OttawaStart.com engages Ottawa residents with their city by showcasing the things that make living here great. We cover the events and activities that chronicle life in the capital. We also focus on news related to development, transportation and growth — and what residents need to know so they can get involved in building an exciting and inclusive community for generations to come.

The original version of this site was launched in September 1998 (here’s a version of the site from back then) and has been evolving for almost two decades.

The owner and executive editor of OttawaStart.com is Devyn Barrie, a 2018 Algonquin College journalism graduate and resident of Ottawa for many years.

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