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.