Thursday, July 07, 2011
Tuesday, July 05, 2011
One of only two communities located within the National Capital Commission greenbelt, which surrounds the former city of Ottawa and was intended to contain suburban sprawl surrounding Canada's capital, Blackburn Hamlet provides a hint into the rural past of the area as well as a distinctive small-town feel. Most who travel through the area, along Innes Road east of Highway 417, miss out on this gem as most traffic is diverted to the aptly-named Blackburn Hamlet Bypass, which passes to the south of the hamlet.
Upon entering the area from the west, you first come upon a derelict farm which dates back to the early 20th century. The farm was most recently used as a greenhouse for the NCC, but after several years of neglect, proposals have been made by a group called Just Food to turn the property into a hub for local, sustainable agriculture. More information on Just Food can be found here and more information about the proposed Greens Creek Farm can be found here (pdf).
Monday, July 04, 2011
Canada Day in the Nation's Capital. What started with an insane throng on Parliament Hill to see Will and Kate, ended with an orderly throng on a toboggan hill in Kanata's Walter Baker Park to see Canadian Rock Icons Sloan. This had to be my dozenth or so opportunity to have the Sloan Experience, but it was my first time seeing them in Ottawa. As expected, they did the hits, fan faves (500 Up!!!), and a whole whack of the new "20th Anniversary" album, The Double Cross.
Photos taken at Walter Baker Park in Kanata (Ottawa), Ontario on July 1, 2011
You can see photos from other shows here:
2008 - Exhibition Place, Toronto
2007 - CNE Bandshell, Toronto
2007 - Nathan Philips Square, Toronto
2006 - Lula Lounge, Toronto