The arts scene moves into Chinatown

Art galleries and creative spaces have been steadily setting up shop in Chinatown, but with new businesses entering the neighbourhood, some are wondering whether it will affect the community’s culture, history, and economic value. The Central Art Garage, a conceptual art gallery located at Somerset Street West and Lebreton Street North, opened in 2013 in a renovated auto repair shop. When co-owner of the gallery Danny Hussey moved in four year ago, he said the arts scene hadn’t yet formed in Chinatown. “When we moved in here, there wasn’t very much,” Hussey said. “Over time, I think people start to gravitate to a certain space.” Neighbourhoods such as Westboro and Hintonburg are pricing themselves out of the market for many […]

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Opinion: Student housing needs improvement

The school year has started again, and for many students that means returning to Ottawa from their hometowns. At Carleton University, most of these students choose to rent apartments or houses near campus, or live in one of Carleton’s upper-year student residences. However, finding a place to live can be difficult for Carleton students, because the university doesn’t really have an area dedicated to student housing. Unlike the University of Ottawa (U of O), which has Sandy Hill, the neighbourhoods around Carleton prove problematic for creating a student community. With the Experimental Farm and Dow’s Lake bordering one side of campus, and the Rideau River flowing past the other, there isn’t a lot of space in Carleton’s immediate vicinity to […]

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Carleton professor carries Pan Am torch in relay

Representing Carleton University and the Canadian swimming community, Carleton professor Lynn Marshall carried the Pan Am torch through a section of Ottawa’s Chinatown earlier this month. Marshall is a systems and computer engineering professor as well as the manager of Carleton’s swim team. Marshall is also one of Canada’s greatest swimmers, having set a handful of world records, competed for Canada in several world tournaments, and been rated among the top 10 Masters swimmers in the world. Marshall said she had known of the Pan Am games as a child growing up in Winnipeg, where she participated in competitions at the Pan Am Pool, built for the 1967 games. After first checking that none of the other Carleton Masters swimmers […]

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