The Coming Weeks

Posted in Uncategorized by nicktaylorvaisey on August 12, 2009

The next few editions of Around the Block all revolve around a central theme: hyperlocal history. At first read, that might sound boring or even a bit like the worst idea anyone has ever had. But read me out.

This series is based on my contention that there is something of an historical knowledge gap plaguing Ottawa’s citizens. What I mean to say is: Things happened here not too long ago that were, as far as Canadian history goes, downright exciting. And the places where they happened still exist.

I’m being cruelly vague here, so as not to give away any shows in the near future. Just know this: My mission over the next few weeks is to turn boring into interesting, and learn Ottawa all about its recent-but-not-too-recent history. Oh, and the focus is Centretown and Sandy Hill. I promise that you will never look at some buildings the same way again.

Stay tuned.

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