The City of Ottawa offers free learning sessions on topics and issues related to city planning. The next scheduled course is about Implementation Process and the Role of Development Review.
Would you like to know more about the city's planning process? The City of Ottawa Planning and Growth Management Department offers the Planning Primer Program to help residents become more aware of, and more involved in, the land-use planning process. The program is a series of free half-day courses. The next session:
Planning Primer I: Legislative Background and Policy Documents
September 28 and October 2, 2019 (Offered in English)
The City of Ottawa is updating its by-laws to protect urban forests. And there's still time to share your ideas for a greener city.
The City of Ottawa recently retained Maclaren Municipal Consulting to identify policy options that can be considered to deal with housing issues in the area. MMC has just published two policy options papers on ottawa.ca and are asking for residents feedback/recommendations before finalizing their report.
Brewer Park North has been selected as one of ten parks across the city for the Solid Waste Green Bin in Parks Pilot Project.
In a society fortunate enough to have potable tap water and many choices in terms of container selection, disposable plastic water bottles and other single-use plastics may be something we can choose to live without. Please read this message from the Ottawa Water Study Action Group and email the Mayor and your Councillor if you support the initiative.
The City is reviewing regulations to address public health and safety, consumer protection, community nuisances, and other areas of concern, as they pertain to private sector rental properties. Residents are invited to read the associated discussion papers and take surveys regarding rental housing, student housing including high-density 'bunkhouses', and short-term rentals (like Airbnb).