Tuesday March 5, 2024


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The City will be reviewing how it handles handles parades, festivals, and celebrations. And it wants your opinion.

In particular,

  • Are application processes for special events permits efficient?
  • Do permit requirements and existing regulations effectively support the diverse array of special events hosted in the City?
  • Do regulations help ensure the safety and security of event patrons, staff, and volunteers?
  • Do regulations effectively manage community nuisance for neighbouring residents and businesses?
  • How can the City help organizers minimize the environmental footprint and reduce waste of their events?
  • How can the City foster equity, diversity, and inclusion with special event regulations?
  • Can regulations support continuing growth in the number of special events held annually?

Let the City know what you think by completing this survey. Deadline is March 31.

– Martha and Darren


    •  Ottawa Stats
    •  City Hall Agenda
    •  What Ottawa is Talking About
    •  Events
    •  Deals of the Day


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      • $2 million
      • – The amount of money the pastor of Église Évangélique Baptiste d'Ottawa in Lowertown calculates that his congregation has lost because the church was designated a heritage property. The congregation had been hoping to sell the building and construct a new church in Carlingwood but now worry a future purchaser will be required to maintain the century old structure. (Ted Raymond at CTV)

        ➕ Related The City has removed another 72 buildings from the Heritage Register. The Province has required that buildings on Heritage Registers must be designated as heritage buildings by the end of the year or removed from the list for five years. By removing buildings now, they can be added back at any time. (Latest buildings

        ➕ Related Ottawa Bulldog points out that the former Ottawa Citizen building on Baxter Road is one of the properties removed from the list.

      Ottawan of the Day

      • Steve Tennant
      • – Tennant is one of the organizers of Bad Movie Night, a regular screening of cheezy films at the Ottawa Public Library. Coming up are Clue, Robot Monster and The Mask (1961), and tomorrow, Little Shop of Horrors (1960). All are screened at the Main Branch. (Bad Movie Nights) (Gabrielle Huston in the Ottawa Citizen


      • Get a tattoo and we’ll see

      • – Bluesfest director Mark Monahan to Beacon Hill-Cyrville ward councillor Tim Tierney after the latter ‘begged’ him to bring Nickelback to Bluesfest. Tierney got his tattoo and Nickelback will be headlining Bluesfest this summer. (Lynn Saxberg in the Ottawa Citizen)


      What’s going on at City Hall

      City Council
      Wednesday, March 6 at 10 am

      • 10.1 2023 Statement of Remuneration, Benefits and Expenses Paid to Members of Council and Council Appointees

      • 11.1 Update on the LRT Action Plan – Response to OLRT Public Inquiry Recommendations

      • 12.1 Zoning By-law Amendment - 845 Champlain Street


        12.2 Zoning By-law Amendment - 3317 Navan Road


        12.3 Zoning By-law Amendment – 266 and 268 Carruthers Avenue and 177 Armstrong Street

      • 13.1.1 Zoning By-law Amendment – 266 Park Street

      • 14.1 In Camera Items - Light Rail Transit (LRT) Legal Updates

      📋 Agenda


      🌜 Night Mayor

      •  How many people have applied for the Night Mayor position? Who knows? The City won’t say. In a statement, the City says that it is reviewing the applications and hopes to make an announcement in April. (Josh Pringle at CTV)

        ➕ Related The Day Mayor, Mark Sutcliffe, says that his office was broken into last night. As the Mayor says that it does not appear to be politically motivated, 
        the ottawan will not engage in any Watergate-type puns. For the moment. 

      🎨 Wallack’s

      •  After 50 years, 90 year-old Wallack’s Art Supplies and Framing has been renovicted from its Bank Street location. But Michael Wallack, the third generation to run the store, is happy about the situation. The new location will be in the heritage building formerly occupied by Foster’s Sports Centre, three blocks down Bank Street. Hintonburg bicycle store Quick Cranks bought the bicycle stock off Foster’s and will open its second location on Cooper Street. (Peter Hum in the Ottawa Citizen)

      🚧 Richmond Road

      •  Richmond Road will be closed for four days over the next month due to O Train Construction. Closure dates will be:

        Wed, March 6 from 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
        Thurs, March 14 from 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
        Friday, March 22 from 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
        Saturday, March 30 from 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

        Dates may change because of weather.

