City staff will present its recommendations on how it will revitalize the ByWard Market. Hints of these recommendations have been offered to the Market Core Team members made up of representatives of the LCA, the Market BIA and other stakeholders.
Short-term recommendations include the creation of a municipal corporation to manage the ByWard Market and to invest in it, the renovation and repurposing of the Market Building into a fresh produce market, as well as the landscaping of the streets adjacent to the Market Building. Longer-term recommendations include replacing the parking on York Street by outdoor stalls, and replacing the garage building by a smaller commercial building making room for a public square facing the Market Building as well as an underground garage.
Staff will make a presentation on these recommendations at the June 8th LCA monthly meeting at the Routhier Centre on Guigues at 7:00 pm.
Spring cleaning!? Have stuff you want to get rid of but not throw out? Been thinking of having a yard sale lately?
The Lowertown Community Association wants to assess the community's interest in participating in an Official Lowertown neighbourhood-wide garage/yard SALE! Tentative date is Saturday June 20th, 2015.
Interested? If so, send an email to email@example.com -- Subject: Community garage sale -- to let us know. Hope to hear from you!
This charming video was produced by Awesome Arts en folie. It tells the story of the late René Chartrand, a Lowertown resident who was known as the Catman of Parliament Hill. Note: French narration, no sub-titles.
This animation was told and recorded by a group of francophone seniors who participated in the 2015 Awesome Arts en folie program in Lowertown. The storytelling program was led by Marie-Thé Morin of Vox Théâtre and the animation was created by a group of anglophone children of Lowertown who were led by Tina Le Moine and her intern Alia Khan and volunteer Janine Lameiras.
The program was funded by Canadian Heritage and the City of Ottawa Youth Internship Progam, offered in partnership with the Lowertown Community Resource Centre and the Centre de services Guigues. The video was screened at the March 27, 2015 Awesome Arts en folie Festival.
René Chartrand died on December 7, 2014. He was 92. Click here to read his life story.