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Latest Provincial re-openings

The Province has announced another round of easing covid-19 restrictions. Please click the .pdf below to view the comprehensive list. They include retail operations, scheduled surgeries, libraries for pick-up and more. The list is in effect on Tuesday May 19, although some recreational activities will see their restrictions lifted sooner.


Trillium Line Connectivity Review online now

The LRT Connectivity Review for Trillium Line and Confederation Line East is on now.

For the full report, go to

Here are the highlights for Gladstone and Carling Stations.


327 Richmond Road open house video

This week, we held a virtual open house to look at CLV Group's plans to develop the corner of Churchill/Richmond/Athlone with a nine-storey mixed use building. I've posted the video of that open house which had a very productive Q&A session to YouTube. As I noted to participants, I'm open-minded to supporting this development, but would like your feedback. Email me and, if you wish, we'll pass that on to the developer for their consideration.


327 Richmond Rd Development - Open House Webinar

You may recall that prior to the Covid19 pandemic, we were working on a pre-application open house to discuss a proposed development at 327 Richmond Rd. We were not able to move forward with that in-person open house but we have now set up a virtual open house via Zoom webinar.


Urban boundary expansion in Ottawa

Last February, I wrote a post about the debate over expanding the urban boundary (here). In it, I noted that the discussion comes down to a decision about how much intensification will be needed to accommodate the population growth that we anticipate between now and 2046.


Westboro Infill Study - Discussion Paper 2 now available

Those of you following the Westboro Infill Study will be interested to know that the second discussion paper is now online.

Please consider reviewing it, and submitting feedback by May 25, 2020 to both Robert Sandercott ( as well as to our office ( and / or 


Stage 2 construction update

Construction continues on the Stage 2 LRT lines, both the Confederation and Trillium.

For the latest, click on either the French or English pdfs below.


320 McRae/315 Tweedsmuir

The 320 McRae/315 Tweedsmuir proposal that was approved over a year ago has come in with a re-submitted design. The key difference from the approved version to this is the relocation of the parklet further south, which consolidates two garage entrances. The height remains the same, though there are some smaller tweaks. Click the .pdf file below to see the new site plan. The full application will be available on the City's web site soon.


OPH April 23 letter to community associations

Councillors last night received this update from Ottawa Public Health that delves into a number of covid-19-related issues and considerations. Click the .pdfs below for more.

It covers such topics as masks, testing criteria and locations, supports for victims and survivors of domestic violence and more.


OPH and City presentations at Council today

Both Ottawa Public Health and the City gave City Council comprehensive updates today. The slide decks they used are available by clicking on the .pdfs below.