By Ryan Tumilty, Ottawa Metro News, November 23, 2017
Samuel de Champlain will still be looking proudly across the Capital Region, but the grounds around him on Nepean Point are getting a major overhaul.
The National Capital Commission (NCC) selected a winning design for the point at its board meeting on Thursday. The winning project is called Big River Landscape and was designed by Janet Rosenberg & Studio Inc. with Patkau Architects, Blackwell Structural Engineers and ERA Architects Inc. In addition to keeping the current Champlain statue exactly where it is, the proposal adds a pedestrian bridge across St. Patrick’s Street from Major’s Hill Park.