Category: News

In support of the Off-Bank Community Garden

by Stephen Thirlwall CCCA Trees and Greenspace Committee The Trees and Greenspace Committee (T&G) welcomes and appreciates both positive and negative comments regarding the Off-Bank Community Garden. The garden is a learning experience; different people may have diverse ideas about…

Health equity at the Community Health Centre

by Health Equity Action Team (HEAT), Centretown Community Health Centre Monday, October 16 to Sunday, October 22 will mark the Association of Ontario Health Centres’ annual Community Health and Wellbeing Week. This year’s theme is “Health Equity at the Centre.”…

Planet of the Scapes

by Pearl Pirie Summer is waning, but the pain of scrambling to get ourselves to 2018 has begun. Slow cookers and leftovers are a life saver for the rush hours. We get the nutrition and flavour in when we can.…

Mark your calendars for the CCCA annual general meeting

Mark your calendars! The Centretown Citizens Community Association (CCCA) Annual General Meeting will take place on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at St. Theresa Church, 95 Somerset West from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Entrance is on Somerset, 2nd door down from Cartier.  Signs will be posted. Doors…

The Skyline: The Sparks Street experiment

by Robert Smythe Sparks Street’s first pedestrian mall was the boldest example of tactical urbanism the city is ever likely to see. Between the final streetcar run rumbling down Sparks Street on May 31, 1959, and Canada’s first pedestrian mall’s…

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…