Read the May 2020 Centretown Buzz

The May 2020 issue of the Centretown BUZZ, Centretown’s community newspaper, is ready for you to read!

Read this month’s newspaper. You can also read it as a flipbook, and we have a high-res version for printing.

Featured in this 14-page issue are stories about:

  • the Ottawa Transit Riders Association’s first year, and what the advocacy group has achieved for transit riders
  • the major issues afflicting OC Transpo, and how it might resolve them in the next six to 10 months
  • photos showing how people have been enjoying the Queen Elizabeth Driveway closure
  • the latest on community gardens, which have been allowed to reopen
  • how the Somerset West Community Health Centre, whose services almost all involve human contact, has pivoted during the pandemic to protect its clients while keeping social distancing
  • rarely-seen photos from the City of Ottawa Archives – pictures of people’s lives originally made for local newspapers in the 1950s
  • the blessing of getting groceries through the Centretown Community Support Network
  • the issues behind urban boundary debate, from a Centretown perspective
  • a story of discovery: pollinating insects in your neighbourhood (with photos)
  • why Free Transit Ottawa is advocating no fares for off-peak transit rides, as part of making OC Transpo an attractive, safe system
  • how Ottawa Public Library storytime magic for babies and children moved online
  • five ways to feel better during these difficult times
  • the 1-2-3 of sourdough bread
  • great recipes in our Planet of the Scapes column
  • what’s on(line) in May and June
  • updates from the Centretown Community Association, Councillor McKenney, Joel Harden, and Mayor Watson
  • and more!

Please let us know what you think of this issue: which articles did you enjoy most? Is there anything we missed? Email us at

The editor wishes to thank the many contributors to this issue, and the eagle-eyed proofreaders who found all the accidental typos. Thanks also to Ian Clysdale and Brett Delmage, who both provided invaluable technical help.

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