Not too many pics. I went for a walk with my year old son this Sunday and figured I'd take the camera along while he slept (he didn't sleep).
For those of you that are not familiar with the area, Aylmer is part of Metro Ottawa. It's on the Quebec side of the river, and is part of the amalgamated city of Gatineau (pop ~260,000). It has it's own 'older' downtown district which dates back to the 1840's. Aylmer is quite bilingual, about 60% Franco, 40% anglo... but I hear more and more French in my experience. Onto the pics.
Le Vasseau d'Or - Outrageously priced chocolate shop
Café Moca Loca (Outaouais chain, I think) - Really nice place. Good coffee. Lots of bohemian characters.
Why use a spider logo for a TV repair shop, I'll never know..
Le Rendez-vous Resto-Bar
Old city hall - before the amalgamation in 2002.
Parc Commemoratif (come on, think of an original name.. jeez).
This pic is made all the more awesomer with that shopping cart.
Centre Culturel du Vieux-Aylmer
Usually, this place is hopping, but I went during closing time (yes, I wanted ice cream).
Bistro Ambrosia.. really nice selection of beers on tap, nice terrasse (that I managed not to include). The owner is like 25. I am jealous.
Bambou Restaurant across the street, with a flaming Caravan.
I think this place is a pub, but I've never been.
I'd go to this place just for the sign alone.
Just south of the main drag - Bancroft Street.
Since we're on skyscraperpage, I am obliged to post this. A crane (one of two, the other one is too short) for a seniors residence. I think it's a whopping 8 floors. Aylmer hits the bigtime in skyscraper construction.
On my way back home through the suburbs.