LeBreton Flats Interim Improvements Design Workshop

LeBreton Flats Interim Improvements Design Workshop
LeBreton Flats Interim Improvements Design Workshop
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On Tuesday, May 13, 2014, the National Capital Commission (NCC) held a workshop with interest groups and community associations in order to develop interim improvements to lands in the LeBreton Flats area adjacent to the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway and Wellington Street.

The workshop’s purpose was to create a concept that improves public access to the site, while the NCC continues to work on a long-term vision for LeBreton Flats, alongside other projects in the area.

The ideas and themes suggested by participants helped in the development of three concepts:

  • Homage: Celebrating the distinctive story of LeBreton Flats and its industrial / pulp and paper, working-class heritage, through landscape memories, interpretive displays, art, and site animation.

  • Pimisi Gateway: A bold landforming technique known as “land art,” integrated with artistic floral and water elements to celebrate the Algonquin nation’s cultural symbol Kichisippi pimisi (American eel), while strengthening the gateway experience and the green capital image.

  • Capital Art-scape: Creative placemaking expressed through innovative public art forms, urban eclectic art, historical references, community art programs and interactive site animation.

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