Pop-up patios could replace some parking spots next summer

story_xlimage_2010_08_R9331_POPUP_SIDEWALK_CAFE_OPENS08122010The City of Ottawa should run a one-year pilot project that turns on-street parking spaces into areas used for restaurant seating, entertainment, retail or bike parking, according to a staff report.

Coun. Catherine McKenney, who represents Somerset Ward, requested city staff members examine the potential for more patio and sidewalk space in the downtown areas. (CBC)

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OC Transpo seeking feedback on Para Transpo eligibility policies and booking processes

Image-1Public consultations will take place on September 17, 22, 30 and October 6 at Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West. There are a total of 16 sessions, four per day, with a registration limit of 20 people per session. Para Transpo customers, caregivers, community agencies, hospital representatives, long-term care facilities and the general public are invited to register.

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City, Bank Street BIA and Capital Pride to unveil rainbow crosswalks

777px-Gay_flag.svgOttawa Mayor Jim Watson, Somerset Councillor Catherine McKenney, members of the Bank Street BIA and organizers of Capital Pride Festival will unveil rainbow crosswalks during a photo op in the heart of the Village.

Location:    Intersection of Bank and Somerset streets

Date and time: Thursday, August 20, 8:00 a.m.

In case of rain, the same event will take place on Friday, August 21.