McLeod: Ottawa’s ‘flex space’ stretched by automobile overuse

What’s flex space, you may ask? Basically, it’s a type of shared street space. If the city feels that there’s not enough space to accommodate all uses of a street—or that demand is not consistent enough to devoting space to a specific use 24/7—they’ll deem some of the space “flex space”. It’s like multi-use space, though usually only one use can happen at a time.

New design chosen for Memorial to the Victims of Communism

A new design has been chosen for the Memorial to the Victims of Communism in Ottawa. The project, once mired in controversy thanks to a previous dark, Brutalist design and the then-Conservative government’s plan to plop it down on the Supreme Court of Canada’s lawn, now features a less bleak look.

National Gallery of Canada opening new photography exhibits Friday

The National Gallery of Canada is launching two new photography exhibits Friday. The first, called simply Photography in Canada 1960-2000, takes a wide-angle look at 40 years of work by Canada’s leading photographers, including Edward Burtynsky, Suzy Lake, Jeff Wall and Angela Grauerholz. “The variety, width and breadth of photographic culture in Canada is extraordinary,”…