Official Plan Public Consultation for Urban Residents
Jun
24
6:30 PM18:30

Official Plan Public Consultation for Urban Residents

The urban councillors will be hosting a public consultation on the new Official Plan at City Hall on Monday June 24 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in Jean Piggott Hall.

Please join Councillors McKenney, Leiper, Menard, King, and Fleury on June 24th for a presentation from City planning staff and an opportunity to discuss the key issues facing the urban core as Ottawa grows and changes in the future.     

The Official Plan guides Ottawa’s growth and development by establishing a policy framework that impacts decision-making on transportation, housing, green spaces and parks, environmental initiatives and more. As the City continues to grow, it is important that urban concerns are represented in the Official Plan’s future policies.

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Panel discussion on housing for LGBTQ refugees
Jun
28
10:00 AM10:00

Panel discussion on housing for LGBTQ refugees

As the City’s Liaison for Housing and Homelessness, and in collaboration with Capital Rainbow Refuge, I am pleased to invite you to a special panel discussion focused on the unique challenges faced by LGBTQ Refugees in accessing permanent and affordable housing in our City. You will have the opportunity to hear from an array of individuals who work directly with LGBTQ Refugees, and who will be able to discuss and answer questions on these challenges.

Please RSVP at Catherine.McKenney@ottawa.ca as space is limited.

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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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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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Blue Roses documentary
Jun
19
6:00 PM18:00

Blue Roses documentary

In partnership with Ottawa Inner City Health, Compassionate Ottawa and One World Arts, we are pleased to announce a free encore screening of the documentary film, Blue Roses, winner of the Audience Choice Award at the 2018 One World Film Festival. Please register online - https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/blue-roses-documentary-film-screening-discussion-tickets-60475678382 .

Blue Roses is an inspiring documentary film about Bob Jamison and other frontline community health workers who provide care for Ottawa's inner-city rooming house residents, who often face poverty, addiction and mental illness. In the process, they challenge our conventional understanding of palliative (end of life) care. Attend this free screeningfollowed by an informative discussion involving people with lived experience, frontline health workers and Ottawa City Councillor Catherine McKenney about rooming houses and palliative care for people experiencing poverty, mental illness and addictions. Donations at the door are very welcome and will be used to support frontline community health workers.

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Open House: Albert and Slater street improvements (Bay to Elgin)
Jun
17
5:00 PM17:00

Open House: Albert and Slater street improvements (Bay to Elgin)

  • Ottawa City Hall, Councillors' Lounge (2nd Floor) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come discuss a construction project planned in your neighbourhood. Design drawings will be on display for your review and staff will be available to provide information and receive comments.

With reduced bus traffic on Albert and Slater Streets, the opportunity exists to improve these corridors for other users. The design implements elements of “Complete Streets” along these roadways including the addition of cycling facilities. The project also includes the replacement of sections of watermain that have reached the end of its life cycle along Albert and Slater Streets as well as the replacement of the sanitary sewer on Metcalfe Street.

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OrKidstra End-of-Year Concert
Jun
13
6:30 PM18:30

OrKidstra End-of-Year Concert

Let the students of OrKidstra inspire and entertain you! These concerts will feature wonderful array of classical, jazz, world music and sing-along favourites! OrKidstra’s End-of-Year concert is a not-to-be-missed occasion. Join us and help us send off our graduating class of 2019!

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Public workshop: Developing the future of municipal recreation and cultural activity spaces
Jun
11
7:15 PM19:15

Public workshop: Developing the future of municipal recreation and cultural activity spaces

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

We invite you to share your ideas and comments on municipal recreation facilities.

Tell us what works and what doesn’t work to help us plan for the future of recreation and cultural activity spaces in Ottawa!

https://www.facebook.com/events/2229096650507019/

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Public Open House: Chamberlain, Catherine, Isabella Functional Design Study
Jun
6
5:30 PM17:30

Public Open House: Chamberlain, Catherine, Isabella Functional Design Study

The City of Ottawa invites you to a public open house for the Chamberlain Avenue, Catherine Street and Isabella Street Functional Design Study.

By attending, you will have the opportunity to learn more about the project, review the draft design and provide feedback. Your feedback will assist the City in finalizing the draft functional design. The detailed design process will begin following approval of the functional design.

For further information, please visit the project website or contact:

Vanessa Black, P. Eng.
Transportation Engineer – Network Modification
Transportation Services Department 
City of Ottawa 
110 Laurier Avenue West 
Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1
Email: Vanessa.Black@ottawa.ca(link sends e-mail)
Tel.: 613-580-2424, ext. 12559

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New date: Public library design workshop
Jun
3
6:30 PM18:30

New date: 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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Mobile Hazardous Waste Depot: 3354 Navan Rd.
Jun
2
10:00 AM10:00

Mobile Hazardous 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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National Health and Fitness Day at Plant Bath
Jun
1
9:00 AM09:00

National Health and Fitness Day at Plant Bath

June 1 is National Health and Fitness Day and all day entrance is free to the Plant Recreation Centre Gym (930 Somerset West).

 There are lots of other activities scheduled too:

  • 9:00 am to noon   Free fun activities for kids (3 to 10 yrs)

  • 9:30 am  Free yoga in park (some mats will be available)

  • 10:30 to 1:30pm   Free refreshments 

  • 11:00 am  Free 3 X 3 basketball tournament  (10 to 17 yrs)

Event sponsored by Councillor Catherine McKenney, Recreation Association of Hintonburg and Plant Pool Recreation Association 

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Gladstone Station District Secondary Plan Open House
May
27
5:30 PM17:30

Gladstone Station District Secondary Plan Open House

Join us for an Open House to discuss the future of the Gladstone District.

The Gladstone Station District CDP process will work collaboratively with the community, including key property owners and residents to explore, develop and recommend a vision and design concept to guide private development and public works projects over the next 20 years.

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Cycling Workshops
May
25
1:00 PM13:00

Cycling Workshops

  • Plant Bath, Preston Room and Somerset Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In honour of Bike to Work Month, I’m offering two free cycling workshops led by the EnviroCentre:

Urban Cycling
Delivered by an experienced commuter cyclist, this workshop will provide participants with tips on biking to work, including what to wear, helpful hints and advice on choosing a route to your workplace. We will also discuss the many benefits of cycling.

Basic Bike Maintenance
Delivered by a professional bike mechanic, this workshop provides participants with a hands on demonstration of bike repair and maintenance techniques. Learn to change a flat, check your cables and keep your bike working efficiently. The goal of this workshop is to have participants leave confident and ready to ride.

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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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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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NEW DATE: Earth Day at Dundonald Park
Apr
28
10:00 AM10:00

NEW DATE: Earth Day at Dundonald Park

[Note: due to rain, this event will now take place on Sunday, April 28]

The Centretown Community Association and Dundonald Park Working Group invite you to Earth Day celebrations including a seed bank and see exchange, strawberry ceremony, Storytime, and many other fun events. Come join me and your neighbours and celebrate our planet!

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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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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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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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