Get your very own Elphin t-shirt


Earlier today, Ottawa arist and OttawaStart contributor Andrew King launched a limited-edition t-shirt featuring the Elphin, the iconic elf-alien figure that adorns the Elphin apartment building on Metcalfe Street downtown.  King writes:

“Due to popular demand, I have drawn up an “Elphin” character and made it into a t-shirt. This odd little creature has adorned the side of the Elphin Apartment Buildings in downtown Ottawa since 1966, and can still be enjoyed today, minus his leg. I sketched and coloured my own replica version of this Ottawa icon (with a new leg) and have contacted some local talent to put the Elphin emblazoned shirts into production. Join in on this exclusively Ottawa piece of nostalgia and own a delightful t-shirt to share with friends and confuse those that aren’t friends.”

As of this evening half of the 20 shirts were already sold.  You can order one here.

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Glen Gower

Glen is the owner and founder of He lives in Stittsville, one of Ottawa's most exciting suburbs.


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