Streetscape Strategic Plan

Our long-term vision for St-Joseph Boulevard

The BIA has a long-term plan for St-Joseph and our district, and we would love to share it with you. Drafted in 2010, it still holds true today and into the future.

What is a Streetscape Plan?

This plan is meant to:

  • articular the vision for the future
  • encourage and enhance a vibrant district
  • set out priorities, or areas we could start
  • look at opportunities for redevelopment in the district
  • encourage both public and private sector to coordinate efforts to help make this vision a reality.

Click here to see our Streetscape Strategic Plan


Streetscape & Beautification

We are committed to continuous improvements to make our district more walkable and bike friendly, to keeping it clean and safe.. We welcome you to share our vision of developing the district in a way that attracts you, the people that make our community so vibrant.

 Traffic Box Vinyl Wrap Program

(NEW in 2017) As part of the City of Ottawa’s Vinyl Wrap Program, the Heart of Orléans BIA will wrap all 13 traffic control boxes located within the district. The design will be a creative application of the the Orléans BIA branding, subject to the City’s design guidelines for vinyl wraps. The brand concept was developed by Greenmelon Inc, an Ottawa-based design firm that has been nationally and internationally recognized for their work in graphic design.

Graffiti Removal Program.

 The BIA invests $10,200 annually to remove graffiti from commercial buildings, fencing, dumpsters, etc., within the district.

Cleaning the Capital

(Started in 2015). An annual event to bring the community together to help clean the BIA district. In 2016, approximately 45 people participated.

The GLAD Cleaning the Capital campaign is a citywide cleanup that occurs in the spring and fall of every year. Residents come together as a community and combine efforts to make our city clean and green. Cleaning the Capital is an exciting way for residents to foster community pride by cleaning up their parks, bus stops, woodlots, ravines, shorelines and pathways, while enjoying the outdoors and ensuring that Ottawa stays clean, green, and graffiti and litter-free.

Seasonal Lighting Program

(NEW in 2016). The BIA invested over $24K in seasonal LED lights for St-Joseph Boulevard.

Banner and Signage Program.

The BIA pays for and installs over 80 banners along the district, and 4 gateway signs. These will be converted to the new BIA brand in the next months.

Historical Plaque Program

(Established 2014). In collaboration with SFOPHO, the BIA has installed 30 plaques, 27 within the BIA, that showcase the history of the district and what Orleans looked like in the 1950s. The BIA is responsible for the installation and ongoing maintenance of the plaques.

Communities in Bloom Program

(NEW in 2016). The BIA is creating a new CiB committee, to help beautify the district, and is soliciting involvement by schools, seniors groups, gardening groups, community associations, and local businesses.

The Heart of Orléans BIA has started a planter program in 2017. For only $89+ Tax BIA membership will receive a planter with low maintenance plants and flowers, for you and your customers to enjoy all summer long. We have partnered with J.A Laporte Flowers and Nursery in Orléans to bring you this offer. It is one way the BIA is working to beautify the district.

Orders are now closed but we will be back in 2018.