These are the blogs that you HAVE to add to your reading list. As in,
if you read these on a daily basis you can almost cancel your newspaper
subscription. Adapted from an OttawaStart blog post - "26 essential Ottawa blogs".)
An eclectic batch of local writers cover local politics, culture, arts, food and more. A force to be reckoned with.
a peek inside the fishbowl
Andrea Tomkins gives us a glimpse into the life of her family in Westboro. Insightful, interesting and informative.
Charles Hodgson says his blog is "for people who love Gatineau Park". And who in Ottawa doesn't love Gatineau Park?
Written by the Ottawa Citizen's David Reevely, the Dean of Ottawa Bloggers. He always has a fresh take on local issues.
Green Living Ottawa
This one's a must-read if you care about our planet. Created by Alette Willis, a former Ottawa resident who now lives in Edinburgh, but gets a lot of help from local writers, especially Denise Deby.
Written by Zoom!, she lets you "watch her life unravel". Compelling and usually darn funny too.
One hundred photos of one hundred strangers, as taken by Kym Shumsky. Features interesting people and great pics.
Local Tourist Ottawa
A new-ish blog featuring guest posts from a fast-growing roster of contributors who want to motivate you to get out and enjoy our city. I've learned a few new things even though I've lived in Ottawa for over 30 years. Created by Jessey Bird and Amy Husser.
The Mindful Merchant
Laura Kotick offers tips on how you can "shop, eat, live ... locally." She writes about healthy and eco-friendly products and services in our city (and beyond).
Written by interior designer Marie-Judith Jean-Louis, who explores Ottawa through the city's architecture and design. And she knows what she's talking about too -- she's an interior designer with a background in building engineering.
National Capital Rock
Instead of reviews of alternative/independent rock shows, Andrew Carver posts amazing pictures. And lots of 'em.
Ottawa satire in the style of The Onion. I know Tommy Talker's true identity but have been sworn to secrecy.
Yes, this is our blog. Hope you like it. Written by me, Glen Gower. Features cool, interesting, and unusual Ottawa stories and photos.
There aren't many cities that enjoy all four seasons as thoroughly as we do in Ottawa. This blog is published by Dave Woodbridge and covers absolutely everything that you can do in the great outdoors.
Postcards from the Mothership
Dani Donders writes about life with her family in Manotick. Writes a popular yearly post about Christmas parades, and takes a lot of photos.
A photo blog by the mysterious Coyote featuring unexpected shots of the usual downtown scenery.
The $10 Life
Rose Simpson, who writes every day about local issues. Rose has some serious local cred too - she was once a columnist with the Ottawa Journal.
Ottawa From the
Down Side Up
"An active drug user in the Ottawa Community, Junkie_Monkey has
spent the last six years as a street-involved youth. This blog will
range from stories unrelated to drug use, to real & graphic stories
of drug use. I hope to give you a look at the streets thru the eyes
of a drug user."