Nestled in the heart of Chinatown, board game café Monopolatte houses more than 1,000 board games for patrons to choose from. For many, it’s an escape from reality. But for general manager A.J. Comeau, the thrill of fun and games is just another day on the job. Comeau is facilitating fun for players of all ages, because as he puts it, it’s the perfect balance of work and play.
Centretown resident Eric Paquette has been “dungeon mastering” in a weekly role-playing game of Dungeons and Dragons because a heart condition in his youth helped him discover an alternative community that has stayed with him for 25 years.
Heather Garrod, the new chairwoman of the Bank Street BIA says one of her goals is to make the area a “reflection of the population.”
Garrod says she wants to “bring people back to Bank Street to see that there are interesting shops to support local business. That keeps the money local as well so it benefits everybody.”
After 30 years in civic politics Diane Holmes retired from her position as Councillor for Somerset Ward in Ottawa. Holmes took time to sit down with Centretown news reporter Sammy Hudes.