Planning Workshop: Linear Park along the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway

Planning workshop with interest groups and community associations
Planning workshop with interest groups and community associations
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Planning Workshop: Linear Park along the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway

On Tuesday, May 27, 2014, the National Capital Commission (NCC) held a planning workshop with interest groups and community associations in order to explore the possibility of enhancing the green space along the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway, on lands between Preston Street and Carling Avenue, by creating a linear shoreline park.

The workshop’s purpose was to consider various ways of transforming sections of the Ottawa River shoreline corridor into a park. The goal is to transform this corridor into a space that people visit more often and that is more accessible to the public for a variety of uses, all while also ensuring unimpeded access to the river for neighbouring communities.

This workshop follows up on public consultations that were held in March and will feed into the Capital Urban Lands Master Plan and Parkways Policy.

Highlights of the May 27, 2014, planning workshop:

  • The intention of developing a linear park is welcomed by the majority.
  • Provide better access to the water.
  • Reduce the barrier effect of the parkway: modify roadways, reduce traffic, increase level crossing safety.
  • Facilitate the holding of activities throughout the seasons.
  • Add signage and services (toilets, drinking fountains, restaurants).
  • Create historical tours or nature interpretation.
  • Strengthen community links.
  • Provide separate pedestrian trails.
  • Integrate Lemieux Island into the linear park.

We will update this web page as new information becomes available.