An Ottawa 2017 Signature Event is under construction in the Byward Market, but it already has people talking.
But it’s not so much about the event, which is still a month away, but about the land it’s using: prime, downtown parking spaces on York Street.“Inspiration Village” features 41 shipping containers that will be transformed into mini-stages with interactive displays that highlight all of Canada’s provinces and territories. The Village will be open from May 20 to September 4. It will take over a stretch of York Street, from Sussex Drive to the Byward Market Square.
The Byward Market BIA is expecting a boost in tourism because of Inspiration Village.
Some businesses, like the Urban Barn, tell CTV Ottawa they’re hoping to cash in on the increased foot traffic.http://www.iheartradio.ca/580-cfra/news/ottawa-2017-event-to-take-up-dozens-of-byward-market-parking-spaces-1.2563050