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City approves 8 storeys on Bank Street – what is the future?

An eight-storey Beer Store development proposal for 900 Bank Street in the Glebe was submitted to the City last August. The GCA met frequently with the developer to review plans, provide feedback and share ImagineGlebe results. Four storeys was fine (current zoning by-law is four storeys), six storeys with meaningful building setbacks and stepbacks could work (six storeys is the default Traditional Mainstreet zoning height) but eight storeys didn’t respect the existing neighbourhood character.

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Great Glebe Garage Sale on Saturday, May 27

A reminder about the Great Glebe Garage Sale (GGGS): the date for this neighbourhood-wide garage sale and celebration of spring is coming up soon, on Saturday May 27, from 8 a.m. till 3 p.m., though keen shoppers may be out much earlier.

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The New Art Festival turns 25!

The organizers of The New Art Festival are working hard to get everything ready for a great 25th edition on the weekend of June 10 – 11! We have a super group of participating artists. It’s exciting to include many new artists who are hearing about the quality of the festival and applying from all over Quebec and Ontario.

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The Sequel trap

It is heartening to have people rave over your first novel. But these five seconds of good cheer evaporate when the earnest fan exclaims, “When’s the sequel coming out?” Writing, publishing and marketing a novel have all the attributes of an Ironman competition. The author stumbles across the finish line, exhausted, wishing only to sleep for 100 years.

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Glashan marks 125 years

Glashan Intermediate School, the oldest public school in Ottawa, is celebrating its 125th anniversary on Thursday, June 22, 2017. Former and current students, staff and families are invited to attend this important event at Glashan school, 28 Arlington Avenue, from 4 to 6 p.m., followed by a post celebration at the Ottawa Curling Club, 440 O’Connor Street, from 6:30 to 10 p.m.

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Harry the neighbourhood cat

Harry is no ordinary cat. Everyone who lives on the canal side of Bank Street knows him. If you’re new to the Glebe or haven’t had a sighting of this famous cat, here are a few places you can look: Fifth Avenue Court, Fourth Avenue Wine Bar, Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s, Wild Oat Bakery, KV Dance Studio or practically anywhere on Third, Fourth or Fifth avenues.

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Poetry Quarter

We were delighted by the many poems we received on the theme of Canada’s 150th birthday, including the poems by students published in the February 2017 Glebe Report. In this issue, we are very pleased to offer poems on Canada’s sesquicentennial submitted by the wider writing community.

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