Stats – 28 July 2021

29 July 2021

Weather: ☔️ Showers. High of 22°, low of 14°

Number: $24 million. The valuation per employee of local mom and pop business Shopify. For the first time, Shopify had US $1 billion in revenue for the three months April to June. [Ottawa Citizen]]

Ottawans of the Day: Joni Mitchell and Jimi Hendrix. In March 1968, Mitchell sang The Dawntreader at the Le Hibou coffee house with Hendrix in the audience. It was thought that the moment would forever be lost but the song has resurfaced —Hendrix had recorded the song on his reel-to-reel tape recorder. [Exclaim!]

Quote: ‘I often think of Highway 7 as a highway of broken dreams’ – Evan Morton, curator of the Tweed Heritage Centre. Morton recounts the history of the Log Cabin Restaurant, which served Greyhound buses and other travellers between Ottawa and Toronto for nearly 80 years.  [Maclean’s]

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