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Reflections from Old Ottawa East

I had the great pleasure of attending the November Glebe Community Association board meeting at which I provided the Old Ottawa East Community Association’s perspectives on our Community Design Plan (CDP) and Secondary Plan (SP).

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Out with the OMB, in with the LPAT

In the final months of the Wynne Liberal government in Ontario, significant changes were made that could affect municipal government across the province and have an impact on traditional neighbourhoods such as the Glebe. Notably, the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) was replaced by the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT.)

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Little Victories riding the third wave of coffee

Jeremie Thompson and Andy Bassett are co-owners of Little Victories Coffee Roasters. Thompson and Bassett have known one another for many years, so going into business together was a natural.

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The Garden Spot

There is more going on within the walls of the unassuming stucco-clad building on Bell Street South than many Glebe Annex residents realize. The site, once the home of Liyan’s Kitchen Chinese Food and Pizza and, briefly in 2014, Cedar’s Café and Grill, now hosts the Carleton Food Collective, also referred to as the Garden Spot.

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The NAC’s guardian angel – your Glebe neighbour

For a singular painter, Mario Vettore, the act of beautifying the NAC – however strenuous the task – was the crowning glory of his years of manual work. This same Mario is your Glebe neighbour. He settled here in the late
1950s, having just emigrated from Italy.

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Come celebrate with Silver Scissors Salon

The feeling of a fresh haircut has never gone out of style and Silver Scissors Salon has been delivering that feeling to customers for 40 years. Co-owner Eli Saikaley says Silver Scissors was the first unisex salon in the Glebe.

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Build your best Frosty and win the Snowphy Trophy

Now is your chance to show the neighbourhood your best winter creation for the Glebe’s inaugural Snowphy Trophy Challenge – a neighbourhood-wide snowman-building contest that will send one lucky kid on a mini shopping spree.

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Bringing the Kasakhstan space launch home to the Glebe

In early December, long-time Glebe resident Sean Costello returned from a 10-day journey to Russia and Kazakhstan, where he had been embedded with the Canadian Space Agency’s media team to witness and cover the launch of David Saint-Jacques, Canada’s latest astronaut to live and work aboard the International Space Station.

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Pruning 101

Pruning can help your tree but, if improperly done, it can do serious damage. My starting point to prepare “Pruning 101” was a conversation with Robert Glendinning to tap his expertise on trees.

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A political statement, brought to you by the carrot

Who knew that a carrot is a political statement? Find out how, and take a peek into the kitchen of Jen Adam of J.D.Adam Kitchen Co.

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