Ottawa city councillors have voted to reserve space for the organization devoted to bringing tourists to the capital at the prestigious office tower at 150 Elgin St.
© Kane Van Ee
Ottawa City Hall
The building’s owner, Morguard Properties, had originally agreed to reserve space for a concert hall in the office tower when it purchased the property from the city in 2004.
Plans for that fell through, however, so the city’s finance and economic development committee voted to instead use the space for Ottawa Tourism.
Staff recommended that organization, which operates largely from the money it collects from local hoteliers, use the space because it needed attractive offices to fulfill its mandate of bringing in money from outside the city.
It will now be up to the city to negotiate a lease to negotiate a lease at market rates.
Economic development plans for Orleans, Carling Avenue
A full meeting of city council has given approval to a plan that it hopes will see more businesses set up shop in Orleans and along a stretch of Carling Avenue.
City staff proposed last fall to offer tax breaks to encourage companies to move to those areas.