Among recent commentaries on infrastructure issues across the city’s websites…
Eric Darwin notes the development of the le corridor scolaire in Montréal and two examples of some of the newer street decor in Ottawa’s near-west side. Also, there’s some disscussion on the subject of street signage and how it might be designed to respect the pedestrian and the bicyclist.
Kathryn Hunt comments on a street phenomenon observed but not understood last month in the course of her own bicycling travels across the city.
Further on the Ottawa Public Library’s Main Branch Building: Urbsite presents a history of the building, its Carnegie-financed predecessor structure, and its chief designer George Bemi , as well as a partial sampling of some of the other buildings that Bemi had a hand in designing across Ottawa over the decades. Some of them may or may not surprise you.
For those interested in the history of Ottawa’s medical infrastructure, Urbsite has something for you as well: a profile on the now-demolished Porter’s Island Smallpox Hospital!
Sandy Hill Seen notes the creation of a new microbrewery on Waller Street.
Ottawa Past and Present focuses on Clarendon Lane in the ByWard Market. It wasn’t always as attractive a dining venue as it is today, and that took some work.
Georgia Lay reports for the Centretown Buzz on a new bike lane in the works for O’Connor Street. There’s a few things to work out before it’s properly set up, though, according to breakout groups in a workshop held by the city on June 26th.