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Vacancies on Bank Street in the Glebe: the BIA perspective

Business vacancies are a legitimate concern. No other issue is raised as often by members of the community. Vacancies represent loss and missed opportunity; they are holes in our landscape. The visibility and concentration of empty spaces in the area and the turnover seen since the reconstruction of Bank Street have caused some alarm bells to go off.

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It’s a go: Fifth – Clegg footbridge construction to start this fall

“The Glebe Community Association (GCA) is thrilled that the Fifth – Clegg footbridge will become a reality with construction starting this fall – three years ahead of schedule,” says vice president Anthony Carricato.

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Glebe House Tour offers a peek inside

The Glebe House Tour, the 17th annual, is Sunday, September 17, 2017 from 1 to 4 p.m. and includes a complimentary shuttle bus service. At the end of the tour, enjoy tea and superbly baked goods at the Glebe Community Centre from 2:30 to 5 p.m.

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Reporting on Canada for The New York Times

For almost 10 years, The New York Times’ headquarters has been a landmark building on Eighth Avenue designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano. For the last 15 years or so, its Ottawa bureau has been much less impressive: it’s in the basement of my family’s semi-detached house (architect unknown) near Brown’s Inlet.

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Mad Radish offers healthy fast food

I had the pleasure of chatting with David Segal, owner of Mad Radish at 859 Bank Street, just south of Fifth Avenue. The place is brand spanking new, with lots of soft colours and pristine counter tops, state-of-the-art displays and green lettuce peeking out from cold storage. Segal is a Glebite and has been for some time. Mad Radish also lives in Montréal, as well as at 116 Albert Street in what used to be the Grand & Toy store at Metcalfe.

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Ryan Piché loves to help others

Ryan Piché has taken the initiative to help others, but his affinity for volunteer work stems from Anda, his mother, who grew up in Romania, an eastern European country that endured decades of communist oppression during the second half of the 20th century.

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Poetry Quarter

The theme for this issue of Poetry Quarter is the “dog days of summer:” the hottest, most sultry days from July 3 to August 11. This theme attracted many fine poets and poems, to which this two-page feature spread attests. The selection process proved both challenging and rewarding. Thanks to all the poets who submitted.

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The Acting Company: a risk pays off

John Muggleton and Chris Ralph took a big risk on August 12, 2013. That risk has paid off nearly four years later to the day, not just for them but for the Glebe. When these two long-time friends turned “acto-preneurs” and opened The Acting Company to teach acting, they were nervous, and rightly so.

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