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Eastward ho! Flora opens

The Flora Footbridge opened in late June four months earlier than scheduled, cost $2 million less than budgeted, generated greater use than forecast and as a bonus provided a glorious new public space overlooking the Rideau Canal.

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Glebe 
House Tour 
2019

At the Glebe House Tour on Sunday, September 15, from 1 to 4 p.m., you can stroll one of Ottawa’s oldest neighbourhoods, explore five private homes and help support GNAG’s subsidy program.

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Glebe playwright’s award-winning play, An Act of Grace, at the Gladstone

Many Glebe residents will have met John Muggleton, either in his new position as manager of adult and youth programming at Glebe Neighbourhood Activities Group (GNAG), or as a co-founder of The Acting Company. I recently sat down with him to talk about that and his new play, An Act of Grace, opening September 9 at the Gladstone.

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Shaping the future of Bank Street

The Bank Street Height & Character Study, which the City of Ottawa kicked off with an open house in February, intends “to ensure that clear policy and zoning frameworks are in place to manage growth and redevelopment on Bank Street.

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This year’s Great Glebe Garage Sale a big success!

A huge thank you to the many Glebe residents and Bank Street merchants who held sales, and to the artisans, musicians, vendors, charities and community organizations that make the Great Glebe Garage Sale such a great part of living in our neighbourhood.

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Hope for return of Mutchmor rink!

I arrived at Mutchmor Public School on May 15 not knowing how many chairs to put out. As the Health, Housing and Social Services chair with the Glebe Community Association, I was helping host a meeting to try to get clarity about whether or not there was any chance the Glebe would get a boarded rink back, furthermore a rink at Mutchmor School.

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Trivuncic — Super-liver…

Kellylee Evans, Glebe resident, has had her share of trying times. Many of them could have killed her, but Evans does not dwell on the “what if;” instead she looks at the “what now.”

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Abbey – SHOE + SHOE

I was met by the very energetic and enthusiastic proprietor Liuba Orlesky when I entered the new children’s shoe store SHOE + SHOE at 802 Bank, former home of the video game outlet. The colourful room is full of wood, the original hardwood.

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Potter – New Art Festival

I first heard of the festival when I moved to Ottawa in 1998. Of course, back then, it was known as Art in the Park. When the festival weekend rolled around months later, I gathered up a few friends, a few snacks and a few dollars, and made my way there.

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Declutter your space: the Great Glebe Garage Sale is coming

One of the highlights of the year for many in Ottawa, this year’s Great Glebe Garage Sale is planned for Saturday, May 25, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m., rain or shine. As always, veterans of this annual neighbourhood-wide porch, driveway and garage sale know that keen shoppers will be out searching for the best buys starting even earlier.

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Saving birds, one window at a time

Safe Wings is tackling the problem of bird collisions with a team of volunteers who monitor buildings looking for dead birds, rescuing live ones and collecting data on each collision so we can prove there’s a problem.

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McCrank’s on the move

In the dwindling days of March, I came for a farewell conversation with her and Peter, for at Eastertime they are to close one of the Glebe’s beloved nooks, McCrank’s Cycles, ready for moving across town. On the final day of March they held.

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City launches Bank Street Height & Character Study

The city has launched a long-awaited study of development on Bank Street. Back in 2015, the Glebe Community Association (GCA) was told by city planning staff that Bank Street had little development potential and that the city would not take on any sort of localized planning study.

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