Stats – 16 July 2021

16 July 2021

Weather: ☀️ Mainly sunny. High of 26°, low of 16°

Number: $1,900. The monthly rent of the least expensive apartments available in the ‘affordable housing’ project in Alta Vista announced earlier this week. The median rent in Ottawa is $1300 per month. [Ottawa Citizen]

Ottawan of the Day: Karen Shepherd. Shepard is the new Integrity Commissioner for the City. The Commissioner is an independent and impartial person who reports directly to City Council and is tasked with making municipal government more transparent and accountable. [City of Ottawa] [Integrity Commissioner's Office]

Quote: ‘We’ve reached back into a lot of the communities that perhaps were traditionally not connected to the gallery, or not represented by the gallery and had some really hard but really good conversations that have resulted in some clear actions moving forward​​​​​​​’ – Alexandra Badzak, director of the Ottawa Art Gallery, who says that the COVID-19 closure gave the organization time to reflect on their mission and to ‘build back better’.  [Capital Current]

Sports: CPL Valour FC 1 – Atlético Ottawa 0, last night. Ottawa meets Edmonton Sunday. 

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