About the EcoDistrict
Imagine a downtown core that is just as lively at 9 pm as it is at 9 am – a community where you can walk your dog in the morning, buy local food at lunch, meet your boss at a sidewalk café for dinner, and be proud to take visitors to because its rich history and culture are complemented by street-level ambiance and great public spaces.
Imagine a neighbourhood committed to reducing its ecological footprint, with green buildings, and tenants working to reduce energy & water use, and divert waste.
Imagine if it was easy to leave your car at home and get to & from downtown – not just during the workday but after hours as well.
Wouldn’t you want to work here and maybe even live here?
The Ottawa Centre EcoDistrict’s mission is to make the downtown core more sustainable, socially vibrant, and attractive to businesses & organizations looking to relocate or expand. We want to create a smarter downtown for Canada’s capital – a better place to live, work and play.
We are also Canada’s first official EcoDistrict and we are working hard to develop a model that we can use in other parts of Ottawa and across the country.