Corporate sponsorships, lifted capacity limits offer lifeline for storied Ottawa music hall

Rainbow Bistro owner Danny Sivyer, centre, sits with many of the corporate sponsors who raised $50,000 in order for the long-standing storied concert hall to remain open. Ottawa, Ont. Nov. 22, 2021. (Tyler Fleming / CTV News Ottawa) Rainbow Bistro owner Danny Sivyer, centre, sits with many of the corporate sponsors who raised $50,000 in order for the long-standing storied concert hall to remain open. Ottawa, Ont. Nov. 22, 2021. (Tyler Fleming / CTV News Ottawa)

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Celebrations, protests take place on Canada Day in Ottawa

Thousands of people wearing red and white and waiving Canadian flags packed downtown Ottawa to celebrate Canada's 155th birthday on Friday, while groups of protesters popped up around Parliament Hill to protest COVID-19 vaccines and federal restrictions.

Wellington Street in front of Parliament Hill on Friday evening, as Canadians celebrated Canada's 155th birthday. (Jeremie Charron/CTV News Ottawa)