FOR 20 YEARS OTTAWA LIFE MAGAZINE has been reporting on the best the Nation’s Capital has to offer. This year, on our milestone anniversary, we wanted to show our appreciation the restaurants, festivals, hotels and people who put the life into Ottawa. In the summer we posted 20 Best Of lists covering everything from food and tourist spots to fashion and media. In the fall we turned it all over to you, the readers, to vote on your personal favorites or write in and tell us what we might have missed. We called it the Ottawa Life Awards (or OLAs).
After thousands of votes were tallied, some close races and a few surprises, we can now official say “and the 2017 OLA goes to” . . .