What were OBJ’s most-read stories of 2019?

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The past year saw the City of Ottawa award its largest-ever procurement contract, Canada’s cannabis kingpin ousted from his own budding empire and even a visit from the Mayor of Flavortown – sorry, Jim Watson, not you.

Surprises in the local business community accompanied familiar trends, as steady employment and status quo in the federal election fuelled continued growth in the city’s real estate market. Meanwhile, rapidly growing tech firms waged an increasingly tight battle for talent and office space in the National Capital Region.

These were a few of the top stories that captured our audience’s attention in 2019.

OBJ’s most-read stories of the year:

  1. Here are Ottawa-Gatineau’s 2019 Forty Under 40 recipients

  2. Real estate in the capital: What are Ottawa’s hottest neighbourhoods?

  3. Flavortown North: TV foodie Guy Fieri dines at Ottawa's OCCO Kitchen

Top real estate reads:

  1. Ottawa now Canada’s fourth-most-expensive housing market: Royal LePage

  2. PwC names Ottawa a real estate market to watch in 2020

  3. Ottawa-based Arnon proposes Little Italy development with grocery store attached

Top tech reads:

  1. Martello shares spike as Linton spotlights Ottawa firm after Canopy Growth exit

  2. Cody and Linton’s Ottawa startup Ruckify eyes U.S. public listing in 2020

  3. Ottawa startup The Growcer triumphs on Dragons’ Den

Top retail/restaurant reads:

  1. Ottawa's mid-tier malls face adapt-or-die retail landscape

  2. Wolf Down: Startup-style restaurant bringing Berlin's beloved street meat to Bank Street

  3. Quebec restaurant chain Foodtastic acquires Ottawa’s Big Rig Brewery

Top OBJ.social reads:

  1. The Fairmont Château Laurier has got a new GM — and he’s shaking things up

  2. Ottawa’s Gary Zed bringing his 'A' game to new business venture

  3. Infinity Convention Centre dazzles with disco party in support of Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health