The City wants your opinion on the naming of eight public amenities:

  • Mary Tsai Park A preschool park, located at 175 Third Avenue, Glebe Community Centre
  • Roger Michels Volleyball Court An outdoor volleyball court located at Osgoode Village Park, 5701 Philip Street
  • Dr. O.B. Wilson Park The new Minto Mahogany community park, located at 216 Skipper Drive
  • Lt. Col. Roland Ashman Park The new Minto Mahogany community park, located at 623 Bridgeport Avenue
  • Victor Cyr Woods The Innes Park Woods, located at 3828 Innes Road
  • Betty Hill Walkway A section of the Poole Creek Walkway to the west of Main Street, past the Community Centre, and ending at Johnathon Pack Street, located within Alexander Grove Park, 10 Warner Colpitts Lane
  • Crain Park A new park, located at 375 Byron Avenue

You can read brief biographies of the people the City intends to honour here, and you can comment on the survey form here.

– Martha and Darren



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    • ☀️ Sunny. High of 22°, low of 6°. Expect a hot and sunny weekend.


    • 200
    • – The number of trees students in the environmental clubs at Manotick Public School and St. Leonard Catholic School planted at Hilltop Park.  (Tyler Fleming at CTV)

    Ottawan of the Day

    • Derek Gee
    • – The 25 year-old from Osgoode has had five top-five finishes in the Giro d’Italia. The three-week long competition ends Sunday. (Leah Larocque at CTV)


    • [C]ontinued deferment carries real risks to both the physical integrity of the building itself and our ability to execute our fiduciary responsibility as stewards of this most important classified heritage building
    • – Chairman of the National Capital Commission Marc Seaman writing to then-public services and procurement minister Filomena Tassi warning about the need to maintain 24 Sussex Drive a year before it was closed (Stephanie Taylor in the Canadian Press)


    • ⚾ Frontier League Ottawa Titans 3 – Sussex County Miners 4 last night (Double header game 1)
    • ⚾ Frontier League Ottawa Titans 3 – Sussex County Miners 8 last night (Double header game 2)

    🏅 CTV Ottawa

    •  CTV News Ottawa has won a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for its coverage of the derecho storm. The award was for the newscast the day after the storm on May 22, last year. (Michael Woods at CTV) (Watch the newscast)

    👟 Footwear 4 Kids

    •  Charity Foowear 4 Kids is collecting shoes at the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend. The charity, which collects new and good quality used shoes, will be at the Aberdeen Pavilion today and tomorrow to receive donations. Shoes are then given to partners like the Boys and Girls Club and the Door Youth Center, who distribute them to families who need them. (Dave Charbonneau at CTV) (Footwear 4 Kids)

    🛠️ Planning Department

    •  The City planning department vows to speed up housing approvals from 200 days to 60. The new Provincial More Homes for Everyone Act sets fines for cities that are too slow in approving developments. Thirty-seven new hires are expected to be needed. (Elyse Skura at CBC

    🏈 Ottawa RedBlacks

    🍅 Road Trip

    •  A new farmers’ market and artisan village opens in Smith’s Falls next week. Vendors offering fresh produce, baked goods and handmade crafts can still apply for a stand. The Farmers’ Market at the Falls opens June 2. (Nate Vandermeer at CTV) (Smith’s Falls Farmers’ Market)

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    •  Barrhaven Market opens Sunday May 28 for the season. Visit nine vendors from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Stranderd Dr & Crestway Dr.
    •  Red Apron is hosting a Post Race Beer Garden with Dominion City Brewing. Enjoy fresh good, great beer, and fun. There will be a photo booth for race finishers. 410 Gladstone Ave, 2:00pm to 6:00pm.
    •  Kuf Knotz and Christine Elise merge hip hop with classical harp to create a dance-chamber music hybrid that will have you getting up from your chair. The Philadelphia-based duo performs at the Origin Arts & Community Centre at 57 Lyndale Ave. 7:00lm to 9:00pm. All ages. Entrance is PWYC.
    •  Vintage PopUp 613 visits 208 Preston St. from 1100am to 5:00pm. 

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    •  Have a peek into someone else’s home during the Almonte House and Garden Tour on Saturday June 24. This charming little town has so many heritage homes to ogle, and at the same time you’ll be supporting Almonte General Hospital-Fairview Manor Foundation as well as the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum (MVTM). Your ticket will include light nibbles by Orchard View by the Mississippi and free admission to the MVTM.
    •  Music and Beyond presents the Grammy-award winning vocal ensemble Chanticleer, at Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre on Friday July 14. Tickets from $20 to $75. 7:30pm at 355 Cooper St.
    •  Broadway Across Canada presents Jagged Little Pill, live at the NAC May 30 through June 4.


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    Today only, almost everything at June Swimwear is 25% off. Use the code FLASH25 to get your discount (excluded are the Spring collection, new shirts By June, Aloha pouches, and gift cards).

    Yesterday we told you about the Eliza Faulkner birthday sale. Today Ottawa’s Victoire boutique has all Eliza Faulkner items (from past and present collections) at 20% off to celebrate. This deal is on until Sunday, when you use the code GEMINIBABY at check-out.

    There’s a Flash Sale at Leledebaltzac, where you’ll get 25% off select items.


    The Historical Society of Ottawa has a potted history of Sparks Street and the City’s half-hearted efforts to prop it up.

    We will see you Monday  – Martha and Darren

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