Q & A: People pitch water taxis and 'woonerfs' for ByWard Market public spaces

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By Jon Willing, Ottawa Citizen, November 8, 2018

City planner Jill Savage and her project team had an open door on Thursday for anyone to make a pitch on the future of the ByWard Market’s public spaces.

The city is taking a close look at the tourist district to understand how public spaces function today and how people would like to see them change. A design plan will create a blueprint for the city to follow.

Savage, the project manager on the study, which started in the summer, said it’s the time to make the market a priority, considering the renewal of the George Street pedestrian plaza, the opening of the Ottawa Art Gallery and the launch of the Confederation Line LRT.