By Evan Thornton
Somerset West at Lorne Avenue: Rexy Theatre
A small Vietnamese grocery now occupies the entrance hall to what was once a popular neighbourhood movie house in the heart of Chinatown. It was the last...
Bank Street at Second Avenue: Avalon Theatre
It’s been more than seven years since Spacing Ottawa contributor Alain Miguelez published his much-esteemed book on the history of theatres in the...
Centretowner’s SXSW bicycle shortcut
View Centretowner’s SXSW Cycle route in a larger map Recently in an Images of Centretown post, the author happened to mention one of his favourite...
Is Ottawa ready for a News Café?
[flickrslideshow acct_name=”spacing” id=”72157627287468666″] Click here for non-flash views Imagine a cafe with a perfect view of...
The Mill, revisited
Several weeks ago I posted on the recently-announced plans to turn the Thompson-Perkins Mill — the site of the late and unlamented Mill Restaurant...
Capital Bixi in the rain: a geek’s first ride
Capital BIXI launched this morning; I’ve been waiting for this all spring, so at lunch time I made my escape and went looking for the nearest...
Inaccessible restaurant to become inaccessible brew pub
More love for the back alley
When it’s easy to scold
Ken Gray takes Algonquin students to task today because so many of them choose to drive to that somewhat dreary suburban campus at Baseline and Woodruffe...
Ottawa marathon goes urban for visual interest
In a news release today, the people behind Ottawa’s race weekend are talking up their new “more urban” routings, rightly sensing that a...
Bent rims and soaked pedestrians: is there a better way to drain our streets?
[flickrslideshow acct_name=”spacing” id=”72157625981981811″] __________________ The above images were posted recently by Kathryn...
Video: Bay Street, 1988
What amazes me about this vintage video, shot in Dundonald Park, is just how little the buildings in the background have changed in the ensuing 23 years...