What's your patio style 

▪️ Thanks to the cane chairs and twinkling lghts, it's easy to imagine that you’re sipping your Negroni on a Parisien boulevard when you hit the patio at Métropolitain BrasserieThe patio opens at 11:30am tomorrow, with both limited reservations and walk-ins available. 700 Sussex Drive. 

▪️ In Orléans, the patio at Broadead Brewery will be
rocking a lakeside cottage vibe, with Muskoka chairs to sit in and grass under foot. These are the perfect conditions to enjoy a cold beer in the sun, like a Tangerine IPA for sharp fruitiness or Martha’s fave, the Amber Ale. No reservations, open Tuesday to Sunday. 

▪️  With its killer view of scenic Ottawa, it's easy to see why our readers crowned Tavern on the Hill "Best Patio" in the ottawan Best of Ottawa Awards last year. opens at 7:00am tomorrow. No reservations, so the early bird gets the table, people. 

▪️ For fresh gelato, hand-tossed pizzas, and excellent people watching, you can’t do better than Casa di Moni in the Byward Market. Open 9:00am to 11:00pm 51 York St.

▪️ La Terrazza’s popup patio's cocktail menu is extensive and summery, with the Italian 75 (Aperol, gin, Prosecco, and simple syrup) and the Floral Spritz (Elderflower, vodka, Prosecco, lime juice, and soda water) topping our wish list. From $16. #followthelily to 523 St Anthony St. 


Weekend shopping

Ottawa Artisans welcomes Merrickville's Makers Market for the Virtual Market Takeover from 6:00pm tonight through Sunday June 13th at 9:00pm. The event brings together shoppers and makers from Merrickville for easy online shopping. As with every Ottawa Artisans market, delivery in Ottawa is $10 (or free on orders over $100) and a flat rate of $15 across Canada (free over $150).

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ⛅️ Mix of sun and cloud. High of 25°, low of 16°

Number: 500,000. The number of kilometers that the self-driving shuttle at Tunney’s Pasture has driven. [Electric Autonomy

Ottawans of the Day (in advance): The Cahill-Denis family. The Cahill-Denises are walking from Peterborough to Ottawa to raise money for diabetes research. [Kawartha Now] [Donations]

Quote: If you can, #TopUpYourTip to show your support for those who have been out of work for several months – Mayor Jim Watson encourages everyone to tip generously when they relax on the newly opened restaurant patios. [CFRA]


? 10,445,119 doses have been administered in Ontario

At this rate, it will take 3.9 weeks to give each Ontarian one dose each

Info from Vaccination tracker by Andrew Lam (@socialvizcanada)

Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca vaccines delivery tracker
Federal Goverment database listing predicted future deliveries

? Public Health Reports:


? 25 new cases since yesterday

? 27,359 confirmed cases of COVID‌-19

♦️584 deaths, two new reports

? 622,540 vaccinated with one dose

? 81,900 vaccinated with two doses


? 7 new cases since yesterday

? 12,307 confirmed cases of COVID‌-19

♦️214 deaths, no new reports

? 286,735 doses of vaccine have been administered


? 2 new cases since yesterday

? 4,689 confirmed cases of COVID‌-19

♦️107 deaths, one new reports

? 128,935 doses of vaccine have been administered 


⭕ People in Gatineau can have small gatherings with another household indoors as of next Monday, when the City enters the Yellow Zone. Bars and restaurants can also sit tables with people from two households. [CTV]

⭕ The Federal Government has announced the new rules for Canadians returning from overseas. Fully vaccinated Canadians can self-isolate at home instead of a government mandated hotel. If their mandatory-test-upon-arrivail result is negative, the returnees don't need to self-isolate any longer. [NY Times]

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Be alerted if you have come in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. 

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▪️ Just like a Hollywood movie, the ByTowne Cinema has been saved at the last minute. The operators of the independent Fox Theatre in Toronto and Apollo Cinema in Kitchener are the new owners. They promise to the same adventurous programming that the ByTowne is known for but will be applying for a liquor license and will bring in an 'unlimited films' membership. [CBC]

▪️ The large truck depot near Barrhaven has been approved by Ottawa City Council. The expansion in South Merivale Business Park will create 100 new truck bays and has had the local residents up in arms over increased commercial traffic. [Barrhaven Independent]

▪️ Community group in Gatineau wants to turn Parc Maisonneuve into an orchard. Some consider the current park ugly and uninviting and generally underused. The group expects that neighbours would be able to grab fruit when they like and excesses would be given to the food bank. [Le Droit]

▪️ The Ottawa BlackJacks are set to play their first home game on June 24. The Canadian Elite Basketball League has been granted permission to play their matches in their home stadiums across four provinces. Last year, the entire season was played in a St. Catharines bubble. [CBC]

▪️ The Ottawa RedBlacks have suspended a player over an alleged assault on a man in Toronto. The Toronto man was called homophobic slurs by a group of men and then beaten. Social media users identified the RedBlacks player as possibly one of the assailants. [NOW Toronto]

▪️ McArthur Lanes in Vanier has closed. [CTV]

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