Tuesday, 10 October 2023


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Get ready everyone, the ottawan’s 4th Annual Best of Ottawa Awards is just around the corner.
But first – we need your nominations. The nomination round will last until next Monday, October 16 for the categories of Dining OutShops + ServicesCultureMedia, and People + Places.

Despite the ‘Best of Ottawa’ name, nominees can also be located in Gatineau, anywhere in the Ottawa Valley, or the Pontiac region. Remember, these awards celebrate local, so if a nominee is a branch its head office must be located in the above regions.


Please help make this the best Best Of ever and make your nominations now.
– Martha and Darren


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


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    • 1999
    • – The last year that a supermarket operated in Hull. That drought ends now as a Saveur is opening next May at the corner of rues Wellington and Eddy. And as it never rains but it pours, a grocery coöp will open at the corner of rues St-Rédempteur and Allard in 2025. (Anchal Sharma at CBC) (Donate)

    Ottawans of the Day

    • Dean McIntosh and Garfield
    • – The owner and mascot, respectively, of Re-Read Used Books in Stittsville have retired after eight years of bookselling and mousing. Customers Trisha and Ray Tropiano have bought the store and will continue the business. (Leslie McKay at Stittsville Central) (Re-Read Books)


    • On behalf of all Ottawa residents, I stand in solidarity with Ottawa's Jewish community
    • – Kitchissippi resident Mayor Mark Sutcliffe after the massacres and kidnappings in Israel by Hamas over the weekend. The mayor says that the Ottawa Police have increased patrols around Jewish institutions, including synagogues. (Twitter)


    • 🏈 CFL Ottawa RedBlacks 3 – Montréal Alouettes 29 last night 
    • ⚽ CPL Atlético Ottawa 1 – Hamilton Forge 0 last Saturday
    • 🏒 NHL Ottawa Senators 4 – Montréal Canadiens 6 last Saturday


    What’s coming up tomorrow at City Hall.

    Ottawa City Council
    Wednesday, October 11 at 10 am

    • 11.1 Zoning By-law Amendment - Part of 5134 Piperville Road
    • 11.2 Zoning By-law Amendment – 5646 and 5650 Manotick Main Street to permit a restaurant with a drive through
    • 11.3 Zoning By-law Amendment – 2545 9th Line Road permit a soil packaging plant with leaf and yard waste compostin11.4
    • Zoning By-law Amendment to permit up to 2 additional units on fully-serviced residential lots
    • 11.5 Engineer’s Report amendments to the Simpson Municipal Drain construction
    • 12.1 Approve the refinancing of three Ottawa Community Housing Corporation projects
    • 12.2 Community Partnership Capital Grant Programs Annual Report
    • 13.1 Municipal Price Index Feasibility Review
    • 13.2 Comprehensive Legal Services Report for the Period January 1 to June 30, 2023
    • 13.3 Request to Waive Leasing Policy for LRT Retail Spaces for Happy Goat Coffee
    • 14.1 Action Plan Status Update – Response to OLRT Public Inquiry Recommendations
    • 15.1 Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment - 200 Clearview Avenue to permit a maximum permitted height of 80 metres
    • 15.2 Zoning By-Law Amendment – 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22 and 24 Hawthorne Avenue to permit a six-storey mixed-use, mid-rise building
    • 15.3 Ottawa Community Lands Development Corporation - 2022 Annual Report
    • 16.1 Councillor Darouze - All Way Protected/Permitted Left-Turn Signals at Intersection of Bankand Mitch Owens
    • 16.2 Council Sponsors Group - Transportation Master Plan (TMP)
    • 17.1.1 Conservation Authority Programs and Services Agreements
    • 17.2.1 Commemorative Naming Proposal – Roger Michels Volleyball Court
    • 17.2.2 Commemorative Naming Proposal – Victor Cyr Woods
    • 17.2.3 Commemorative Naming Proposal – Lt. Col. Roland Ashman Park
    • 17.2.4 Commemorative Naming Proposal – Dr. O.B. Wilson Park
    • 17.3.1 Uncollectible Taxes
    • 17.4.1 Councillor Luloff - Eastbound Permissive - Protected Left Turn on Innes Road
    • 17.5.1 Summary of Oral and Written Public Submissions

    📋 Agenda


    💸 Lansdowne 2.0

    Last Friday we couldn’t link to the new report from the City about Lansdowne 2.0 because its site was down. It’s back now.

    You can view the Lansdown 2.0 report here. Here are 10 illustrations of the plan.

    Over the weekend, people have been picking it apart. There seem to be more negative comments than positive.

    ✏️ School Trustees

    • Goldie Ghamari, the Member of Provincial Parliament for Carleton, wants to hear your complaints about any Ottawa-Carleton District School Board trustee. She points out that the Stittsville and Riverside Secondary Schools have not been built, the Board doesn’t want a second elementary school in Findlay Creek, rudeness was shown to parents concerned about mixed-sex washrooms, a parent was barred from wearing her police uniform to career day, and the Board has shown litte interest over the lack of school buses that transport their students. If you have something to say to the MPP about the Board or trustees, tell her here. (Manotick Messenger)

      ➕ Related The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board overestimated this year’s enrollment by 1,600 students, leaving supply teachers who were expecting work in the lurch.

    🎨 National Gallery

    •  The New York Times has an overview of the decolonization wars between curators at the National Gallery. Not really any new information but a some good pointed arguments – ie, why was Canadian art placed the National Gallery but art by Indigineous people placed in the Museum of History – and some comparisons with other galleries in Canada. (Norimitsu Onishi in the New York Times)

    💥 Wanton Destruction

    • The Aylmer ruins at Deschênes Rapids will be destroyed, says Québec’s minister of culture. The 137 year-old ruins on the Ottawa River are the remains of a dam which helped power long-ago mills. Québec considers the ruins a danger to the public despite the attraction to white water kayakers. (Ottawa Citizen)

    🚨 Elegy

    • Former Ottawa Police officer Robin Easey, who championed rehabiliation, has passed away. In 1984, as a Nepean police officer, Easey and his partner were shot in a robbery at Bayshore Shopping Centre. Easey was blinded and required the use of a wheelchair. Later working for the Ottawa Police, Easey was a strong advocate for rehabilitation and support for survivors of severe trauma. He was 70. (Ted Raymond at CTV)

    🚧 Rideau Street closed for 48 hours

    • A one block section of Rideau Street will be closed west from the intersection of Rideau and King Edward Avenue for 48 hours starting Friday. The street will be closed to remove a construction crane. (Ottawa Citizen)



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