Rumour mill What are people talking about in Ottawa?
The independent Chimo Hotel in the east end of Ottawa is undergoing a $12 million renovation project and will be rebranded a Holiday inn by fall 2013. Its 256 rooms will be updated and its meeting space will expand to 10,000 square feet.
Le Groupe Germain—a prominent family-owned boutique hotel company in Canada—will construct a new hotel on Slater Street to be known as ALT Hotel Ottawa, to open in fall 2014. It will feature approximately 4,000 square feet of meeting space, a gym and complimentary WiFi in its 148 rooms over 12 floors.
What do you get when 250 artists from Canada’s North descend on Ottawa for 50 events over 10 days in late April and early May? Northern Scene, that’s what. Curated by the National Arts Centre, the event is the latest in a series that started in 2003, highlighting a different region of Canada every two years. Look for events in food, fashion, theatre, dance, music and visual arts, among others, April 25-May 4, 2013.
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