Ottawa real estate agents Labrosse Real Estate Group have run a study using their own sales combined with MLS data to find which areas have had the greatest and worst price gains in 2022. 

Most areas of Ottawa were near break even at -0.40%. As for the big jumps:

Carp +15.20% 

Metcalfe +4.90%

Manotick -4.60%

Stittsville +7.00%

Nepean & Kanata +7.90%

Ottawa Centertown +5.60%

Orléans +7.10%

And elsewhere in the Ottawa Valley:

Alexandria -0.5%

Arnprior + 6.40%

Almonte +9.60%

Perth & Carleton Place +14.40%

Prescott & Kemptville +8.4%.

Rockland & Casselman +12.50%

Westport +8.70%

Winchester & Morrisburg +8.40%.

– Martha and Darren



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    Ottawans of the Day

    • John Lonergan
    • Lonergan runs the Under One Roof programme, which supports people with disabilities by making maple leaf brooches and pins from the old copper roof of the Parliament buildings. The programme was given five tonnes of the roof in the 90s.  (Charlie Senack in the Kitchissippi Times) (Buy one at Maker House)


    • You should arrive with the money to support yourself. You should not be arriving and then claiming that you can’t get the money’
    • – Ernest Mulvey, director of the International Education Centre at Algonquin College on students affected by the Russian invasion of Ukraine who came after the war started. Algonquin College has allowed international students from Ukraine who enrolled before the war to defer their fees, but not those who came afterwards. (Algonquin Times)


    • 🏒 NHL Ottawa Senators 4 – Calgary Flames 3 last night


    ❗ Orléans Explosion

    📂 The Desk Set

    • Starting March 1, artists and non-profit arts organizations in Ottawa can rent desk space at Arts Court. For $50 per month you can drop in to use one of four desks up to three times per week. Contact to express interest.

    🏒 Giveaway

    • The Atlético family of soccer teams is having a contest to win the official jersey of Atlético de Madrid, Atlético Ottawa, or Atlético de San Luis. Ottawa must be the junior partner in this contestbecause it's entirely written in Spanish, so, if needed, use the 'translate this page' option on your browser. (Atlético Ottawa) (Enter el contesto)

    🥫 Emergency-ish

    • The City’s Emergency Preparedness and Protective Services committee has voted against making backup generators mandatory in rental buildings and condominiums. Ottawa West–Nepean MPP Chandra Pasma spoke to the committee, asking for its endorsement on her proposed provincial law. Pasma spoke of one wheelchair using Ottawa resident who could not leave her apartment for 10 days after the derecho because of the lack of elevators. Councillors Matthew Luloff, Allan Hubley, Laura Dudas, Clarke Kelly, Steve Desroches, and David Hill voted against the proposal. (Taylor Blewett in the Ottawa Citizen)


    🪅 Heritage Buildings

    Meanwhile, a developer wants to knock down this 1896 house at 41 Arlington Avenue in Centretown (PDF) ...  

    and replace it with the building below. 

    Says the Built Heritage Committee: ‘The new proposed three-storey eight-unit residential building supports intensification while maintaining a heritage feel in accordance with the Centretown Heritage Conservation District. Heritage staff believe the new building can successfully contribute to the district’s overall character.’

    You, dear reader, can see that this plain square building clearly has a frontpiece that is kind of like the outline of the old house that once stood there. Heritage!

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    • Orléans Brewing Co presents Simpson’s Valentine Day Trivia. Bring your Val, Pal, or Galentine to a fun night of Simpsons and locally brewed craft beer. 4380 Innes Road, Orléans. 
    • Overflow Brewing celebrates the day of love with a Romance themed music trivia and bingo night. 2477 Kaladar Ave. 
    • Presented by Obsidian Theatre, Necessary Angel, and Canadian Stage, Is God Is continues at the NAC until February 18. 
    • House of TARG welcomes Disco Soul Love Boat, A Valentine Voyage with Remi Royale, and F8-Bit, a booty-shaking evening of disco, soul, and all things the Love Boat. $12 cover. 



    • Ottawa Psychic & Crystal Fair. You know where and when.


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    We will see you tomorrow  – Martha and Darren

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