Jonathan Marshall

Features Writer

Responsible for connecting with organizations across the National Capital Region, Jonathan Marshall creates exciting and informative campaigns that introduce our readership to local businesses. Featured advertorials coupled with comprehensive social media strategies highlight the very best of Ottawa’s community, providing an intimate view of the city’s entrepreneurial environment. Jonathan has experience in cultural and entertainment news, his work in communications has been showcased at the Internet Advertising Competition for gold award winners, and has spent many years active in Ottawa’s arts community.  
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A Clear View of the Future with Verdun Windows and Doors

A Clear View of the Future with Verdun Windows and Doors

It’s one of the most overlooked aspects of any property, yet windows play an integral role in design and home management. Determining which direction they face, how large and how many openings are placed, and (most importantly) what they are made of, interweaves through every facet of residential [...]

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“Memory Space” and the Delicate Nature of Home

“Memory Space” and the Delicate Nature of Home

All photos courtesy of Viktoriia Krasiukova Have you ever found yourself walking through an unfamiliar place? Perhaps the better question is: have you ever found yourself walking through an unfamiliar place? You may recognize a reflection in the watercolour canvases of Viktoriia Krasiukova, whose vernissage [...]

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Something in the air

Something in the air

Cannabis. Pot. Grass. Weed. Marijuana. Whatever you call it, the leafy green plant is about to go public. For most Canadians, it was a complementary part of coming-of-age for someone to offer you a toke and then puff-puff-pass it on. More than a few took it further than that first joint, but whether [...]

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BLOCKStrain — Keeping the cannabis industry on track

BLOCKStrain — Keeping the cannabis industry on track

It is an exciting time for cannabis in Canada, with new companies popping up every week offering healthy and professionally produced stocks of the leafy green — a product that has for so long been as infamous as it is widespread. With state-of-the-art growing techniques, these new competitors [...]

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Reawakening the past with Parks Canada

Reawakening the past with Parks Canada

Photos by Anne Dion Perhaps the problem with summer in Ottawa is the abundance of opportunities we have to choose from, but never take the time to indulge in. Parks Canada believes they have the answer, with activities that get you out and about while helping people of all ages appreciate the space [...]

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Monocle Westboro is the Singular Choice for the Modern Ottawa Homeowner

Monocle Westboro is the Singular Choice for the Modern Ottawa Homeowner

Photos courtesy of Choo Communities You can walk through a neighbourhood a thousand times and not understand what it means to live there; that is, until you understand who lives there. Ottawa is a city made up of many small communities. If we as a nation are defined by our inscrutability, then [...]

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Demand Renewables is Empowering Communities with the Watt For Watt Solar Initiative

Demand Renewables is Empowering Communities with the Watt For Watt Solar Initiative

Photo credit: Jonathan Marshall As the Wiikemkoong First Nations community on Manitoulin Island broke ground on their first sustainable greenhouse, a celebration was held 500 km away in Ottawa by organizations pledging to do more for the world’s energy crisis. The Watt For Watt Initiative [...]

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BEST OF OTTAWA 2018: Bike Shops

BEST OF OTTAWA 2018: Bike Shops

After over 20-years writing about life in Ottawa, we think we have a pretty good idea of the best of what this city has to offer. In this weekly summer series, we’ll share our picks with you - our top hotels, live music venues, local brews, bands and more. Check, share and discuss #OLMBest [...]

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Armour at the War Museum: Preserving What Makes Us Stronger

Armour at the War Museum: Preserving What Makes Us Stronger

In the chromatic lighting of the War Museum special exhibition gallery, suits of armour stand shoulder to shoulder with bullet-proof vests, hockey pads, and costumes from notorious science fiction characters. So often in war, the focus is rightly on the damage done to groups and individuals. If this [...]

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Glowfair 2018 Brings the Shine Back to Bank Street

Glowfair 2018 Brings the Shine Back to Bank Street

Photo credit: Jonathan Marshall The summer sun had finally arrived; families were out walking and laughing; music filled the air, and when the evening set, the lights came on and dancers took to the streets in a myriad of colours. Glowfair was back. A party all weekend long where everyone could [...]

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