Press Releases

OCED Community Engagement Consultation

The Ottawa Centre EcoDistrict will be hosting a community engagement consultation at City Hall on February 19th, 2015 at 5:30PM. The purpose of this event is to identify actionable ideas that community members want to see in Ottawa’s downtown core – the EcoDistrict. 200 co
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Local Electric Vehicle Stories

Communities across North America will celebrate National Drive Electric Week, raising awareness about the widespread availability of plug-in vehicles and working to address concerns raised by potential drivers. Locally, the Ottawa Centre EcoDistrict and their partner Plug ‘N Drive Ont
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Bike Parking Count Reveals Need for Coordination, Better Design

Ottawa Centre EcoDistrict Executive Director Don Grant released the results of a surface level bike parking count held on August 18 & 19, 2014 in downtown Ottawa. The area studied is bordered by Bronson Avenue, Wellington Street, Gloucester Street and Elgin Street. Read about the
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District Energy Study in Downtown Ottawa

Invest Ottawa and the Ottawa Centre EcoDistrict (OCED) recognize that Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) Energy Services Acquisition Program (ESAP) is examining the business case for the modernization of the National Capital Area (NCA) district heating and cooling. Th
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Sustainable Neighbourhood Action Plan Announced for Ottawa

May 5, 2014 – Today Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson and Councillor Diane Holmes of Somerset Ward announced that development of a Sustainable Neighbourhood Action Plan or SNAP has started for Ottawa’s downtown core. Mayor Watson noted that the city was recently recognized as the ‘most sustaina
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Ontario Trillium Foundation Funding Announcement

Ontario’s first EcoDistrict has received a three year grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. The funds will help the Ottawa Centre EcoDistrict launch programs and train and mentor volunteers who will work together to define a new vision for the downtown core. The announcement was
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Windmill and the OCED to work together on sustainability goals

December 16, 2013 – Ottawa.  The Windmill Development Group and the Ottawa Centre EcoDistrict (OCED) are pleased to announce that they will be working together to achieve common goals on sustainability. The Ottawa Centre EcoDistrict (OCED), located in downtown Ottawa, is Canada’s firs
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Ottawa Centre EcoDistrict – Backgrounder

What is an EcoDistrict? How will it transform Ottawa? Read the Ottawa centre EcoDistrict Backgrounder to learn more.
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Council

City of Ottawa makes proactive move to transform downtown

On Wednesday, October 9th City Council supported the development of an EcoDistrict in Ottawa Centre. This visionary project will transform the downtown core by looking beyond green buildings to the creation of a whole neighbourhood that is sustainable, socially vibrant and attractive
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