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Shipping container bistros popping up in 3 Ottawa parks

New, temporary patios will soon be set up on National Capital Commission land in the Glebe, downtown Ottawa and along the Ottawa River.

NCC managing a 2-year pilot project in Glebe, downtown and waterfront areas

Confederation Park in downtown Ottawa is one of three NCC-managed parks that will get a pop-up bistro run out of a shipping container this summer. (CBC)

New, temporary patios will soon be set up on National Capital Commission (NCC) land in the Glebe, downtown Ottawa and along the Ottawa River.

The three bistros are coming to Patterson Creek off the Rideau Canal, Confederation Park at the corner of Elgin Street and Laurier Avenue, and the Remic Rapids near Tunney's Pasture.

They're part of a two-year pilot project between the NCC and local restaurants. The kitchens will be set up inside repurposed shipping containers, and customers will sit outdoors.

Installation is expected to begin soon but no opening dates, menus or hours have been announced. The NCC said they won't stay open late into the night.

They're expected to operate until October.

Wine and pizza

Confederation Park's bistro is a pizza-centric partnership with DiVino Wine Studio on Preston Street, while the Patterson Creek location will have a French influence, the NCC said.

All three locations have a licence to serve wine and beer — Ottawa's Kichesippi Beer Company is listed as a partner.

The NCC is also a partner in two "taverns" on land it manages at Major's Hill Park and Rideau Falls off Sussex Drive.

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