The arts scene moves into Chinatown

Art galleries and creative spaces have been steadily setting up shop in Chinatown, but with new businesses entering the neighbourhood, some are wondering whether it will affect the community’s culture, history, and economic value. The Central Art Garage, a conceptual art gallery located at Somerset Street West and Lebreton Street North, opened in 2013 in a renovated auto repair shop. When co-owner of the gallery Danny Hussey moved in four year ago, he said the arts scene hadn’t yet formed in Chinatown. “When we moved in here, there wasn’t very much,” Hussey said. “Over time, I think people start to gravitate to a certain space.” Neighbourhoods such as Westboro and Hintonburg are pricing themselves out of the market for many […]

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Tragically Hip play last concert in Kingston

Canada paid tribute to The Tragically Hip on their Aug. 20 Kingston concert. It was the most beautiful televised event in the arts this year and arguably ever. CBC was able to provide all of Canada with the opportunity to say goodbye to one of the countries most loved bands, an opportunity that is essentially unheard of historically for any musicians. After lead singer Gord Downie revealed he was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in May, the band quickly put together their last cross-country tour, Man Machine Poem. Their last stop being broadcast from the K-Rock Centre in Kingston, Ontario, which seemed only fitting as the band began their career in that city in 1984. Ottawa locals came together to […]

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