The Downtown Rideau Business Improvement Area (DRBIA) DOES NOT OFFER a busking program.
A pilot busker program was tested in 2012. The results revealed that we require the City of Ottawa to create a bylaw that will enable us to continue to offer a busker program. Regretfully, we do not anticipate that this bylaw will be implemented in time for our summer 2013 program.
We thank you for your interest in a DRBIA Busker Program and encourage you to contact both the ByWard Market and Sparks Street Mall BIAs here in Ottawa, both of whom offer fantastic busking programs. They can be reached as follows:
ByWard Market BIA
Sparks Street Mall BIA