Centretown Heritage Study Open House
Apr
27
10:00 AM10:00

Centretown Heritage Study Open House

The City is undertaking a comprehensive review of heritage resources in Centretown, which includes an updated heritage inventory of all buildings located within the study area. The City will be hosting two open houses at the end of April to provide residents with an opportunity to learn about the project and provide input about Centretown’s heritage character by identifying important landmarks, streets and characteristics that make Centretown a special place. To register to attend one of the open houses or for more information about the project, please visit: www.ottawa.ca/centretownheritage.

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Panel discussion: Evicted from Home?  The (White) Right to the City  and the Struggle for Herongate
Apr
27
2:00 PM14:00

Panel discussion: Evicted from Home? The (White) Right to the City and the Struggle for Herongate

  • Heron Community Centre - Heron Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Carleton University researchers in conversation with:

  • Ted Rutland, Associate Professor in the Department of Geography, Planning, and Environment at Concordia University and author of Displacing Blackness: Planning, Power, and Race in Twentieth-century Halifax.

  • Catherine McKenney, City Councillor for Somerset Ward and Council Liaison for Housing and Homelessness

  • Mumina Egal, a community organizer in the community, and a member of the Herongate Tenant Coalition

  • A tenant organizer from Montreal

This event serves as an opportunity to learn about the latest research on the Herongate situation and participate in a discussion about mass evictions in Ottawa. The event is being held in partnership with The Herongate Tenant Coalition.

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Jane's Walk
May
4
to May 5

Jane's Walk

Explore, share stories about your community, and connect with neighbours through over 50 walking tours around the city.

Jane’s Walk is a global movement of free, community-led walking tours inspired by urban activist Jane Jacobs.

Learn more

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Public library design workshop
May
4
9:30 AM09:30

Public library design workshop

  • Library and Archives Canada, Pellan Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Registration is now open for the next design workshops on Spaces and Relationships in the new Ottawa Public Library (OPL) and Library and Archives Canada (LAC) joint facility, which is set to open in the heart of the National Capital Region in 2024.

At this workshop, participants can provide input on how spaces inside the new facility can complement one another, the exterior and the views.

Participants can also take a fresh look at what LAC and OPL spaces and services will be offered in the new facility, and help inspire a design that is flexible and can adapt to customer expectations for generations to come. Bring your inspiration to this exciting project! Register now at Inspire555.ca.

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Hazardous Waste Depot - Tunney's Pasture
May
5
10:00 AM10:00

Hazardous Waste Depot - Tunney's Pasture

Drop off your household hazardous waste and residential electronic products to keep them out of the landfills. Products include Aerosol containers; Propane cylinders; Disinfectants; Fluorescent bulbs/tubes; Fire extinguishers; Fertilizers and pesticides; Mercury switches/thermometers; Needles and syringes; Pharmaceuticals; Paints and coatings; Oven and window cleaners; Pool chemicals; and Gasoline.

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Mobile Hazardoous Waste Depot: 3354 Navan Rd.
Jun
2
10:00 AM10:00

Mobile Hazardoous Waste Depot: 3354 Navan Rd.

Drop off your household hazardous waste and residential electronic products to keep them out of the landfills. Products include Aerosol containers; Propane cylinders; Disinfectants; Fluorescent bulbs/tubes; Fire extinguishers; Fertilizers and pesticides; Mercury switches/thermometers; Needles and syringes; Pharmaceuticals; Paints and coatings; Oven and window cleaners; Pool chemicals; and Gasoline.

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Minto Park Sale
Jun
8
8:00 AM08:00

Minto Park Sale

Join Catherine at the annual Minto Park Sale. Vendors will be able to sell gently used household items and clothing. We’ll have baked goods, live music, and food.

The cost per table will be $10.00 and the proceeds from the table rentals will be donated to The Well and The Door Youth Centre.

If you are interested in having a table this year, please email MintoParkSale@ottawa.ca and we will add you to the list.

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Mobile Hazardous Waste Depot: 4475 Trail Road
Jun
23
10:00 AM10:00

Mobile Hazardous Waste Depot: 4475 Trail Road

  • 4475 Trail Road Ottawa, ON, K0A 2Z0 Canada (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Drop off your household hazardous waste and residential electronic products to keep them out of the landfills. Products include Aerosol containers; Propane cylinders; Disinfectants; Fluorescent bulbs/tubes; Fire extinguishers; Fertilizers and pesticides; Mercury switches/thermometers; Needles and syringes; Pharmaceuticals; Paints and coatings; Oven and window cleaners; Pool chemicals; and Gasoline.

