Monthly Archives: June 2010

Gardening in Centretown

This new garden was installed last week in front of a row house on Lisgar. The corrugated metal (sewer) pipe porch pillar catches the eye, follwed by the bright painted corrugated fence panel on the right. The similar panels on … Continue reading

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383 Albert, transit oriented parking requirements

The pictures above show the Claridge proposal for three residential (condo) towers in downtown Ottawa. As noted in a post a few days ago, they are to be built on the lot between the Crowne Plaza Hotel and 151 Bay … Continue reading

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Hintonburg wall mural

This new mural is facing the parking lot entrance to the Hintonburg Community Centre on West Wellie. It has all the characteristics of a good location: blank block wall, facing a parking lot entrance and parking spaces, visible with great … Continue reading

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Fence me in…

This Albert / Bay Street building used to have a deocrative iron fence around its side garden. It was removed about 20 years ago, but this segment was left behind, because the trees have incorporated the fence into their trunks.

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Cliff becomes hole

The view from Primrose of the lot beside the staircase up to Upper Lorne Place and the upper section of Primrose. The former cliff becomes a squared-off hole, ready for footings. Neighbours tell me there will be a 3 storey … Continue reading

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Dubious new building

Double click on the picture to enlarge, and look for the horizontal “cracks” on the panels above the right-most garage door. This view is from Laurier Avenue of the back of the new Export Canada building that faces Slater and … Continue reading

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Downtown delights

A view down a downtown driveway to a patio and spiral staircase to an upstairs balcony. Outside a fairly plain small office tower, a neat row of shrubs, fence, and bright colourful display of impatiens. Simply delightful.

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