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Ottawa Le Hibou T-Shirt


Long before my time going to bars and cafes in downtown Ottawa a group of students ran a coffee house called Le Hibou. It opened in 1960 to fill what they considered a cultural void in Canada’s Capital. Le Hibou ran for 15 years on Rideau, Bank and finally Sussex and hosted some big names. Apparently even George Harrison paid a visit, although he didn’t play. Le Hibou, which means The Owl hosted theatre, poetry readings and of course live music. It was known for a folk venue and gained a world class reputation.

I hope I’m not stepping on any toes by offering an Ottawa Le Hibou T Shirt. It pays homage to one of Ottawa’s most famous landmarks from the past and is meant as a show of respect. The designer of the logo died in 1994 and the cafe has been closed since the 1970s and it isn’t in the trademark database… So if you remember the cafe Le Hibou or want to pay a shout out to a piece of Ottawa’s cultural history this graphic t shirt might be perfect for you.

What’s special about this Ottawa Le Hibou t shirt:

  • Special t shirts for men, women and children
  • Graphic t shirts for people who like Ottawa history
  • Our T shirts are available online
  • This t shirt has a graphic of an owl on it
  • The Cafe le Hibou logo figures prominently on this t shirt
  • People who like vintage Ottawa landmarks will like this t shirt

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About This T Shirt:

  • 100% ring spun combed cotton
  • Modern fit with extra softness
  • Tubular with shoulder-to-shoulder tape
  • Features 100% combed ring spun cotton for light, extra-soft comfort
  • Double-needle stitching on sleeve and bottom hem
  • If you prefer a relaxed fit, we recommend ordering one size up from normal.

Dimensions for Men’s Shirts in cm:

Width 45.72 50.80 55.88 60.96 66.04 71.12
Length 71.12 73.66 76.20 78.74 81.28 83.82

Dimensions for Women’s Fitted Shirts in cm:

Please take note that the women’s fitted shirts tend to fit on the small side from what you might typically wear, and it is advised to order a size or two larger depending on how you like your shirts to fit. Thanks

A) Length

Place the end of the tape beside the collar at the top of the shirt (Highest Point Shoulder). Pull the tape measure to the bottom of the shirt.

B) Half Chest

Lay the garment down on a flat surface and measure it from left to right across the chest, about 2cm below the arms.

Measurements are provided by suppliers and garments may run smaller or larger with a difference of +/- 2.5cm (1 in)

Width 41 43 47 50 56
Length 64 67 69 71 72

Dimensions for Children’s Shirts in cm:

Size/Age XS (2-4) S (4-6) M (6-8) L (10-12)
Width 33 38 43 46
Length 46 51 56 61

Length: Shoulder seam at collar to bottom hem
Width: Underarm to underarm

Care Instructions:

Turn inside out. Machine wash at 40° C. Do not bleach, tumble dry or dry clean. Do not iron image.

A note from Ottawa Artisans: Please note that the vendor will contact you directly after payment to discuss your choice of local pick-up/drop-off or shipping (not included unless specified).