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  • 'Animating the Rideau Canal': Queen's University students take a look at the possibilities for one of Ottawa's major waterways - Spacing Ottawa
    other than at specific times such as Winterlude As such the course worked to bring together students with public and private sector clients as a way to bridge theory and practical skills within a relevant and meaningful scenario leading to a contributive report The report speaks to the place making potential of the canal as well as future changes to the land adjacent to to it including Lansdowne Park and and the University LRT station in addition to noting weaknesses and challenges currently manifesting themselves According to the report Several sources of information contributed to the Animating the Rideau Canal project including a site visit and consultation with the City of Ottawa the National Capital Commission and Parks Canada Additionally the existing conditions and policies governing the Canal were analysed and compared with 28 national and international precedents of waterways and interventions These findings were then built upon in a design charette that was attended by various land use planning and urban design professionals Lastly six key stakeholders were identified and interviewed for a local perspective In addition much of the report looks at interesting international precedents and subtly suggests that it is time for Ottawa to elevate its own status as a waterfront city The report also includes detailed notes from the design charette concluding with short term medium term and long term recommendations Released in January the over 200 page image rich document can be viewed in its entirety here Image MDV cutesy of Flickr Subscribe to Mag Share Post Tweet Post Buy Merch andise Related Posts Image of the Moment Canada s longest skating rink Urbabbles The Rideau Canal is heating up Image of the Moment The Rideau River lets off a little steam Architecture Nature A talk by architect Raymond Moriyama Tweet More posts by Kristen

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/ottawa/2014/04/11/animating-rideau-canal-queens-university-students-take-look-possibilities-one-ottawas-major-waterways/ (2015-11-17)
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  • Ottawa's Waterfronts: An under utilized asset - Spacing Ottawa
    the Ottawa River shorelines vibrant and inspiring to all Canadians These projects will support this goal by animating open public spaces connecting key attractions parks and important sites along recreational pathways and enhancing the public s enjoyment of these lands while respecting the environmental sensitivities that are unique to these iconic shorelines With such dramatic and varied waterfronts and rivers edges simply creating a sense of place could be enough to encourage the community to interact with the shoreline Simple installations such as play equipment seating or settings for impromptu performances could work to active and animate these sites as well as showcase the natural beauty of Ottawa If interested in submitting a proposal the deadline for submissions is 5pm on March 14 2014 It is also important to note that Proponents will be solely responsible for all costs related to the preparation implementation and management of their proposals Fees related to land use or event permits may apply depending on the type of proposal Proponents should be able to implement their proposed projects within the next 12 to 18 months although the NCC is prepared to see projects implemented as soon as this summer Proposals must comply with all relevant federal provincial municipal laws and regulations In what ways and through what means do you think Ottawa s waterfronts could be better designed or used For a map of potential sites please visit here For further information or frequently asked questions please click here Image The National Capital Commission Subscribe to Mag Share Post Tweet Post Buy Merch andise Related Posts UrbSanity Streetside spots new tactics for public space Keeping the stoke alive The grand opening of Charlie Bowins Skatepark LRT Trillium Line Extension enters Stage 2 Architecture Nature A talk by architect Raymond Moriyama Tweet More posts by

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/ottawa/2014/03/03/ottawas-waterfronts-utilized-asset/ (2015-11-17)
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  • Image of the Past: Ottawa 1855 - Spacing Ottawa
    Traffic Transit Urban Design Walking Waterfront Region Topic History Comments 0 Tweet Image of the Past Ottawa 1855 February 25 2014 By Kristen Gagnon Title Ottawa City Canada West Upper Town Artist Edwin Whitefield 1816 1892 Location Ottawa Upper Town Date of image 1855 Medium Tinted lithograph printed in black with blue tint stone and hand coloured with watercolour on wove paper Exhibitions History of Art and Artists of Ottawa and Surroundings 1820 1920 Curators Pierre Arpin The Gallery at Arts Court Ottawa Ontario 1993 Source Library and Archives Canada Credit Library and Archives Canada acc no R11188 2 Subscribe to Mag Share Post Tweet Post Buy Merch andise Related Posts Image of the Past The Rideau River from Billings Bridge early 1900s Image of the Past Ottawa Electric Railway Image of the Past Skating at Rideau Hall 1915 Image of the Past Sussex and Wellington 1914 Tweet More posts by Kristen Gagnon Search Advertisement Spacing Magazine fall 2015 Order issue Subscribe In these stores Popular Posts The history of the Ottawa subway UrbSanity Streetside spots new tactics for public space Dreaming in colour The story behind Ottawa s world class transit map WALKSPACE We can do better than a

