Keeping it Close To Home for the Holidays

There’s a good chance your holiday season will look a lot different this year compared to previous years. Weekends in December are often filled with office parties, friend or family get-togethers, shopping trips, and special events like Christmas markets or visits with Santa. To put it simply, this year won’t be the same. It’s important…

New Businesses in Heron Park

Living in a quiet neighbourhood just steps from a commercial street with plenty of shops, restaurants, and offices sure has its benefits. Though we seem to have experienced a lull in new businesses opening during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, a few new businesses have sprung up recently on Bank Street. Here are…

Billings Bridge Mall Pedestrian Bridge Proposal

From time to time our community members propose ideas and solutions to problems. Xavier Bradbury-Jost is from Alta Vista and is currently a planning student at the University of Waterloo. He is proposing a pedestrian connection between our neighbourhood and the Billings Bridge Transitway station and Mall. Please give his proposal a look, and we…

Biking in Ottawa

We should count our lucky stars that spring 2020, a spring spent stuck indoors and away from friends and family due to COVID-19, happens to be one of the nicest springs we’ve had in quite some time. Families were out at the first sign of warmth, dusting out their bikes from winter storage to go…

Supporting Local

According to a study of 11,000 small businesses across Canada conducted by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, 60% of small businesses have reported a significant drop in sales, with over a third reporting a reduction in sales of over 75%. Nearly a third of the businesses surveyed said they will not survive as is…

Rocking the Night Away at Overflow Brewing Co

Live music and cold beer right in Heron Park Have you caught a show at Heron Park’s lively new music venue yet? In the short time that it has been operating, Overflow Brewing Company on Kaladar has already established itself as a premier music venue in Ottawa, drawing in cover artists and original bands. The…