Project 10: Accessible and enhanced shorelines and green spaces

Accessible and enhanced shorelines and green spaces

Working with local partners, the NCC will create the Sir John A. Macdonald Riverfront Park, a world-class offering of recreational, cultural and ecological amenities extending from LeBreton Flats westward to Mud Lake at Britannia. The NCC will redesign the landscape of Jacques-Cartier Park to improve river accesses, and develop other riverfront parklands to reimagine the flourishing river culture that once existed in the region. In partnership with Energy Ottawa, the NCC will create a new public park overlooking the Chaudières Falls, with the redevelopment of its generating station and the development project on Chaudières Island. The park, a place of special significance for the Algonquin Anishinabeg Nation, will include spaces for traditional ceremonial activity. A new pedestrian bridge will link the falls to the north shore and to Portageurs Park. The NCC will also improve accesses and amenities along the Rideau Canal and the Rideau River for recreational purposes, and will develop a riverfront park along the Sir George-Étienne Cartier Parkway.