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The ‘third place’ and the Glebe

I recently learned of a community-building concept called the “third place,” which typifies many Glebe venues.
The third place refers to the social surroundings separate from the two usual social environments: home (first place) and the workplace (second place).

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Stomping Ground – quality menswear boutique comes to the Glebe

With the opening of Stomping Ground in the Glebe, men’s fashion has found an exciting new home under the creative management of co-owners Josh Chambers and Naj Peterson.

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150th birthday present to ourselves: Trees in the Glebe

Let’s treat ourselves for our 150th birthday in 2017! Let’s make our neighbourhood even more beautiful. Let’s adorn our neighbourhood with stately greenery by planting 150 or more new trees for our birthday! That is the idea behind the new “Trees in the Glebe” initiative.

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The Norseman NXTRI 2016 Extreme Triathlon: adventure of a lifetime

Author Basia Vanderveen took part in an Ironman extreme triathlon in August 2016 in Eidfjord, Norway, consisting of a 3.8 km fjord swim followed by a 180-km bicycle race through the mountains and a 42.2 km marathon run. Here is her first-hand account.”

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An afternoon in the Glebe

When I told a friend I was living near the Glebe, a neighbourhood just south of downtown in Ottawa, he gave me a saddened look.
“It’s a ritzy neighbourhood,” he said. “Bland; full of mothers and baby strollers. They’ll run you off the sidewalk. Wear a helmet.”

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Little Free Libraries

A few years ago in Montreal, I saw a charming little wooden cupboard set up outside a coffee shop. A notice on the door offered free books, there were books inside, and I was enchanted. Last summer I decided to make a Little Free Library of my own.

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