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: Ellison moved to Ottawa three months ago from Montreal, and is originally from Winnipeg.
Complaint: They are disappointed by the low frequency of buses that go through the hood, particularly bus #2. Coming from different cities in Canada, OC Transpo is extremely expensive, especially given the quality of their service. Also, there are no good dumplings in all of Chinatown. Further: they wish there were better fresh, made-to-order hand pulled noodles.
Compliment: It’s big. Ellison likes the diversity of restaurants. There’s definitely a good mix of new wave restaurants and old school.
Recommendation: Honey Town, where they’re heading to as I speak to them. They recommend visitors walk around the hood, and head toward Dundonald Park (which is just outside of Chinatown, at the Corner of Bay St. and Somerset St.) and enjoy the architecture of the hood.