Historically, times of public health crisis have propelled architecture and urban design in innovative new directions. Here in Ottawa, the spaces that had to close during at various times during this pandemic were also those that helped to produce our urban public life. Street front retailers have been particular hard hit. Re-envisioning how we can again use these spaces safely and contemplating what the future of main street might look like has become a universal design priority. What is the future of physical retail in Ottawa? How might trends emerging in other cities land here in Ottawa? How will the future of physical retail impact “main street” here in Ottawa? What market trends should we anticipate in considering street front retail in future development? Join us for a round table discussion.