At the LCA meeting Monday May 13, two residents shared a petition they have drafted calling for a four-way stop at Murray Street and Beausoleil Drive. They noted that the intersection is heavily traveled by pedestrians, and that vehicles travel through at high speeds. Residents also noted it is near two schools. The City did a traffic study which can be found here:
Download the petition here:
Volume 10, number 2 of The Echo has been posted on the website and will be delivered to your door soon.
Click here to read
Meanwhile, you are invited to try our quiz based on stories in this issue to win some prizes.
Jeu-questionnaire de la Basse-ville #10-2
Lowertown Quiz #10-2
A winner will be drawn on June 1st from the names of all those who have submitted correct entries. The prize will be a $25 gift certificates from Shoppers Drug Mart on Dalhousie St and a piece of art from the ByWard Market BIA.
Le nom d’un gagnant sera tiré au sort le 1er juin parmi les personnes ayant répondu correctement. Le prix consistera en un chèque-cadeau de 25 $ de Shoppers Drug Mart sur la rue Dalhousie et en une œuvre d’art du BIA du marché By.
Submit your answers to /Envoyez vos réponses à/ mailto:email@example.com
Get a copy of the quiz to download here
Have you a restoration project in mind for your home?
Avez-vous un projet de restauration en tête pour votre maison?
March 29th is the City of Ottawa’s deadline for applying for an external restoration project. Learn more at: ottawa.ca/en/city-hall/planning-and-development/heritage-conservation/heritage-grant-program-building-restoration
If you own a property that is in a Heritage Conservation District (and is a Category 1, 2 or 3 building), or have an individual privately owned property that holds a heritage designation under the Ontario Heritage Act, then you can receive up to $5,000 in matching funds for restoration work on the exterior of your building.
You can find out if your building is designated by visiting the geoOttawa website at maps.ottawa.ca/geoottawa/ (Adobe Flash required, select Heritage Layers)
According to Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada "Restoration involves accurately revealing, recovering or representing the state of an historic place or individual component as it appeared at a particular period in its history, while protecting its heritage value. Restoration may include removing non character-defining features from other periods in its history and recreating missing features from the restoration period. Restoration must be based on clear evidence and detailed knowledge of the earlier forms and materials being recovered."
For more information you can contact Ashley Kotarba from the City of Ottawa.
Phone: 613-580-2424 ext. 23582
This is your chance to improve your neighbourhood and community through support from the City. Here is the process mapped out by the Lowertown Community Association's Heritage & Culture Committee:
Missed the January LCA monthly meeting? Follow this link to take a listen to the panel discussion on housing and homelessness!
Check out the most recent edition of the Echo here
Please see the attached letter from the Lowertown Community Association sent to the Mayor in January 2019 regarding Standing Committee membership and representation.
Bingham Park Ice Rink
Family Skating Party Every Sunday
3rd annual La Coupe Bingham Cup Competition
Saturday, February 9th
current cup holders
Team US Embassy
Parliamentary Press Gallery
Coffee and cold drinks provided
Stay tuned for information on
Family Day, February 18
Keynote Presentation: ByWard Market Public Realm Plan
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.)
National Gallery of Canada, Auditorium, 380 Sussex Drive
The City of Ottawa invites all to an inspiring keynote presentation by renowned placemaking expert Gil Penalosa, Founder and Chair of 8-80 Cities, followed by a facilitated question and answer period.
Register now for this free event where we will explore big ideas for creating great public spaces starting with our beloved ByWard Market: https://www.eventbrite.ca/
Public Workshop #1: ByWard Market Public Realm Plan
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
4:30 p.m. OR 7 p.m.
Jean Pigott Place at City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West
There will be two workshop sessions that will include a presentation and a table group discussion to gather your input on what’s important, what you love about ByWard Market, and what could be improved. Please note that you only have to attend one of the two sessions. The first session will start at 4:30 p.m. and the second session will start at 7:00 p.m. Doors will open at 4 p.m.
Register now at: bywardworkshop1.eventbrite.ca
For more information about the project, visit ottawa.ca/designbyward
Présentation principale : Plan du domaine public du marché By
Le mardi 22 janvier 2019
18 h 30 à 20 h 30 (ouverture des portes à 18 h)
Auditorium du Musée des beaux-arts du Canada — 380, promenade Sussex
Venez assister à une conférence inspirante prononcée par Gil Penalosa, expert reconnu en matière de création d’espaces et président fondateur de 8-80 Cities. Sa présentation sera suivie d’une période de questions dirigée.
Inscrivez-vous dès maintenant pour cette activité gratuite au cours de laquelle nous explorerons de grandes idées afin de créer de merveilleux espaces publics: bywardkickoff.eventbrite.ca
Atelier public No. 1: Plan du domaine public du marché By
Le mercredi 23 janvier 2019
16 h 30 OU 19 h
Place Jean-Pigott, hôtel de ville d’Ottawa — 110, avenue Laurier Ouest
Chaque atelier comportera une présentation et une discussion en table ronde pour recueillir vos commentaires sur les éléments importants, sur ce que vous aimez du marché By et sur des améliorations possibles. Veuillez noter que vous ne devez assister qu'à l'une des deux sessions. La première session commencera à 16h30 et la seconde à 19h00. Les portes ouvriront à 16h00.
Inscrivez-vous maintenant en vous rendant à :bywardworkshop1.eventbrite.ca
Pour en savoir plus sur le projet, rendez-vous à ottawa.ca/conceptionmarchéby
Monday, January 14th 2019, 7:00-8:30 - January Monthly Meeting
Centre Routhier - 172 Guigues St
The goal of this panel is to educate local residents and unpack the stigmatized reality of homelessness within our nations’ capital. What do we know, and how can we support those who are marginalized in our community?
Steve Pomeroy – Senior Research Fellow, Carleton University Centre for Urban Research and Education
Mark Taylor – Former Deputy Mayor, previous City Liaison for Housing & Homelessness
Joanna Binch – Nurse Practitioner with 10+ years’ experience of outreach in Ottawa Rooming Houses
Terrilee Kelford – Board Chair of Cornerstone Landing Youth Services: a non-profit registered charity dedicated to ending youth homelessness in Lanark County
Sean LeBlanc – Outreach Worker at Ottawa Inner City Health and Person with Lived Experience of Homelessness. Read his article Hope Eternal
Moderator: Catherine Hacksel, Frontline Worker at Ottawa Inner City Health and LCA Board Member
Photo credit: Ottawa Inner City Health