The Orange Art Gallery is under threat. 

The gallery, which occupies the 123-year-old CN Railroad Bank building has been told that the owner will not be renewing their lease when it runs out at the end of this year.

The gallery’s owners suspect that the landlord wants to develop the property now that nearby LeBreton Flats is finally seeing action.

– Martha & Darren



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    • ⛈️ 40% chance of showers. High of 26°, low of 19°. 


    • 30
    • – The number of suspected overdoses that the Ottawa Paramedic Services responded to over the weekend. Twenty required hospitalization. (Ted Raymond at CTV)

    Ottawan of the Day

    • Bill Neville
    • – The heavy equipment operator is an expert in finding fossils of the Champlain Sea, that part of the Atlantic Ocean that once covered Eastern Ontario. (Andrew Duffy in the Ottawa Citizen)


    • It's sort of looking like it might turn into another Phoenix issue
    • – Retired Federal civil servant Stephen Hartling on the lack of access to Canada Life. The Federal Government switched 1.7 million employees and retirees to the new medical benefits provider, which appears to be overwhelmed. (Kimberley Molina at CBC)


    • 🏈 CFL Ottawa RedBlacks 13 – Hamilton Tiger-Cats 21 last Saturday
    • ⚽ CPL Atlético Ottawa 2 – Winnipeg Valour 0 last night
    • 🏀 CEBL Ottawa BlackJacks 97 – Vancouver Bandits 93 last night
    • ⚾ FRONTIER Ottawa Titans 8 – Tri-City ValleyCats 4 last night
    • ⚾ FRONTIER Ottawa Titans 10 – Tri-City ValleyCats 7 last Saturday
    • ⚾ FRONTIER Ottawa Titans 6 – Tri-City ValleyCats 11 last Friday

    🏥 Ottawa Hospital

    •  The City is requiring the Ottawa Hospital to pay $12.9 million to allow the hospital to lease out a new long-term care and retirement complexIn 2005, the City sold a piece of land at 1967 Riverside Dr to the Ottawa Hospital for $1, with a stipulation the land could be reclaimed if it is not used for non-profit health care use. The Hospital now has plans to lease out five acres to a private, for-profit long-term care home and retirement residence. The City is willing to let the hospital lease the land – for $12.9 million. (Ted Raymond at CTV)

    ⚙️ Federal Civil Service

    •  The Federal Civil Service has grown 40 per cent since 2015, the year the Liberal Party formed a government. That’s about 21,000 new Federal workers, not all of whom are located in Ottawa. Employment and Social Development, Public Health Agency of Canada, and the Canada Revenue Agency saw the most growth, while the Department of National Defence and Library and Archives Canada lost employees. (Bryan Passifiume in the National Post)

    🏒 The Sens

    •  The Senators' president of business operations, Anthony LeBlanc, has resigned with immediate effect. LeBlanc, who joined the club in 2020, says that he is leaving on good terms. Toronto billionaire Michael Andlauer, who paid US $950 million for the team, takes over in September. (Bruce Garrioch in the Ottawa Sun)

    🐅 Elegy

    🚲 Tour de France

    •  Michael Woods won stage nine in the Tour de France yesterday. There are 21 stages. (Associated Press)

    🚌 OC Transpo

    •  As of July 1, kids 12 and under can ride the buses and O Train for free. (Ottawa Citizen)

    💥 Almonte Heritage Building

    •  The owner of the 1887 Almonte Methodist Church wants to tear down the Union Street end, including the iconic tower. The building has not been used as a church since 1951 and had mostly been used for manufacturing businesses. The owner says he cannot afford the cost of a heritage restoration. (C. H. Wells in the Millstone News)


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    •  Head back to SAW Gallery and enjoy visual art and aerial performances, and while you’re there do some life drawing. You won’t go thirsty if you bring your cocktail money. 67 Nicholas Street. $15.18 + fee.
    •  Make today a staycation day and learn something new about your town. Ottawa Free Tours will take you around landmarks you’ve been staring at for years, and leave you with new appreciation for Ottawa’s colourful history. Meet at the National War Memorial.
    •  A Company of Fools brings William Shakespeare’s Hamlet to parks and venues around Ottawa this summer. Tonight’s venue is Trend Arlington in Nepean. 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM.



    From bedding to furniture, everything is 15% off at Silk & Snow. We’re talking Made-in-Canada mattresses as well as Portugal-made flax linen bed sheets, Turkish towel sets, and Terry robes.

    Take an extra 30% off of Last Chance Items in the Sympli sale. It’s mostly womenswear tops of the tank and tee variety.


    Regularly priced dresses are $20 off until July 13 at Mandala.


    Get Essential Sheer tights for $27 in Sheertex’s Black Friday in July. All clearance items are also $27 or less, while quantities last.


    Scoop up a bargain in the Londre Bodywear Summer Warehouse Sale.


    Bruce Deachman’s list of iconic Ottawa locations was a hit for us, and presumably the Ottawa Citizen. Readers of the paper wrote in with more suggestions: the Windsor Arms heritage apartment building at 150 Argyle Ave, the pair of stone gates at the corner of Beckwith and Main streets, and the gorgeous pedestrian bridge at the end of Donald Street at Riverain Park.

    We will see you tomorrow  – Martha and Darren

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