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Fellowship of the Blog: Ottawa’s C & C Dept. featuring Ellison

By Sanita Fejzić on August 26, 2015

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.


Ellison in Chinatown. Photo by Marie-Pierre Daigle

Name: Ellison

About: Ellison moved to Ottawa three months ago from Montreal, and is originally from Winnipeg.

HoodChinatown. I met up with Ellison by the Kowloon Market. They were off to a restaurant, but live on Preston Street at the intersection of Chinatown and Hintonburg.

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.


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