Clemow Avenue

Clemow Avenue is a unique street within the Glebe. It was supposed to become a grand avenue linking the Queen Elizabeth Driveway along the canal to the Experimental Farm but never quite got that far. More about it’s interesting history in this post. Yesterday I had a meeting on Clemow Avenue so I biked there. Here’s how.

These two houses, most likely identical at birth, have really taken on their own personality over the years.

Twins!
Twins!

This house at 170 Clemow was built in 1926 and is now the High Commission for Cameroon.

High Commission of Cameroon
High Commission of Cameroon

Here are a couple of other interesting houses along Clemow.

The Castle & The Cupola
The Castle & The Cupola

The eastern end of the street runs along Patterson Creek for a bit like so. When the canal is skate able the NCC usually clears the creek and installs a change shack a bit further east along Linden Terrace which would make for a fine bike & skate outing.

Patterson Creek
Patterson Creek

Clemow is a great street to bike down. It is nice and wide, there are traffic stopping planter boxes near Patterson Creek and no car access from Bronson. Unfortunately the bike lanes along Percy Street north of the Queensway aren’t cleared, requiring law abiding cyclists heading north to walk their bikes east to Bay Street.

Percy bike lanes in the winter
Percy bike lanes in the winter

Author: ottawavelo

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