The Centretown BUZZ is a monthly, non-profit community newspaper serving the neighbourhood of Centretown in Ottawa (everything north of the Queensway from Preston to Elgin.) We cover community news and events, and issues affecting Centretown residents. We publish regular reports from the Centretown Citizens Community Association, the Dalhousie Community Association, the Jack Purcell Recreational Association, Somerset West and Centretown Community Health Centres, and the Plant Pool Recreational Association, as well as from representatives from the Ottawa Police Service and the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board. Other organizations and individuals contribute on an occasional basis, and a small team of writers cover news and current events.
Articles are always welcome: we can’t publish everything but we’re always happy to consider stories. Curious about something going on in the neighbourhood? Is there something happening you think we should know about? Get in touch!
Our community calendar is published online and monthly in the print edition. Please note: if you want to get into the print edition we need to get your announcement well in advance: publication dates and announcement deadlines are listed on our rate card. Short announcements for not-for-profit or community events are printed for free: larger events and for-profit organizations will be considered for paid advertising.
The BUZZ is published on the third Friday of each month. If you would like to submit an article, or purchase an ad, please contact the managing editor, Kathryn Hunt, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where to Find The BUZZ:
The Centretown BUZZ is hand-delivered to residences and businesses throughout Centretown, including:
Dalhousie Community Centre
McNabb Community Centre
Jack Purcell Community Centre
Centennial, Cambridge, Glashan and Elgin Street schools
Good Companions Centre
Mags & Fags
Herb & Spice
various establishments on Elgin St.
most apartment blocks & most door steps between Canal & O-train, Ottawa River & Queensway DCS
We’re always looking for volunteer carriers! If you’re interested in helping us distribute The BUZZ, please get in touch at email@example.com.