Busy at the future ClockTower

Finally a morning that’s not to hot to go for a walk. Although I have to admit it was starting to get muggy by the time I got back. Here are the new (at least to me) developments in Westboro:

Workers were busy at the future ClockTower. The windows are papered up now with large signs advertising its coming.

Opening soon ....

The Michael Gennis Gallery will also be located in Westboro Station. According to LinkedIn:

The Michael Gennis Gallery is a new contemporary art gallery offering fine art objects for sale, including but not limited to paintings, lithography, mixed media, blown glass, sculpture, and fine art photography. The Michael Gennis Gallery will showcase the works of an outstanding array of local, Canadian, and International artists. Most will be artists that local art collectors have never seen before. The Michael Gennis Gallery has secured the rights to carry a number of artists on an exclusive basis, giving the Gallery an early opportunity to put its mark on the local Art scene. The Michael Gennis Gallery will also sell unique giftware items (e.g. blown glass, sculpture) for those seeking the perfect wedding, anniversary or other gift. The Michael Gennis Gallery will generate business success by introducing new, exciting and distinctive artists from Canada and around the world to the Ottawa market.

Interestingly Mr. Gennis appears to be a neighbourhood guy too. When I googled him, it seems he was living next door to a former disgraced colonel who was stationed in Trenton.


The Shoppers Drugmart sign is up at Westboro Station. Apparently it will stock “Food Essentials”. Sorry, but couldn’t you walk down to the Superstore? No, they’d probably drive. At least that’s what one survey found …. that for all the bitching when the Superstore was being proposed, the traffic is actually neighbourhood people who could walk but choose to drive. I know I’ve done it on occasion.

Heading east, the walls seems to be finished for the future Second Cup across the street from MEC. Nobody was working this morning, but three construction trucks were parked in front. Maybe they were having breakfast in the hood.

Second Cup

The Village Quire has settled in to its new location. I think I erroneously called it the Village Squire. Not sure why, but I took this pic so I wouldn’t forget again.

Rhubarb Home is moving to 1301 Wellington, which is also the home of Blueprint Home.

Will it be called Blue Rhubarb Home?