GOOD WEDNESDAY MORNING, OTTAWA
What's going on
Are you hungry? Because it's Canada Takeout Wednesday again.
I'm tired of supporting multinational fast food outlets. What else can I do?
Think outside the big delivery guys and support Love Local Delivery. This born-in-the-pandemic service charges participating restaurants $2 per order instead of the common 25-30 per cent demanded by the name brand delivery services. The customer pays a $5 delivery fee.
Contact each of the restaurants separately to order and arrange pickup or delivery.
Their website lists all participating restaurants by neighbourhood, but we’ve selected a few here:
🍕 Heartbreakers Pizza has just opened. These guys feature proper New York style pizza, by the slice and by the gigantic pie [Heartbreakers]
🐔 Baccanalle on Montreal Road has a range of dinners for one or three or more. Dive into a whole roasted Jerk Chicken, patties, plantain chips, chocolate banana cupcakes, and a host of other flavour-packed Caribbean flavours. [Baccanalle]
Old Ottawa East
🍛 Irene’s Restaurant Pub offers a range of frozen ready meals with comforting spice. A cozy dinner for two might include the Butter Chicken Curry Dinner (mmm tandoori) or the Thai-inspired Vegetarian Chickpea Curry Dinner, both of which come with Basmati and Naan. [Irene's]
We'll see you tomorrow — Martha and Darren
Weather: Mainly sunny. High of 14°
There have been 1,692 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa, an increase of 16 since yesterday, and 178 deaths, an increase of 7.
Quebec Premier François Legault urges everyone to wear masks [CBC]
Most COVID-19 cases in Ottawa have now recovered [CBC]
Is it okay to visit the cottage? It's not clear what the Province thinks [Ottawa Citizen]
Queensway Carleton Hospital reports COVID-19 outbreak [Ottawa Matters]
Three more test positive at Peter C Clark long-term care [CFRA]
There are 124 children of essential workers on the wait list for childcare [CBC]
WHAT OTTAWA IS TALKING ABOUT
NCC announces three new parks along Ottawa River
City staff excluded student housing and retirement homes from their intensification calculations
University of Ottawa, and probably Carleton, will be online only this autumn
Planned zipline from Ottawa to Gatineau postponed until next year
The Ontario Cannabis Store now doing home delivery
Right now, you have the best seat in the house
🎼 12pm Today's NAC Orchestra Lunch Break features classical music with Julia MacLaine and Louis-Pierre Bergeron [NAC]
🌊 Until May 18 Starring Fleabag's Hot Priest, Andrew Scott, and written by Simon Stephens, who adapted The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time for the stage. Sea Wall is a uniquely intimate portrayal of humanity. [YouTube]
💻 Until May 19 Every Thursday, Judy tries to talk to her daughter online. Judy calls from Islington, London; her daughter is in Palestine. Diana Quick stars in this smart one-woman play, Midnight Your Time by the Donmar Theatre [YouTube]
🖼️ Zoom zoom zoom. Branding and photography experts Dwayne Brown Studio is offering some seriously lush Ottawa-centric Zoom backgrounds, which are bound to lend your next meeting extra professionalism and gravitas. [Instagram]
🌼 The virtual Ottawa Flower Market opens this Saturday May 16 blooms from @roamflora, @riverwoodgardens, @gandengardens, @franktownhouse, @4thlineflorals, and @cityloveflowers. They’re celebrating by holding a giveaway to win a $25 gift certificate to spend at the Saturday’s market. [Instagram]
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