynamic captions, as well as tactically through feeling and vibration; in-person audiences will get to wear and hold vibrotactile stimuli (vibrating vests, seats, belts & pillows) during the performance while audiences at home experience the show with remote technology,*” the Great Canadian Theatre Company website states. Visit to learn more. 

May 27: Westboro Legion - Live Band

The Rick King Band brings country music to the Westboro Legion from 7-11 p.m. in the Westboro Legion’s Upstairs Bar & Lounge, 391 Richmond Rd. General admission: $5. (Legion and Ladies Auxiliary members: $2)


Every Monday at 6:45 p.m. (except holidays). Have the jitters each time you need to present a speech? Visit us online. Learn how to communicate better in a relaxed atmosphere and hone your leadership skills. Impromptu speaking is one of our highlights. It’s fun, fun, fun! We would love to have you join us on Mondays. Contact our club at to receive the link.


Although the choir is not able to prepare for public performances, we will be meeting online each Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. We will be learning some new music and maintaining our vocal cords in a relaxed environment, with plenty of musical and technological help. We will all be experiencing this new way of meeting and singing together and are happy to welcome new members, men and women, to join us. For more information, see our website at


Bingo at Westboro Legion Downstairs Hall, 389 Richmond Rd. Door opens at 4 p.m., kitchen at 5 p.m. and games begin at 6:30 p.m. For more information: 613-725-2778.

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WEST returns: The West End Studio (WEST) tour is back this spring! Like the fall tour, it will be an open-air event: artists will display their work outdoors on Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
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