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Sparks Street Mall Authority

Our mandate is to maintain Sparks Street as an attractive destination encompassing local and national culture by offering:

  • An exciting community mix that works collectively, is diverse, combining financial institutions, restaurants, shops, services, entertainment and more

  • An outdoor environment where pedestrians have priority – an oasis away from traffic, a meeting space that provides a unique experience for families, tourists and business people

  • Streetscape improvement and other amenities: Providing for more pedestrian-friendly lighting, signage, street furniture, planters, banners and sidewalk treatment 

  • An attractive destination that reflects local and national culture and heritage with historically significant and beautiful architecture, views to Parliament Hill and cultural landmarks   

  • A hub that connects downtown Ottawa – convenient and accessible, linking cultural centres and residential areas with hotels, retail, entertainment and dining destinations    and residential areas of Ottawa Centre and beyond

Sparks Street Mall Authority Staff

Kevin McHale
Executive Director

Christine Rozak

Economic Development Director 

Meghan Page

Social Media and Administrator Coordinator

Bob Rumscheidt

Event and Site Logistics Manager

Sparks Street Mall Authority Board of Directors:

Board Chair:  Court Curry

Manager, Right of Way, Heritage and Urban Design , City of Ottawa


Daniel Hayston

Owner, Le Moulin de Provence KD


Nathalie Roy-Patenaude

Director, Real Estate Management | National Capital Commission 

Michael Swan
Assistant Vice President, Morguard

Maxime Neelakantan

​Director, Owner-Investor (Portfolio and Asset Management)
Public Services and Procurement Canada

Ariel Troster

Councillor, Somerset Ward, City of Ottawa

Sparks Street Mall Authority Agendas and Meetings

2023 2024

* Combined Board Meeting   

** Minutes Pending Approval


Meeting will be held in person unless otherwise stated.
Meetings are 1-1.5 hours in length depending on the agenda.

All previous minutes can be accessed at the Sparks Street Office.

Members and public are welcome to attend and observe a meeting.  To participate in the meeting or bring forth an item of discussion, members can request to be put on the agenda within five business days prior to the scheduled meeting date. Contact the Executive Director if you wish to observe or participate in a board meeting –

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