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/ottawa/2014/02/25/image-past-ottawa-1855/ (2015-11-17)
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  • Image of the Moment: Ottawa Farmers' Market returns to Lansdowne - Spacing Ottawa
    of the Moment Ottawa Farmers Market returns to Lansdowne December 9 2014 By Spacing Image The Ottawa Farmers Market returns to Lansdowne Location Aberdeen Pavilion Lansdowne Park Ottawa Canada Date of photo December 7 2014 Photographer Kristen Gagnon After a few seasons of being displaced by the construction at Lansdowne Park the Ottawa Farmers Market has returned to its home in the Aberdeen Pavilion just in time for their Christmas Market Subscribe to Mag Share Post Tweet Post Buy Merch andise Related Posts Image of the Moment Ottawa s biodome s first winter Image of the Moment Trillium line signage goes up Image of the Moment Canada s longest skating rink Image of the Moment Suburban Sidewalks Tweet More posts by Spacing Neither the author nor Spacing necessarily agrees with posted comments Spacing reserves the right to edit or delete comments entirely See our Comment Policy Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked Name Email Website Comment Search Advertisement Spacing Magazine fall 2015 Order issue Subscribe In these stores Popular Posts The history of the Ottawa subway UrbSanity Streetside spots new tactics for public space Dreaming in colour The story behind

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/ottawa/2014/12/09/image-moment-ottawa-farmers-market-returns-lansdowne/ (2015-11-17)
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  • Image of the Moment: The beginnings of Fall in the Nation's Capital - Spacing Ottawa
    Green Space Headlines History Housing Infrastructure Maps Media Neighbourhoods Parks Photos Politics Services Spacing Streetscape Traffic Transit Urban Design Walking Waterfront Region Topic Green Space Comments 0 Tweet Image of the Moment The beginnings of Fall in the Nation s Capital September 23 2014 By Spacing Image The beginnings of Fall in the Nation s Capital Location Looking East from Prince of Wales Drive across the Central Experimental Farm towards Carleton University Ottawa Canada Date of photo September 22 2014 Photographer Kristen Gagnon Subscribe to Mag Share Post Tweet Post Buy Merch andise Related Posts Image of the Moment Ottawa s biodome s first winter Image of the Moment Trillium line signage goes up Image of the Moment The Rideau River lets off a little steam Image of the Moment Suburban Sidewalks Tweet More posts by Spacing Search Advertisement Spacing Magazine fall 2015 Order issue Subscribe In these stores Popular Posts The history of the Ottawa subway UrbSanity Streetside spots new tactics for public space Dreaming in colour The story behind Ottawa s world class transit map WALKSPACE We can do better than a self effacing bridge UrbSanity Brutal heritage From the Spacing Store 22 Buy yourself a subscription 22

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/ottawa/2014/09/23/image-moment-beginnings-fall-nations-capital/ (2015-11-17)
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  • An interview with Martin Buffam, designer of Ottawa’s first Biodome Garden - Spacing Ottawa
    the access door was full accessible Buffam explained It s more than just a product it s a scientific thing you might say I have a more craftsman s like approach to what I do So to me it s almost like an art installation it s a one of a kind thing There are as many domes as people who build them The dome which is made up of a series of triangular planes attached at vertices differs from conventional domes where each corner or node acts as a stress point having been designed so that the struts are continuous with each strut connected to the next In this sense the dome is more like a spider web than a network of pressure points allowing for the load to be spread out more evenly over the entire of the structure This allows for the dome to be much stronger when it comes to stresses such as the heavy snow loads Ottawa receives Buffam who has an interest sacred geometries and bio mimicry continued you don t see squares and rectangles in nature you see eggs and dome structures and bubbles spheres they are incredibly strong The struts themselves are also made from locally grown and sourced woods while the glazing is a robust high quality 100 recyclable polycarbonate which is UV stable and strong enough to be considered roofing material adding extra strength to the already strong dome system The polycarbonate also lessens the overall embodied energy of the project through its extended life span of 30 50 years and added thermal value It is considered to be superior to glass in instances such as this as it does not discolour or chip and it will no break or shatter Alternatively traditional greenhouses use polyethylene which typically lasts five years before it needs to be recoated When asked about the benefits of a biodome structure over a tradition greenhouse form Buffam explained that whereas the typical rectilinear pitched roof greenhouse involves a less critical design and construction process its use of one plane pushing against another lessens its structural strength In addition the circular form of the biodome allows for a greater amount of light to reach the plants as the form of the dome enables the suns natural movement to be optimized as it sweeps around the grow beds along the circumference of the dome in addition to allowing air to circulate more efficiently The dome which took 6 8 weeks to construct on site faced its biggest challenge when it came to its actual construction thanks to Ottawa s rainy and unpredictable weather this past summer And this thought brought Buffam to his hope for the project I hope it becomes a place for people to go and understand controlled environment agriculture said Buffam Whether or not you accept global warming or climate change climate is changing dramatically radically we have extreme rain extreme cold extreme drought extreme heat we can t count on the weather any