        (Ottawa Start)



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      • It’s walk-ins-only, cash only Bingo Night at Nan’s Parlour, hosted by Rich Grandpa, who’s also releasing his new album One Trick Party. 7:30 pm. Don’t be late.

      • Move 100’s Tampon Tuesday campaign to collect menstruation products to be donated to Ottawa Food Bank continues through the end of today. Bring your donations of tampons, pads and other menstruation products to Carlingwood Shopping Centre or directly to the radio station’s studios at 87 George St. in the Market.

      • ByTowne Cinema: The Zone of Interest, About Dry Grasses, Perfect Days

      • Mayfair Theatre: The Zone of Interest, The Teachers’ Lounge, Drugstore June


      • Trivia Tuesday. Irene’s Pub Restaurant

      •  Brooklyn Nine Nine Trivia. The Prescott

      •  RAGE. Mavericks

      • Open Stage. Red Bird

      • Live Drawing. Art House Café

      • Trivia Night. Royal Oak Pubs at Hunt Club, Beechwood


      •  Doors Open for Music presents The Roaring Twenties, a noon time concert celebrating popular songs and musical theatre selections. Southminster United Church 15 Aylmer Ave (at Bank).
      • Absinthe is opening its doors to remote workers who want a French cafe vibe as they beat their deadlines. From 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm plug in your laptop and absorb the cozy vibe, while enjoying food and drink from the lunch, happy hour and drink menus. 1208 Wellington St. W.

      • Music and Beyond’s Voyage Through Classical Music virtual course starts today, offering two hours of learning about the genre each Wednesday until April 10.

      • GreyHawk Golf Club’s hiring event for summer 2024 positions runs 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Cumberland Ontario.

      • ByTowne Cinema: Perfect Days, La passion de Dodin Bouffant (The Taste of Things) The Peasants

      • Mayfair Theatre: The Zone of Interest, The Path of Totality


      • Jazz nite with Peter Woods. Queen St. Fare

      • The Prime Rib Big Band 7 Year anniversary show. Irene’s Pub Restaurant

      • Music Trivia. Red Bird (Buy tickets)

      • Trivia Night. Royal Oak Pub 318 Bank

      • Open Mic. Pour Boy




      • Beechwood Cemetery presents Irish Famine Refugees in Bytown.

      • Galerie St-Laurent + Hill presents an exhibition of New Works by visual artist Lenni Workman from March 7 to 19, with the vernissage tonight from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

      • Canadian alt rockers Veal bring their Reunion Tour to Club SAW with social guest Riley Burns.

      • The Velvet Duke hosts The WordPlay Jamnasium, a kind of workout sesh for improvisers and actors. It’s a two hour mix of improv, performing, and word loving. 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Bronson Centre

      • In the town of Almonte, Hummingbird Chocolate will keep the doors open until 8:00 pm for Games Night. Play games sip coffee, and eat chocolate. 476 Ottawa Street, Almonte.

      • ByTowne CinemaLa passion de Dodin Bouffant (The Taste of Things) Perfect Days, Zone of Interest

      • Mayfair Theatre: The Teachers' Lounge, The Path of Totality 


      • Thursday Blues Sessions. Irene’s Pub Restaurant

      • Open Stage. Taproom 260

      • Comedy Night. Pour Boy

      • Melodic Fusion: An Evening with Chris Gagnon. Il Vitolo’s Backroom Venue


      Just Announced / Now Booking

      • Keeping it casual this March Break? Goulbourn Museum is open from Monday to Friday (March 11-15) from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Kids can learn a different “old-fashioned fun”-themed craft every day. No registration necessary and entrance is by donation. 2064 Huntley Road, Stittsville.

      • You can also drop by the Bank of Canada Museum during March Break, to learn about money. Compare real money with fake, make a drawing with coin rubbings, and check the tiny details on Canadian currency by exploring the Museum. 

      • Maker Feed Co’s Sugar Shack Tasting Menu Night is five courses inspired by the sweet stuff. Wednesday April 3.


      Soca Kitchen’s March Break deal means 50% off cocktails and Wine by the Glass. Visit 224 Beechwood Ave between 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm on the first two Tuesdays and Thursdays of the month (starting tonight).


      In this video, Montréal journalalist Paige Saunders outlines what ViaRail should have done years ago: high-speed rail between Ottawa and Montréal. Like us, you may not be aware that Via Rail already owns (most of) the track between the two cities, so it doesn’t need to negotiate for access between freight trains.



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