Survey will provide input on the future of retail cannabis stores in Ottawa

6 11 2018

From the City of Ottawa


Survey will provide input on the future of retail cannabis stores in Ottawa

October 25, 2018
Announcements and Events

Ottawa residents are invited to complete a survey, available on beginning today, to express their views on whether cannabis retail stores should be allowed in Ottawa.

Residents have from October 25 until November 7 to complete the survey. Paper copies are also available at the City’s Client Service Centres.

The Province of Ontario has created a framework to permit retail cannabis stores to operate in Ontario beginning April 1, 2019. This is in addition to online sales of cannabis through the Ontario Cannabis Store.

Municipalities in Ontario have until January 22, 2019 to decide whether to allow cannabis retail stores to operate within their boundaries.

The results of these online and paper surveys will help inform City Council in its consideration of whether to allow cannabis retail stores to operate in Ottawa.

For more information on the impacts of cannabis legalization in Ottawa, please visit and is external).

For information on the legal framework for recreational cannabis, please visit the Government of Canada(link is external) and the Province of Ontario(link is external).

More information can be found here:




Richmond Rd at Churchill Ave: Intersection Improvements

31 05 2018

From the city. Please see the attached poster for additional information.

Richmond at Churchill Location

WHO:           The Contractor, TBD., will perform the construction work for the City of Ottawa.

WHY:            The purpose of this project is to enhance pedestrian safety and accessibility and to minimize conflicts within the intersection. Transit priority measures are also being implemented as part of the work.

WHAT:         The construction work will consist of all new sidewalks and traffic signals in conformance with Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) standards in each quadrant of the intersection. The sidewalk in the north-west and south-west quadrants will be widened to enhance pedestrian facilities and to provide traffic calming within the intersection. The existing bus bay on the north side of Richmond Road will be removed and the impacted parking spaces near the existing bus stop location will be relocated just west of the existing bus stop. The Contractor will be expected to stage work to maintain access to buildings as work is completed.

WHEN:         The construction is planned to commence at the end of May, early June 2018 and will be completed by end of August 2018.

WHERE:        Construction is expected to be limited to within 100m of the Richmond Road/Churchill Avenue Intersection.

May 2018 – ISD17-5106 Intersection Improvements Richmond at Churchill – EN


City of Ottawa: Planning and Development Newsletter

4 05 2018

City of Ottawa
Planning and Development

May is Bike to Work Month!
Bike to Work Month Ottawa After a long and grueling winter, we think it is finally safe to say, spring is here!

Just in time for Bike to Work Month, and whether you’re a new or experienced cyclist, sign up to pledge to bike to work for the chance to win awesome prizes! It is free, fun and easy to join!

You can help plan your route by using the City of Ottawa Cycling Map to find cycling paths and routes that will make your trip comfortable and convenient.
Walk the city you love
Lace up those shoes because there are over 50 free Jane’s Walks scheduled to explore on May 5 and 6.

Never heard of Jane’s Walk? Jane’s Walk a pedestrian-focused event inspired by Jane Jacobs, that’s about getting close to your city, getting out and observing, meeting your neighbours, discovering new areas of the city, and learning about the urban landscape, streetscape, buildings, parks, public art and monuments.

Visit Jane’s Walk Ottawa-Gatineau to look up the scheduled walks.

City building at its best! A look back at 2017
Cover of the Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development HighlightsAll you have to do is look around—the City of Ottawa is developing at an impressive rate! The story of the city’s development successes is displayed in the 2017 accomplishments, available on

“I’m honoured to lead a great team of city staff who champion the city building agenda. We are responsible for all aspects—from planning and delivering growth opportunities and infrastructure, to managing city assets, to fostering economic prosperity. Working together with residents, we look forward to creating new spaces and places for a liveable Ottawa”, says Stephen Willis, General Manager, Planning Infrastructure and Economic Development.

Accessibility during construction
Construction season is quickly approaching and the City wants you to know that mobility through construction sites is important to us.

Section 2.11 of the City of Ottawa Accessibility Design Standards is dedicated to accessibility during construction. Accessibility during construction ensures the provision of a safe and accessible path of travel for all pedestrians through and/or around the construction site.

The standards ensure that pedestrians with disabilities, as well as those with increased mobility needs (parents with strollers and/or young children, pedestrians using canes, walkers, or wheelchairs, etc.), are accommodated either through or around a construction site.

