Elgin Street reopens to car traffic today and the renewal project, which seemed inadequate when it was approved in 2017, makes even less sense now.
The original plan combines cycle lanes with traffic, rather than dedicated lanes. It includes improved parking spaces rather than patio spaces.
Turning parking spaces into patios is more than just erecting a tent, they need power, water, and drainage.
But it's not too late. Reconstruction will continue into the autumn. But will the City modify their plans?
We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren
Weather: 🌤️ A mix of sun and cloud. High of 26°
Quote: “I thought that more people would like to dine indoors, but we didn't really fill up until later on in the evening, when the lineup for the patios was long. It appears the preference still is to dine outside.” – Blue Cactus Bar and Grill owner Bob Firestone on how diners are preferring to stay outside. [CBC]
⭕ There have been 2244 confirmed cases of COVID-19, an increase of 20 since yesterday, and 263 deaths in Ottawa, no new reports – a 24 day streak.
⭕ Toronto, Peel, and Windsor-Essex will remain in Stage 2 says Premier Doug Ford [CBC]
⭕ Most recent Ottawa COVID-19 cases are in their teens or 20s [CBC]
WHAT OTTAWA IS TALKING ABOUT
▪️Most Federal employees who can work from home will contiue to work from home
▪️Two teens arrested in Stittsville at 4am with a loaded sawed-off shotgun
▪️Ottawa International Buskerfest cancelled until next year
▪️Ottawa hotels at 40 per cent occupancy, better than expected
▫️The Museum of History reopens on Thursday. Pre-booking is required but tickets are free. [Museum of History]
▫️Likewise, the Canadian War Museum also reopens Thursday. Prebooking, social distancing, the usual drill. [War Museum]
🍽️ 🍺 Food + beer news
▫️Mexican Street Food pro Si Señor (506 Rideau St) is currently celebrating 16 months in business with an extended Taco Tuesday (and Wednesday, Thursday and Friday). Enjoy tacos with your choice of corn or flour tortillas and pork, chicken or vegetarian fillings on the patio at 506 Rideau or order for pick up or delivery. [Si Señor]
▫️Chilaquiles (49 Beechwood Ave.) offers a selection of chicken, beef or veggie tacos on soft corn tortillas, plus Mexican beer for takeout or delivery, or on their patio. Three for $13.50. [Resto Zone]
▫️If tacos won’t cut it tonight, Tingz at 55 York Street has Caribbean style Mac N Cheese with your choice of jerk chicken, oxtail, popcorn shrimp, or lobster, plus lots of other Caribbean flavour-packed renditions of classic dishes. Get in touch with them for takeout or delivery 613-241-6221 / [email protected]
🏘️ Live Here
▫️868 Melfa Crescent, Mooney’s Bay
▫️304 Laguna Street, Findlay Creek
▫️371 Moffatt Pond Court, Cedargrow, Nepean