Ottawa’s Compliments & Complaints Department is a featured column supported by the Apt613 Fellowship Program. The aim is to spotlight locals from different hoods of the capital, letting them celebrate this city and share their constructive criticisms.
About: Danny is originally from California, but she moved to Ottawa when she was very young. She has dual citizenship.
Complaint: The roads are a little bit bad, says Danny. They’re super busy and it’s hard to cross the street. The same thing on Bronson: it takes forever to cross the street.
Compliment: She loves how diverse the Glebe is, especially with Lansdowne. There’s a great mix of urban areas like Lansdowne and small stores. She thinks Lansdowne is bringing a new group of people to the area; the Glebe was sleepier without it.
Recommendation: If you’re coming to Ottawa from out of town, you should go to the National Art Gallery and visit Parliament. Also, Ottawa has awesome parks and the Rideau Canal, so the best thing you could do is to go for a walk.