Tag Archives: Glebe Today

Whole Foods Market opens at Lansdowne

The day before the opening, as I sat chatting about Whole Foods, I asked Lisa Slater, “Why Ottawa?” Slater said the company had done market research to find the right location for expansion before settling on Ottawa. “It was a combination of landlord and market.” Ottawa’s population is well educated and has a reasonably high income. Now, people are more aware of the connection between food, health and the total well-being of a person.

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Davidson’s Jewellers turns 75!

A big basket of flowers in the window of a new shop at 782 Bank Street caught the eye of 17-year-old Jean MacLean in November 1939. She was delighted to see that it was a jewellery store and immediately decided that she was going to buy something. She bought her first watch there; later on her engagement ring when she became engaged to Sam Macdonald, and then her wedding band. This 75-year relationship is still going strong!

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What the heck’s happening at Brewer Pond??

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?

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Glebe digital creative firm has wind in its sails

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.

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Citizens Academy: Coaching citizens who want to make change happen

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.

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