What Ottawa is Talking About – 5 August 2021

5 August 2021

▪️ Ādisōke will be the name of the new combined Ottawa Public Library/Library Canada facility. On behalf of the Anishinābe Algonquin Nation, Kitigan Zibi Anishinābeg and the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation gave the name Ādisōke to the library, which refers to the telling of stories, yesterday. [City Of Ottawa] [Adisoke.ca]

▪️ Bel-Air Heights, Gloucester and, and Alta Vista are Ottawa's least walkable neighbourhoods. Downtown, the Glebe, and New Edinburgh are some of the best. The City has made maps of Ottawa’s neighbourhood for 15 minute walking to services. An observation from the ottawan: if you lived in a area that once had a streetcar, you live in a 15 minute city. Outside of that, get a car. [CBC] [The Maps]

▪️ A Gatineau woman ordered an urn necklace – which arrived with someone's cremated remains inside. The woman made the Amazon order for a keepsake of her grandmother’s ashes. The seller refunded the money. The woman hung the necklace in a tree in a local graveyard as a sign of respect. [CBC]

▪️ The former Hotel Chez Henri in old Hull is up for sale for $18 millionChez Henri was once the grandest place to party in the Capital, with 10 dining rooms and a tavern. [Ottawa Citizen

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