Have your say on the NCC's Plan for Sir George-Étienne Cartier Park!

CLICK HERE to read the current NCC Draft Plan.

May 27, 2024

The National Capital Commission (NCC) is in the final round of public engagement for its new Plan for Sir George-Étienne Cartier Park, which extends along the riverfront from Rideau Hall at Princess Avenue to the west, to the end of the parkway at St. Joseph Boulevard to the east.  The park includes the parkway, pathways, trails, national cultural institutions and green spaces.

Declared a Heritage River in 2016, the Ottawa River has "a history of some 8,000 years of human use and shoreline occupation" states the NCC. 

The plan includes defining the long-term vision that will guide the park's conservation, enhancement and sustainable management going forward.

The goals of the plan:

  • Protect a healthy natural environment
  • Promote safe and continuous access to the park and the river
  • Celebrate the heritage, culture and diversity of the riverfront corridor
  • Create diverse and engaging park experiences

The Park, which includes the riverfront area directly north of Rothwell Heights, is one of the many assets of our neighbourhood. 

CLICK HERE to read the current NCC Draft Plan.  

CLICK HERE for NCC Video footage of the Park on YouTube. 

Visit the NCC website page for more information, and SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS on the final draft by June 6, 2024. 






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