No public consultation is held on towers as much as 35 storeys above zoning and one such project is rammed through over Canada Day weekend.
The addition on the Chateau Laurier, which is a vital part of the Parliamentary district and an area that symbolizes our rights, freedoms and democracy, will be decided by bureaucrats outside the public realm because Mayor Jim Watson doesn’t want the controversy to interfere with his re-election bid.
However at the apex of hypocrisy, city staff wants your opinion on little public spaces in the ByWard Market. Neat.
Now about those 65 storeys at 900 Albert … hello … are you there … hello? The city just stopped listening:
The ByWard Market is an important place in Ottawa, and the City wants to improve its public spaces. We want the Market to remain a popular destination and an iconic place in Ottawa, and we need your ideas.
We’re launching a public realm study to create a vision for the network of public spaces in the ByWard Market, including streets, sidewalks, parks, squares and plazas. The study will establish a plan to guide future improvements to the ByWard Market’s public spaces, and also set out strategies and partnerships to enliven key public places. Our goal is to beautify, connect and enhance the public spaces, and make them inclusive, safe and inviting.
What’s your vision for the ByWard Market? Please take our short survey to share your ideas and help plan the future of the ByWard Market. Find out what others envision for the ByWard Market by watching our video.
Learn more about the ByWard Market Public Realm Plan.
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