What People are Saying

Over the past several years, thousands of Canadians from across the country have provided their ideas to help us shape the Plan for Canada’s Capital. Browse some of these below.

I wish you had well lighted and maintained bike paths to the outskirts of the city east and west and south so commuters enjoy them as well.

What we really need to become a world class region is a multi-functional ring road system joined by a world class bridge over the Ottawa.

Fix the Rideau Canal so it can keep its World Heritage designation and be a source of pride for Ottawa for the next 50 years.

Plant trees, lots of them and diverse species to avoid the pest problems we are suffering now.

A four season, maintained Confederation Boulevard protected bike lane loop connecting Ottawa and Gatineau

I would greatly appreciate it if lights could be installed along the pathways to improve safety for all users.

Turn Nepean Point into an outdoor amphitheater with a stage on the water.

I suggest we opt for a Zero Waste Ottawa! …summer festivals and winter festivals are great... but what about the waste? …Let’s make our city and events all green: compostable packaging for food trucks and coffee places, refundable bottles on festival premises, and even compost toilets!

How about a network of accessible, open, architecturally beautiful and ecologically sustainable public toilets?…GottaGo!

Sparks Street is the perfect place to create a truly Canadian winter destination, … heated outdoor patios, log fireplaces, places where you can sit down and have some warm winter drinks and snacks …buildings should be painted brighter and made more welcoming for the Winter months.

The NCC and this capital, both of which are situated on unceded and unsurrendered Algonquin territory, should find ways to collaborate and learn from Algonquin peoples on how to care for the land. …means raising awareness of whose territory we are on.

…rooftop gardens, solar/electric energy, etc.. and then market Ottawa as a Green destination.

At least one of the plans you choose include a playground. As a family with young kids, this is something we always look for when visiting other cities.