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: Eric’s lived in Ottawa his whole life: that’s almost half a century now.
Complaint: He’d like to see more independent shops at Lansdowne as opposed to the main street shops.
Compliment: He loves the people and the neighbourhood. He loves sitting at a cafe with a good book between his hands, which is exactly what he was doing when I met up with him. Another thing: Eric loves the historical side of the Glebe, particularly its attachment to St. Andrew’s Church. (In 1837 the church was granted a large glebe to the south of the city. This area stretching from Bronson Avenue to the Rideau Canal later became the neighbourhood known as the Glebe.).
Recommendation: Eric recommends that whomever comes to visit the hood do as he does: find a nice little tree under which to sit, and observe and absorb everything the Glebe is.