Even while Ottawa’s formal “complete streets” policy takes root and projects quickly ramp up, small projects with a tactical urbanism flair are sweeping neighbourhoods and BIA’s. In the Quartier Vanier BIA, one of Ottawa’s approved “streetside spots” features a parking spot turned into a patio. This is one of eleven for this year, out of twenty five the city was prepared to approve.
Quartier Vanier BIA’s steetside spot on Beechwood Avenue features a wooden patio arrangement designed by Carleton University architecture students, and has proven to be an instance hit as a neighbourhood social spot. Read more here.