Streetside Spots will give new identity to parking spaces

2365-SustainableConnections_ParkletThe City of Ottawa has launched the Streetside Spots pilot project today by inviting businesses and community groups to redefine parking spaces with different looks, designs and uses.

Streetside spots are small outdoor spaces created by temporarily re-purposing on-street parking spaces.  They contribute to a vibrant and liveable community while sharing the right of way space with pedestrians of all abilities, cyclists and drivers.

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‘Hate crime’: Mural for slain, trans black women defaced

1297752353467_ORIGINALThe mural was placed at its current location [on Somerset at Bank] while Somerset Coun. Catherine McKenney’s office was trying to find a suitable, permanent location.

McKenney told the Sun Thursday she’s disturbed by the vandalism.

“It’s not just vandalism. It’s a hate crime,” McKenney said. “It was a cowardly act that happened in the middle of the night.”

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