Get your Tickets Quick!

One day to go before Soup Ottawa’s 12th event at the Red Lion Public House. Tickets are going FAST so reserve yours today on Event Brite at

Come out and support our five fantastic presenters who will be sharing their “Recipes for a Better City”. And don’t forget – $3.50 beer and 25% off food purchases with your Soup Ottawa ticket!

Presenter Line-up Announced!

Less than a week to go before Soup Ottawa #12! Check out our amazing line-up of presenters for the evening:

Our last winner, ManUp will also be providing an update on their fantastic project!

Tickets are going FAST so reserve yours today on Event Brite:

And don’t forget – The Red Lion Public House is serving up some great soup, an awesome beer special AND is offering 25% off food purchases that night with your Soup Ottawa ticket!

Tickets on Sale!

We are excited to announce that our 12th event will be held on Tuesday, September 27th at The Red Lion Public House in the Byward Market! Come enjoy a bowl of soup and vote for your favourite “Recipe for a Better City.” Doors open at 6pm and the event will begin at 6:30pm.

Reserve your tickets online now on Event Brite: and have your $10 cash ready at the door. Space is limited so do not delay! Our line-up of great presenters will be announced soon.


We’re back…


… and we’ve had a little bit of work done while we were away (after all, it is 2016). But hey, that’s what summer hiatuses are for!

The important news is, we’re back and we’ve already hit the ground running with our Fall Soup already in the works. You know what that means: APPLICATION SEASON (and squash-like soups)!

We’ve just opened our Call for Applications and we’re looking for your Recipes for a Better City! Tell us what you believe the secret ingredient is to making Ottawa a better community.

If you’re a fresh new initiative or a seasoned project, we encourage you to apply for Soup Ottawa’s re-launch event happening this Fall!

Applications are due Sunday, September 11th at midnight. 

Under Construction

A huge thank you to everyone who participated and filled out our survey. We’ve heard you all loud and clear, which is why we’re so excited to officially announce that Soup Ottawa is going UNDER CONSTRUCTION!

Thanks to all your amazing feedback, we’ll be cooking up some exciting new ideas to make Soup Ottawa an unforgettable event.

We appreciate your patience, please stay tuned for our grand unveiling and kick-off event in the near future. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@SoupOttawa) to stay in the soup loop.


The Soup Ottawa Team



Hang in there baby


Dear Soupers,

If you haven’t yet heard the news around town, Soup Ottawa is taking a short break. But don’t worry, it’s not you – it’s us! We’ve done some thinking lately and decided that after 2+ years and numerous events, it might be time for a little TLC.

We’ll be taking a couple months over the summer to take what we’ve learned since our start in 2013 and work on improving our events and Soup Ottawa as a whole.

Stay tuned, friends, because we aren’t going anywhere. We’ll be coming back bigger and better and we want you all there to help celebrate the new us!

We’ll be seeing you soon.


The Soup Ottawa Team

Applications NOW OPEN for Spring Soup 2016!

Do you have a fresh new idea that would be perfect for Ottawa? What about an existing initiative that’s unlike anything the community has ever seen before?

If you answered yes to either of those questions, then we want you to apply to our Spring Soup to the theme of “Renew. Refresh. Rebuild.” Whether you’re an individual or an organization, an entrepreneur or a volunteer, we’re interested in hearing your ideas! We welcome both new and established projects.

What’s in it for you? Successful applications chosen to present at the next Soup Ottawa event will have a chance to win funding for their project (could be $1,000, give or take) By being a presenter, you will also have a great opportunity to generate awareness about your project, receive feedback, field questions, network, and possibly connect with future partners.

The application process is simple, and fairly quick. For more details on how to apply, please see:

Applications are due by: Sunday, May 1, 2016

How does it work? Soup Ottawa is a micro-grant event that focuses on two things: good soup and funding great community projects. For $10, every attendee gets a bowl of quality soup and bread, and one vote. The community project presenter who receives the most votes wins every penny from the pool of cash. So if 100 people show up, that’s $1000 for the winning idea!

For more information, please see:

Soup Ottawa’s next event “Renew. Refresh. Rebuild.” will take place mid-May.

Follow us on Twitter @SoupOttawa or on Facebook for details about our next event!


Thanks for coming out to Winter Soup #11!


Earlier last week, 106 wonderful Soupers showed their support for six amazing local initiatives at
Arts Court Theatre for Soup Ottawa’s 11th event! MLT DWN spoiled us with their Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Bisque soup and freshly pressed grilled cheese (we’re drooling just thinking about it).

A HUGE thank you goes out to Arts Court and MLT DWN (located at the Rideau Centre) for partnering with us for this event!

The winner, as voted by you, was “ManUp” who took home a whopping $1,060! ManUp is a student-led group looking to change the way we treat women and they’ll be using their funding towards bringing guest speakers such as Mr. Glen Canning (father of the late Rehtaeh Parsons, Victim of Gender Violence) and Julie Barbosa (survivor of years of battery at the hands of her father. Julie and her brother broke the cycle of violence following the murder of their mother at the hands of their father) to their ManUp Inspire Conference in May 2016. Follow their progress on twitter @ManUpLDHSS and check out their website for more information:

We want to thank all of our presenters who came out and got up on stage to pitch their wonderful projects.

Don’t forget to follow us on twitter @SoupOttawa, and tag yourselves and your friends in our photo gallery on Facebook!





“2016: The Year of _______.” is SOLD OUT!

Our 11th event is officially sold out!

A huge thank you to those of you who have already reserved your tickets for February 2nd, 2016. Forgot to get your ticket? We have a waiting list set up, just for you! If you are no longer able to attend our event, we ask that you please release your ticket so those on the waiting list may have an opportunity to join us for #WinterSoup.

In case you missed it, MLTDWN is providing a Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Bisque, as well as some of their signature Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, while Arts Court is hosting us in their spacious Studio A.

Check out our upcoming Presenters:

Honey, we’ve got soup (and sammies)!

We’re kicking Soup Ottawa up a notch this season with freshly pressed grilled cheese sammies!

A big shoutout to MLT DWN for partnering with us for our Winter event. They’ll be serving up their Roasted Red Pepper with Tomato Bisque and half grilled cheese sandwiches to all you Souper supporters. This is a treat you won’t want to miss.

Tickets are sold out but put your name on our wait list. If you can no longer attend, please release your ticket:–tickets-20538450057?aff=es2 

Winter Soup 2016 will be held at Arts Court Theatre on Tuesday, February 2, 2016. 

Don’t be shy, keep in touch with us on Twitter, @SoupOttawa, and on Facebook!



If you don’t know MLT DWN, they’ve recently made their Ottawa debut in the Rideau Centre. They are a convenient, fast-casual counter-service dining experience and our speciality is Gourmet Grilled Cheese. More than just bread and cheese, that mean succulent pulled pork and flavours from your childhood, like creamy Kraft Dinner Mac n’ cheese, house-made Lasagne, and combining them with the cheesy goodness of a grilled cheese sandwich. The best part? All meats, cheeses and vegetables are locally sourced from Ontario and Quebec!




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