Defining Ottawa Together; Culture in the Official Plan

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The City of Ottawa's Official Plan provides a vision for the future growth of the city and a policy framework to guide the city's physical development. In 2019, the City of Ottawa is beginning a multi-year process to develop a new Official Plan.

On Thursday, October 17 from 2 to 6 pm in Council Chambers at Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, the City's Cultural Development and Initiatives Section hosted an open event called Defining Ottawa Together: Culture in the Official Plan. This public engagement session aimed to define the future of Ottawa through culture. Ideas were proposed and places/spaces were identified.

This website is where the ideas from that session will live, and where you can participate from Friday, October 18 to Sunday, October 27 even if you couldn't join the session. Here is how:

  • Ideas: Vote on the ideas from the Thursday, October 17 event that resonate with you the most
  • Places: Identify your key spaces and places according to suggested themes
  • Forum: Build on existing ideas or discuss new ideas

The City of Ottawa's Official Plan provides a vision for the future growth of the city and a policy framework to guide the city's physical development. In 2019, the City of Ottawa is beginning a multi-year process to develop a new Official Plan.

On Thursday, October 17 from 2 to 6 pm in Council Chambers at Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, the City's Cultural Development and Initiatives Section hosted an open event called Defining Ottawa Together: Culture in the Official Plan. This public engagement session aimed to define the future of Ottawa through culture. Ideas were proposed and places/spaces were identified.

This website is where the ideas from that session will live, and where you can participate from Friday, October 18 to Sunday, October 27 even if you couldn't join the session. Here is how:

  • Ideas: Vote on the ideas from the Thursday, October 17 event that resonate with you the most
  • Places: Identify your key spaces and places according to suggested themes
  • Forum: Build on existing ideas or discuss new ideas
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    Common themes include:

    • Connection: Hubs and gathering spaces and places, for a ceremony, for celebration, and to connect people, products and projects
    • Stewardship: Safeguarding, respecting and protecting cultural and natural heritage
    • Access to cultural places and spaces for all
    • Mobility: walkability, transit, happy and effective ways to get there
    Specific themes include:
    • Stewardship, protection, safeguarding, safe access and the junction of culture and nature
    Questions
    1. What are the existing places and spaces connected to this theme? 
    2. What kinds of spaces and places are you looking for to enable your cultural practice, participation and access?  What are the characteristics of this kind of place and space?
    3. What are the concrete opportunities and solutions that you see?

    Common themes include:

    • Connection: Hubs and gathering spaces and places, for a ceremony, for celebration, and to connect people, products and projects
    • Stewardship: Safeguarding, respecting and protecting cultural and natural heritage
    • Access to cultural places and spaces for all
    • Mobility: walkability, transit, happy and effective ways to get there
    Specific themes include:
    • Stewardship, protection, safeguarding, safe access and the junction of culture and nature
    Questions
    1. What are the existing places and spaces connected to this theme? 
    2. What kinds of spaces and places are you looking for to enable your cultural practice, participation and access?  What are the characteristics of this kind of place and space?
    3. What are the concrete opportunities and solutions that you see?

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    Common themes include:

    • Connection: Hubs and gathering spaces and places, for a ceremony, for celebration, and to connect people, products and projects
    • Stewardship: Safeguarding, respecting and protecting cultural and natural heritage
    • Access to cultural places and spaces for all
    • Mobility: walkability, transit, happy and effective ways to get there
    Specific themes include:
    • Clusters, districts, built heritage, co-location of assets, proximity, gathering space
    Questions
    1. What are the existing places and spaces connected to this theme? 
    2. What kinds of spaces and places are you looking for to enable your cultural practice, participation and access?  What are the characteristics of this kind of place and space?
    3. What are the concrete opportunities and solutions that you see?

