City of Ottawa: Planning and Development Newsletter

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:

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