Monthly Archives: August 2010

What stores turn you on?

The Preston Street BIA is turning to crowd-sourcing to identify what people want to see on their local main street. Then the BIA plans to go searching for those merchants to point out there is a demand for their services on the street. Who knows, it just might work — it has elsewhere! Continue reading

Posted in condos, little Italy, preston street | 5 Comments

Community Building is Play

Volunteers work to build a play structure in Dalhousie at a housing project. Volunteers came from China and Ottawa. Many hands make … play. Continue reading

Posted in Adobe, chinatown arch, Dalhousie, Gladstone, parks | 8 Comments

Making sidewalks safer

Occasionally the City does make the pedestrian sidewalk more pleasant for pedestrians, but this is far from common. Sometimes the city uses planters to separate speeding traffic from peds. These work really well. Continue reading

Posted in Bronson, pedestrians, preston street, sidewalks, streetscaping, west wellington | 4 Comments

Chinatown Arch being foiled …

The huge Chinatown Royal Arch on Somerset Street is being decorated with real gold foil by Chinese artisans. The finished results are stunning, and the process itself is well worth a look. Continue reading

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Bike Post on Somerset

The City is reusing about 12% of its retireing parking meter posts as bike posts Continue reading

Posted in cycling in Ottawa, somerset street | 18 Comments

Transportation Committee approves Otrain corridor bike path

Transportation Committee approved construction of the Otrain corridor bike path for 2011-12. The path runs from the Ottawa River at the Prince of Wales bridge, south to Carling Avenue and Dows Lake. Continue reading

Posted in cycling in Ottawa, cyclopiste de preston, O-Train, preston street, Rideau Canal, somerset street | 11 Comments

Our Lady of the Condos attracts attention of MSM

Today the MSM breaks the story of the Our Lady of the Condos site development that you read about here, last week. Continue reading

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