Posts Tagged ‘winter


The Canal

I was out on the Rideau Canal yesterday, which has to be some of Ottawa’s best public space during the winter, and I snapped some pictures. I skated from the National Arts Centre to the Bank Street Bridge and back, so they only encompass that part of the canal, but I still managed some nice shots.

Corktown Bridge

Free Hugs!

St. Paul's University

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Recently, there’s been some discussion in the OC Transpo community on Livejournal regarding sidewalks, and what kind of job the city does of clearing them.

Now I’m not in Ottawa right now due to the holidays, so I can’t investigate this at all myself, but I know in the past I’ve found that some sidewalks in even heavily trafficked pedestrian areas like the Market and Sandy Hill are not properly cleared until days after a snowstorm.

So how do you find the sidewalks in winter? Does the City of Ottawa do a good job of clearing snow and ice? Poor? Maybe even a hodge-podge depending what street your on? I’m curious to know what everyone’s experiences have been, and especially how Ottawa compares with other major cities that have to deal with snow.

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