If you have any questions or require additional information, please email
Did you know? is full of all kinds of planning, development and infrastructure information for residents to keep informed and follow projects in neighbourhoods around the city. Visit and find out more about:

The city’s land use plan referred to as the Official Plan
The Development Application tool – click and search anywhere in the city to read about active and upcoming development applications
How planning works – watch our YouTube video I Saw the Sign!
How community plans and studies guide local development
Development information for residents – learn how to get involved in the development application process
New park developments in your community, and
Heritage conservation – Identifying and protecting heritage properties, the grant program and changes to heritage property information Insert your new text here
Got a story idea? Something you’d like to share? Send your idea or article to
Get involved at an upcoming event
May 5
Open House: 99 Fifth Ave Zoning
Fifth Ave Court, 99 Fifth Ave
9:30 am to 12 pm
For more info:

May 17
Open House:
Brian Coburn Blvd. Extension and Cumberland Transitway Westerly – Alternate Corridor
Blackburn Hamlet Community Hall,
190 Glen Park Drive, 6 to 9 pm,
Presentation at 7 pm
For more info:

May 31
Open House:
Minto 2450 Portobello/ 2605 Tenth Line
Aquaview Community Centre,
318 Aquaview Dr.
6:30 to 8 pm
For more info:

Notice of Public Meeting: 403 Tweedsmuir Avenue

14 02 2018

From the City of Ottawa’s Planning Department:

The applicant and the Councillor’s office have scheduled an Open House meeting on Thursday February 22, 2018, to discuss the proposed rezoning application to allow for the future redevelopment of 403 Tweedsmuir Avenue into a six storey mixed-use apartment and hotel.

All members of the public are invited to attend.

When: Thursday February 22, 2018 from 6:30pm-8:30pm

Where: 190 Richmond Road, Real Canadian Superstore Test Kitchen (upstairs)

The applicant’s team will be providing display boards with various images of the proposal and members of the applicant team will be circulating the room to answer any questions about the proposal.

The notice prepared by the applicant is attached.

403 Tweedsmuir – notice of public meeting

Working Together to Stop Graffiti: City of Ottawa Graffiti and Mural Program

11 02 2018
Working Together to Stop Graffiti: City of Ottawa Graffiti and Mural Program
When graffiti is placed on public or private property, it is considered vandalism and it is against the law. The City of Ottawa has a program  to address graffiti vandalism and to provide a clean and welcoming community for all residents, businesses and visitors.  The sooner graffiti is reported, the sooner it can be removed, reducing the likelihood of recurrence by as much is 85%.
To report graffiti in your neighbourhood, call the city’s service line at 311 or complete the form available online.
Links to the city’s website and additional information on controlling graffiti can be found here.

Register to Speak: Rochester Field Development Zoning

21 01 2018

From Councillor Jeff Leiper:

City staff to recommend Rochester Field development zoning

I have made clear my disappointment that staff recommend approving a zoning and Official Plan amendment for Rochester Field giving the NCC the ability to develop a portion of the land along Richmond Road. If approved, it would cluster development on Richmond and rob the community of the promised green corridor through that greenspace. Read the report and my summary here. It is slated to be debated by Planning Committee on January 23. I hope that many of the ward’s residents will consider coming out Tuesday to speak to the item. Anyone can address the Planning Committee for five minutes. The meeting starts at 9:30, and this is the first item, so speakers should begin shortly after the meeting begins.


When: January 23 at 9:30 am.

Where: Champlain Room, City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa

If you wish to speak to the Committee: Please call the Committee Coordinator, Melanie Duffenais at 613-580-2424, extension 20113 in advance of the meeting and preferably, by at least 4:30 p.m. on the day before the meeting.

Additional information needed to register can be found in the attached document.

Rochester Field – B. Finlay – Letter




Zoning By-law Amendment for 398 – 406 Roosevelt Avenue

18 01 2018

From the City of Ottawa:

Zoning By-law Amendment for 398 – 406 Roosevelt Avenue

This is to advise you that the Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department has received an application for a Zoning By-law Amendment at 398, 402, and 406 Roosevelt Avenue to permit the redevelopment of the site for a six-storey mixed use building. The proposed development includes two commercial units, 35 residential condominium units, an underground parking garage with 23 parking spaces, and a rear surface parking lot with nine spaces.

An on-site sign will be posted shortly, and all community groups registered in this area will receive the full circulation package in the mail within the coming weeks. Details about the proposal will also be available on by searching under application number D02-02-17-0125.

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