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Ottawa housing stats

This post is updated on an evergreen basis with the latest data available from the CMHC for housing completions, starts and under construction.

Housing completions month by month continue at a 4-year high and well above 2022, but the gap in comparison to 2020 and 2021 was beginning to narrow for the January to April period. As of April 30, 2625 units of housing were completed. Through this period those consisted of 741 singles, 82 semis, 832 rows and 970 singles. In April, there were completions of 194 singles, 14 semis, 255 rows and just 27 apartments.


Chris Elston plans to return to Broadview

Good afternoon, Kitchissippi.


Laroche Park - Community Building Opening and Commemorative Naming Event


Community Building Opening and Commemorative Naming Event

Councillor Jeff Leiper (Ward 15) will host the official opening for the Laroche Park Community Building, alongside the renaming of the of the community building as the “Keith Brown Community Building.” This event is part of the larger City of Ottawa, RCFS Laroche Park and Community building renewal project.

This event will take place at 51 Stonehurst Avenue, Mechanicsville, Ottawa,


2023 Kitchissippi Garage Sale

Kitchissippi's community associations have again co-ordinated the date for their neighbourhood garage sales! Neighbours are encouraged to hold their garage sales on June 3 starting at 8 am this year. We're hosting a map of participating households; send me an email at to be added to the map below. Participating communities include:


Bag tags

This week, CTV carried a story that City staff are set to propose “bag tags” as part of a suite of solutions to help us manage our dwindling landfill space. I’ve been challenged by residents to let people know where I stand on the issue.


2006-2026 Scott St. + 314/318 Athlone Ave. (Former Granite Club) - Site Plan Application + Open House

A Site Plan Control Application for 2006-2026 Scott Street and 314/318 Athlone (the former site of the Granite Curling Club) has been received by the City to develop two high-rise residential apartment towers (40 storeys each), with a total of 856 units, 418 parking spaces and 630 bicycle parking spaces.  The Zoning By-law Amendment application to permit this development was approved by City Council in October 2022. The zoning is subject to a holding symbol requirement.


Why did Council drop its opposition to the Steacie Drive proposal today?

Today at City Council there was a motion for which no prior notice had been provided to drop Council’s opposition to an apartment development at 100 Steacie Drive. As chair of the Planning and Housing Committee, I brought the motion, which passed unanimously.


Ride the train with me!

Hi Kitchissippi. Many of you live in close proximity to the construction of Stage 2 LRT. Over the past months, I’ve participated in open houses and fielded your questions about what impact LRT may have on you when it’s up and running.


1806 Scott Street - Zoning By-law Amendment and Site Plan Control Applications

The City of Ottawa has received a Zoning By-law Amendment and Site Plan Control application to construct a four-storey low-rise apartment building, with a total of 16 dwelling units, located at 1806 Scott Street. There will be two visitor parking space and 16 bicycle parking spaces provided. The proposed redevelopment is for the demolition of the existing single-family home for the construction of a four-story, low-rise apartment building at the intersection of Scott Street and Rockhurst Road. The maximum height of the proposed building will be 14.5 meters.


"Embassy row" appeal settled

Council today passed a motion to resolve the outstanding appeal over the refusal to allow the National Capital Commission to build embassies in the open space north of Burnside in Mechanicsville. The settlement, which is between the City, the NCC and the Mechanicsville Community Association will allow those embassies to be built, but with some key wins for the community for which we pressed when the application first moved forward.