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Fifth-Clegg Canal footbridge update

News of recent progress on the Canal footbridge came in late May from Councillor David Chernushenko’s office. Here are some highlights. The City has continued to work through the preliminary design for the new Fifth-Clegg Canal footbridge. Comments from the open house and federal partners are being considered and incorporated into the design wherever possible. [...]

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Purrdy Paws Pet Grooming Spa: for the love of cats and dogs

Jayme Montero loves animals. The young woman took her love to the next level and opened up Purrdy Paws Pet Grooming Spa in March 2016, a new business on Bank Street that specializes in grooming for cats and dogs.

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Lansdowne – what would Jane think?

Lansdowne Park has always been important to people who live in the Glebe, and in recent years, has had its share of controversy. In May, Jonathan McLeod led a Jane’s Walk through the redeveloped Lansdowne, pointing out opportunities and failures. At the same time, life at Lansdowne carries on, with tree renewal and the City’s free summer arts series.

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Macbeth 
at Central Park

Glebe audiences are avid fans of summer theatre, known to brave all weathers. For the actors of Bear & Co., performances at Central Park are a highlight of the summer parks tour. Imagine a still and perfect evening: blankets and lawn chairs spread in a semi-circle, picnics, babies, dogs, bicycles, studious fans with scripts in hand and neighbours out for a walk. At 7 p.m. the actors take to the “stage” under the big catalpa trees on the east side of Bank Street and the audience is transported to another world. Last year, we brought you The Tempest. This summer, Bear & Co. is back with songs and swords, skullduggery, sorcery and fire witches. Yes, you read that right: fire witches.

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GottaGo! campaign update

The GottaGo! campaign is celebrating a number of successes since it started just over two years ago, but there is still a long way to go before relief.

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Chickpea and lentil salad sandwich: two thumbs up from Centre 507

Tucked in behind the back wall of the sanctuary of Centretown United Church at 507 Bank Street, just north of the Queensway, is an adult drop-in centre: Centre 507. It has been operating since 1983, helping anyone who seeks a safe, friendly and supportive environment to overcome life’s challenges, from temporary job loss to homelessness and addiction.

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