Awards & Recognitions

The Downtown Rideau Board of Management is proud to be an award-winning organization recognized for the work it has done on behalf of its members and community:

2017

Key Partnership Award from the Ontario Association of Art Galleries for partnership with the Ottawa Art Gallery on the gallery’s Le pARTy and On The Rocks events.

2017

Certificate of Merit from the International Downtown Association in the category of Events and Programming for the Downtown Rideau Mural Boxes Art Exhibit Tour.

2016

Distinguished Service Award to Peggy DuCharme from the International Downtown Association (IDA) for her many service on the IDA board.

2015

Merit Award from the International Downtown Association in the category of Public Space for Rideau Street FXpoles.

2013

Tourism Partnership of the Year Award from Ottawa Tourism in partnership with the National Capital Commission for bringing Chill FactorGet out of the Cold, and into the Chill! to life during Winterlude. Chill Factor presented a “cool” collection of high fashion, cuisine and culture that took the edge off winter and put it centre stage in the Fashion, Arts & Theatre District.

2012

Business Recognition Award from the Council for the Arts in Ottawa for firmly establishing Downtown Rideau as the Arts and Entertainment District of Ottawa and being a vital link between business and culture.

2012

Certificate of Recognition from Ottawa City Council on the 30th Anniversary of the Downtown Rideau Business Improvement Area.

2010

Events & Programming Merit Award from the International Downtown Association for Summer Fling Festival and Dinner & Show promotion.

2009

Award of Distinction from the International Downtown Association for The Underpass program.

2009

Community Safety Award from Crime Prevention Ottawa for The Underpass program.

2008

Certificate of Appreciation from the Ottawa Arts Court Foundation in recognition of efforts towards the development of the arts and theatre district and exception level of partnership and support.