A few links

Hey folks, just a small collection of links to pass along today.

First, when I’m not busy ranting and\or raving about urban issues, I also enjoy a little bit of culture. Which is why I spent this past weekend out at Brittania Park enjoying the Folk Festival; I’ve subsequently written of a review of it for Apartment 613. You can check it out here.

Second, RealGrouchy posted an interesting email exchange last week which revolves around graffiti and street art. It’s a very interesting read, and if you care about issues surrounding street art I suggest you give it a look.

Third, (Cult)ure Magazine put up a piece on the politics surrounding sports in Ottawa-Gatineau, and how City Hall has screwed up a number of times by creating a poor marketplace for professional sports. It’s a good read, especially considering the final version of the Lansdowne Live proposal will be released next Wednesday.

And finally, Archie, Jughead and Dilton come to Ottawa. Need I say more? Part 2 is here, and part 3 is here.

6 Responses to “A few links”

  1. August 26, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    Thanks for the link.

    Turns out I have a copy of the same Archie magazine. I guess it’s a small blogosphere, after all.

    – RG>

  2. August 28, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    Interesting link there re: the sports situation. And I think I’d prefer the MLS and CFL teams both operating out of Lansdowne myself. We’re trying to build a city we can have fun in while still containing urban sprawl, right?

    • 3 David McClelland
      August 28, 2009 at 10:10 pm

      Me too. Though realistically, I think we’re more likely facing a few years of a USL-1 team before we ever see the MLS in town.

  3. September 4, 2009 at 7:15 am

    USL, I’ve since heard of as a competitor to MLS. “USL-1”, though?

  4. 6 sophie
    October 29, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    have u seen the new mural near the jack purcell centre? behind the elgin st. shops. it brings the lane to life.

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