a quick study – ottawa as an urban walking city
Spencer Perry photographed on Bank Street in The Glebe.
Most university students you meet tend to live in a very academically and student focused world. Not to say that Carleton University student Spencer Perry isn’t incredibly focused on his studies, but he’s also very much into exploring and enjoying everything Ottawa has culturally to offer. We photographed Spencer down in the Glebe, a close walk from the Wild Oat (a great place for sandwiches!) and in front of his neighbourhood Starbucks on Bank Street. He absolutely loves living in the Glebe because it’s right in the middle of everything – a short walk to school, nicely surrounded by cafés and restaurants and super close to downtown.
© dwayne brown studio – the loveOttawa project
One thing that Spencer mentioned that he loves is that Ottawa is such a great walking town, which I thought was such an accurate perspective coming from this young transplanted journalism student from Vancouver. And he’s totally right, especially if you live in one of Ottawa’s many cool urban neighbourhoods like The Glebe. He loves that he’s a relatively close walk along the beautiful Rideau Canal to The National Arts Centre where he takes advantage of their Live Rush program – of which full-time students can buy tickets for most NAC shows for as low as $12.00 for concerts later that same day. Spencer also loves that Ottawa’s museums and galleries all have very affordable student discounts (the National Gallery even has many free admission days).
A reoccurring theme that most people love about Ottawa is the growing selection of great restaurants in town, this also goes for Spencer who’s on a student budget. “There’s so many awesome yet affordable restaurants in Ottawa – restaurants like Wilf and Ada’s on Bank Street”. Not only is Ottawa a great city for it’s universities like Carleton and uOttawa, it’s also a great town to be a student who loves culture, great food and an easy walk to both! Thanks Spencer for sharing!