NCC Launches Ottawa Riverfront Placemaking Initiative

NCC Launches Ottawa Riverfront Placemaking Initiative
NCC Launches Ottawa Riverfront Placemaking Initiative

Seeking proposals to animate unique public spaces along the Ottawa River

Through a request for expressions of interest process, the National Capital Commission (NCC) is seeking innovative proposals for pilot projects that will enliven and bring more vitality to public spaces along the historic Ottawa River shorelines.

The NCC will work with proponents to implement projects as soon as this summer. The NCC will consider proposals both for projects that are seasonal and for those that are year-round. Successful proposals will be considered pilot projects for a maximum of five years.

“These projects will support the NCC’s goal of making Canada’s Capital Region and the Ottawa River shorelines vibrant and inspiring to all Canadians,” said Dr. Mark Kristmanson, Chief Executive Officer of the NCC. “As the steward and planner of these lands, we hope that this open call for proposals will result in innovative and exciting projects that will animate public spaces, connect key attractions and important sites, and enhance the public’s enjoyment of these prestigious shorelines.”

Proposals will be accepted until March 14, 2014, at 5 pm, Eastern Standard Time.

The Ottawa Riverfront Placemaking Initiative will mirror the successful shoreline animation initiative started two years ago along the shores of the Rideau Canal. The following projects are returning to the shorelines of the Rideau Canal this summer: 8 Locks’ Flat and Rideau Beach, Pop Up Patios, and Iceco Ltd. ice cream carts.

The request for expressions of interest is available on the NCC’s website at

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