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Populace in tranquility

by Stephen Thirlwall The Canada 150 experience in Ottawa has been quite rich. Many of these events (e.g., Canada Day and its fireworks, La Machine) were very high energy events. However, there was one – Populace – which was quiet…

A tale of two traditional main streets

by Robert Smythe Progress on revitalizing two of Centretown’s primary east-west “Traditional Mainstreets” has been painfully slow. Two currently empty sites on Somerset Street and Gladstone Avenue, with nearly identical zoning, have produced radically different proposals for redevelopment. Both are…

Raising our voices for grandmothers in Africa

by Carol MacLeod Grammas to Ambuyas, a neighbourhood Stephen Lewis Foundation group, celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. Joining us to help celebrate, in a concert called “Raising Our Voices for African Grannies,” are our old friends, Big Soul Project,…