It all starts with an idea

“Ideas fill space and they can often create catalysts for other ideas. With determination, curiosity, hard work and a bit of luck - they can turn into something more tangible!”

The loveOttawa idea, started with a keenness and desire to photograph simple street portraits and ask strangers what they love about Ottawa. The photo-based project quickly evolved into a social media initiative that has over time, helped form positive change in our city and community. The project now shines light on everything from culture to culinary, tourism to social awareness, landmarks to hidden gems, festivals and other celebrations in Ottawa.