25 April 2022
Weather: 🌧️ 60 per cent chance of showers. High of 19°, low of 9°.
Number: Two. As of May 1, the number of shops in Ottawa now selling Magic Mushrooms openly. [CBC]
Ottawan of the Day: Bruce Cockburn. The musician has been awarded a star on Canada's Walk of Fame – but inducees actually get two stars. One is placed along King Street in Toronto, the other is placed in their hometown. Cockburn chose his to be located in front of the National Arts Centre last Saturday, as it is close to the former location of coffeehouse Le Hibou, where he got his start. [Ottawa Citizen]
Quote: ‘Watson’s unabashed suburban favouritism floated him through multiple elections, exempting him from having to bring some life and imagination to the city. He’s not running again in 2022, but the boring design for which he advocated and the bad deals he made during his tenure will remain a part of the city’s landscape for years to come’ – Tracey Linderman on how the new central Ottawa Library is an unimaginative project, it could have been built around an O-Train and include housing . [Ottawa Magazine]
Sports: NHL Montréal Canadiens 4 – Ottawa Senators 6, last night CPL Atlético Ottawa 1 – Valour FC 6, last night