Cheeky new tourism campaign touts BeaverTails and other local attractions as it stokes city's friendly rivalry with Toronto and Montreal.
Marc Varadi's firm, Rimap Development, has a growing portfolio of projects in the capital that also includes another downtown hotel and an apartment highrise in Centretown.
Montreal's Rimap Development says it wants to convert the heritage building at 126 York St. into a 214-suite hotel and build a highrise with 280 apartment units beside it.
“You have great neighbourhoods, but nobody knows,” marketing guru says during presentation at online conference Friday.
Mid-rise building on Murray Street would include a drop-in centre, soup kitchen and 48 supportive housing units for chronically homeless residents.
Organization says already-thin profit margins in the beleaguered sector have been stretched to the breaking point during the pandemic.
Councillors gave a unanimous thumbs-up to the plan that would see pedestrian plazas set up along major streets and a “destination building” replace the Clarence Street parking garage.
Area could be an incubator for testing how to support small businesses in a post-COVID economy, creating the walkable, sustainable community we all aspire to – but city's new vision falls short.
Campaigns to benefit Shepherds of Good Hope, Ottawa Mission, Food Bank, Boys and Girls Club — and local business owners
According to a city report, the latest proposal aims to be a “roadmap” for reimagining the Market as a more walkable, less traffic-congested neighbourhood.