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Daybreak provides safe places to call home

We interviewed Daybreak Housing’s Operations Manager Richard Johnson about the non-profit’s experience during the pandemic and what the organization would like to see in future.

The history of the Herb & Spice building

Early Days tells the story of the Herb & Spice building on Wellington Street West. Did you know that the history of the building is tied to the end of prohibition and early retail sale of beer in west Ottawa?

The Children's Storytelling Festival is back!

The 27th annual Ottawa Children’s Storytelling Festival runs Nov. 22-27. Kitchissippi’s storyteller, actor and educator Jacqui Du Toit is performing at this year's festival. Read the article from the Karen Sinclair and Karen Fee, members of Ottawa StoryTellers, to learn more!

New owner takes over Tops Car Wash

Tops Car Wash on Richmond Road has a new owner after 50 years. We spoke with owner Vik Dilawri about the business handover. 

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! 


Nov.18-Dec.24: Wall Space Gallery Exhibition - Julie Liger-Belair | The man who thought he was a mountain (and other parables)

“WALL SPACE GALLERY is proud to present this exuberant collage collection created by multi-disciplinary artist, Julie Liger-Belair. The man who thought he was a mountain (and other parables) calls forward the power of imagination and selfhood personified through imagery and motifs held dearly by the curio cabinet of the mind,” the Wall Space Gallery website states. 

The exhibition runs from Nov. 18-Dec.24 at the gallery—358 Richmond Road. Visit to learn more. 

Nov. 23: Ottawa Horticultural Society November Webinar - “Reimagining Cities”

Our approach to designing and caring for public urban spaces has been human-centric. What if we were to reimagine cities as multispecies assemblages? How might multispecies thinking change our approach to sustainable urban (and garden) design?

Speaker Joyce Hostyn is a rewilder who dreams of city streets lined with fruit and nut trees, wild parks and wild yards. Raised on a farm where her family grew, foraged and preserved enough produce to last the year, Joyce is now exploring what it means to be in conversation with the edible forest garden on her lawn-free quarter acre lot (featured in the Kingston Whig Standard).

The event runs from 7:30-9 p.m. on Nov. 23 and will be streamed live on Youtube. There’s no registration required. Visit to learn more. 


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


There are 25 chapters of Shout Sister! Choir in Ontario, and we are constantly growing. Shout Sister! takes an unorthodox approach to choral singing. We learn from recorded tracks, so we require no reading of music. Our method is fresh and fun, and we are a warm and welcoming community. We use Zoom to meet virtually every Wednesday afternoon (1-3 p.m.) and Thursday evening (7-9 p.m.). Everyone is welcome. We would love to have you join us! For information on joining, please contact or visit

Got a Kitchissippi area virtual or COVID-19-safe event to share? We’d love to hear about it. Send your info to 

Goldenrod Community Garden: The garden team provided an update on the organization’s successful first year in operation!
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