Councillor Gower shares his plan to revitalize Stittsville Main Street

By Glen Gower, StittsvilleCentral, January 17, 2020

Stittsville Main Street is the centre and soul of our community. It links neighbourhoods from north to south and intersects with important east-west routes including Hazeldean Road and the Trans Canada Trail. In many ways Stittsville Main is what differentiates Stittsville from other suburban communities in Ottawa.

Ask residents why they moved to Stittsville and many will tell you “the village feel”. To this day, the historic village remains visible through the 19th century buildings around Abbott Street where a busy rail station was once a magnet for commerce and employment. Stittsville’s rail history lives on at Village Square Park – a community gathering place; and the Trans Canada Trail, the former rail route, now turned into an active corridor for walking, cycling, running and skiing.

My goal is to help Stittsville Main Street continue to evolve, so that it continues to be a point of civic pride for our community. To that end, I’ve published a discussion paper called “Revitalizing Stittsville Main Street” at

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