EcoDistrict Updates

Canada Council for the Arts Awarded Gold EcoDistrict Designation

Gold Is the New Green The Canada Council for the Arts has gained enough points to earn the highest designation by the Ottawa Centre EcoDistrict (OCED) in the EcoDistrict Designation assessment in December. The Gold EcoDistrict Designation was awarded in recognition of t
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Salus Passive House Ottawa

New Affordable Housing in Ottawa Meets the International Passive House Standard A first-of-its-kind multi-unit housing residence was recently built in Ottawa. The project has set an outstanding example for future developments while meeting the need for affordable housing. The Salus Cl
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Update on Booth Street Bridge – December 2016

The Ottawa Centre EcoDistrict is continuing to work alongside Citizens for Safe Cycling and the Environment Committee of the City of Ottawa on a new design for the Booth Street Bridge. On December 13, 2016 we had another excellent opportunity to provide comments to City of Ottawa staf
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Active Transit Groups Review Stage 2 LRT

This week the Ottawa Centre EcoDistrict had the chance to work with the City of Ottawa in a small group setting to review the stations proposed for Stage 2 Light Rail Transit (LRT). Working alongside with Citizens for Safe Cycling, Ecology Ottawa and the Healthy Transportation Coaliti
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OCED’s Greenest Capital Challenge Discussion

Can Ottawa be the Greenest Capital City? On November 15, 2016, the OCED hosted a panel discussion on the Greenest Capital Challenge. The event was designed to stimulate discussion about the potential for Ottawa to compete in both a North American context and eventually an internationa
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Greenest Capital Challenge

What is the ‘Greenest Capital’ Challenge? On several occasions this past summer the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change and the MP for Ottawa Centre, has challenged the community to organize behind a call to become the greenest capital city. In
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EV Day Ottawa Wrap Up

Third Annual Electric Vehicle Showcase EV Day 2016 was the third successful installment of Ottawa’s electric vehicle showcase. The event drew large crowds to Sparks Street Mall to talk with electric vehicle owners, meet with industry insiders and test drive an EV for themselves. Over
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Booth Street Bridge Bike Lanes

Newly Reopened Booth Street Bridge In July when Councillor Catherine McKenney noticed that the new Booth Street Bridge would not have segregated bike lanes word spread fast. Within the EcoDistrict there is clear consensus that a sustainable neighbourhood includes active transportation
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