City’s street furniture trial has officially started

photo_2018-01-29_12_26_56_pmUpdate from the Public Works and Environmental Services Department concerning the Integrated Street Furniture Program:

What are we doing?

We are improving Ottawa’s streetscape. New benches and new waste/recycling containers – blue bin, black bin and garbage – will be installed city-wide over the next few years, replacing the existing mix of makes and models.

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Congratulations to Albert Tang – recipient of City Builder Award

Albert_TangAlbert Tang was presented with the Mayor’s City Builder Award at today’s City Council meeting by Mayor Jim Watson and Gloucester-Southgate Ward Councillor, Diane Deans.

Albert Tang came from Hong Kong to Canada over 40 years ago as a young man trying to build a future in the country he loved. He worked very hard as a waiter in restaurants until he started his own restaurant on Somerset Street, integrating well with a successful business. He appreciates Canadian values and wants to help other newcomers to get help they need to settle well in Canada.

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LeBreton Flats Redevelopment Update

on070827294_0RendezVous LeBreton Group and the NCC have come to an agreement in principle to develop the vacant lands at LeBreton Flats.

This is an important step for future development on the 52 acre parcel as the agreement establishes the conditions for an eventual sale of public land to RendezVous Lebreton from the NCC. Negotiations will continue over the next 18 months with the developers, the City, the NCC, and Indigenous leaders. … Read more…