Good news: The City of Ottawa’s Planning Committee unanimously approved re-zoning for Village Square Park that will allow for a farmers’ market to operate starting this June.
Leading up to the meeting, city staff received 15 comments from the public about the re-zoning, with all in favour except for one. That may not sound like a lot of feedback, but it’s actually quite high for a relatively benign zoning change. Continue reading
Who knew starting up a farmers’ market would be so complicated?
The Ottawa Farmers’ Market — the group that runs the weekly market at Lansdowne Park — wants to bring a weekly market to Stittsville starting this spring. The plan is to bring a Friday market to Village Square Park (corner of Stittsville Main & Abbott) that would run from 12:00pm-6:00pm from June to October.
Let’s take out the crystal ball and look ahead at what 2017 may have in store for Stittsville…
CANADIAN TIRE CENTRE
Earlier this year we should hear from the Ottawa Senators about what they have in mind for Canadian Tire Centre once the Sens leave for Lebreton Flats. Last year, team owner Eugene Melnyk teased that the development would be an “entertainment-driven” transformation. Whatever it is, any change will have a major impact on Stittsville and Kanata for jobs, transportation and economic development. Continue reading
Lots of news out of tonight’s Stittsville Village Association (SVA) monthly meeting, including plans to bring a farmers’ market to Village Square Park next spring.
Sue Bird owns the old log building next to the park, and has been spearheading the efforts to start up a market along with help from a number of volunteers. Last weekend she launched a petition to demonstrate community support that now has over 300 signatures. Continue reading
UPDATE: Click here for more about the initiative to bring a farmers’ market to Stittsville…
Suzanne Bird, the owner of the old log building at Village Square Park, has launched a petition in support of a farmers’ market at Village Square Park: Continue reading