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On the weekend, I wanted to show NosyNeighbour a new development I discovered in Mechanisville on my ride home from work. It’s not often that I venture through that neighbourhood and I was pleasantly surprised.

So I brought the camera along and discovered some new developments:

  • a rental van was removing furniture from Mostly Danish Furniture … is today really their last day?
  • the Dog Spa in Hintonburg looks emptyish
  • there is water in the Somerset Square fountain
  • the Dog Cafe appears to be open now
  • Hintonburgers love Halloween
  • Infill is moving into Mechanisville
  • Isobel’s has yummy treats

Enjoy the pics: Read the rest of this entry »


Sometimes you have an errand to run and unintentionally stumble across new things in your neighbourhood. Like today, when I was on my way to the bank at Tunney’s, I noticed that Sushi Umi has a liquor license application posted in its window. And I know it’s new because the date is November 19, 2011.

It was pretty cold and windy today, so on my way to Tunney’s I went north on Caroline to avoid the wind tunnel effect on Holland. So I didn’t notice the next new thing until my return, when I decided to go back up Holland. It’s okay to have a wind tunnel if it’s pushing you, right? Read the rest of this entry »

Yesterday we took a stroll east to Hintonburg. Our goal was to visit Carbon Computing to pick up some software for the Mac. But our visit was unfruitful (is that even a word?) because Apple has pulled most of their software and forces people to buy directly from them. Hmm, corporate America. Maybe I should have joined the Occupy Ottawa people and pushed for more competition and letting the little guys sell me stuff.

Okay, back to our walk. Although Carbon Computing was a definite visit, we also wanted to see what had happened with the Dog Cafe. In a previous post, we’d stopped to talk to one of the co-owners. CBC Ottawa had also recently done a story about the cafe banning pitbulls. The woman we spoke with had said they had hoped to be open for Taste of Wellington. But yesterday, the windows were still all papered over and there is no sign above the door. Read the rest of this entry »


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