Reading Time: 12 minutes At some time in our history, Ottawa had a direct train connection to the Adirondecks and Tupper Lake in New York State via Cornwall. From there, you could travel further south to New York City. The original idea was to create a direct connection to NY, NY, but that didn’t materialise. (with video of the route)
Reading Time: 4 minutes This is the second year I am posting a Merivale Rd Food map. The 2024 Merivale Food map shows all food outlets on a stretch of Merivale Road, and the post describes who left and who started.
Reading Time: 5 minutes The Rideau Canal in Ottawa has been a beloved skating destination since 1970. However, warmer winters are affecting its ice quality and duration. With fewer days open in recent years, speculation arises about this year’s opening. Upcoming cold nights could lead the canal to open end of January and when it does, don’t wait to go out.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Last year I built my own little library. I was nervous it would be vandalised but now, a year later, I can confirm it is a big success. Ottawa’s Transportation Committee will soon discuss new (modest) rules for curb site little libraries.
Reading Time: 6 minutes I recently finished David Miller’s book ‘Solved’, a book in which David shares numerous examples of practical solutions that can be taken at a city level.
Reading Time: 4 minutes When Matt and I walked on Merivale Road in Ottawa last year I saw a number of restaurants I had never noticed before. After doing some research I thought I’d create a fun map of the area with a new name that is a nod to SoHo and Tribeca.
Reading Time: 3 minutes The Apple Powerbook G4 was collecting dust in my basement. I thought I would look up what it would cost in today’s 2022 dollars: a lot of money. It was definitely a high priced item back in the day.
Reading Time: 3 minutes September 21 is International Peace Day. Let’s look back and listen to that song called “Peace’ from 1970.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Cars are comfortable. Yet I have something against cars and it is probably not what you expect.
Reading Time: 9 minutes Travelling with a campervan brought us to some beautiful places in Quebec. But it requires some travelling as distances are vast. Enter #vanlife