Welcome to UpFront Ottawa, your source for community news & events in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. We talk about the people, places, and things that make Ottawa such a great place to call home. If it matters to you, it matters to us!

Stumped for weekend plans, or undecided on how to spend a rainy day? You have to check out our Weekend Preview: What to Do in Ottawa series, where we give the scoop on everything from festivals to craft fairs to family events taking place around the city.

 What stores and services are opened or closed on Family Day? What’s the lineup at Bluesfest? How does Ottawa’s recycling program work? Find it all in our Local News section.

There’s no handbook for parenting, but sometimes it helps to read, laugh, cry, and learn from the experiences of other parents. Check it out in our Families & Parenting section.

 On the hunt for healthy snack recipes, family meal ideas, or more info on Ottawa restaurants? Browse our Food & Drink section where we dine and dish on superfoods, homemade treats, seasonal produce, local restaurants, and much more.

 Looking for a new show to binge-watch? Trying to find a good movie to watch for date night? Wondering when your favourite band is coming to town? Find it all in our Entertainment section.

 Searching for creative ways to stay active? Looking to read about senior health topics? Want to greenify your home? Find all the info you need to lead a healthy, active lifestyle in our Health & Fitness section.

 Want to start a vegetable garden, looking for home decor ideas, or ready to make some DIY upgrades to your home? We can get you started on the right foot with our ideas and discussion about Home & Garden.

 Let’s talk tech! We give the scoop on how to get the most out of your devices, preview hot new devices, and discuss interesting news in science in our Science & Tech section.

 Want to learn more about local businesses and the movers and shakers that make our city a hub for tech, trade, and tourism? Read our Local Business Profiles, where we shine the spotlight on entrepreneurs, mentors, and motivators.

Have a question? Want to suggest a topic? Interested in contributing a guest post? Drop us a line.

Local News