Posted October 17, 2018 11:50:56 Ottawa city councillors will decide this week whether to put an end to the outdoor music at Parliament Hill on Parliament Avenue.
In a recent report, city staff recommended restricting outdoor concerts and festivals to Mondays and Wednesdays.
The city has since received two requests for permission to hold a large outdoor concert at the same time as a large indoor concert.
It is also expected that Ottawa City Council will vote in favour of the changes on Wednesday.
The music is not being played in Ottawa on the weekends because of the busy schedule, city manager John Cates said.
“It’s a very popular event and people come for that, so I think we have to do what we think is right,” he said.
If council approves the change, concerts would have to be played on Mondays and Thursdays.
He also said that the city is working with Ottawa’s entertainment district to make sure all concerts are held on the same days.
“We’re not going to allow people to set up a show on a Monday and not pay attention to their friends and families because we’re going to have to have a very, very strict curfew,” he added.
The proposed changes will take effect in early 2019.
If approved, Ottawa will have to make some changes to the concerts and events it offers to its residents.
It will have one of the largest indoor concerts on the Hill, and it will no longer be allowed to hold events outdoors on Wednesday, Oct. 21.
If Ottawa wants to add more concerts or festivals to the Hill in the future, it will have two options, Cates explained.
“Either you can make it a limited outdoor event, or you can take it further and do more events outside.
You could do it the traditional way, you could do more shows outdoors on Fridays and Saturdays and more festivals on Mondays.”
He also explained that the current plan is for Ottawa to be able to offer an outdoor concert on the main Ottawa Mall on Mondays, Wednesseas and Fridays, but that the City will have the option to do more concerts outside.
The Ottawa City of Ottawa has a very limited number of outdoor concerts to offer to its citizens each year.
In the past, the concerts have been on Thursdays and Saturdays, and there are no other concerts in Ottawa that are scheduled on Mondays or Tuesdays.
Ottawa City Councillor Brian Masse, who is a member of the Ottawa City entertainment district, said he was “absolutely thrilled” with the city’s decision.
“This is a very big, big deal,” he told CBC News.
“I’m thrilled that the council has agreed to this.”
Ottawa City Manager John CATES said the council will vote Wednesday on whether to change the way outdoor concerts are played in Parliament Hill.
“As part of our commitment to the public, our festivals and outdoor music have grown and we will continue to grow and grow, so we have some opportunities for this,” he wrote in an email to CBC News on Wednesday night.
The City Council also approved a motion in June 2018 that said the city would not play outdoor music unless it is for the sole purpose of holding a concert or event on Parliament.
Ottawa has played outdoor music since at least the mid-1800s, when the city played a large concert on Parliament Street on the Ottawa River.
In 1883, Parliament Hill was designated the “National Theatre” for a short period of time.
The name changed to Parliament Hill in 1925, when it was renamed Ottawa.