Stats – 30 August 2021

30 August 2021

Weather: 🌦️ 30 per cent chance of showers. High of 27°, low of 13°

Number: $9.1 million. The amount of money paid – with $5.5 million to come later – that Dream Impact Trust and Dream Asset Management Corp. have paid to gain 100 per control of the Zibi development. The multi-billion dollar residential and commercial development on the shoreline of Gatineau will be completed in 2032.  [Real Estate Exchange]

Ottawan of the Day: Timothy Johnstone. Johnstone, a foreman on a crew working on the Parliament Hill renovations, discovered a memorial near the cliff. Rather than remove it, he had his team enclose it in plexiglass to protect it from the building operations. The site is a memorial to Rico Iannucci, who died in a workplace accident when his backhoe went over the cliff in 2005. [CBC]

Quote: ‘We’re also seeing lots of people coming in from Toronto, where paying $1 million for a house is not a big deal’ – Realtor Paul Rushforth on who is paying so much for houses in suburban Ottawa. [Ottawa Citizen]

Sports: CFL Ottawa RedBlacks 12 – BC Lions 24, last Saturday. Ottawa plays host to Montréal September 3. CPL Atlético Ottawa 2 – Halifax Wanderers 2, yesterday. Ottawa welcomes York Wednesday. AUDL Ottawa Outlaws 13 – Toronto Rush 23, yesterday. Ottawa visits Toronto next Saturday.

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