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Category: Art and Culture

City completes another milestone for Ottawa Art Gallery expansion and Arts Court redevelopment

Ottawa – A new milestone has been reached in the Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) expansion and Arts Court redevelopment project, a project that was approved by City Council in November 2013. A Request for Qualifications (RFQ) process, initiated on November 29, 2013 and which closed on February 7, 2014, has resulted in the selection of three shortlisted Respondent Teams from a collection of submissions received. “This is an exciting next step forward, working with our…
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City Council approves Arts Court redevelopment and Ottawa Art Gallery expansion

Ottawa – City Council today approved the Arts Court redevelopment and the Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) expansion, marking the culmination of a longstanding vision for a municipal arts centre for the visual, performing, literary and media arts and for the revitalization of Ottawa’s downtown. The $34-million capital project will include:  – a new and larger Ottawa Art Gallery;  – a new 250-seat multi-purpose and film screening room within the new OAG space  – a new…
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Report recommends Arts Court redevelopment and Ottawa Art Gallery expansion

Ottawa – In a report to be considered by the Finance and Economic Development Committee on November 5 and by City Council on November13, City staff are recommending a project for the redevelopment of Arts Court and expansion of the Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG). The proposed $34-million capital project is the culmination of a long-standing vision for a municipal arts centre for the visual, performing, literary and media arts and for the revitalization of Ottawa’s…
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Mayor Watson proclaims Franco-Ontarian Day in Ottawa

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson proclaimed Franco-Ontarian Day in Ottawa at a ceremony this morning to mark the 38th anniversary of the first raising of this emblem of the Franco-Ontarian community. Franco-Ontarian Flags were raised at 10 City locations but remain at half-mast to commemorate the victims of last week’s tragic collision between a train and a bus. “The flag represents the spirit of Francophone culture in Ontario which has a rich history in Ottawa,”…
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City Hall adds summer sizzle with free summer activities

Ottawa – The City has officially launched its free weekly summer programming at Ottawa City Hall’s Marion Dewar Plaza– providing programs for everyone, morning, noon and night. The free weekly programs, running now to August 27, range from physical fitness to dance and artisan markets to music. Each day holds a different series of morning, noon-hour and evening programs – which includes YM-YWCA Tuesday morning boot camps, and Wednesday evening’s outdoor salsa lessons and dancing.…
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