Local pridePublished on February 17, 2017

  • Mary Taggart
    Photo by: Mark Holleron

  • Copper – Cheer Bowl in Copper

  • Tropical Nature – Echo Butterfly Print Square Scarf

  • Greenery – Quartz & Emerald drop earrings

  • Local artist Katerina Mertikas created a commemorative painting as a tribute to Ottawa 2017

The winter issue of Ottawa At Home marks the beginning of our tribute to celebrating Canada’s 150th here in Ottawa. First, take note of the new patriotic logo created by our clever creative director Tanya Connolly-Holmes. I love the simplicity of showing pride with creative flair. 

This Heritage & Restoration issue, our first for 2017, brings some exciting new features. The Outstanding Canadians feature focuses on high-profile Canadians with ties to Ottawa, with journalist Kevin Newman as our first subject. Vera Cody shared brunch with him to collect his stories and bring readers on a media journey (read more on page 38).

We also exchange End Note for The Back Story in 2017. Local artist and history buff Andrew King shares local historic treasures that he has dug up: his first column takes readers on a wild ice slide ride dating back to the 1920s, on page 64.

As always, in our pledge to showcase inspiring design and décor, we visit homes in this issue with rich histories and owners who are committed to preserving them. You will find patriotic pride woven through the pages of Ottawa At Home as we highlight the best of living in the Capital Region with our intriguing features and impressive photography from Mark Holleron.

I am proud to be at the helm of a magazine that works hard to feature all the amazing people and places that make Ottawa  such an interesting and dynamic city. Now we dig deeper to unearth stories that honour Canada as Ottawa celebrates the 150th anniversary of a country that is gaining global popularity as a top tourist destination and a great place to live.

Buckle up Ottawa; we just might be the world’s favourite capital city! The international acclaim won’t take away from Ottawa’s hometown feeling and the local love that oozes from our pages. Share in the pride of living in Ottawa with Ottawa At Home; we are your local lifestyle publication.

Proudly Yours,



Copper – Cheer Bowl in Copper, eq3.com, $12.99

Tropical Nature – Echo Butterfly Print Square Scarf, Nordstrom, $68

Greenery – Quartz & Emerald drop earrings, Howard Fine Jewellers, $5,850

Celebrating Ottawa 2017

Local artist Katerina Mertikas created a commemorative painting as a tribute to Ottawa 2017. Find the canvas prints at Koyman Galleries for $150

Mary Taggart

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