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Minto proposes 8-storey condos at Fifth Avenue Court

Fifth Avenue Court at 99 Fifth Avenue is slated for redevelopment. The proposal, prepared by Fotenn Consultants for the building’s owner, Minto, is for an eight-storey residential building with 124 condos, and includes two storeys of underground parking and additional ground-level parking for a total of 122 parking spaces. It is proposed that the two-storey Bank Street façade be retained.

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Ian Charlebois & Associates – young and keen real estate professionals

I met with Ian Charlebois on a dreary Monday afternoon, but inside his office at 52 Chamberlain Avenue, it was anything but dreary. Ian has been in real estate for about 10 years, having started during a difficult downturn in the economy. Starting his career in tough times speaks to his energy and enthusiasm and his sense of optimism.

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Digging the dirt on the Glebe

Several contaminated sites have been identified recently in and near the Glebe. This is not surprising, given the age of our community, the fact that it has hosted many industrial uses, and that, until fairly recently, we didn’t really worry about soil contamination.

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Is Fred Rose, MP, alive and well and living on Regent Street?

The December Glebe Report carried a letter signed by “Fred Rose, Glebe resident and former MP for Cartier, 1943-1947.” The author provided an address on Regent Street. Fred Rose doesn’t live at that address and never did. He died in Poland in 1983. I live on Regent Street, in fact next door, and I’ve checked the records. Fred Rose was, however, a real and an interesting person and an actual Member of Parliament.

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Chalkboy leaves a lasting mark

I am sure you have noticed beautiful coloured chalk menus and drawings on blackboards in many restaurants and pubs around town. But have you ever wondered who does them? Chalkboy, a.k.a. Andy Brown, is the talented artist and calligrapher behind those original works of art that attract the attention of customers and are much more interesting than the mass-produced, electronic signs that we see in most places.

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Announcing the Home Service Guild at Glebe-St. James

The Home Service Guild of the Glebe-St James United Church is a group of people connected through the church who are willing and able to help others with projects around the home, small and large.

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