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SPARKS STREET BIA PLANS $500K BEAUTIFICATION PROJECT
The Sparks Street mall will be getting a new look this spring.
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SPARKS STREET FACELIFT
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YESTERDAY'S RESTAURANT ON SPARKS STREET
CLOSES FOR GOOD
Downtown Ottawa business open for 55 years, sold to become new restaurant.
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SPARKS STREET 'GET NIPPED' PROMOTION SURE TO RAISE A FEW GLASSES - AND EYEBROWS
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SPARKS STREET TESTING VIP PARKING PERMITS
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CLOSING ELGIN STREET AND IDEA FOR NYE '17; MAYOR
 
 
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NEW YEAR'S EVE ON SPARKS STREET - CTV NEWS
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CBC NEWS OTTAWA ON SPARKS STREET
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CHRISTMAS LIGHTS ACROSS CANADA
 
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POUTINE FESTIVAL COMES TO OTTAWA
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LES GAGNE ON CASINO
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OTTAWA BUSKERFEST
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Ottawa's Johnathan Lockhart of The Cowguys performs at the 2012 Ottawa International Busker Festival of Sparks Street. Photo by Glen Gower.
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POPULAR AUSSIE BUSKER SHOWS OFF HIS CUTTING EDGE
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BUSKERFEST DELIGHTS OTTAWA SPECTATORS
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POPULAR AUSSI BUSKER SHOWS OFF HIS CUTTING EDGE
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Australian street-performer, Al Millar (or Alakazam) wowed the Sparks Street crowds at Buskerfest Saturday with his hilarious and death-defying half-hour show. Buskerfest is running through Monday with hundreds of acts performing on the pedestrian mall between 9 a.m. and 11 p.m. daily.
 
