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We're still at Timmy's as our Internet is still out. We're now dressing in Buffalo Plaid and adding sugar to the coffee so we can double double. Which taste terrible, but the law is the law.

And we need to clarify something about Welsh actor Matthew Rhys. Yesterday,  when referring  to (new series on Crave) Perry Mason, we called the actor Rhys Matthews. A reader – named Rhys! – quickly corrected. We apologise to the greatest actor of our generation and to Rhyses everywhere. Seriously, watch Matthew Rhys in The Americans and see if you disagree.

Tomorrow is our weekly resto round up. Reply to us with your favourite Ottawa haunts at [email protected] Don't bother with Timmy's. We got that covered.

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren


Weather: ⛈️ A few showers. High of 31°. Heat wave in effect

Number: 100. The number of apartments that the City hopes to find to house people who currently use shelters. The City hopes that landlords, facing the loss of student rentals, will make themselves known.  [CBC

Ottawan of the Day:  Aaryan Harshith. The 14 year-old used Algonquin College's MakerSpace to create a device that uses light waves to detect cancer in cells. [CFRA] [New Yorker article on people using community labs]

Quote: The last time he put the aluminium tariffs on we actually noticed that it became very difficult for us to get cans and keep cans in stock that we were using to package our beer – John Vandyk, owner of Covered Bridge Brewing in Stittsville, on US President Donald Trump’s new tariffs on Canadian aluminum.  [CFRA]


For up-to-date info, view the Ottawa Public Health COVID-19 dashboard

 There have been 2650 confirmed cases of COVID‌-19, an increase of 21 since Friday, and 264 deaths in Ottawa, no new reports.

⭕ Ontario keeps large elementary class sizes when it returns [CBC]

⭕ OC Transpo bus driver tests positive for COVID-19   [Ottawa Citizen]

⭕ Windsor-Essex will move into Stage 3 tomorrow Winsor-Essex is the only remaining region in Stage 2. [Toronto Star]

⭕ Former governor of the Bank of Canada and former governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, is now advising Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on post-COVID economics. [National Post]

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▪️ Someone threw a rock though the front window of Innes ward councillor Laura Dudas’s home and vandalized a vehicle in her driveway. Dundas says the intimidation will not stop her from seeking reëlection. [CBC]

▪️ Sexual harassment is widespread amongst Senate staff, says whistleblower. Staffers say that a judge-led investigation into the issue was limited to only looking at the actions of former Senator Don Meredith, who resigned, and not the whole Senate.  [The Hill Times]

▪️ The Globe and Mail talks about the new 1 million square foot Amazon fulfillment centre near the airport to open next year. No new information but plenty of Rah! Rah! Go Ottawa tech! if you are into that kind of thing. [Globe and Mail

▪️ There was a magnitude 2.9 earthquake in the Ottawa Valley on Sunday. Meh. In 2020, a 2.9 isn't going to get anybody out of bed. [CTV]



▪️Friday 3pm – Kathleen Edwards and her band play her new album Total Freedom live from Quitters Coffee, her café [Instagram]

▪️Saturday 12 pm – Atlético Ottawa plays its first ever match in the Canadian Premier League against York9 FC. This match, like every match in the entire season, will be played in Prince Edward Island. [Ottawa Sun]



🌮 Food + Beer

It’s Taco Tuesday and thankfully our town has no shortage of great Mexican places to hit up.

▫️ Taco Lot’s Hintonburg location is open from 12:00pm to 8:00pm for pickup at the takeout window or dining on the patio. [Taco Lot]

▫️ If you’re after a dining-in experience with drinks tonight, choosing El Taco De Oro at 303 St. Patrick means that you access their fine bar list as well as their food lineup. Speaking of which, in addition to tacos you’ll find fajitas, burritos, enchiladas, and more on their menu. [Taco De Oro]

▫️ Si Señor Open today from 4:00pm to 9:00pm, Si Señor offers a great selection of tacos and sides for takeout, delivery or dining on their patio. [Si Señor]



San Jose Mexican Foods

The San Jose Mexican Foods Taqueria truck is parked at 1017 Carp Road in Stittsville. It’s takeout and delivery only, and their range of Mexican street food is extensive. They’ve also got a Taco Dinner kit for up to five people for $45, which includes meat, rice, refried beans, tortillas and fresh pico de gallo salsa.

Tonight only: Mention The Ottawan to get 10% off your order! [San Jose]


Did we miss your fave Ottawa taco spot? Tell us! [email protected]


🏘️ Live Here

▫️ The five most desired areas of Ottawa, according to realtors are, Hintonburg, Dunrobin, Vanier, and Greely. Manotick and Overbrook are tied for fifth. We think that means six neighbourhoods but who's counting? [CFRA]

▫️ Here's a tour of the nine most expensive condos for sale [CTV]


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