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Launching this week: Aux Delices Bakery has created an Afternoon Tea in a Box. Available Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, the box will include two premium tea bags, two scones with your choice of accompaniments (but really, people, what could be better than the classic clotted cream and strawberry jam!), five finger sandwiches, and five bit sized sweet treats. We think this would make a glorious self-care afternoon, whether you enjoy it solo ($35) or with someone in your household ($65). 

Make the experience even cuter with a vintage cake stand from the Teacup Attic (from $107.99). 

A Clarification

On Friday, the ottawan wrote about the World Exchange Plaza on Metcalfe planning to erect a giant video screen for communal sports and world event watching. Except we Darren called it the World Trade Centre on Metcalf. If it wasn't for COVID-19, the ottawan would have already shipped Darren back to Vancouver until he learns his Ottawa – Gatineau landmarks. Thank you to all who wrote and told Darren what’s what.

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ☔️ A few showers. High of 10, low of 7°

Number: 1500. What you can rent in that amount in dollars in 11 different Ottawa neighbourhoods. [Narcity]

Ottawan of the Day: Matt Muzzatti. The Carleton PhD candidate is working to increase the size and flavour of crickets, making them palatable as a food source. Muzzatti says they have a sunflower seed flavour.  [CBC]

Quote: “People see you as boring. People see you as a bunch of civil servants” – International tourism consultant Frank Cuypers to the virtual City Building Summit last Friday. Cuypers says tourism people need to move beyond ‘national capital’ as a message. [Ottawa Citizen]

SportsMontréal Canadiens 3 – Ottawa Senators 2, last Saturday. The Sens play host to the Winnipeg Jets tonight.


? 5,324,369 doses have been administered in Ontario

At this rate, it will take 12.7 weeks to give each Ontarian one dose each

Info from Vaccination tracker by Andrew Lam (@socialvizcanada)

Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca vaccines delivery tracker
Federal Goverment database listing predicted future deliveries

? Public Health Reports:


? 24,518 confirmed cases of COVID‌-19

? 536 new cases since Friday

♦️509 deaths, six new reports

? 330,472 vaccinated with one dose

? 29,112 vaccinated with two doses


? 11,382 confirmed cases of COVID‌-19

? 158 new cases since Friday

♦️197 deaths, two new reports

? 150,294 doses of vaccine have been administered


? 4,394 confirmed cases of COVID‌-19

? 21 new cases since yesterday

♦️101 deaths, no new reports

? 60,812 doses of vaccine have been administered


⭕ Everyone 50 years-old and up in Ottawa can register for the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines as of Thursday, as can everyone 18 years-old and older who lives in the K1T, K1V and K2V postal codes.  [CBC] [Ontario Portal]

⭕ Health Canada has received doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine but won't distribute it yet as they came from a US facility with quality control problems. Should they be deemed safe, they will be distributed as the Johnson & Johnson vaccine itself has already been approved. [CBC]

⭕ Canada is working on ‘vaccine passports’ for international travel, says Health Minister Patty Hajdu. The current plan is to expand the ArriveApp, already used by travellers entering Canada by air.  [CBC]

⭕ Emergency departments in Gatineau have hit 140 per cent capacity [CBC]

⭕ Jim McDonell, the MPP for Stormont–Dundas–South Glengarry, East of Ottawa, has tested positive for COVID-19. [CBC

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▪️ Ottawa Police Service’s Deputy Chief Uday Jaswal has been charged by Durham Regional Police Service. Jaswal has been charged with two counts of discreditable conduct under the Police Services Act in connection with his time as deputy chief at the Durham Regional Police Service. He is currently suspended with pay by the Ottawa Police for allegedly sexually harassing three female Ottawa Police Service employees. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️ Residents who refused to be ‘renovicted’ from a row of houses in Sandy Hill have worked out a deal with the landlordsWhen one of the row houses has been renovated, the residents will move out of their existing apartments and into the new one, at the same rent.  [CBC]

▪️ Councillor Mathieu Fleury will ask that speeds on residential streets in Vanier-Rideau be lowered to 30 kmh. [CBC

▪️ Cornwall photographer fundraising for the Port Theatre by selling prints. Cornwall is a bit outside our balliwick but we love the faded beauty captured in this photo of The Port. The Port holds the same place in Cornwall as the Mayfair or the ByTowne holds here. E-transfer your donation – and presumably your address – to [email protected] and make the password “photos.”. [CBC]

▪️ The Mayfair has got its trailer sale organised. We mentioned this last week but they were not ready for sales. They have dozens of old 35 mm trailers that they are selling off as a fundraiser. They are $20 each – and they have already sold 150. [The Mayfair] [PDF List]


Latest Ottawa properties

111 Sweetland Avenue, Sandy Hill

3 bed, 1.5 bath

This stylish and compact Sandy Hill townhouse, built in 1925, features hardwood floors and granite counter tops. This family home is located close to so many amenities, from the Rideau Canal to the Ottawa U LRT station, and it’s walkable to many more. The downside is that there’s only one full bathroom. 


McKenzie Team

40 Nepean Street Unit 707 Centretown
2 bed, 2 bath

The chef’s kitchen in this Tribeca East two bed will please the foodie, and the bedrooms are a decent size. This is a corner unit with a corner-shaped balcony. With Farm Boy on the ground floor you never need to go outside. The laundry is in-suite. 


Purple Bricks

40 Nepean Street Unit 2704, Centretown
0 bed, 1 bath

It’s a penthouse but with no bedroom it’s likely to suit someone requiring a conveniently located pied à terre. It’s Tribeca East so the finishes are stylish, and the amenities include an indoor pool and gym. 


179 Metcalfe Street Unit 801, Centretown

2 bed, 2 bath

Originally the builder’s model home, this Tribeca West condo is loaded with upgrades including granite counter tops. 


Realtor In Ottawa

556 Laurier Avenue Unit 502, Centretown

2 bed, 2 bath

Another corner unit, this time overlooking the Nanny Goat Hill Community Garden, so you can spy on your neighbour’s gardening efforts. Although built in 1985 the unit has been updated with contemporary details like granite counter tops, new appliances, and cement mini lights.


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