City Planning

Signs on Private Property By-law

Signs on Private Property By-law

The City is in the process of reviewing the Permanent Signs on Private Property By-law to identify necessary changes to address anomalies, clarify regulations and to correct inconsistencies. This is of particular interest to rural small businesses and farms, many...

Ward Boundary Survey Results from OWBA

Ward Boundary Survey Results from OWBA

Thank you to the many Osgoode Ward residents (and others) who responded to our survey regarding the new ward boundaries being proposed by the City of Ottawa. A clear majority were opposed to the options being considered by City Council - all include the amalgamation...

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Your Help is Needed – Ward Boundary Review

Your Help is Needed – Ward Boundary Review

Please take a few minutes to respond to this survey before Tuesday, September 22, 2020. Osgoode Ward 20 feedback is critical as the City enters the final Stage of Public Consultation on Ward Boundary Review, scheduled to close Friday, September 25, 2020. Complete our...

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Ward Boundary Review Proposes Major Changes to Osgoode Ward

Ward Boundary Review Proposes Major Changes to Osgoode Ward

The Ottawa Ward Boundary Review 2020 is meant to establish boundaries that can be used in at least three municipal elections (2022, 2026 and 2030) and, perhaps, a fourth municipal election in 2034. Based on direction from City Council, an independent, third-party...

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The “15 minute neighbourhood”

The “15 minute neighbourhood”

The new Official Plan includes the concept of 15-minute neighbourhoods, where you can access most of your day-to-day needs within a 15-minute walk from your home on sidewalks or pathways.  A 15-minute neighbourhood is a neighbourhood where you can walk to get to the...

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City Of Ottawa Reopening Plan

City Of Ottawa Reopening Plan

The City’s plan to re-open services and programs is based on guidance from Ottawa Public Health and aligns with the Province of Ontario’s plan to gradually relax emergency orders. Read it here.  

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Ottawa’s Solid Waste Master Plan

Ottawa’s Solid Waste Master Plan

The City has completed the first phase of its Solid Waste Master Plan, a 30-year plan that will guide how it manages solid waste. This report provides an overview of waste management in Ottawa and explains what we have been doing in phase one. It also highlights...

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Connecting to the New Trillium Line in Ottawa South

Connecting to the New Trillium Line in Ottawa South

The Stage 2 Light Rail Transit project will extend the O-Train farther south, east, and west, bringing 77% of residents within five kilometres of rail. Construction is underway with design efforts advancing across all three extensions. In 2020, design work for...

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New Official Plan Update Postponed

New Official Plan Update Postponed

Our planned information session on the City of Ottawa's new Official Plan, and its impact on local businesses, has been postponed until further notice. OWBA had advertised the date of May 6th for this session, however committee meetings leading up to this date have...

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The New Official Plan – Rural Wins

The New Official Plan – Rural Wins

OWBA has been a key contributor in highlighting rural issues and providing business input to the New Official Plan. OWBA provided official input to City Planners based on a round-table event hosted by our association and attended by our members and other stakeholders...

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Plan Updates for Hard Rock Ottawa

Plan Updates for Hard Rock Ottawa

The City of Ottawa has received Zoning By-law Amendment and Site Plan Control applications for a proposed nine-storey hotel and expanded casino. The Hard Rock Ottawa Raceway and Casino, formerly the Rideau Carleton Raceway and Slots, proposes to expand the existing...

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