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/ottawa/2014/09/04/interview-martin-buffam-designer-ottawas-first-biodome-garden/ (2015-11-17)
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  • Image of the Moment: Mayflower No More - Spacing Ottawa
    is a Technology Tweet More posts by Dwight Williams One comment Neither the author nor Spacing necessarily agrees with posted comments Spacing reserves the right to edit or delete comments entirely See our Comment Policy Gerry Shikatani 1 year ago I m sad to know that The Mayflower will not be there the next time I go to Ottawa I first ate there back in the early 80 s on my first visit to Ottawa I can recall and stayed at the home of my friend and like me Japanese Canadian writer Joy Kogawa when she was living there Her place was close by and here was a place I could go to for inexpensive slightly hip and good meals or a decent cup of coffee I was just beginning my work as a culinary critic writer at the time at Toronto Life magazine and I remember loving their thick meaty burger with swiss cheese onions and a not your standard chef salad On my many trips to Ottawa since it remained a standby if just for a coffee a sit on the patio To me a visitor that place was a corner anchor of the surrounding community that held the vibrancy and spirit of a modest but not tawdry streetscape and streetlife a village Things have changed there was once that inexpensive Jewish named supermarket or some such next door maybe that has long since been replaced I ve now been a culinary critic for about those 35 years The Mayflower existed I ve eaten at and written about the world s top restaurants like elBulli and El Celler de Can Roca in Catalunya and at some of Ottawa s finest but I still liked heading to The Mayflower steadfast to what they knew and how to do it

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/ottawa/2013/11/05/image-moment-mayflower/ (2015-11-17)
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  • Ottawa food truck roundup - Spacing Ottawa
    selection of sandwiches wraps and salads Name Chow Down Location Woodroffe and Richmond Road Westboro Specialties Spring rolls rice rolls and curry with lemon grass toast Be sure to save room for a sweet egg waffle to top off your meal Name Mr Churritos Location Corner of Sparks and O Connor Sparks Street Specialties Churros a sweet Latin inspired fried pastry coated in cinnamon sugar Crunchy on the outside warm and soft on the inside Delicious Name Golden Fries The Grilled Cheeserie Location Jeanne d Arc Boulevard North Orleans Booth Street LeBreton Flats Specialties You guessed it Grilled cheese and fries And the best part is you can now get both in one location Name Streat Gourmet Location Various locations downtown check the website for daily spot Specialties Pan seared walleye roasted butternut squash soup and dark chocolate coconut and date cookies Très gourmet Name Angry Dragonz Location Gloucester and Lyon Downtown Specialties Asian fusion fast Be sure to try some of the spicy tofu or chicken Panang Name Urban Cowboy Location Bank and Glen Old Ottawa South Specialties Traditional Texan street food focusing on sustainable agriculture and aquaculture Everything from taco cones to a Belcher Burger with sides such as mac n cheese Name Dosa Location Dundonald Park Centretown Specialties Dosas A South Indian gluten free crepe filled with a variety of vegetable and sauce combinations and served warm with sambar chutneys and plantain chips A little taste of India in Ottawa Name The Merry Dairy Location Use their handy app to track this truck which is truly mobile Specialties Handmade frozen custard served in a cone a dish or a pint to go and toped with sauces sprinkles and or chocolate chips Name Stone Soup Foodworks Location Marie Curie Drive University of Ottawa Specialties Seasonal local soups in

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/ottawa/2013/10/02/ottawa-food-truck-roundup/ (2015-11-17)
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