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Just when you think our neighbourhood is coffee saturated  …. saw this sign by the Westboro Farmboy 

It’s been a while since I’ve posted.  I’ve been so busy actually living that I’ve had no time to blog.

But today you’re getting an update from one of our many Bridgeheads. 

It’s not that I haven’t been out in the hood taking pics of changes and additions. I just haven’t gotten it all together. 

So here goes …

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Anytime Fitness looks like it’s about to open. The paper in the windows is gone.

The Wine Rack has opened but has been empty of customers each time I’ve walked by.

And dentists are different.  That building … not sure about what to make of it.

Much has been made about the big snowfall that started last weekend. Initial forecasts called for 25 cm. I don’t think we got that much but it did catch a lot of drivers off guard.

And following my bicycle flat tire last Friday, I’m back to walking around the hood.

Here’s what I noticed in Hintonburg / Wellington West:  

A Wine Rack is going into the former location of Three Tarts.

I noticed this mural on the side wall of Maker House (where Wellington turns into Somerset). I’m not sure how long it’s been there, but you really can’t appreciate it if you’re cycling or driving . 

Suzy Q’s new location seems to have the final touches. I like it but kind of miss the original wooden sign.

The former location of World of Maps is finally leased. But I have no idea what it is.

And lastly, Allegro Retrospektive former location is also leased. The new tenant is something called Kindred Shop and Studio.


Today the autumn sun felt warmer than November. After I had run a few errands by bike, I contemplated a longer ride.

But it was so nice, I decided to walk and see what was new.

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Today’s hike was cancelled because of rain. So when the sun came out, I decided to go for a walk.

Along the way, I noticed some new-to-me things:

  • The building that houses Viens avec moi and a yoga studio was getting a paint job. Not a fan of painting bricks, but it did look sharp in black.
  • Hintonburg’s Eddy building has a new tenant: Royal Palm Thrift and Gift
  • And Suzy Q’s new location also got a paint job 

The goal for this morning’s walk was Albert Island. I was curious to see any progress in access to the Zibi side, especially since the next Brewery Market is taking place there on October 22,  instead of Hintonburg. Sorry to report that the gates were locked. I did see some great autumn leaves along the river. And cyclists were even using their bells thus morning! Read the rest of this entry »

October 16 is World Food Day. This year’s theme is Climate is Changing. Food and Agriculture must too.

If you’re interested in a local event, you can find out more about a community walkathon to support these organizations:

For more details, see all-about-food-event-details-2016.

It’s been a while since I’ve posted. What can I say. Life is good and I’ve been busy.
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Walking down Wellington I noticed that Times Used Sports is for lease. I checked their website and it doesn’t have any news.

Sad to see a local family business disappear.  But I suppose many use kijiji now.


The planned cafe and drive through at Island Park and Richmond is going to be a massive McDonald’s with play area. The cafe component relates to the chain’s new concept of table delivery and custom orders.

Yay, just what I wanted … the smell of grease and patrons coughing up grease as they leave.

UPDATED: Okay, I waited for someone to comment and got nothing. I tagged it April Fools, just in case you thought it was for real 🙂


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