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Ottawa’s Own – creators, innovators and makers

Canada’s Capital is home to a diverse community of makers, artists and entrepreneurs who continue to help shape Ottawa’s evolving identity. They choose to live in Ottawa, where they can access the best of a big city, with the supportive community atmosphere of a small town. The result? Authentic products and experiences that perfectly complement the national museums, major attractions and beautiful spaces Ottawa is known for. 

Through a series of videos, Ottawa’s Own explores local individuals whose talents highlight some of Ottawa’s best attributes. We meet an award-winning female chef who’s making waves on the culinary scene, an innovative brewery owner, an emerging singer, a local hip hop teacher, as well as a mixologist.

We also get to know an adventurous whitewater kayaker, an inventive ice cream shop owner, a popular apparel maker, a pair of inspired coffee roasters, a skateboarder-turned-paddle-manufacturer, and a creative muralist beautifying Ottawa’s buildings and alleyways.

Visit the Ottawa’s Own website to see how these and other passionate people contribute to Ottawa’s reputation as one of the best places in the world to live and to visit!

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