Streetside Spots

Streetside spots are small outdoor spaces created by temporarily re-purposing on-street parking from April 1 – Oct 31. Streetside spots contribute to a vibrant and liveable community while sharing the right of way space with pedestrians of all abilities, cyclists and drivers.

Streetside spots can take one of three forms:

  • Streetside parklet – a public space that may contain such elements as seating, shading, bike parking, or games table.
  • Streetside patio – a private space reserved for patrons of a café, restaurant, or bar that does not have an existing patio.
  • Streetside vending stall – an outdoor business space for the sale of merchandise.

The City will only consider streetside spots at locations which satisfy all the following:

  • On a street with a speed limit of 50 km/h or less.
  • At a location where parking is allowed at all times. The lane cannot be a moving traffic lane at any time of the day.
  • At a location that does not have a ground floor outdoor patio and does not have the opportunity for one.

The applicant is responsible for all costs including, but not limited to, application submission, permits, insurance, licences, construction, installation, maintenance, and removal. For more information, watch our video or review the Submission requirements and Standards .

Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. on February 15, 2016. 

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If you still have problems,  e-mail StreetSideSpots@ottawa.ca and we will send you the pdf.  

If you are unsure if your location qualifies or you have questions, e-mail StreetSideSpots@ottawa.ca or contact Amy Falkner at 613-580-2424 ext. 27913 or Norma Strachan at 613-580-2424, ext. 23468.

 

The Neighbourhood Connection Office

The Neighbourhood Connection Office (NCO) helps residents and community groups work together on small-scale projects that make their neighbourhoods more liveable, vibrant, healthy and beautiful. It could be things like making streets more walkable, revitalizing a park, or artistic initiatives such as street painting.

Whatever kinds of projects your neighbourhood wants to do, the NCO is all about connecting you to the things you need.

For great ideas, tools and resources to make your neighbourhood more liveable, be sure to check out our ‘do-it-yourself’ Toolkit, and consider applying to our Better Neighbourhoods Program!