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Q&A Webinar: Bill 23 and changes to Ottawa city planning

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Q&A Webinar: Bill 23 and changes to Ottawa city planning

The most sweeping city planning decisions in a generation are in the process of being imposed on Ontario municipalities. What does it all mean?

You’ve likely read news stories related to cutting development charges, removing oversight over developing wetlands, gutting heritage protection, eliminating tools meant to address affordable housing and removing single-detached-only zoning. 

Bill 23 will greatly impact Ottawa’s sustainability for decades to come, but residents have had few opportunities to explore the legislation. Even as Bill 23 proceeds quickly to becoming law at Queen’s Park, the government has also modified our Official Plan to add more density, more developable lands on the edge of the city and to eliminate renter protection. New “strong mayor” powers have been announced that override the voice your city councillor has to shape city planning.

On November 23, Councillors Glen Gower and Jeff Leiper are opening the floor to your questions. Starting at 7:00, and with the help of subject matter experts, we’ll take your questions and share what we know. Join us for a question-and-answer session to try to make sense of the headlines.

We’ll try to answer as many questions as we can until 9:00.

Confirmed subject matter experts include:

(Subject to change)

  • Ray Sullivan, Ottawa Land Trust
  • Kristi Ross, Planning/Environmental Lawyer
  • Christine McCuaig, Principal Planning Consulting, Q9 Design
  • Sally McIntyre, General Manager, Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority
  • David Flemming, Heritage Ottawa

To join the Zoom:

When: Nov 23, 2022 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Topic: Bill 23 - Q&A

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

Webinar ID: 869 7980 7781

Passcode: 429514

International numbers available:

Posted November 18, 2022