Welcome to the NEW website of the Lowertown Community Association
The Lowertown Community Association provides a forum for residents of one of Ottawa's most historic neighbourhoods.
We encourage everyone with an interest in the heritage, development and environment of Lowertown to join us at our monthly meetings.
By participating, you will be able to find out about the issues currently facing your community, voice your opinions, and bring any concerns you may have to the attention of people who share your interest in Lowertown, its past, its present and its future.
LCA Annual General Meeting
The Lowertown Community Association will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Monday, November 14, 2011. For further details, please click here.
Charity Ping Pong Tournament
This year will mark the return of Ottawa's one and only Charity Ping Pong (OCPP) Tournament raising money for three valuable local charities: The Youth Services Bureau, Operation Come Home, and Christie Lake Kids. The OCPP will be returning to Capital Music Hall on Saturday, September 24, 2011. This charity tournament seeks to make a difference by engaging people in a friendly, yet competitive, game of ping pong and by putting all the proceeds raised towards a good cause. For further details, please click here.
The LCA and the Byward Business Improvement Area are hosting an All-Candidates Debate on September 28, 2011 at le Centre de Services Guigues from 7-9 pm, before the upcoming provincial election. This will give Lowertown residents a chance to ask the candidates questions about issues of importance in the community. Click here for more information.
Rideau Street Renewal
The City of Ottawa is undertaking the preliminary and detailed design for the reconstruction of Rideau Street. It is anticipated that the designs will be completed by December 2011. Construction will occur in accordance with the City's capital planning decisions, perhaps starting in 2012. You are invited to attend a presentation of the consultant's recommendations on Monday, 12 September 2011, at 7:00 p.m. at the Routhier Community Centre. More information on the Rideau Street Renewal Project is available on the City's website. See also the Rideau Street vision statement and guiding principles developed by a group of community stakeholders including representatives of the LCA and Action Sandy Hill.
William Street Pedestrian Area
In order to create a new public gathering place and encourage more pedestrian and bicycle traffic in the ByWard Market, the City of Ottawa has proposed changing the intersection of York and William streets to create a public plaza. To learn more about this project, click here. See also this letter of support from the LCA.
ByWard Market Parking Study
The City of Ottawa parking study on the ByWard Market is now available. If you would like to learn more about the parking study, click here for more information.
King Edward Avenue Protest
A protest against the recent decision of the Transportation Committee at the City of Ottawa to not implement the conclusions of the study to reduce lanes on King Edward was held on April 26 at 4:00 p.m. at the corner of King Edward Avenue and Rideau Street. Click here for more information.