Our Story

Planet Ottawa™ initially started out as an online web directory originally established in 1996. Our first domain, PlanetOttawa.com™, was registered in 1997. The sites main purpose was tourism with a focus on a local company directory. We were the first in the city to have free classifieds. It started out well with a few hundred customers. Unfortunately we made the decision at that time to match eBay's auction format. Interest fell off and the classifieds never recovered. Being that our business model was advertising driven we had little success. In the early days of the web "free everything" was expected. However we continued to maintain the website for almost two decades. During that time we served clients with web design and management services until we shut the website down.

We always loved the name Planet Ottawa™ and have always wanted to create a brand and product line that the Nation's Capital could be proud of. Hence the creation of The Planet Ottawa Clothing Company™ and online store front.

Our community consists of major sports clubs like the Ottawa Senators™, the Red Blacks™, Ottawa 67's™, and the Ottawa Fury FC™. To the Arts such as our renowned NAC and local theater companies. World class restaurants and historic landmarks, epic scenery and architecture such as Parliament Hill, Sparks Street, the Market, Little Italy, Chinatown and countless museums throughout the city to the multi-cultural fabric that makes up our tremendously unique city and surrounding communities.

Now our city also has PlanetOttawa.ca and our unique brand The Planet Purple™.

Visit our our page The Planet Purple Initiative™ for more details on how you can share in our purpose to bring hope to the world

Come celebrate with us as we recognize the past 150 years and the great future we all have ahead.

 The Planet Ottawa Team