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Holland Avenue: A tale of two brothers

Did you know that Holland Avenue first existed as a vista for the first streetcars into the west end? Did you know that its namesake is actually for two men, brothers who were two of the most entrepreneurial citizens in Ottawa’s history? It’s true! This month's Early Days talks about the history of Holland Avenue and the brothers it is named for: Andrew and George Holland.

Revelle Bridal Boutique opens in new spot

Something old, something new: Revelle Bridal Boutique has moved down the street from Wellington West to Westboro; we caught up with owner Earleen Garbe to learn more. 

Biz Roundup

Natural Food Pantry is moving to a larger location in Westboro this fall and there's a few new businesses opening in Kitchissippi. Learn more in our latest Biz Roundup!

Last chance: Stop by the West End Studio Tour!

The 26th annual fall West End Studio Tour is happening in Kitchissippi! This is the last weekend of the tour (Sept. 25-26 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day). Artists are displaying their work outdoors and strict guidelines for COVID-19 safety will be followed, as recommended by Ottawa Public Health. 

What's happening in the 'hood 

COVID-19 note: This page has been updated to reflect the developments in Ottawa during the pandemic. 

Stay safe and healthy, Kitchissippi! 

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Sept. 25-26: West End Studio Tour

The 26th fall West End Studio Tour is back! The tour will take place over the last two weekends of September (Sept. 18-19 and Sept. 25-26) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. It will be an open-air event. Artists will display their work outdoors on their properties and strict guidelines for physical distancing and COVID-19 safety will be adhered to as recommended by Ottawa Public Health. A downloadable and printable map of the studio locations is now available on the WEST website (westendstudiotour.ca), or you can tear out the map printed in this issue of Kitchissippi Times (page 3).

Sept. 26: Tree Giveaway by Ecology Ottawa

Come by and pick up a tree (up to 25) for your property on Sunday, Sept. 26, from 1-3 p.m. at First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa (located at 30 Cleary Ave. off Richmond Road). You must register online before receiving a tree. We provide planting and care instructions and follow up with everyone who receives a tree from us periodically to remind them to water it and check to see if it survived its first year. 

Kayoki, food and climate educator and the Future Food Warrior, will be available for Ajashki “Heart” Garden Tours. To register or to find more information, go to ecologyottawa.ca/tree_giveaway_events

Sept. 30: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

This June, the federal government passed legislation to recognize Sept. 30 as National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, making the date a federal statutory holiday. The day recognizes the tragic legacy of residential schools across the country and honours Indigenous survivors and their communities. 

Oct. 2: Cornerstone Housing for Women’s Purple Tie Gala 

The third annual Purple Tie Gala, hosted by Cornerstone Housing for Women and presented by Livingston MacDonald Wealth Management, will take place on Oct. 2. The fundraiser will be broadcast virtually once again. Last year’s virtual gala sold out and brought in $73,000 to help Cornerstone with housing, program supports and COVID-19 related expenses, according to the organization. 

The one-hour show will be in a “community watch party” format and start at 7 p.m. on Oct. 2. Tickets are on sale for $95 and there are a limited number of tickets. To learn more, visit cornerstonewomen.ca/purple-tie-gala.

Got a Kitchissippi area virtual or COVID-19-safe event to share? We’d love to hear about it. Send your info to editor@kitchissippi.com 

ICYMI: Kitchissippi Homes. In our September edition, we've got stories on renovation planning, a long-time local upholstery business and more!
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