Imagine it’s a City: Wellington West and the Power of Local Imagination
The stage in Parkdale Park, with Parkdale Market in the background.
What if Wellington West—the commercial district that includes Wellington Village and Hintonburg—weren’t just a small part of our giant post-amalgamation “Frankencity” of Ottawa, but instead was itself a city with a small local government accountable to local citizens. What if that city had the power to manage its own budget, infrastructure, and plan its public spaces without worrying about the complicated web of jurisdictions that currently shape (and distort) our local imaginations? How would it be different?
Join long time Jane’s Walk leader, community activist, and more recently, Executive Director of the Wellington West Business Improvement Area for this fun, thought provoking, but entirely a-political, walk through his favourite Ottawa place.