Tag Archives: Glebe Today

Burrito Shack now in the Glebe

I met the owner of the taco restaurant Burrito Shack, which opened in March at 775 Bank Street, to hear about this new venture in the Glebe. Talaal Baroudi was born and educated in Canada, is married with children, plays hockey and is an old hand at the restaurant business. He also owns Milano Pizzeria at 44 Seneca Street in Old Ottawa South, El Capitano Taco Stand at 154 Merivale Road as well as the Burrito Shack at 437 Sunnyside Avenue near Carleton University, which opened a year ago in July.

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Glebe stories

Before school was out in June, the Glebe Report got in touch with local high schools to see if there were any fledgling writers willing to take their first flight of fancy with us. We asked them to write a short story of any kind, on any theme, as long as it relates in some way to the Glebe – as setting, character, plot, whatever.

The following four stories were submitted by Grade 12 students in Debra Palmer’s Writers’ Craft class at Glebe Collegiate Institute.

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Glebe streets: Bank Street & Bronson Avenue

It’s the season for construction and changes — here’s an update on what is happening with two of the Glebe’s main throughways, Bank Street and Bronson Avenue.

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Joy Creations – a new Glebe gem

Joy Creations opened its doors to the public at the beginning of April, showcasing handmade jewellery, all designed and handcrafted by the store’s proprietor, Joyce Barnard. She has been designing and making jewellery for the last 12 years and has been planning to open a store for the last five. Together with her gemologist business partner, Samuel Tang, the pair has now made this a reality.

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The new faces of the Glebe BIA

Meet the members of the new Glebe Business Improvement Area (BIA) board of management, chaired by second-generation Glebe business owner and veteran businesswoman Judy Richards from Davidson’s Jewellers. Stéphane Sauvé from The Glebe Meat Market will sit his second term on the board, alongside Rebecca McKeen from McKeen Metro Glebe, and Liz Slater from Whole Foods. Eva Cooper of Delilah is stepping into the position of vice-chair.

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Great Glebe Garage Sale 
is Saturday, May 23!

With spring finally in the air, it is time to do your spring-cleaning and dig out the treasures that you may no longer need, to sell at the Great Glebe Garage Sale (GGGS). This year, the neighbourhood-wide garage sale takes place on Saturday, May 23, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. However, as veterans of the event well know, the keen shoppers will be out searching for the best buys as early as 7 a.m. The GCA Heritage Committee and Heritage Ottawa are also holding a one-day Heritage Plaque Event in the Glebe during the GGGS — read on for details about how to participate!

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Heritage homes in the Glebe

In recent issues of the Glebe Report, we’ve learned about the importance of trees on the neighbourhood’s streets and about the historical significance of its street names. We’ve heard about Lansdowne traffic and parking challenges, and preliminary ideas for the Glebe’s future look and feel. All these issues relate to one of the Glebe’s key features: it is an area of historical character. As such, its streets and buildings are worthy of commemoration and protection.

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Glebe grad and author Sean Michaels talks about Ottawa

Sean Michaels is a music journalist and blogger based in Montreal. He recently won the prestigious Scotiabank Giller Prize for his debut novel, Us Conductors. A fictionalized tale of the life and passions of Leon Theremin, inventor of the theremin, a mysterious musical instrument controlled without physical contact by the player, Us Conductors is a major accomplishment for the 32-year-old Glebe Collegiate Institute graduate.

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What’s in a (street) name? The Clemows and Powells

Two of the Glebe’s most fascinating streets surely are Clemow and Powell avenues, because they are not just exceptionally good-looking (wide boulevards, grand old homes, plenty of trees) but also because they exude an aura of influence and prestige. Even without knowing anything about the men and women behind these two names, one can easily surmise that they were part of Ottawa’s elite.

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