About

Launched in 2013, Steps from the Canal is a blog on the political comings and goings of the city of Ottawa. It is written by Jonathan McLeod.

Jonathan was born at the Civic Hospital and raised in the neighbourhoods of Bel-Air, Agincourt, Carlingwood and Barrhaven. He has spent his life in Ottawa, currently living with his family in the Glebe.

Jonathan is a Fellow with the Canadian Council for Democracy, and is a writer and editor for their blog, the Commons. He has also contributed to such publications as The Ottawa Citizen, The Mark, Examiner.com, Apt613, The Politic and Ordinary Times.

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  1. Jonathan, I came across your blog while searching the story behind “Meg’s Bike” at the corner of Bank and Riverside. I just moved to Ottawa two weeks ago, and spent the day cycling around the city when I stumbled on the memorial, which I thought was a tremendous tribute.

    I came here from Toronto, where the battle for bike lanes and cyclist safety is a whole other story, but as a new resident to the city, I’m glad to have found your blog and look forward to following along.

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