GOOD FRIDAY MORNING, OTTAWA
What's going on?
It’s going to be a spectacular weekend and everyone is going to be outside and in a good mood.
And this is bad, why?
People are going to naturally want to congregate — and we can't do that in Ontario yet. It's still two metres distance from people unless they live in your household.
And groups are still limited to five people. (In Gatineau, it's 10 people.)
I’ll take it – where can I go?
All city parks are now open, as are all provincial parks.
Downtown and the Glebe and Hintonburg and Westboro are going to be packed with passers-by. Act like a Mechanicsville hipster – stay distant.
What about food?
Takeaway restauants are going to be doing mad business this weekend. Be extra nice to your chef.
It's been so quiet and the air so clean, why take your car anywhere. Walk your neighbourhood, cycle to the park, and wear a mask.
We'll see you Monday — Martha and Darren
Weather: Sunny. High of 29°
There have been 1,868 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa, an increase of 19 since yesterday, and 211 deaths, an increase of one.
Ontario and Quebec are now the centre of COVID-19 in Canada [CBC]
City requesting donations of masks for vulnerable residents [City of Ottawa]
Third resident dies of COVID-19 at Peter D Clarke long term care [Ottawa Citizen]
Costco Canada requiring shoppers to wear masks [CFRA]
WHAT OTTAWA IS TALKING ABOUT
City asking public if they like price gouging by towing companies
VIA Rail adds three more daily trains to Toronto, two more to Montréal
NCC opens Gatineau Park for walking and cycling
Five workers injured building O-Train airport station
Shopify changing to work-at-home by default
People are lining up before dawn at Service Ontario on Bank Street
Ottawa Police Service refuses to say how many active complaints of sexual harassment or sexual assault by cops it is dealing with
NAC will make it's daily #CanadaPerforms (recorded) livestreams a permanent fixture [Ottawa Citizen]
The Young Vic has made A Streetcar Named Desire starring Gillian Anderson, Vanessa Kirby and Ben Foster available for one week [YouTube]
👨👧👦 Father’s Day Guide
Since this Sunday will mark one month until Father”s Day, we hereby kick off our locally sourced gift guide!
The Mud Oven suggests making a hand print plate. Order the plate and paints online, then pick them up from the Mud Oven. You’ll also need to get the plate back to the Mud Oven for firing, and due to the current situation this can take up to two weeks. Once fired, you pick it up again. Sure, it’s a lot of effort, but this is your Dad we’re talking about! [Mudoven]
🛍️ Buy this
Order online from Ottawa Markets today for pick up tomorrow, Saturday May 23rd at the Byward Market location, from 10am too 1pm. You can buy everything from flowers, pantry staples, legumes, veggies, fruit wine, rotes, and coffee beans, to marmalade, samosas, whole grain barley flour, and dumplings. [Ottawa Markets]
Flock Boutique, which celebrates Canadian-designed and made clothing, beauty products, and housewares, has reopened for shoppers from Wednesday to Saturday. However, as with many other businesses, the experience will be different. While there are limited walk-ins available, you can book an appointment to shop on your own for 30 or 60 minutes .[Workshop Boutique]
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