Tag Archives: Westboro

Where Did The Westboro Convent Go?

Les Soeurs de la Visitation convent is lurking behind a soon-to-be-completed condo. — The contentious Les Soeurs de la Visitation convent on Richmond Road in Westboro has rather close quarters.

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Stop Whining, Bulldog: Tweep

Well I’m outraged. So too is the Dawg Pack. You see Twitter Tweep good_robyn says it is time for Ken Gray and his fellow whiners to start their chorus after the Citizen ran a story about the Ashcroft temporary lane … Continue reading

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Ottawans Must Demand Better Government

Too many things are going wrong at Ottawa City Hall. — The $8-million fiasco that is the result of the green-bin audit is part of a dreadful series of mistakes at Ottawa City Hall that is an embarrassment for public … Continue reading

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Hobbs Touts Light-Rail Detour Change

Oh lookie here. What would be a holiday weekend in Ottawa be when absolutely no one is home (‘cept The Bulldog and a few shut-ins) without an emailed newsletter from the God, queen and empress of Kitchissippi Katie Hobbs. Hello … Continue reading

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Little Italy Gets Farce Traffic Study

The City of Ottawa will conduct a traffic study of the Preston-Carling area in Little Italy. However, The Bulldog will save taxpayers, politicians, city staff and sorry, even consultants, some time.

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Little Italy: Planning As Usual

The character of Little Italy is disappearing as the area gentrifies. — Little Italy has a lot in common with Westboro. In Westboro, the city laid down wide pink sidewalks and allowed out-of-control intensification so that rents just skyrocketed. Mom-and-pop … Continue reading

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Where Are Next Light-Rail Detours?

This avid Bulldog reader says it’s time for the City of Ottawa to declare where the detours will be set up for western LRT. Can’t be too early: Hello Bulldog. I hope this sounds a little conspiratorial–I really do. But … Continue reading

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Stop The Attack On Our Neighbourhoods

This is a comment to Bulldog Ottawa from a Facebook friend:

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Hobbs Post Generates Fierce Debate

This week Bulldog Ottawa readers had a blast debating whether residents should boycott development public meetings. Your agent says they are just dog-and-pony shows where people go through the motions of listening to resident and then do what they please. … Continue reading

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Hobbs Has Westboro Rising

Avid Bulldog reader Randy Gordon looks at the current state of development in the old west end: Ho Ho Ho – Need More Dough I think I have now discovered how the City is trying to recoup its loses from … Continue reading

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Hobbs And The Spirit Of Taking

Who would have thought Bulldog Ottawa was on Kitchissippi Councillor Katherine Hobbs’ Christmas card list, but it is the season of miracles. Ms. Hobbs fired along her electronic card to the humble Bulldog along with a list of her accomplishments … Continue reading

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Drab, Dreary Westboro

This is a comment from frequent Bulldog contributor Randy Gordon that’s worth giving bigger play: I do agree that this City has taken and allowed the wrong approach on intensification. A perfect example is the wall of shadows that Ashcroft … Continue reading

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Westboro Village As Sparks Street

Outdoor Westboro shopping faces competition from indoor Bayshore Shopping Centre. — Some media estimates have pegged the cost of the huge renovation of Bayshore Shopping Centre at $150 million. That’s bound to attract curious retailers and shoppers. The mall has … Continue reading

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Extremified Old West End: Bulldog On CFRA

Ron Corbett, filling in for Afternoon Edition’s Rob Snow, discusses intensification in the old west end and the Scott Street Community Design Plan with Bulldog Ottawa’s Ken Gray. Gray and Corbett also talk about congested traffic in the area on CFRA with … Continue reading

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Westboro Faces Huge Challenges

Construction is a constant in Westboro. — Six years ago, I wrote a column in the Ottawa Citizen entitled, “Why Westboro Works.” Some of what was written there holds true. Certainly other people have gravitated to the area and the … Continue reading

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Scott Street Extremified

Here’s a notice of a meeting on the future of Wellington Village from Kitchissippi Councillor Katherine Hobbs. If you really want to see what’s happening in the area, click here: Dear Neighbours in Hintonburg, Mechanicsville, Wellington Village and Champlain Park,

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Hyper-Aggressive West-End Driving

Drivers have been holding target practice on pedestrians in the old west end this summer. Fortunately for the most part, their aim has been bad. Now here’s an unintended consequence of extremification. Traffic has become so gridlocked at times along … Continue reading

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KINGDICK Fails To Understand Ottawa

This would be Bulldog Ottawa commenter KINGDICK’s concept of progress: the 19th-century garden at Les Soeurs de la Visitation convent being built upon. — Former prominent local politician KINGDICK doesn’t really understand the concept of progress. But before I respond … Continue reading

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No NIMBYs In Westboro, Reader Says

This is a letter from a Bulldog Ottawa reader concerning western light rail and related issues. I am a resident of Westboro and wish to comment on the view held in some quarters that this community suffers from NYMBYism and … Continue reading

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Hobbs Conducts Email Debate On Rail Route

This is an email exchange between members of the community and Kitchissippi Councillor Katherine Hobbs on routing western light rail. The order of the emails is from the bottom to the top: Mr. Gray, I thought you might be interested … Continue reading

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What The Bulldog Poll On Light Rail Tells Us

Frequent Bulldog Ottawa reader Spencer draws some conclusions on The Bulldog Poll that this news site would like to address. His criticism has some valid points: Ken not to dismiss the sentiment but to be completely realistic your poll probably … Continue reading

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Roosevelt Ave.: An Open Letter To The Mayor

This site at 335 Roosevelt Ave. in Westboro is planned to hold two high-rise towers. This is an open letter to Mayor Jim Watson from Ottawa resident Christoph Zürcher concerning the controversy surrounding the development at 335 Roosevelt Ave.: How … Continue reading

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Hobbs Supports Residents For A Change

Will miracles never cease? Here we have Kitchissippi Councillor Katherine Hobbs voting with her community. Maybe the 2014 municipal election is approaching. ‘High-rise’ Hobbs is actually voting against the official plan amendment (now the official plan is just a suggestion, … Continue reading

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Watson, Hobbs Together Again

It’s hard to know exactly what pushed His Worship to ban @SouthMarch from @jimwatsonottawa, though democracy recently has not been the Watsonator’s long suit. @SouthMarch, that’s the Twitter handle, is pretty handy with the Photoshop and reconstituting images of the … Continue reading

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Hobbs, Bulldog Agree. What’s Next, The Apocalypse?

Bulldog Ottawa thought it would agree with Kitchissippi Councillor Katherine Hobbs sometime around when hell froze over. Guess that cold snap came early.

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