Category Archives: City of Ottawa

Notices and other information from the City of Ottawa that is of relevance to our neighbourhood.

Draft Official Plan Open House – September 29

On October 14th, a new Draft Official Plan for Ottawa will be presented to the Planning Committee. This Plan is substantially different in orientation from the current OP. It directs a major amount of intensification to the communities in Ottawa’s north end and will have a significant impact on how infill development will occur during the next 25 years. From across Ottawa, community groups and organisations came together to review the Draft OP. The attachments developed by this “People’s Official Plan” collaboration, outline the conclusions resulting from extensive analysis and provide a concise summary of what needs to change before a new OP will be ready for adoption.

As part of the public engagement process, Residents are invited to join City Staff at a Public Open House on September 29th at 6:30 p.m. to learn more about the new OP.

Please register for this meeting here.

Please submit your questions here.

Thanks, Heather

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Clearview and Island Park Drive Traffic Light News Update

From our city councillor Jeff Leiper’s newsletter today:

IPD/Clearview pedestrian crossing

With my apologies, I learned last week that the planned pedestrian crossing at Island Park Drive and Clearview will likely not be completed now until October. The schedule I’d previously been given saw it completed by Labour Day. It’s been asserted to me that some required parts are on back-order, which has not been uncommon due to the pandemic. I have expressed my extreme disappointment to our City Manager both at the lack of notice and further delay in this project, and the City is exploring ways to try to accelerate completion.

Curbside Garbage Collection Options

Subject: Curbside Garbage Collection Options – Public Engagement
Date: Sun, 15 Aug 2021 22:39:43 -0400
From: Heather Pearl <>

The City is asking for your views on several options being considered for curbside garbage collection. To find out more and to provide feedback, go to the Engage Ottawa website at where you can:

  • Respond to a survey (until September 12);
  • Post comments or questions to the website to obtain a public response; and/or,
  • Sign up to participate in one of several workshops over the coming weeks.

Thanks, Heather

Draft Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan – June 14

In case you’re interested in the city parks, there’s one consultation session via Zoom remaining and an online survey…

Subject: City of Ottawa Update No. 31 – Draft Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan // Mise à jour de la Ville d’Ottawa No. 31 – Plan directeur des infrastructures des parcs et des loisirs
Date: Tue, 8 Jun 2021 19:21:47 +0000
From: rec (recreation)-info / info-loisirs <>

Dear Community Partner,

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the second round of consultations on the Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan (the Plan).
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Clearview and Island Park Drive Traffic Light News

From our city councillor Jeff Leiper’s newsletter today:

Island Park/Clearview crossing

Last year, we’d been told that construction of the pedestrian crossing at Island Park Drive and Clearview was proceeding, but then the work was paused apparently because of covid-related supplier issues. Indications to my staff are now that work should proceed in May. We’re all impatient for that and I appreciate your patience.

Vaccination Booking for 80+

From Ottawa Public Health…

Bookings available now for eligible residents to receive the COVID-19 vaccine

Bookings are now available for COVID-19 vaccinations for some Ottawa residents. For more information, visit:

Pending vaccine availability, vaccinations will be rolled out in the coming weeks to more neighbourhoods where residents are at the greatest risk of COVID-19.

To confirm that you are eligible for vaccination, please visit Ottawa Public Health’s COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Screening Tool.

Residents of all ages who are not yet eligible for the vaccine are encouraged to follow announcements on the City of Ottawa and OPH websites and social media channels, and from your local news media to learn when they can receive their vaccine.
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Watermain Break on Northwestern

Just saw a tweet from our city councillor:

There’s a water main break on Northwestern between Pontiac and Cleaview that will affect service for some. They’ve got a 4:30 pm estimated repair completion time on that.
7:56 AM · Mar 3, 2021

Community Safety and Well Being Plan Consultation – March 3

Forwarded by co-chair Heather. City’s page about it at There’s also an Ottawa Citizen article.

What: City of Ottawa Community Safety and Well Being Plan Consultation
When: March 3, 2021. 6:30 – 8:30 PM EST.
Where: On Zoom

Join us for a consultation on the City’s Community Safety and Well Being Plan. This event provides an opportunity to learn more about the plan from City staff and participate in a live Q&A. Attendees will also be invited to provide comments about the plan in the chat, which will be collected and sent to City staff after the event is complete.

Click the link below to register in advance for this webinar. Once you have successfully registered, you will receive an email with a link to join the event on March 3. If you have any questions, please email

Parks and Recreation Input

From the city via Heather:

The City will be holding six bilingual online facilitated consultation sessions to get your opinions and ideas on the City’s first-ever combined Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan (PRFMP), in support of the new Official Plan (OP).

You are invited to share your knowledge and experiences to help us plan for the future of municipal parks, recreation and community activity spaces. We want to hear from residents, community associations, sports organizations, arts and cultural organizations, the homebuilders, residents interested in accessibility, equity and diversity and other recreation partners and user groups. Targeted stakeholder outreach with school boards, colleges and universities and the Nation Capital Commission (NCC) are also being planned.

More info, survey and registration at:

Webinar on How City Planning Works – February 9

When: Feb 9, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Planning for Priorities: City Planning and Infrastructure Impacts

From by councillor Jeff Leiper:

Over the last six years, I’ve frequently been asked questions related to how the city is planned and the infrastructure we need paid for. Cycling advocates in particular wonder how and when funding decisions get made, and according to what priorities.

On paper, city planning is elegant. On February 9, I’ll be using a case study approach to explore in just 15 slides how cities in Ontario are planned, the funding mechanisms that support that planning, and who decides where the money is spent and when. While cycling infrastructure will be the focus, the material is equally applicable to virtually everything the City does.

Join me for an hour and half from 7-8:30 for this free webinar to explore in easy-to-understand terms the big strokes of city planning and how those become funding decisions for projects and initiatives big and small. You’ll learn and have the chance to ask questions about when the key decisions are made and who you need to influence to achieve the outcomes that you want.

Register at the link here, and see you on the 9th!