Fifth Avenue Court redevelopment

Minto has proposed a redevelopment of 99 Fifth Avenue at the corner of Fifth and Bank. The proposal is for an eight-storey condo to replace the current Fifth Avenue Court, retaining the two-storey brick façade along Bank Street. The Glebe Community Association has launched a petition to press for changes, and a number of Glebe residents have expressed opinions.

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Poetry Quarter

At this time of year, we need a chuckle to lighten up the still-short days. What better than a poem to make you smile?

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Orto Trattoria’s delightful Italian cuisine

I met with a very enthusiastic chef at Orto Trattoria named René Rodriguez. Among his achievements has been Top Chef Canada on the 2014 season of that Food Network Canada TV show. Rodriguez has been a chef for over 20 years in Ottawa, having owned the very popular and successful Navarra in the market, which he closed in the winter of 2017 after nine wonderful years.

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500 issues of the Glebe Report

This February 2018 issue of the Glebe Report is our 500th!

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Why can’t Bank Street trees survive and thrive?

You’ve noticed the dying trees along Bank Street. Maybe you’ve seen broken branches and noticed the trash in the narrow, iron-fenced “planting spaces” (variously called death boxes, tree coffins and shallow graves).

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Music is in the air all month

Music is in the air! Read about concerts by Seventeen Voyces and Big Soul Project, In Concert for Cambodia, an album launch by musician Ron Weiss, and the upcoming Grassroots Festival.

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Books

Looking for recommended reading for your children? Ildiko Sumegi has reading suggestions highlighting Black History Month, and Caitlin Giffin has an array of non-fiction suggestions from the Ottawa Public Library.

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Your health

Find out about the new shingles vaccine, learn how to get rid of the sniffles, and explore natural ways to enhance human fertility.

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