Friday October 15, 2021

What Ottawa is Talking About – 15 October 2021

▪️Ādisōke, the new main Ottawa Public Library/Library and Archives Canada joint project is $131 million over budget. The City will discuss paying its $65 million on October 19. The Federal Treasury Board has already approved their portion. While construction has not yet begun, completion is expected in 2026. City staff blame increaseed construction costs for the increase. [CBC]

▪️The Sir John A MacDonald winter trail has been renamed to Kichi Sibi. Usually referred to as SJAM, the trail named for the first Prime Minister runs next to the still-existing Sir John A MacDonald parkway. The Kichi Sibi winter trail, name for the Algonquin term for the Ottawa River, features 16 kilometres of groomed pathways for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, walking and winter biking. Sir John A MacDonald was responsible for the Indian Residential School System. [Ottawa Citizen] [Map]

▪️Waller Street Brewing is closing today after six years. The ByWard Market brewer would probaly appreciate people coming by and drinking their stock dry this afternoon. For those looking to get into the brewing buisiness, Waller Street is selling the brewhouse, tasting room, and rental agreement for the space and patio for $15,000. [Canada Beer News] [Waller Street Brewing]

▪️Ottawa Rewind looks at the 1970s recording studio north east of the City used by some of the biggest acts in the world. Le Studio recorded The Police, David Bowie, Rush, Celine Dion, Eight Seconds, Cat Stevens, The Bare Naked Ladies, and perhaps their biggest name, the Bee Gees, who recorded their platinum selling album ‘Childen of the World’ there. Le Studio was abandoned in 2008. [Ottawa Rewind]

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