Lord Elgin is Jazzed Up for TD Jazz Festival

Date: June 22 – July 2

Check out the line up here and schedule!

Buy your tickets: click here

Book your reservation: click here

Ottawa is home to a vibrant music scene with many artists at the forefront of creativity. Festivals, like TD Jazz Festival, create a vibrancy in our city for those of us here as well as for those that are visiting.  The Lord Elgin Hotel has always supported the festivals and the arts in our Nation’s capital. Since we are an independent hotel, we like to support our community as much as we can.

This year we are so excited to start counting down the days until 37th Annual TD Jazz Festival begins. The folks at the Jazz Festival have created an amazing line-up this year, with the likes of Joss Stone, Feist, Serena Ryder, Kenny Rogers and many more!

And it doesn’t stop there!

Late Night Jam Sessions

Late Night Jam Sessions will be held in the Lord Elgin’s restaurant, Grill 41! Being one of the many sponsors for the Ottawa Jazz Festival, we like to help keep the good times rolling! So this year when the party ends at Jazz Fest, take a walk to the Lord Elgin to enjoy Late Night Jam Sessions, every day through June 22 until July 2 at 10:30 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. (excluding Canada Day).

Grill 41 will transform on Late Night Jam Session Nights. With live music from local artists, as well as performers from the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival, each night is unique.  What makes your evening complete is Grill 41 has created a special Jazz Festival menu for the evening to celebrate this festival. For a sneak peek click here! But, our favourite part about late Night Jam Sessions is the ability for our guest to bring in their own instrument to jam with these artist! Our only advice is to get there early, as the event fills up quick.

You could not find a better location than the Lord Elgin Hotel to take in the best of this festival!  Being so close to the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival, located in Confederation Park across the street from us, is such a treat for both our guests and staff alike. You can literally take it all in from your Parkview guestroom window or simply walk across the street on any night and take in such incredible talent up close!

In an unbeatable location, the Lord Elgin Hotel is your ideal accommodation choice in downtown Ottawa any time of the year, but particularly during the summer months.  With the Changing of the Guard marching by our front doors each morning, you cannot find a better landmark to stay in.  Within steps to all major attractions and museums, and close to hundreds of shops and restaurants, there is no better place to stay.

Our on-site Starbucks and incredible cuisine at Grill 41 complete your foodie experience as well. To burn it off, the Rideau Canal offers the most scenic running and cycling route, just one block from our front door AND we store your bike for free.  It doesn’t get better than that!!!

So, bring it on… the heat, the music, the food trucks, the patios, the people and finally the summer weather!

Written by:

Social Media Intern

 Jazlyn Dunham

Ottawa Senators – Game 7

Finally, the game our capital has been waiting for.

The Ottawa Senators face the Pittsburgh Penguins, 8 p.m. tonight at the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh for game 7 in the Eastern Conference. The Ottawa Senators have become the only Canadian team left in the NHL playoffs. With the series at a deadlock, game 7 will decide which team advances to the Stanley Cup Finals. And the Lord Elgin staff have their fingers crossed for our hometown’s team.

As the playoff progress, Canadians can’t help but express their hockey fan excitement and anticipation for tonight’s game! Whether you’re at home, with some friends or somewhere in the Ottawa area, Sens Mile (best known as Elgin Street) is where you want to be to watch the game.


Sens Mile starts at Gladstone and ends at Laurier, right by the Lord Elgin Hotel.

As a dedicated Ottawa Senators, history has proven game 7 has never been won by the Ottawa Senators since they were founded in 1992. But, even with these grey clouds hanging over the city, the Lord Elgin can guarantee the city’s exciting atmosphere seen on Sens Mile tonight will create a memorable night for true sports fans!

Canadians are true sports fans.  We go through everything with our teams, especially our hockey teams. Whether it be the Toronto Maple Leaf’s, Montreal Canadians, Edmonton Oilers, Calgary Flames, or the Ottawa Senators, Canadians want to see a team bring Lord Stanley’s cup north of the border. Canada 150th would be the perfect opportunity for the Ottawa Senators, Canada’s capital city team, to win game 7 and be one step closer to the Stanley Cup Finals.

The Ottawa Senators playoffs season has been a continuous inspiring battle, with some nights being jaw-dropping and others the reverse, but this season is Ottawa’s.

Round One

Game 1: Senators scores first in the second, but Bruins wins with two in the third

Game 2: Bruins takes the second with three, while Senators gains one then two in the third, and takes the win in OT

Game 3: Senators score two in the first and takes the win in OT

Game 4: Senators scores one in the third to defeat Bruins in game 4

Game 5: Senators score in the first and second, while Bruins tie it up to take the win in OT

Game 6: Bruins score one in the first and third, but Senators manage to take second with two, and win in OT

Round Two

Game 1: Both Senators and Rangers score in the second with Senators taking the third

Game 2: Rangers are 1–3–1, Senators 1–1–3, Ottawa finishes in OT with the final score 5 – 6

Game 3: Rangers have two per period through first 4–0, Senators add one in the second, but Rangers take the game

Game 4: Rangers 1–2–1 with Senators scoring in the third, but Rangers take the game

Game 5: Rangers two in the first followed by Senators with a repeat similar to game 2, Senators take the game in OT

Game 6: Senators score two in the first, scoring another in the second with Rangers gaining one, but Senators win

Conference Finals:

Game 1: Senator score in the first, give one up in the third and win in OT

Game 2: Pittsburgh scores in the third and take game two from the Senators

Game 3: Senator score four in the first, one in the second and Penguins gain a goal in the third, but Senators take the win

Game 4: Penguins score in the first with two more the second than Senators scores two as well, but Penguins take the fourth

Game 5: Penguins go 4–1–2 for a total of seven goals with nothing from our Senators

Game 6: Senators and Penguins tie the game up in the second, but Senators take game 6 in the end

Game 7: #ALLIN

Pits vs Senators

As part of the Sen Mile community, we will be cheering on our Ottawa Senators tonight!

Are you #ALLIN?

Written by:

Social Media Intern – Jazlyn Dunham