The landscape of Ottawa quite literally shifted in 2018 with a number of big real estate deals shaking up the National Capital Region. The local tech and retail sectors also produced some notable stories, saying nothing of 2018’s biggest business buzz – cannabis.
Among the year’s highlights: the first public listing for an Ottawa tech company in years; a massive new development for an equally enormous commerce company; a serial entrepreneur’s budding cannabis empire; and a very litigious end to the year over the fate of LeBreton Flats.
As we prepare to enter a new year of business, we’ve collected 10 of our most-read stories from the past 12 months. In no particular order, here are the stories you were most eager to read, share and discuss in 2018:
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- Ottawa condo market poised to ‘change dramatically’
- Ottawa’s Martello Technologies goes public with an eye for acquisitions
- Canopy Growth’s Bruce Linton named Ottawa’s CEO of the Year
- Ottawa entrepreneur Maher Arar bets on Vanier with new coworking space
- Amazon distribution centre to fill massive new Ottawa warehouse
- Paul Taggart remembered as ‘an entrepreneur at heart’
- Ottawa Senators owner launches $700M lawsuit against partner Trinity
- Rideau Club welcomes younger crowd with casual reinvention
- Calian, Mitel and Ford moves driving ‘domino effect’ in tight Kanata office market
- Ottawa coffee company addressing Indigenous water crises with help of Shopify