CCOC rebuilding affordable housing on Arlington

by Meg McCallum Centretown Citizens Ottawa Corporation (CCOC) owns the row houses at 143-153 Arlington Street, built in 1905. We have managed this property as affordable rental housing since 1977, providing 12 homes to people with low and modest incomes.…

The Skyline: Metcalfe’s trees

by Robert Smythe Metcalfe Street was once a tree-lined avenue with grassy boulevards. With a few exceptions, most of the blocks south of Somerset have retained a measure of vegetation, albeit in a degraded condition. To the north, the city’s…

Planet of the Scapes: Rainy days

by Pearl Pirie August is typically the driest month in Ottawa: as the grass turns to straw, let’s hope for rain. Basically, in summer I risk becoming a fruitarian with so much available in fresh berries, peaches, apricots but at…