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

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.


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