Coyle: Why Ottawa needs to take green space seriously

By Emilie Coyle, Ottawa Citizen, September 13, 2018

Neighbourhood green space in Ottawa is precious – and disappearing, so it’s no surprise that residents get angry when they do not receive support from the city to help them safeguard these invaluable places to gather and enjoy recreational activities or leisure time.

Whether in an established community such as College Ward or a new one like the proposed development at LeBreton Flats, residents have a right to expect basic guiding principles are not just in place, but also respected. Guiding principles that ensure neighbourhoods have enough physical spaces — such as parks and activity centres — to facilitate members functioning as a community and to enhance their quality of life.

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