Here's what's happening with patios in Ottawa
Ottawa, along with the rest of Ontario, entered step 1 of the province’s so-called Roadmap to Reopen today. As of 12:01 a.m., outdoor dining is once again allowed.
Per a City of Ottawa memo released on Wednesday, here are the topline details.
Under the new rules, no more than four people may sit at one table, “unless everyone seated at the table is a member of the same household, a member of up to one other household who lives alone, or, a caregiver for any member of either household.”
Food and drink establishments can stay open to serve alcohol as late as 2 a.m.
Capacity for outdoor dining must be limited so that everyone is separated by a distance of 2 metres, or an impermeable barrier such as plexiglass.
Restaurants have to take the names and contact information of patrons for the purposes of contact tracing.
Masks must be worn inside.
If you want to read the full city memo, we uploaded the document to Slideshare.
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Local hockey historian Andrew Tidman has a new book called WINS: A Canadian Hockey Summareliquary, a collection of newspaper box scores and summaries of games in which Canada played. He’s sharing excerpts on our blog, check out the first one here!
Update on the ByTowne Cinema
Followup from the last edition of Etcetera, there’s been more news on the ByTowne Cinema. Bruce White, the cinema’s former owner, revealed in a recent newsletter that the new owners are Andy Willick and Daniel Demois. “These two have experience, enthusiasm, and I’m beyond excited to see them carry on the ByTowne story,” White wrote.