Check out the art of the IWW Ottawa Panhandlers Union at this year’s Conference on Canadian Content in Speculative Arts and Literature (www.can-con.org).
Ontario’s Safe Streets Act may prevent street artists from making a living selling their art on the curbside, but they are welcome as part of Ottawa’s creative community.
Sept. 9-11, 2011
Travelodge Ottawa Hotel & Conference Centre
1376 Carling Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1Z 7L5
Entrance fee is $45 for Saturday and $15 for Sunday.
For more information about the Ottawa Panhandlers Union, visit www.ottawaiww.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Hotel is located just west of Westgate Mall, on the south side of Carling Avenue between Merivale Rd and Kirkwood Ave. OC Transpo Routes 85 and 101 will stop at or near the Hotel, while routes 151 and 176 will stop at Westgate Mall across the street. Routes 14 and 86 pass nearby, but will require a transfer at Carling and Holland/Fisher or a long walk down the hill from there. Taking the O-Train to Carling Station also can help you connect with Route 85 or 101 for a quick trip to the Hotel site.