via organizer/activist Michael Lenczner: mtl3p: Presenting CivicAccess.ca / AccèsCivique.ca. See the website here: http://civicaccess.ca/ (plus the launch announcement).
of this site has been sadly neglected for a long time, but I continue to have high hopes that I will be able to resurrect it and post longer-form pieces there from time to time. A small step in the right direction is a little thing I just posted called, “True Facts about Ottawa“. If you’ve been following along, you know that I moved from Montreal to Ottawa last summer, having spent my childhood and youth here in Capital City.
has expanded to include all of Ontario, including the Ottawa area. “It’s 9:44am on Thursday. There are 18 retail outlets you can get booze
in Ottawa and the surrounding region right now [sic].”
here in the last week, but before it gets too late I want to note that one of my many activities, last Wednesday’s first* Ottawa Bloggers get-together at the always fabulous Manx Pub was a pile of fun. Miss Vicky aka Vicky Smallman did most of the heavy lifting in terms of organization, and proved to be a delightful host. Also attending were Accidental Altruist, and both women brought their companions as well, who were also good company. It was a good start to what will likely come to be known as YOWblog or some such.
I’ve noticed since moving to Ottawa two weeks ago is that almost all of the big-box stores I’ve been in – i.e., many of them – feature entry doors on the left and exits on the right as you’re facing the store. In Montreal, and in most other places I’ve been, in general you go in to a store on the right and leave by the left. In other words, when you leave, that exit is on the right as well from that perspective. If this were the case in one or two stores I would assume that it’s just a quirk of that particular building or location that the designer had to flip the layout. In Ottawa, though, it seems to be the norm. I wonder what accounts for the difference?