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Rideau/Arts Precinct Public Realm Plan

The Rideau/Arts Precinct is an area in downtown Ottawa undergoing enormous change due to Ottawa's O-Train Confederation Line construction, the revitalization of the Rideau Shopping Centre, the Ottawa Art Gallery and Arts Court Expansion, the Convention Centre-Shaw Centre (built in 2011), continuous investment on the University of Ottawa campus, and ongoing residential and commercial development.

The City of Ottawa will use this plan to guide the implementation of improvements to the public realm. The public realm reflects a high quality urban streetscape consistent with the precinct's critical role as a zone of connectivity between some of Ottawa's most important destinations.

The study area roughly encompasses the area from Rideau Street to Laurier Avenue and from Colonel By Drive to Waller Street.

Precinct Plan describes the recommended improvements to the Rideau Street public realm [PDF 9 MB ]