Yesterday we took a walk over to Hintonburg. Our destination was the new Dollarama by the O-train bridge. But along the way we meandered and noticed a few new things happening in the neighbourhood:

  • At the corner of Parkdale and Wellington, the Cosmos sign has finally come down and been replaced with Bella Via, which will sell coffee, gelato and panini. The windows were papered up, and there was no sign indicating the opening date.
  • In the former dog cafe, workers were busy making much needed improvements to the inside. We talked to one of the workers outside, and he sent us inside to talk to the owner. The west side of the store will be Marie Antoinette, a store selling Victorian furniture. The east side will be Tinsel Town, a Christmas shop. Their due to open in mid June.
  • Simply Raw Express is now open. Quite a few tables were taken and customers looked pleased with their food.

And finally, don’t forget to get out next weekend to cheer on the runners in Ottawa Race Weekend. Marathon runners will be on Wellington from Fairmont to Athlone. Half-marathon runners will head north on Island Park.

Here’s the walk in pictures:

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