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Ottawa’s Little Italy Revives Street Art As It Revives Itself
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Ottawa’s Little Italy Revives Street Art As It Revives Itself

Ottawa’s Preston Street developed its Italian-Canadian identity well before the 1950s, when the bulk of Italian immigration began. More importantly, in direct counterpoint to what some believe, the area has maintained and consolidated its identity in a process of settlement and redevelopment that gives it energy, strength, and authentic character. Preston Street today is not only renewing its visual landscape but also reshaping itself to hopefully better reflect and serve an evolving Italian-Canadian community that has moved away from its humble origins but has not lost its original ethnic flavour.…

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In Conversation with Genni Gunn, Author of Permanent Tourists

In Conversation with Genni Gunn, Author of Permanent Tourists

Genni Gunn is the author of twelve books, including three novels, three short fiction collections, two poetry collections, a collection…

San Trovaso, Acqua Alta

San Trovaso, Acqua Alta

“San Trovaso, Acqua Alta” by Doron Talmi was the grand prize winner of the 2021 Accenti “Capture an Italian Moment”…

Life Is What Happens…

Life Is What Happens…

In a moment in time, a seismic pandemic strikes like a bolt of lightning and non-essential travel is banned. We…

Tree of Life

Tree of Life

SAPLING Sunday mornings, Mom attends mass at St. Ambrose Church while Dad takes me to High Park where I play…

The Anthropology of Fire

The Anthropology of Fire

“Since the house is on fire, let us warm ourselves.” (Italian proverb)   Monday, 9 a.m. Not writing. Dim, dreary…

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