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Mobile Hazardous Waste Depot: Tunney's Pasture
Sep
15
10:00 AM10:00

Mobile Hazardous Waste Depot: Tunney's Pasture

  • Tunney's Pasture Driveway Ottawa, ON, K1Y Canada (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Drop off your household hazardous waste and residential electronic products to keep them out of the landfills. Products include Aerosol containers; Propane cylinders; Disinfectants; Fluorescent bulbs/tubes; Fire extinguishers; Fertilizers and pesticides; Mercury switches/thermometers; Needles and syringes; Pharmaceuticals; Paints and coatings; Oven and window cleaners; Pool chemicals; and Gasoline.

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Centretown Heritage Study Open House
Apr
23
6:30 PM18:30

Centretown Heritage Study Open House

The City is undertaking a comprehensive review of heritage resources in Centretown, which includes an updated heritage inventory of all buildings located within the study area. The City will be hosting two open houses at the end of April to provide residents with an opportunity to learn about the project and provide input about Centretown’s heritage character by identifying important landmarks, streets and characteristics that make Centretown a special place. To register to attend one of the open houses or for more information about the project, please visit: www.ottawa.ca/centretownheritage.

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Public Information Session: Cambridge Street North and Christie Street Combined Sewer Rehabilitation Project
Apr
23
6:30 PM18:30

Public Information Session: Cambridge Street North and Christie Street Combined Sewer Rehabilitation Project

  • Library, Cambridge Street Community Public School (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The City of Ottawa would like to invite you to a Public Information Session to discuss a combined sewer replacement project planned in your neighbourhood. The project involves the upsizing of the combined sewers and installing inlet control devices in catch basins to reduce the risk of basement flooding during large storm events.

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Public consultation regarding the proposed 18-storey Cathedral Hill seniors home
Apr
17
6:00 PM18:00

Public consultation regarding the proposed 18-storey Cathedral Hill seniors home

The City has received Zoning By-law Amendment and Site Plan Control applications to allow for the development of an 18-storey retirement residence with underground parking at 412 Sparks St., between Bronson Ave. and Bay St. The site is directly adjacent to the Christ Church Cathedral and is currently a surface parking lot servicing the church. The proposed building contains 152 units, 86 vehicle parking spaces and 18 bike parking spaces.

For more information, or if you have any thoughts or concerns about the project, comments can be submitted to the File Lead through the Development Application tool on the City of Ottawa website. Comments for these applications are due April 24.

An open house is planned for Wednesday, April 17 from 6 – 8 PM at the Christ Church Cathedral at 414 Sparks St. Please stop by for a chance to review the plans and learn more about the proposal.

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Public consultation to improve Sparks St
Mar
22
10:00 AM10:00

Public consultation to improve Sparks St

In 2018, the City opened a storefront at 79 Sparks Street to collaborate with partners and the public, to create a cohesive plan for the future of Sparks Street’s public realm. Over the past several months, staff have been hard at work on that plan, using the storefront to engage with pedestrian mall users, offer project information to the public and work with key stakeholders. You are invited to visit the storefront at 79 Sparks Street to review and offer feedback at the following times:

  • Thursday, March 21, from 3 to 7 pm

  • Friday, March 22, from 10 am to 3 pm

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Public consultation to improve Sparks St
Mar
21
3:00 PM15:00

Public consultation to improve Sparks St

In 2018, the City opened a storefront at 79 Sparks Street to collaborate with partners and the public, to create a cohesive plan for the future of Sparks Street’s public realm. Over the past several months, staff have been hard at work on that plan, using the storefront to engage with pedestrian mall users, offer project information to the public and work with key stakeholders. You are invited to visit the storefront at 79 Sparks Street to review and offer feedback at the following times:

  • Thursday, March 21, from 3 to 7 pm

  • Friday, March 22, from 10 am to 3 pm

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SafeWings Ottawa Annual Bird Display
Mar
20
11:00 AM11:00

SafeWings Ottawa Annual Bird Display

Every year, Safe Wings Ottawa creates an eye-opening display of birds that were killed by colliding with windows during the previous year. On Wednesday, March 20, we will present the birds our volunteers collected in 2018. The 3,135 collisions we documented represent 111 species, including 5 Species at Risk. These are just a small fraction of the estimated 250,000 birds killed annually by building collisions in the Ottawa area.

