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Rideau Corridor Landscape

  1. 1. Landscape Character Assessment & Planning & Management Recommendations Ontario East Municipalities Conference September 12, 2012 www.rcls-sacr.ca
  2. 2. Outline – Challenges • Study area? • Public input: what matters? • Characterize diverse landscape? • Public input: “Visual Preference”? • Can we plan/manage this corridor?
  3. 3. Landscape Character Assessment (LCA) • identify the features that give a locality its sense of place and pinpoints what makes it different from neighbouring areas
  4. 4. Landscape Character Assessment (LCA) POP QUIZ!
  5. 5. Quiz Answers 1.NASHVILLE 2.LAS VEGAS 3.SHANZAI, CHENGDU
  6. 6. experience of the World Heritage Site is The not only the site itself but the broader landscape in which the site is experienced.
  7. 7. 1. Study Area? • “Viewshed” analysis – Mapping of topography and vegetation Parks Canada: – Visibility test to determine views into and from the canal • Based on 4 to 5 metres above canal high water mark elevation
  8. 8. 2. Public Input: What Matters? Diverse & passionate citizens • We need your input! • What do you think are the unique areas in the Rideau Canal corridor?
  9. 9. Workshop / Atelier de consultation (2) Important area for: Lieux importants au niveau: • Heritage/culture - Red • Patrimonial / culturel – Rouge • • Tourism/economy – Blue • Du tourisme / de l’économie - Bleu • downtown centreville
  10. 10. Workshop / Atelier de consultation (3) Important area for: Lieux importants au niveau: • Nature/recreation – Green • Naturel/ récréatif – Vert • Other - Yellow • Autres - Jaune marina chez nous
  11. 11. Workshop / Atelier de consultation (4) Important area for: Lieux importants au niveau: • Views to/from the canal - Purple • Points d’observation du canal - Mauve Murphy’s Point Murphy’s Point
  12. 12. Workshop / Atelier de consultation (5) Please put your sticky notes directly on Veuillez apposer vos étiquettes sur les the maps… cartes…
  13. 13. Please join our Flickr group! / Joignez-vous à notre groupe Flickr! >> Follow the link at www.rcls-sacr.ca
  14. 14. 3. Characterize Diverse Landscape? Canal is 202 km in length • 4 Geographic Sectors & • 4 Secteurs Géographiques & 9 Landscape Character Areas 9 Sites de caractérisation du based on: paysage basés sur: – Watershed divide (Upper Rideau – La séparation des bassins Lake) hydrographiques (lac Upper Rideau) – Evolution of the Canal – L’évolution du Canal – Landscape characteristics – Les caractéristiques du paysage
  15. 15. Landscape Character Areas / Sites de caractérisation du paysage 4 Geographic Sectors 4 Secteurs géographiques 1. Rideau Canal: Ottawa 1. Canal Rideau: Ottawa • Ottawa River to Hogs Back Lockstation • rivière des Outaouais au poste d’éclusage Hogs Back 2. North Sector: Rideau River 2. Secteur Nord: Rivière Rideau • Hogs Back Lockstation to Newboro • poste d’éclusage Hogs Back à Newboro • follows Rideau River which flows north-east from Upper Rideau Lake to Ottawa River • longe la rivière Rideau, qui coule en direction nord-est du Lac Rideau supérieur à la rivière 3. Tay Canal des Outaouais • constructed canal / dredged Tay River, extends 3. Canal Tay between Lower Rideau Lake and Perth • canal construit/dragage de la rivière Tay effectuée, 4. South Sector: Cataraqui River (Upper Rideau s’étend du lac Rideau inférieur jusqu’à Perth Lake to Kingston) 4. Secteur Sud: Rivière Cataraqui (du Lac Upper • follows Cataraqui River and system of natural and Rideau jusqu’à Kingston) flooded lakes • suit la rivière Cataraqui et le réseau hydrographique connexe. • flows south-west from end of Upper Rideau Lake to Lake Ontario • coule en direction sud-ouest du bout du lac Rideau supérieur au Lac Ontario
  16. 16. Landscape Character Areas
  17. 17. Landscape Character Units
  18. 18. 4. Public Input: “Visual Preference” • We need your input! 72 pictures • This visual preference survey will aid in identifying what landscape character types the public prefers 5 themes by polling respondents on a number of photographs representing different characteristic types of the corridor.
  19. 19. Audience Response Technology
  20. 20. Image #23 This picture represents what I like to see along the Rideau Corridor. Cette image représente ce que j'aime voir au long du corridor Rideau. 1. Disagree Totalement en désaccord 2. Somewhat disagree Partiellement en désaccord 3. Neutral Neutre 4. Somewhat Agree Partiellement d’accord 5. Agree Totalement d’accord
  21. 21. Image #24 This picture represents what I like to see along the Rideau Corridor. Cette image représente ce que j'aime voir au long du corridor Rideau. 33% 33% 1. Disagree Totalement en désaccord 25% 2. Somewhat disagree Partiellement en désaccord 3. Neutral Neutre 4. Somewhat Agree 8% Partiellement d’accord 5. Agree 0% Totalement d’accord 1 2 3 4 5
  22. 22. Rating 5.0 4.0 3.0 4.8 5.0 4.9 4.8 4.9 5.0 4.8 4.8 4.2 4.3 4.0 2.0 2.9 2.5 2.1 1.5 1.0 0.0 Image 28 Image 29 Image 30 Image 31 Image 32 Image 33 Image 34 Image 35 Image 36 Image 37 Image 38 Image 39 Image 40 Image 41 Image 42 Image 28 Image 29 Image 30 Image 31 Image 32 Image 33 Image 34 Image 35 Image 36 Image 37 Image 38 Image 39 Image 40 Image 41 Image 42
  23. 23. VPS On-line Survey • 310 surveys completed
  24. 24. Current Project Status  Information Scoping  Desk-Based Research  Field Evaluation and Visual Preference Survey Can we manage this corridor?  Planning & Management Recommendations – Reporting
  25. 25. Can we manage this corridor? • Yes! • Myriad of tools still to be explored  Policy, guidelines, by-laws / regulations, education, promotion, programming, investment, recognition… • Jurisdictions: federal / provincial / local • Key: continued strong partnership
  26. 26. Visit the website: www.rcls-sacr.ca
  27. 27. THANK YOU! / MERCI! Ontario East Municipalities Conference September 12, 2012 Rory Baksh, MCIP, RPP – Associate, Planning & Development rbaksh@dillon.ca 613.745.2213

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