Monthly Archives: May 2011

West Side popular with active people

   … it fills the street … ”’even onto the sidewalks … … and stretches in both directions as far as the eye can see … … young and younger … These were participants in the 10k Ottawa Race Weekend. … Continue reading

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Laurier Separated Bike Lane

Laurier Avenue West has been repaved from Bronson east to Bay Street. Curbs are in place to mark out the new separated bike lane. Blue reflective pylons periodically mark the curb line. There is no signage yet in place, or … Continue reading

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Why this catch-basin makes me happy

My wife and kids already know I’m weird. No doubt many readers have come to that suspicion as well. The catch basin in the centre of the above picture makes me happy because … it is located on the future … Continue reading

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Inside the new Bridgehead

Bridgehead will be opening their Preston location in the fall. While the building faces Preston, their entrance will be just around the corner, off Anderson, approximately where the Preston&Leif Glass doors are now. Above: view of building along Preston St Above: view along … Continue reading

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Cornerstone Opens

Cornerstone is a sheltered housing building on Booth Street near Somerset. They had their official opening and tours on Wednesday. If you couldn’t be there, here are some shots of what’s outside and inside the building. I am really pleased … Continue reading

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While out for an after-dinner stroll, I came across this woody knoll of trilliums. I was fortunate to stumble on them at the height of their blooming glory. The well-worn path indicates many others have been here before me. There … Continue reading

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Mobile home in Little Italy

This mobile home, a real land yacht, might look normal somewhere else, but parked along Preston Street during the tulip festival it looked huge and oddly impressive. In addition to the two side-extending rooms, the luggage bay also expanded. Awning, … Continue reading

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