The Street Food scene is Ottawa is about to get interesting. The City is allowing food trucks at 28 parks this summer, between Canada Day and Hallowe'en.
They have set up a panel from recreation services, the bylaw office, and public health to choose the winning applicants – but where are the food critics, the local chefs, the general public?
Street Food has transformed the food scene across North America as an low-risk way for high-quality would-be restauranteurs to get into the business.
If you or someone you know is interested, the City is accepting applications until June 26. The permit costs are $450 for carts and $1,167 for trucks.
Let's see our restaurant scene bloom.
We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren
Weather: 🌦️ Chance of showers. High of 30°
Quote: “There’s no colds, there’s no flu. We can’t even find people to test (for COVID-19) right now because everybody is healthy” – A thrilled Wendy Muckle, executive director of Ottawa Inner City Health, who has noted that the increased cleanliness in shelters and hostels has resulted in better overall health for homeless persons [Ottawa Citizen]
⭕ There have been 2056 confirmed cases of COVID-19, an increase of one since yesterday, and 260 deaths in Ottawa, no new reports.
⭕ Sales and service workers are the second largest group to contract COVID-19. Health care workers are number one. Teachers, police officers, jail guards and social workers together come in third. [CBC]
⭕ Toronto and Peel Region join Ottawa in stage two, allowing patio openings and personal care [Ottawa Citizen]
WHAT OTTAWA IS TALKING ABOUT
▪️CEO of Rideau Transit Group has resigned
▪️New ridesharing service that uses green vehicles launches July 1
▪️Councillor still waiting for reason why city staff told a provincial regulator that the Council supported Jock River plan
▪️Stretch of The Queensway will be closed from Thursday to Monday
▪️Gatineau wants to run their tram in front of Parliament
▪️Gatineau park beaches declared safe to swim
▪️Police board accepts proposal to help fix systematic racism
🍁 Celebrate Canada
As Canada Day approaches, our celebration of Canadian businesses continues today with a look at companies and artisans that manufacture kitchen and dining objects. Tomorrow we’re on the hunt for Canadian made furniture.
▫️Chic & Basta is an online store produced by a husband and wife team from the Eastern Townships, Quebec. The couple’s mission is to champion the work of local, contemporary makers and designers. We love the vinegar pot/Kombucha jar by Jacques Benoît, and the hand blown drinking glasses by Dylan Duchet. [Chicbasta]
▫️For a kitchen knife that will become a family heirloom, look to Cosmo Knives by Seth Cosmo Burton of Saltspring Island, BC. The 8” Chef Nitro-V stainless chef knife with its black wood handle is elegant and powerful. It packs a hefty price tag at $495, but remember, it’s a handcrafted item that you’ll want to pass down. [Cosmo Knives]
▫️Aitkens Pewter home products and jewelry are made in Atlantic Canada. If you think that there isn’t room for pewter in a contemporary home, check out the 12” Flatedge Tray, which we think would look fabulous in a 21st Century, two-toned kitchen. [Aitkens Pewter]
▫️We’ve all taken it on picnics or used it to serve food at parties when we didn’t want to bother washing dishes, but we just discovered that Royal Chinet disposable crockery is made in Canada by CFK Inc. Which is pretty great. [CFK]
Dezeen Magazine is excited about the showroom of Zibi, the 34 acre planned community next to the Ottawa River.
“Called Zibi House, the showroom was designed by Studio Paolo Ferrari around a courtyard with glass walls to provide natural light inside. It is a minimal, flat-roofed structure clad in corrugated blue aluminium, and matches a tower next to it built from shipping containers.” [Dezeen]
▫️14412 Palmerston Drive Unit 304, Gloucester
▫️1251 Bethany Lane, Beacon Hill South
▫️3002 McCarthy Rd, Hunt Club Woods
▫️331 Haliburton Heights, Stittsville