    Common themes include:

    • Connection: Hubs and gathering spaces and places, for a ceremony, for celebration, and to connect people, products and projects
    • Stewardship: Safeguarding, respecting and protecting cultural and natural heritage
    • Access to cultural places and spaces for all
    • Mobility: walkability, transit, happy and effective ways to get there
    Specific themes include:
    • Clusters, districts, built heritage, co-location of assets, proximity, gathering space
    Questions
    1. What are the existing places and spaces connected to this theme? 
    2. What kinds of spaces and places are you looking for to enable your cultural practice, participation and access?  What are the characteristics of this kind of place and space?
    3. What are the concrete opportunities and solutions that you see?
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    Common themes include:

    • Connection: Hubs and gathering spaces and places, for a ceremony, for celebration, and to connect people, products and projects
    • Stewardship: Safeguarding, respecting and protecting cultural and natural heritage
    • Access to cultural places and spaces for all
    • Mobility: walkability, transit, happy and effective ways to get there
    Specific themes include:
    • Online culture and connection, technology infrastructure, access and engagement, virtual workspace, cultural authenticity, social media
    Questions
    1. What are the existing places and spaces connected to this theme? 
    2. What kinds of on-line nspaces and places are you looking for to enable your cultural practice, participation and access?  What are the characteristics of this kind of on-line place and space?
    3. What are the concrete opportunities and solutions that you see?

    Common themes include:

    • Connection: Hubs and gathering spaces and places, for a ceremony, for celebration, and to connect people, products and projects
    • Stewardship: Safeguarding, respecting and protecting cultural and natural heritage
    • Access to cultural places and spaces for all
    • Mobility: walkability, transit, happy and effective ways to get there
    Specific themes include:
    • Online culture and connection, technology infrastructure, access and engagement, virtual workspace, cultural authenticity, social media
    Questions
    1. What are the existing places and spaces connected to this theme? 
    2. What kinds of on-line nspaces and places are you looking for to enable your cultural practice, participation and access?  What are the characteristics of this kind of on-line place and space?
    3. What are the concrete opportunities and solutions that you see?

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    Common themes include:

    • Connection: Hubs and gathering spaces and places, for a ceremony, for celebration, and to connect people, products and projects
    • Stewardship: Safeguarding, respecting and protecting cultural and natural heritage
    • Access to cultural places and spaces for all
    • Mobility: walkability, transit, happy and effective ways to get there
    Specific themes include:
    • Cultural practice, living culture, gathering space
    Questions
    1. What are the existing places and spaces connected to this theme? 
    2. What kinds of spaces and places are you looking for to enable your cultural practice, participation and access?  What are the characteristics of this kind of place and space?
    3. What are the concrete opportunities and solutions that you see?

    Common themes include:

    • Connection: Hubs and gathering spaces and places, for a ceremony, for celebration, and to connect people, products and projects
    • Stewardship: Safeguarding, respecting and protecting cultural and natural heritage
    • Access to cultural places and spaces for all
    • Mobility: walkability, transit, happy and effective ways to get there
    Specific themes include:
    • Cultural practice, living culture, gathering space
    Questions
    1. What are the existing places and spaces connected to this theme? 
    2. What kinds of spaces and places are you looking for to enable your cultural practice, participation and access?  What are the characteristics of this kind of place and space?
    3. What are the concrete opportunities and solutions that you see?
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    Common themes include:

    • Connection: Hubs and gathering spaces and places, for a ceremony, for celebration, and to connect people, products and projects
    • Stewardship: Safeguarding, respecting and protecting cultural and natural heritage
    • Access to cultural places and spaces for all
    • Mobility: walkability, transit, happy and effective ways to get there
    Specific themes include:
    • Ceremony, celebration, gathering space
    Questions
    1. What are the existing places and spaces connected to this theme? 
    2. What kinds of spaces and places are you looking for to enable your cultural practice, participation and access?  What are the characteristics of this kind of place and space?
    3. What are the concrete opportunities and solutions that you see.


    Common themes include:

    • Connection: Hubs and gathering spaces and places, for a ceremony, for celebration, and to connect people, products and projects
    • Stewardship: Safeguarding, respecting and protecting cultural and natural heritage
    • Access to cultural places and spaces for all
    • Mobility: walkability, transit, happy and effective ways to get there
    Specific themes include:
    • Ceremony, celebration, gathering space
    Questions
    1. What are the existing places and spaces connected to this theme? 
    2. What kinds of spaces and places are you looking for to enable your cultural practice, participation and access?  What are the characteristics of this kind of place and space?
    3. What are the concrete opportunities and solutions that you see.


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