ReImagine Ottawa Update

October 28th, 2021


Tomorrow at 5 p.m: Join Joel Harden’s Rally for DemocracyJoel is determined to continue to fight for a change of site for the Civic Hospital site. Location: Queen Juliana Park at Preston & Carling (where the 4-storey, 5-acre, 2,500-car garage will go). More information.

October 31: Take a Walk Among the Trees

A Hallowe’en day special that offers three unique one-hour walks on the Experimental Farm: 10:00 a.m.

  • Forest Therapy Walk with Andrea Prazmowski 12:00 p.m.
  • Woodswalk Sing with Maura Volante 1:00 p.m.
  • The Hidden Gifts of Trees with Jen Neate

For map and info:  JTreeKeeler@ gmail

Sunday, November 21: TREE SONGS

22:00 p.m. Eastern: 

Twenty-five FREE locally-organized concerts across Canada in Honour of Trees
4:00 p.m. Eastern: National wrap-up concert  

Hundreds of musicians, poets and visual artists from across the country will present songs, poems and images they have created as a way of encouraging people to celebrate and protect trees. All concerts will be streamed live; some will have an in-person option.  

Artists who want to participate:  Chris White at

Setbacks but the fight continues  

It was no surprise that Planning & Heritage Committee and Council decisions approved the Master Site Plan. The NCC board also approved. Our second call for an inquiry by Ottawa’s integrity commissioner was turned down.
Undaunted, our next steps are: 

  •  speaking to provincial decision makers about hospital costs (which are severely underestimated) and financing
  • lobbying for a full environmental impact assessment and risk analysis

 If you have an interest in either of these initiatives, let us know.

The Petition

We now have close to 6,000 signatures calling for an investigation into the site change from Tunney’s to Dow’s/Farm.

Worthy of note

Watch for news about the PM’s visit to the Netherlands en route to COP26. We have alerted Dutch media about paving over Queen Juliana Park and European media about the climate crisis in his hometown. 

We need your help!

We are a tiny group that would welcome a small contribution of your time. Contact Ioana Cosma if you can spare an hour (or more!) a week.

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All the best from ReImagine Ottawa,