We'll drink to that! Patio fest coming to the ByWard Market
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By Haley Ritchie, Ottawa Metro News, June 23, 2016

Ottawa’s newest summer festival will be opening up Clarence Street to pedestrians and unlimited patios come July.

“Clarence is the place to be for patios and we wanted to do a festival,” said Lee Wagner, owner of the Steak & Sushi restaurant on the street.

Lee said the group approached the City of Ottawa and the ByWard Market BIA to get permission to close off the street from Dalhousie Street to Parent Avenue for four different weekends in July.

Lee said the plan has been in the works for about a year and a half, but the the concept echoes the advice of urban planning guru Janette Sadik-Khan, who visited the market in April.