Tuesday, 5 September 2023


🌤️ Mainly sunny
High 33° Low 19°

🌅 6:28 am 🌇 7:33 pm


🌦️ 32 per cent chance of showers
High 32° Low 20°

🌅 6:30am 🌇 7:31 pm

Environment Canada has issued a heat warning lasting until Thursday. The Ottawa Humane Society reminds pet owners to be vigilant over their pets’ health this week.



  • We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but Labour Day has passed and the real world has suddenly reappeared after taking the summer off.
  • During the final few days of the silly season, we took some time to rethink the how we send out the ottawan and we made a few tweaks. 
  • You’ll notice we've put the weather up top, we’ve changed the sizes and typefaces of some of the subheadlines to make them easier to read, and we’re going start printing agendas from City Hall to help readers anticipate what will be talked about. 
  • We also were listening to podcasts about newsletters – oh yes, there are such things – and one guy recommended breaking out music listings into a separate section. So we’ve done that.
  • Please let us know what you think of these changes at and, if you like what we’re doing here, please forward us to a friend.
  • – Martha and Darren


  •  Ottawa Stats
  •  City Hall Agenda
  •  What Ottawa is Talking About
  •  Events
  •  Deals of the Day


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    • $12,000
    • – The amount of money that Swifties have lost in Ottawa after being scammed over Taylor Swift tickets. The fraudsters advertise fake tickets for the sold-out Toronto shows on Facebook, asking $2,000 for four admissions, The victims e-transfer the money but never ever get together with the tickets. (Josh Pringle at CTV)

    Ottawan of the Day


    • Chris and I kinda started off this together as a team and we feel like we have to finish it as a team
    • – Convoy co-organizer Tamara Lich on a book promotion tour in Vernon, BC last month. Lich and co-organizer organizer Chris Barber begin their trial on charges of mischief, obstructing police, counselling others to commit mischief, and intimidation today. (Laura Osman and Stephanie Taylor in The Canadian Press


    • ⚽ CPL Atlético Ottawa 2 – Calvary FC 1 last Saturday
    • ⚾ FRONTIER Ottawa Titans 3 – Quebec Capitales 4 last Sunday

      🏌️ And that’s the end of the season for the Titans. Next game is in 2024.


    We’ll try to publish council and committee agendas the day before a meeting but it was a holiday yesterday and we did not publish.

    The Finance and Corporate Services Committee meets today.
    Tuesday, September 5 at 9:30 am

    •  2023 Tax and Rate Operating and Capital Budget Q2 status
    •  Proposed 2024 Budget directions, timeline and consultation process
    •  Ottawa Community Ice Partners loan guarantee
    •  Kanata Central Business Improvement Area – Boundary adjustment
    •  Heart of Orléans Business Improvement Area – Boundary adjustment
    •  Acquisition of 1245 Kilborn Place
    •  Approve the sale of a portion of 751 Peter Morand Crescent in exchange for lands required for various active transportation connections
    •  Application for approval to expropriate lands – Bank StreetRehabilitation Project, Phase 1
    •  Request to waive market value – 1325 Avenue L
    •  Declaration of surplus land – 2690 Pagé Road
    •  Declaration of surplus land – 2 Pretty Street and transfer to Ottawa
    •  Community Lands Development Corporation
    •  Delegation of authority to sign mutual agreement for drainage works at 2121 Huntley Road

    📋 Meeting Agenda  📺 Watch it live on YouTube


    🏫 Gatineau Schools

    •  Several Gatineau schools will be closed today because of the heat. All elementary and high schools run by the the Centre des services scolaire au Coeur-des-Vallée will be closed, at least for the day. After school programmes are also closed. (Jeremy Charron at CTV) (List of schools)

    🛠️ Somerset House

    🔨  Elegy

    •  Raymond Moriyama, architect of City Hall and the Canadian War Museum, has died. Moriyama was also known for designing the Bata Shoe Museum, the Canadian Embassy in Tokyo, the Toronto Reference Library, and the Ontario Science Centre. Premier Doug Ford is planning to demolish the latter and move the contents to Ontario Place in Toronto. In 2009, Moriyama was inducted into the order of Canada and won the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts. He said his interest in architecture began when he secretly built a treehouse under the nose of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police when  his family was interned in a camp for Japanese Canadians during the Second World War. Moriyama was 93. (Lane Harrison at CBC)

    ✈️ Ottawa International Airport

    •  WestJet doubles its number of non-stop flights to Calgary. WestJet will increase the number of non-stop flights on its Ottawa – Calgary route to 14 from seven, October 30. Air Canada announced last week that it was dropping all non-stop Ottawa – Calgary flights in the autumn. (CTV)



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    •   Take a hands on class with artist Nicole Lorraine at Ten Toes Coffee House. Metallic Abstract Art Nigh costs $45, which includes all supplies. 837 Somerset St. W.

    •   King Parrot,  A Scar for the Wicked, Rainbow Pony Power. House of Targ


    •  When Stray Dog Brewing throws a party, it lasts all week. The brewery’s Daze of Summer 6th Anniversary Week of Celebrations means fun every day of this week.  Test your knowledge at Taproom Trivia, starting at 6:30 pm tonight. 501 Lacolle Way, Unit 4, Orléans
    •  Ottawa Celtic Choir, the un-auditioned women’s community group, starts rehearsals tonight for the new season. To find out about joining the choir, contact
    •  It’s the one year anniversary of Barrel of Laughs at Montgomery Scotch Lounge. The comedy starts at 8:00 pm. $10 cover.
    •  Metcalfe Farmers Market holds its final Night Market of the year from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Mecalfe Fairgrounds, 2821 8th Line road, Metcalfe ON.

    •  Bebel Gilberto. Algonquin Commons Theatre
    •  Squerl Noir. Le Minotaure, Gatineau


    •  Enjoy tunes and drinks with a bike vibe every Thursday afternoon in September at Ottawa Bike Café. This week there are tastings and samples from Whitewater Brewing Co. 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm at 79 Sparks St.
    •  The Stray Dog Brewing Daze of Summer 6th Anniversary continues with Open Mic from 7:00 pm. 501 Lacolle Way, Unit 4, Orléans.
    •  It’s Trivia Night at Nan’s Parlour (73 Clarence St), but you’ll need to book your team’s place in advance. Call 613-562-1008.

    •  Madball, Death By Dishonour, Soulthief, Burn the Evidence. The Rainbow
    •  The Damn Truth, Taming Sari. Brass Monkey Bar & Billiards
    •  Josephine Leone. The Bay Cafe
    •  Frank Walker. Sky Lounge
    •  Canadian Sunset Trio. Montgomery Scotch Lounge

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    Get free tickets to the September 9 Ottawa 67s pre-season game vs North Bay Battalion.


    Faces magazine figures that these are the four best places in Ottawa for a first dateThe LaffCarbotto’sTavern on the Falls, and the Keg Manor.

    To be honest, we think ottawan readers probably have better suggestions. Email to us at with where you went for a first date, successful or not. 


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