The swimming hole on the Rideau at Brewer Park has been closed for several decades, being slowly reclaimed by cattails. Over the years the Environmental Committee of Ottawa South (ECOS) rooted out invasive species and planted native shrubbery around its shore. It also developed a signed interpretive trail. Recently you may have noticed blue fencing around the pond as you cycle south on Bronson past Sunnyside. What’s going on?Read more
When OC Transpo riders check their smartphones to see exactly what time the number 7 will arrive at Bank and Fifth Avenue, they may not realize that the people who made this possible are sitting just a few steps away. BV02 is a cutting-edge digital creative agency that makes its home in the Glebe.Read more
Ottawa has trouble grappling with the big intractable issues. The tendency is to announce a bit more funding or appoint a task force rather than join forces with other stakeholders and come up with a long-range plan for joint action. Yet this city is blessed with many able people who want to help make change happen.Read more
Having grown up in Saskatoon, Zmud says, “It takes a while for a Prairie girl to feel at home, but the Glebe has done that for me.” Although she came to Ottawa in 2000 to study at Carleton University, she then went to Toronto and back to Saskatchewan, where she taught political studies at the University of Saskatchewan. But in 2006 she decided that Ottawa was a better place for her music and the Glebe turned out to be the perfect spot.Read more
By Joan Kuyek
On World Toilet Day, November 19, GottaGo! will be one year old. In that year, our entirely volunteer organization has managed to garner significant support for a network of safe, clean, open public toilets that are accessible to people of all abilities in Ottawa. A great capital city has great public toilets. It is time we joined London, Paris, Seoul, Tokyo, Oslo, Christchurch and other capitals in recognizing that the provision of good public toilets is a civic responsibility.