Press Releases

The Ottawa Centre EcoDistrict and EnviroCentre announce that they will work together to spread sustainability across the City of Ottawa

February 16, 2017 Ottawa, ON – The Ottawa Centre EcoDistrict and EnviroCentre announced that they will work together to spread neighbourhood sustainability across the City of Ottawa. This collaboration will see proven programs available on a city-wide basis. During the last four
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Governments Collaborating to Increase EV Uptake in Ottawa

  August 18, 2016 Ottawa, ON – Today Ottawa Centre MP and Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna, Ottawa Centre MPP, Attorney General and Government House Leader Yasir Naqvi and Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson outlined an ambitious plan to help rapidly increase
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EcoDistrict Receives Bruce Timmermans Award

Cycling Advocacy in the City of Ottawa The Ottawa Centre EcoDistrict (OCED) received the Bruce Timmermans Cycling Award from the City of Ottawa for their contribution to the cycling community. The Award honours Bruce Timmermans, who was a cycling advocate and supporter in the Ottawa r
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Lightenco Shines Bright

Sustainable Lighting Solutions from Lightenco   The lights we use in our daily lives often fade into the background of  our thinking, however, for Lightenco, it’s an everyday bright, shining reality! Operating out of Ontario and Québec, Lightenco is an award-winning leader in eff
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Group shot of Cycle In volunteers outside Ottawa City Hall

Cycle In Ride Calls for Better Cycling Infrastructure

Today the Ottawa Centre EcoDistrict (OCED) released its first Cycle In report, a citizen’s review of local cycling infrastructure. It is a follow up to a ride held on September 14th when 60 volunteers followed 20 routes to downtown from 12 wards, all arriving at City Hall at 9:00 AM t
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Zibi invites public to tour former Domtar and E.B. Eddy buildings

Theatrical tours taking place over next 3 weekends Ottawa, September 16, 2015 – For the first time in 200 years, the general public is invited to tour the halls of the former Domtar and E.B. Eddy industrial plants on the future Zibi site. Zibi has partnered with Théatre Dérives
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Cycle In Ride Calls for Better Cycling Infrastructure

September 14, 2015 Ottawa, ON – Today over 60 cyclists ‘cycled in’ to the downtown core from 12 City wards and recorded ‘the good, the bad and the ugly’ of their rides. With cameras and GoPros in hand, or on handlebars, they met in small groups and followed 21 different routes to City
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Cycle In Part 1: Mapping Our Desire Lines

Background One of our top community priorities is improving cycling connections to and from the downtown core. Cycle In is a campaign to identify the routes that commuters want to take downtown by working with residents – and asking the City, the National Capital Commission and
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EcoDistrict Launching Campaign to Improve Cycling Connections to Downtown

Cycle In Using The D3 Methodology DESIRE | DESIGN | DEVELOP Councillor Catherine McKenney participated in a bicycle ride to launch the D3 approach for Cycle In to improve cycling connections to and from the downtown core along with Don Grant, Executive Director of the Ottawa Centre Ec
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