About Us

Serving the fourth largest city in Canada and the second largest urban market in Ontario, Ottawa Magazine reaches one of the most affluent and discerning readerships in the country. The antics of Parliament, the roller coaster ride of high tech and the mensa mind-set of national research have produced a remarkable stew of politics, wealth and accomplishment that defines our city as unique on the Canadian horizon. Ottawa Magazine reaches this intelligent and sophisticated consumer and artfully entertains with trademark hard-hitting stories, in-depth profiles, saucy gossip, superb food and wine coverage, and detailed events listings.

Now in our 11th year of publishing, Ottawa Magazine is the pre-eminent voice in a city that resounds with opinion. Our award winning editorial team is up to the task, and our readers have come to rely on the capital’s most entertaining, informative and credible magazine.

Awards

Award-Winning Ottawa Magazine Articles

  • Shawna Wagman, Writer
    2011: National Magazine Award Finalist for “Ideas on the Plate,” Ottawa Magazine
    2010: Silver, National Magazine Award for “Is Fine Dining Dead?” Ottawa Magazine
    2009: National Magazine Award Finalist for “Market Forces,” Ottawa Magazine
  • Ron Corbett, Writer
    2009: National Magazine Award Finalist for “Post Mortem on the System,” Ottawa Magazine
  • Elizabeth Hay, Writer
    2008: National Magazine Award Finalist for “Jet in England,” Ottawa Magazine
  • Dorothy Speak, Writer
    2006: National Magazine Honourable Mention for her Ottawa Magazine story “Windfall”
  • Natalie MacLean, Writer
    2005:
    The James Beard Foundation Journalism Award — The Oscars of food journalism — for her Ottawa City story: “Waiter, there’s a flaw in my Wine.”
    2004:
    Second-Place Prize, American Association of Food Journalists for her Ottawa City writing
  • Mark Bourrie, Writer
    2004: National Magazine Award Honourable Mention for “Rush to Misjudgment,” in Ottawa City
    2001: First Prize, National Magazine Awards for his Ottawa City story “The System that Killed Santa”
  • Michael Deforge, Illustrator
    2008: National Magazine Award Finalist for “Climate,” Ottawa Magazine
  • Marc Fowler, Photographer
    2005: National Magazine Award Finalist for “The Building of Big House Red,” Ottawa City Interiors
  • Chris Lalonde, Photographer
    2011: Silver, National Magazine Award for “Ideas on the Plate,” Ottawa Magazine
    2005:
    National Magazine Award Finalist for “The Upside of Downtown,” Ottawa City Interiors
  • Rémi Thériault, Photographer
    2010: National Magazine Award Honourable Mention for “TasteMakers,” Ottawa Magazine

Awards Won by our Writers Natalie MacLean’s awards for writing about wine and spirits

  • 2005: The Bert Greene Award for Excellence in Food Journalism, The International Association of Culinary Professionals
  • 2005: The Bert Greene Award for Excellence in Internet Writing
  • 2004: Two Bert Greene awards
  • 2004: Two James Beard Foundation awards, including the MFK Fisher Distinguished Writing Award
  • 2004: First- and Second-Place Prizes, American Association of Food Journalists, for Internet Writing
  • 2004: First-Place Prize, North American Travel Journalists Association
  • 2003: Awarded the title of World’s Best Drink Writer by The World Food Media Awards

Shawna Wagman’s nominations for food writing

  • Nominated for Best Blog — City Bites, Canadian Online Publishing Awards

Chris Knight’s nominations for food writing

  • Nominated for several Gemini awards
  • Nominated for several James Beard Foundation awards
  • Nominated for a World Food Media award

Other Awards

  • Marc Fowler, Photographer
    2002: National Magazine Award Honourable Mention for his photo essay “Beaux Bridges”
  • Tony Fouhse, Photographer
    2004: Honourable Mention, National Magazine Awards
  • Christina Spencer, Writer
    2004: First Prize, National Magazine Awards
  • Anita Lahey, Writer
    2004: Honourable Mention, National Magazine Awards
  • Natalie MacLean, Writer
    2004: Honourable Mention, National Magazine Awards