As the City of Ottawa continues its work to develop bird-friendly design guidelines — even as more and more hazardous structures are built — we hope you and your staff will join us to better appreciate the scope of the problem, and to find out what you can do to help address this important issue.



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Panel Discussion for Capital Research Day: Thinking for the future
Mar
13
6:00 PM18:00

Panel Discussion for Capital Research Day: Thinking for the future

  • What major issues (challenges, opportunities, etc.) will Ottawa and the Capital Region be facing in the coming years?

  • What is the role of research in addressing those issues?

  • How do you see the role of young people in this?

Catherine is part of a panel discussing these issues, hosted by the Carleton University Department of Sociology.

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Municipal Parking Management Strategy refresh: Open House
Mar
6
5:30 PM17:30

Municipal Parking Management Strategy refresh: Open House

  • Assembly Hall, McNabb Community Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Residents are invited to an open house on our Municipal Parking Management Strategy, including its mandate and rate setting guidelines. An online survey will be available until Friday, March 15.

The City is completing a review of its Municipal Parking Management Strategy (MPMS), including its mandate and rate setting guidelines. The review will also look at opportunities to update the strategy’s funding model, which defines how paid parking program revenues are generated and where they’re spent.

As part of this process, an independent consultant will review potential governance models for the City’s paid parking program and aspects of parking management. In addition to ongoing stakeholder consultations, the City is asking you to share your input on these core aspects of the MPMS in order to ensure the program is meeting our City’s needs.

A final report on the MPMS refresh will be presented to Council in June 2019.

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Get involved in developing the new Official Plan
Mar
4
12:30 PM12:30

Get involved in developing the new Official Plan

The Official Plan is the strategic document that guides our city’s growth and development, and it will impact how and where the city will grow around us, now and for years to come.

At this event, you can learn about the process of preparing a new Official Plan and ask City staff your questions about the project. For more information, click here.

Note: there are two identical presentations, beginning at 12:30 pm and 5:30 pm.

If you can’t attend in person, join us on Facebook for a livestream of the two presentations at 12:30 pm and 5:30 pm.

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Central Library design workshop #2
Mar
2
9:00 AM09:00

Central Library design workshop #2

Join public library staff at one of two design workshops either on February 28 or March 2 to hear architect Don Schmitt - of Diamond Schmitt Architects, the firm retained to design the joint facility (in partnership with Ottawa’s KWC Architects) - explain why this is one of the most exciting sites he has ever worked with. Then, provide feedback on preliminary concepts for how the building maximizes opportunities on the site and location.

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Public Information Session: Bronson Avenue Sewer and Watermain Project
Feb
28
6:30 PM18:30

Public Information Session: Bronson Avenue Sewer and Watermain Project

The City of Ottawa invites you to attend a drop in Public Information Session concerning the proposed reconstruction of Bronson Avenue from Arlington Avenue to Imperial Avenue.

 The City will be upgrading the existing infrastructure on Bronson Avenue between Arlington Avenue and Imperial Avenue beginning in 2019. The completion of this work is required prior to the Ontario Ministry of Transportation’s (MTO) replacement of the Highway 417 Bronson Avenue overpass bridge.

City staff will be on hand to discuss the current project status and respond to questions.

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Central Library design workshop
Feb
28
6:00 PM18:00

Central Library design workshop

  • Pellan Room, Library and Archives Canada (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join public library staff at one of two design workshops either on February 28 or March 2 to hear architect Don Schmitt - of Diamond Schmitt Architects, the firm retained to design the joint facility (in partnership with Ottawa’s KWC Architects) - explain why this is one of the most exciting sites he has ever worked with. Then, provide feedback on preliminary concepts for how the building maximizes opportunities on the site and location.

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Red and White 2019
Feb
7
6:00 PM18:00

Red and White 2019

  • Horticulture Building - Landsdowne Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Let your taste buds take you on a worldly adventure as renowned Executive Chef David Godsoe from the e18hteen group of restaurants and Executive Chef Matt Hall from NeXT Restaurant create a one-of-a-kind dining experience for this event only!

