"The announcement of a potential partnership between the City of Ottawa and the federal government to build a new central library is perhaps the most exciting news about capital development since the city abandoned its small-town tendencies to embrace light rail two decades years ago.
Standout cities often use major projects such as museums, libraries and galleries to create a buzz and redefine themselves. Spanish regional city Bilbao stamped its mark on the world with its stunning Guggenheim museum. Canadian cities such as Halifax and Calgary have made splashes of their own, but it has never been clear whether Ottawa could do the same with its new central library.
Now we can dream." Read more