McLeod: Ottawa’s ‘flex space’ stretched by automobile overuse

What’s flex space, you may ask? Basically, it’s a type of shared street space. If the city feels that there’s not enough space to accommodate all uses of a street—or that demand is not consistent enough to devoting space to a specific use 24/7—they’ll deem some of the space “flex space”. It’s like multi-use space, though usually only one use can happen at a time.

McLeod: Like Watson, we must confront misogyny head-on

No politician is perfect, and certainly not Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson. There are many valid reasons to disagree with him, whether it be transit, budgets or development decisions, but we should all agree with him in his rejection of misogyny and the Pick-Up Artist movement. It all came about when the mayor got wind of…

Callaghan: LeBreton bids offer two distinct visions

The anticipation building up to last week’s unveiling of the two proposals for the redevelopment of LeBreton was so high that some people couldn’t even wait to react. Literally, some pundits, and even politicians (who should know better) were prejudging the bids based solely on cryptic detail-free leaks and a mountain of assumptions. When the…

Is Erik Karlsson getting tired of the Ottawa Senators?

There are two ways to interpret Senators captain Erik Karlsson’s comments after the Ottawa Senators’ disappointing loss to the Buffalo Sabres at Canadian Tire Centre Tuesday night. Speaking with reporters after the game, Karlsson uttered the dreaded ‘B word’ in trying to explain why his team didn’t manage to pull out a victory against the…