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MAX KEEPING TO BE THE FIRST NAME OF THE WALK OF FAME PLANNED FOR SPARKS STREET
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SPARKS ST. ZIPLINE PLANS ON TRACK FOR SUMMER LAUNCH, SAYS BIA
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SPARKS STREET BIA DISAPPOINTED IN MAYOR'S CASINO PUSH
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OTTAWA RIBFEST ON SPARKS STREET ON THE CTV MORNING SHOW
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MINISTER MACKAY OF SPARKS STREET IN THE SANDBOX FOR KIDS HEALTH
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Peter McKay kicks off his shoes and digs in the sand as politicians and local personalities were invited to join preschoolers to play in the sand on Sparks Street mall.
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POLL: STAR WARS HITS OTTAWA'S SPARKS ST. WITH A WOOKIEE
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RIBFEST ADDS 'FURIOUS PETE' FOR SIX MINUTE PORK-EATING CONTEST
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fINGER LICKIN'
THE RIB FEST RAGE IS GROWING IN POPULARITY, AND THERE'S ONE NEAR YOU!
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Roam Ontario: 2 men competing in a Rib Festival Cook-off 
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LISTEN TO THE CBC MORNING SHOW WITH ROBYN BRESNAHAN TALKING ABOUT THE BRAND NEW SPARKS STREET FARMERS MARKET
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FARMERS' MARKET ON SPARKS ST. WOWS CUSTOMERS, VENDORS ON FIRS DAY.
The Sparks Street famers' market was already drawing crowds at its launch Thursday...
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SMOKE-FREE SPARKS
An Ottawa anti-smoking group wants to see the Sparks Street Mall become a smoke free zone.
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CAPITAL CLASSIC CAR CRUISE NIGHTS FRIDAY NIGHTS ON SPARKS STREET
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CTV MORNING SHOW TALKS WITH AGATA ZABOROWSKI ABOUT ARTIST ALLEY
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NEW STANLEY CUP MONUMENT PLANNED FOR SPARKS STREET
A monument on Sparks Street is planned to honour Canada's hockey heritage.
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 Hockey Hall of Famer Murray Costello also spoke about the plans, which were revealed at D
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Centretown News
WILL SPARKS STREET SURVIVE CONSTRUCTION?
Business owners on Sparks Street are concerned they won't survive the next four years due to major construction on the buildings along the north side of the street, says Sparks Street BIA chairman Sam Elsaddi.
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NHL
LORD STANLEY MONUMENT TO BE LOCATED IN OTTAWA
Business executives and hockey fans came together Monday morning in Ottawa for the announcement of a monument to the Stanley Cup and the man who dedicated what has become the most stored trophy in sports.
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Ottawa Sun
STANLEY CUP MEMORIAL FINDS A HOME AT OTTAWA'S ELGIN AND SPARKS STREETS
A pricey monument to Canadian history's most famous electroplated silvers punch bowl will find a home Sparks and Elgin streets...
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Metro
SPARKS STREET TO HOUSE STANLEY CUP
There are few objects as famous in Canada as the Stanley Cup, and yet a monument to Lord Stanley of Preston's donation of the a cup to the "champion hockey team of the Dominion" has found a home in Ottawa.
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Globe and Mail
OTTAWA FINDS A HOME FOR LORD STANLEY
A giant monument to Lord Stanley of Preston and his storied cup will stand on the far east end of the pedestrian mall just a block from Parliament Hill where tourists and government workers can reflect on his contribution to Canada's national winter game.
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Metro
MAYOR JIM WATSON PAINTS "UPBEAT" PORTRAIT OF DOWNTOWN OTTAWA
Ottawa's sleepy core needs sprucing up, Mayor Jim Watson acknowledged Tuesday, but he added he's generally more "upbeat on the downtown" than some.
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Ottawa Sun
OTTAWA'S DOWNTOWN IS DEAD
So what does Zip-Line Guy think about downtown Ottawa?
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Metro
APORKALYPSE NOW
Winterbrewed Craft Beer Festival. Wake up and Smell the Bacon Beer!
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STANLEY CUP COMING TO SPARKS STREET
Watch for a Big Announcement March 18 at a press conference from D'Arcy McGees at Sparks and Elgin.
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ROGERS WILL BROADCAST THE ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE FROM SPARKS STREET AND BANK NEAR 3 BREWERS RESTAURANT.
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Ottawa Tourism
SPEND A DAY ON SPARKS STREET IN OTTAWA
Those who are planning on travelling to Ottawa will quickly find that there is a lot of history in Canada's capital,
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Ottawa Magazine
CAPITAL PINT: SOME TASTING SUGGESTIONS FOR THIS WEEKEND'S WINTERBREWED FEST
Sparks Street Mall will be open to a while new kind of pedestrian traffic this weekend as WinterBrewed takes over the outdoor strip.
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CBC News
WHERE WILL OTTAWA'S 18 NEW FOOD VENDORS BE?
Ottawa will see 18 new food vendors opening up this May.
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Metro
VALET PARKING COMING TO SPARKS STREET MALL
First a zipline proposal, now the people aiming to make Ottawa's pedestrian mall a little less er...pedestrian will test drive a new idea.
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Centretown News
PROPOSAL PUTS MORE ZIP INTO SPARKS STREET
It's a bird! It's a plane! No, by golly, it's a zip line over Sparks Street.
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CTV Morning Show
THE SPARKS STREET ZIP LINE?
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Front Page Media Group
SPARKS STREET MALL NEW YEAR'S EVE BASH 2013
 What a way to ring in the new year with a free concert hosted by one of our forgotten gems in the nation's capital. The Sparks Street Mall.
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CTV Morning Show
NEW YEAR'S EVE ON SPARKS STREET VISITS THE CTV MORNING SHOW
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METRO
FARMERS' MARKET TO COME TO SPARKS ST. IN 2013, SAYS BIA
A new farmers' market will open on Sparks St. this spring, said the street's business improvement association, Wednesday, as they prepared for a New Year's Eve park that will kickoff revitalization of the pedestrian mall in 2013.
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Ottawa Citizen
FARMERS MARKET TO SPROUT ON SPARKS STREET
Les Gagne, who leads the Business Improvement Association for the downtown pedestrian mall, said he hopes to launch the market as a pilot project in April or May, just in time for spring's bounty of asparagus, baby peas and berries.
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Centretown News
SPARKS STREET REINVENTING ITSELF WITH NEW EVENTS
The spark will be returning to historic Sparks Street on Dec. 31, beginning with a Times Square-style New Year's Eve party that promoters say will get people dancing along the downtown pedestrian mall.
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