REDBLACKS, C-O-N-T-A-C-T and Van Gogh highlight summer events in the Glebe

July 22, 2021 | by glebeadmin

"We know just how long you’ve been waiting to see a game-winning touchdown in person.

We know just how long it’s been since you’ve been able to cheer your favourite team on with your mates at TD Place.

We know just how painful it has been to see new professional sports teams come to the neighbouhrood, only to have to imagine what it might be like watching them live.

Your wait is finally over!

With the province entering Step 3 of its Roadmap to Reopen last week, tickets for REDBLACKS, BlackJacks, and other special events are being gobbled up quick.

Have you got yours yet? Read below to find out what’s on when and how you can score some long-awaited live sports tickets as well as your chance to see exhibits, performances and other special events in the Glebe.



Ottawa newest sports team is finally on their home court at TD Place. The Ottawa BlackJacks tipped off their season opener in early June and have since racked up a 3-5 record to put them in fifth place overall in the Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL). The BlackJacks’ next home game is at TD Place on July 26 at 7 p.m. vs the Saskatchewan Rattlers. Get your tickets here and cheer on the BlackJacks.

BlackJacks Home Games

  • Monday, July 26; vs. Saskatchewan
  • Wednesday, Aug. 4; 7 p.m. vs. Guelph


It was extremely disappointing for football fans not to have a REDBLACKS season last year. But after the league announced it would be staging a shortened 14-game season beginning this August, those fans now have a lot to cheer about. At least 15,000 fans will be allowed into TD Place to cheer on the team this year and it all starts with a bang when Ottawa takes on BC Aug. 28th at TD Place. Click here for tickets and see the home schedule below.


  • Saturday, Aug. 28; 7 p.m. vs BC (Home Opener)
  • Friday Sept. 3; 7:30 p.m. vs Montreal
  • Wednesday, Sept. 22; 7:30 p.m. vs. Hamilton
  • Tuesday, Sept. 28; 7:30 p.m. vs Edmonton
  • Saturday, October 16; 4 p.m. vs Montreal
  • Friday, October 29; 7 p.m. vs Calgary
  • Saturday, Nov. 6; 4 p.m. vs Toronto


Atletico Ottawa makes its long awaited TD Place debut this weekend when they host the Halifax Wanderers for their 2021 home opener. The newest Canadian Premiere League (CPL) team has struggled so far this year with just two wins in 10 games, but they’ll look for a much needed home-crowd boost this Saturday at 3 p.m. Click here to snag tickets to this pay-what-you-want match.

Atletico Home Games

  • Saturday, August 14; 3 p.m. vs. Halifax
  • Wednesday, August 18; 7 p.m. vs. York United
  • Sunday, August 29; 8 p.m. vs. Halifax
  • Wednesday, Sept. 1; 7 p.m. vs. York United
  • Wednesday, Sept. 8; 7 p.m. vs. Forge
  • Saturday Sept. 11; 1:30 p.m. vs Halifax
  • Saturday, Sept. 25; 4:30 p.m. vs. Cavalry
  • Sunday, October 3; 3:30 p.m. vs. Forge
  • Wednesday, October 20; 7 p.m. vs. Valour
  • Sunday, October 24; 2 p.m. vs. York United


C-O-N-T-A-C-T (July 22 – September 5)

C-O-N-T-A-C-T is the first gentle step towards live in-person theatre in Ottawa, as the outdoor show makes its national capital debut at Lansdowne Park in the Glebe on July 22 after a successful run of shows in Paris, London, Rome and Toronto. It’s theatre, but with a fascinating twist. No vocal dialogue, no seating and audience members follow the actors on their roaming stage throughout the neighbourhood as the story unfolds. C-O-N-T-A-C-T runs from July 22 to September 5 with multiple showtimes between Tuesday and Sunday. Once you purchase your ticket, you will be directed to download the app and will be given location and other details for the show.

Click here to purchase tickets now and make C-O-N-T-A-C-T with the world again.

BEYOND VAN GOGH (July 23 – September 16)

Immerse yourself in Van Gogh’s artwork like you’ve never seen it before.

Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience, presented by RBC, will be in Ottawa at the Aberdeen Pavilion for a limited engagement.

Don’t miss this stunning journey into the world of Vincent Van Gogh! Click here for tickets.

FINAL WEEKEND: Glebe Community Pop-up art gallery at Lansdowne

Over the past year, the Glebe Community Association partnered with the Glebe Art in the Gardens and Studio Tour group as well as the Glebe BIA and the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group to open up a community pop-up art gallery at Lansdowne where local artists have been able to display and sell their work in a vacant store. The gallery is coming to a close this weekend,so if you haven’t had the opportunity to visit yet, make your way to Lansdowne to see some beautiful works of art and support our local artists.

The gallery is open this Saturday, July 31st and Sunday, August 1st from 11am-5pm. It is located at Lansdowne Park at 225 Marché Way, Unit 102 (next door to Winners) in the former Structube.

613 Flea

The city’s favourite flea market is back, and heading outside for some sun this summer. 613Flea is returns to the Glebe beginning July 24  with over 80 vendors selling everything from vintage clothing and records to artisinal goods and everything in between. The market will be set up at the north and east sides of the Aberdeen Pavilion (outside). The market runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The market is free for everyone. Masks are required at all times at 6103Flea.

613Flea Summer Dates

  • July 24
  • August 14
  • August 28
  • September 4
  • September 25
  • October 9
  • October 16
  • November 20