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07 Jul, 2014

A peek inside Preston Street

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Ottawa

Yes. I spent (almost) an entire day on and around Preston Street this past weekend. It was time well spent. It’s changed so much over the past decade; the transformation is pretty amazing. And did you know that once the sun goes down there’s a totally different vibe? When’s the last time you’ve been to Little Italy?

Cardamom and Cloves

Right outside the Heart & Crown on Preston Street

Exploring all the shops on Preston Street

Coolest indoor bike racks ever

The Gladstone Theatre, just off Preston Street

The Spoon Children of Preston Street. a.k.a. The Bambini


Simply Biscotti on Preston Street

A CLASSIC. The Prescott, on Preston Street.

Night falls on Preston Street.

2 Responses to "A peek inside Preston Street"

1 | Javamom

July 7th, 2014 at 12:58 pm


what flavour gelato is that? Something…berry?

2 | andrea tomkins

July 7th, 2014 at 4:57 pm


It’s called bacio… basically chocolate and hazelnut. :)

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