Ottawa architect’s plan for revitalizing ByWard Market

November 6, 2018

A report by Architects DCA calls for a pedestrian-friendly ByWard Market in Ottawa. Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons[1]
A report by Architects DCA calls for a pedestrian-friendly ByWard Market in Ottawa.
Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Architects DCA[2] is on a mission. It wants to redesign Ottawa’s ByWard Market[3] and bring it up to the standards of world-renowned destinations like Vancouver’s Granville Market, Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade, and Boston’s Fanueil Market.

Architects DCA has conducted a self-directed research and created design report[4] on the market. Key themes include vehicular dependence, the importance of density, and numerous examples of similar public places. The report “ByWard Market Study – Reclaiming City Streets for People” provides a three-phase approach to maximizing the potential of the historic landmark.

According to a report[5] in Ottawa Citizen, Dreessen proposes closing some streets as a trial and removing the surface parking.

“I firmly believe the ByWard Market can once again be a vibrant, bustling public space that is a draw for tourists and locals alike”, says Toon Dreessen, president of Architects DCA. “But in order to be successful, political will and a deep public commitment to a less automobile-centred environment is vital.”

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: https://www.constructioncanada.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/opener-1.jpg
  2. Architects DCA: https://www.architectsdca.com/
  3. ByWard Market: http://byward-market.com/en/home/
  4. report: https://www.architectsdca.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/ByWard-Market-Study-Reclaiming-City-Streets-for-People.pdf
  5. report: https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/local-architect-pitches-dream-vision-for-byward-market-with-more-focus-on-pedestrians

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