A mystery Samaritan started some kind of tradition when the Polar Vortex hit us full throttle in January of 2014. Someone knitted a few scarves, toques and mittens and left those for the homeless people of Ottawa on statues near Parliament Hill. They were dropped on the statues with a note “I am not lost, if you are stuck out in the cold, take this scarf to keep warm”
The Polar Vortex has not hit us yet in 2015 but the tradition is back, beautiful scarves all over the places. I did not look at all the statues on Parliament Hill but I suspect that there are close to 30 scarves and toques or hats, on statues, free for the homeless. And more amazing, nobody is stealing and they are beautiful.