the small positive world of ottawa

Meghan Wilmott photographed at Mint Hair Studio in Hintonburg.

I was lucky enough to meet up and photograph local artist Meghan Wilmott the other night while I was photographing a loveOttawa event for the Hintonburg Happening. Meghan was there sharing her friendly smile and her support for Hintonburg, where she’s called home for the past four years. She loves the great community feel of Hintonburg and she loves what a small world Ottawa is. “People still look up every now and then, for a friendly smile – and I often run into people I know. Ottawa is such a small world!”

Meghan loves the laid back life-style of Ottawa (great for hanging out with friends and family) while at the same time she loves how Ottawa inspires her art. “The colours, people and spaces of Ottawa are a constant inspiration for my art.”  It’s really cool how Ottawa is so many things to so many people at the same time. It’s a small town, an inspiring city, a caring community and a small world!

© dwayne brown studio – the loveOttawa project

Meghan really loves how Ottawa is taking grasp of it’s different communities, with more of a focus on community development projects. “It’s really nice to feel part of your ‘area of town’ and to feel like there is an opportunity to be involved whether its through volunteering or starting your own business or taking part in various events and fundraising.”  Meghan thinks its wonderful how people have become increasingly public and more aware of the support needed for mental health initiatives, and would love to see more awareness and events in Ottawa, like the recent Women’s Mental Health Run.

Meghan of course also loves the restaurant and cafés in Ottawa. “Oh there are so many!”

Pubwells on Preston is my absolute favourite comfort-pub.
I love Art -Is- In Bakery treats.
Everything is amazing at Indian Express.
Coffee from Pasticceria Gelateria Italiana on Preston.
Derienzo’s sandwiches.
Green Rebel salads are amazing for lunch.
Suzy Q Doughnuts or a Bridgehead Coffee.
Pholicious on Booth Street/Somerset.
Angelo’s Pizza on St. Patrick Street…this little place is such a gem!

Thanks so much Meghan for sharing what you love about Ottawa, for having an observant eye and a caring heart! For more information about Meghan you can find her on LinkedIn and you can learn more about her art at  You can also follow her on Twitter at: @megndub


Categorised as: Dwayne Brown Studio, loveOttawa

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