Sample fares from local food, wine, beer and beverage vendors, get a mystery wine from our wine wall and bid on some AMAZING live auction items (trips, spas, etc).

Foodie or not, the Red and White will be a FUNdraiser like no other. Get your tickets before they sell out - a great night for a great cause! See you Feb. 7th...

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Open House on the 951 Gladstone/145 Loretta development
Feb
4
6:00 PM18:00

Open House on the 951 Gladstone/145 Loretta development

  • Hintonburg Communicty Centre, Wellington Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

There is a Zoning By-Law Amendment and Official Plan application currently circulating for 951 Gladstone Ave and 145 Loretta Ave in the Civic Hospital / Hintonburg / Little Italy area. The application is to permit a mixed-used development with office, retail and residential uses in three high-rise towers at 30, 35 and 41-storeys in height. 

 You can review the ZBLA and OPA applications further on devapps. You can send any comments on the applications to our office (Jeff.Leiper@Ottawa and / or Fiona.Mitchell@Ottawa.ca), as well as to the lead planner on the file Ann O'Connor (Ann.O'Connor@Ottawa.ca). Please note that while the formal public feedback deadline was January 11, feedback can be given up to and after the open house. 

 Councillor Jeff Leiper and Councillor Catherine McKenney are hosting an open house to discuss this application on Monday, February 4 at the Hintonburg Community Centre (Wellington Room) from 6:00 to 8:00pm. The applicant's team will be on hand to run through the proposed development, and the lead planner will be available to field process questions. Jeff and Councillor McKenney will facilitate a Q + A which will begin at 6:20pm. 

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Get involved in developing the new Official Plan
Feb
4
12:30 PM12:30

Get involved in developing the new Official Plan

  • Council Chambers, Ottawa City Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

At this event, you can learn about the process of preparing a new Official Plan and ask City staff your questions about the project.

Two sessions: 12:30 pm and 5:30 pm

If you can’t attend in person, join us on Facebook for a livestream of the presentations at 12:30 pm and 5:30 pm.  For more information about the new Official Plan, please visit ottawa.ca/NewOP.

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Annual Community Forum on Ending Homelessness
Jan
24
8:00 AM08:00

Annual Community Forum on Ending Homelessness

I’ll be speaking at the Annual Community Forum on Ending Homelessness. This is the only event of its kind in Ottawa, bringing over 250 housing researchers, practitioners, front line workers, policy makers, community organizations and governments together to work collaboratively to build solutions to ending homelessness in Ottawa.

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Heritage Working Group for the Centretown Heritage Study
Jan
22
7:00 PM19:00

Heritage Working Group for the Centretown Heritage Study

The City is undertaking a comprehensive review of all heritage resources in Centretown and the goal of this project is to identify and evaluate all heritage resources in the study area and development a policy framework to manage these heritage resources.

The objectives of the Heritage Working Group for this project are: 

  • Provide input into the study from your relevant area of expertise (ie. community heritage, business or development)

  • Assist in identifying heritage values and attributes within the Centretown Heritage Study Area

  • Assist in identifying challenges in the existing HCDs and solutions to these issues

  • Collaborate with staff to help guide the Centretown Heritage Study.

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175th Anniversary Event at Knox Presbyterian Church
Jan
20
11:00 AM11:00

175th Anniversary Event at Knox Presbyterian Church

The year 2019 also marks a significant milestone for Knox Church with the celebration of 175 years of ministry in our city.    During the course of 2019, we hope to host a number of events to highlight our special anniversary year, and we would like to invite you to join us and offer greetings for the first of these events on Sunday January 20th.   

On behalf the Knox Elders, I’m pleased to invite you to join us for a special worship service (11 AM).

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Women's March Ottawa
Jan
19
11:00 AM11:00

Women's March Ottawa

WE MARCH AGAIN ~ in solidarity with women and human rights groups from across the world we will be marching again to show that the progress made in 2017 and 2018 was not enough. There is still so much work to do to protect and advance the rights of women, and the rights of all vulnerable citizens in our country.

Women’s organizations in Ottawa with the organizers of last year’s Women’s March invite you to save the date for a timely conversation about women’s issues and practical tools for community organizing and lobbying in Ottawa. 

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