What Ottawa is Talking About – 31 January 2022

31 January 2022

▪️Here's a must-answer: the City wants to hear your views on nightlife. The survey is about restaurants, bars, arts, and sports from 6pm to 6am. And it's a form, so they are serious. [CTV] ]The Survey]

▪️This one is a little niche, but if you are a pre-professional concert musician, the National Arts Centre Orchestra may have a mentor for you. The mentorships are for three weeks and are one-on-one with a member of the Orchestra. Pre-pro conductors are also welcome to apply. [Apt 613

▪️Mayor Jim Watson wants a mini Super Ex to celebrate the 30th anniversary of a renovated Aberdeen Pavillion.The mini-Super Ex would be an old-timey affair, with carnival arcades and food. The most recent Super Ex was held in 2010. [Ottawa Citizen

▪️The Department of National Defense building downtown will take four years of renovation before it can be fully occupied. The George R. Pearkes Building is only half-occupied – even by COVID-19 standards – and will stay that way until it can be renovated. The senior defence and military staff currently work from the building. The former Nortel campus on Carling is National Defense's largest workplace but employees reported hate it there due to lack of parking and transit. [Ottawa Citizen

▪️An application to build a new residential care home for people from Nunavut has been paused by the City due to neighbour's complaints. Larga Baffin, the proposed 220-room residence in Upper Hunt Club, was paused by the Planning Department after residents had concerns about increased traffic, noise and pollution, and community safety. [Nunatsiaq News 

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