After a week of hot weather, it feels like we’ve finally hit summer (and with that, I’m sure I’ve jinxed the weather for the long weekend—sorry folks!).
National Capital Commission
The National Capital Commission’s ice team has done their part so that a 2.4 kilometre section of the Rideau Canal Skateway will open today.
Between lockdowns and curfews, we’re low on organized events to share this weekend. So besides a friendly reminder to make safe choices, we’ve got a few suggestions lined up for your weekend.
Just south and a little west of the big box stores of Merivale and Hunt Club lie the Pinhey Forest Dunes. So after you’ve hit the stores, you can hit the trails and dunes.
This plan is a continuation of decades of debate between those who see the Ottawa River as a place of serenity for local residents, and those who see it as an under-utilized asset in the middle of the nation’s capital.
The days are warming up, the sun is setting later, and flowers are beginning to bloom. While things are a bit different this year, there are still ways to enjoy some classic Ottawa moments.
Happy Halloweekend, folks! It’s time to don that perfect costume and hit the town! There are plenty of frightfully fun things to do out and about on this spooktacular weekend, so we will get right to it.
Running between September and June, season six promises to continue to create spaces where Canadians and leaders in urbanism, design, sustainability, heritage and conservation collectively inspire the future of Canada’s Capital Region.
A third Bistro is scheduled to open at Patterson Creek in the Glebe next year.
Urban Planner Stan Leinwand is the National Capital Commission’s Acting Director, Sustainable Development and Environmental Services. His role at the Lab is to staff the internal steering committee, brainstorm ideas for the space, and coordinate speakers for their speaker series.
The fifth season of the National Capital Commission’s Urbanism Lab starts tonight with “Walk This Way: Designing a Pedestrian Paradise”.
Wandering around Ottawa and Gatineau, you may have already spotted one of the surest signs of spring in the region. Close to one million tulips have been planted for the 66th Canadian Tulip Festival, kicking off Friday May 11 and continuing until Monday May 21.
The National Capital Commission is seeking to make a 9km stretch along the Ottawa River into a vibrant and exciting destination, a place where people want to go and feel safe while being there. Have your say on the project now until February 11.
This new section brings a total of 7 kiloemetres the length of ice surface now avilable to skaters and visitors.
Most of the 7.8km long skating area opens today. That includes all of Dows Lake.