Get to know the People on Preston week of May 18thPublished on May 18, 2015

  • Edward Hum, Dragon Auto

  • Elias Argibay, Resident

  • Tony Zagaria, Luciano’s Home of Fresh Pasta

  • Juan Carlos Bucciarelli, Resident

People on Preston? is a collection of street portraits and interviews with merchants, residents and patrons who live, work and play on Preston Street. This week's collection is featured below. Stay tuned for six new stories each week.

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Elias Argibay - "I work nearby at Tunney's Pasture. I'm financial analyst at Statistics Canada. A lot of my family and good friends hang around here. When there's a soccer game, like today, we always meet up here at Amici Caffe. It's always a good atmosphere." (Read More)



Edward Hum - "I've been in this business since I was 15. I've been here on Gladstone for about nine years. I started out working at a dealership and gradually worked toward getting my own place. I just got tired of the rat race. We started doing straight mechanical work and bodywork. Now we're getting into used vehicle sales." (Read More)



Tony Zagaria - "I was born in Italy. I came here when I was seven years old. I did my schooling here. I worked in retail from the age of seven; pushing carts to get off the streets. Just helping out. That's how I started." (Read More)



Juan Carlos Bucciarelli - "People just call me ‘Butch.' I've lived in the neighbourhood since 1959. We emigrated here from Argentina. My grandfather lived in Ottawa; he kind of made the push for us to come to Canada. My father immigrated to Argentina for work; there wasn't much in Italy after the war." (Read More)

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