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.

New design chosen for Memorial to the Victims of Communism

A new design has been chosen for the Memorial to the Victims of Communism in Ottawa. The project, once mired in controversy thanks to a previous dark, Brutalist design and the then-Conservative government’s plan to plop it down on the Supreme Court of Canada’s lawn, now features a less bleak look.

Round 3 prediction: Ottawa Senators vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

Of all the series I’ve attempted to predict thus far, this one might be the toughest. On the surface, this should be a rout: The Penguins are the defending Stanley Cup champions, they have the best centre in the world in Sidney Crosby, and they just knocked off the top team in the NHL this season, the Washington Capitals.

National Gallery of Canada opening new photography exhibits Friday

The National Gallery of Canada is launching two new photography exhibits Friday. The first, called simply Photography in Canada 1960-2000, takes a wide-angle look at 40 years of work by Canada’s leading photographers, including Edward Burtynsky, Suzy Lake, Jeff Wall and Angela Grauerholz. “The variety, width and breadth of photographic culture in Canada is extraordinary,”…

Sub-zero Senators face long playoff odds if they qualify

After nabbing three of a possible four points against the pitiful Detroit Red Wings this week, the Ottawa Senators now appear to be a lock to make the playoffs. Their magic number is down to one, meaning all they need to qualify is a single point either gained by them or lost by the Tampa…

Why is Bobby Ryan playing, exactly?

The Ottawa Senators are off to a fantastic start this season, riding exceptional goaltending and timely scoring to a 16-9-2 record, good enough for second place in the Atlantic Division. Even more impressive, they’ve done it despite the deep, deep struggles of former top sniper Bobby Ryan.