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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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One Renfrew is a memory now

If you are walking through Central Park this spring, you may notice something is missing. The one-of-akind English Tudor-style ivy-covered cottage at 1 Renfrew Avenue, east of Lyon, has been demolished.

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Discounts in the Glebe

Everyone loves a bargain. The nice thing about being a student or a senior is that many businesses offer discounts to these two groups. This article provides a quick overview of what discounts are available in the Glebe.

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Master plan for Glebe parks

Last spring the Glebe Community Association Parks Committee decided to organize our thoughts in a more structured, written form. We developed a proposal for a Glebe parks plan.

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Bowman’s on Bank

Chatting with Peter West at Bowman’s on Bank was a walk down memory lane. Readers are no doubt familiar with the location on the corner of Clarey Avenue, the former home of Mexicali Rosa’s.

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Bring back Mutchmor rink

This is an update on the status of the effort to bring the community rink back to Mutchmor, after 80 years of operation and a “temporary” closure in 2012.

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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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