• Day in the Life

    Hintonburg

    I spent this afternoon walking through Hintonburg. It’s a neighbourhood in Ottawa that I’ve heard lots of good things about. It’s my understanding that the neighbourhood is under going gentrification which on one hand means higher rents and displacement of long time residents (something I know well having lived and worked in St Henri in Montreal), but on the other hand it means young entrepreneurs opening interesting shops and restaurants that offer local and sustainable fare. I certainly don’t have the answers on how to address these types of controversial community transitions – especially in a city that is new to me, but I don’t want to ignore small businesses trying their best…