Category: Features

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…