An Ottawa city councillor says two 27-storey towers proposed for a downtown lot have too much parking and not enough affordable housing.
The proposal by Claridge Homes will go before the city's planning committee on May 23. In it, Claridge is seeking a series of small zoning changes to allow the project, which would have a total of 566 units.
This amount of parking is unacceptable.
By Jon Willing. Photo by Graham Hughes, The Canadian Press.
An electric bus pilot project won’t happen anytime soon at Ottawa’s public transit agency, even though Mayor Jim Watson called for a trial during his re-election campaign.
OC Transpo has its hands full with the LRT project, and while there are electric bus options in the market, the agency says there’s no point in
It’s been made famous for its viral brawls and wild Reddit posts, but the Rideau McDonald’s is really just a symptom of larger problems in the neighbourhood.
Ottawa’s notorious 99 Rideau Street McDonald’s marked the end of a debaucherous era after shutting down its 24-hour service last week. The
An OC Transpo bus ad from an anti-abortion lobby group has raised the ire of two Ottawa councillors who are demanding the sign be removed.
The ad from Action Life Ottawa, recently seen on the back of city buses, reads: “1969-2019: More than 4 million abortions in Canada” and asks the
The city's Committee on Environmental Protection, Water and Waste Management were mostly in favour of declaring a climate emergency. The committee voted six to two on the motion on Tuesday afternoon.
The meeting was a long one, with more than 10 members of the public signed up to speak about the motion to declare a climate emergency in Ottawa.
Megan Shaw, CTV Ottawa
A Centretown resident says her landlord attempted to evict her from her rental unit on Cooper St. alleging he wanted to turn it into an Airbnb.
Beverly Blanchard says she has been renting a one bedroom on Cooper St. for the last 33 years.
Plastic beverage bottles will remain for sale at city facilities for at least another 3 years, staff estimate
The City of Ottawa is unlikely to rid its arenas and other facilities of single-use plastic drink bottles until its contract with Coca-Cola finally runs dry, likely in 2021 or 2022.
The city's contract with the beverage company, signed in 2011, will
By Rick Woodard
A coalition of hotel and tenants’ associations is calling on the City of Ottawa to regulate short-term rentals by commercial hosts like Airbnb, arguing they’re negatively impacting Ottawa’s long-term housing market.
Fairbnb said it’s not against short-term rentals altogether, but rather their commercialization. According to a report handed out at the press conference,
Airbnb says flawed report shouldn't be used to craft city's new rules
More than 1,000 homes and apartments are being kept off Ottawa's red-hot rental market by landlords listing them on short-term home rental website Airbnb, according to an advocacy group highlighting the issue in Canadian cities.
"The saturation of commercial Airbnbs in Ottawa is higher than we've seen
By David Sali
As the head of the region’s main hotel industry association, Steve Ball sees plenty of room for growth in a local hospitality industry that enjoyed its best year ever in 2017 and followed that up with another solid season in 2018.
After a string of hotel closures a few years ago, the industry has bounced back in a big way.
New properties from major brands have sprung up across the region such as the
Story, photo: Robyn Miller
Tuesday's budget allocates $10B to continue rental construction initiative
The $10 billion earmarked in Tuesday's federal budget to continue a program aimed at spurring construction of new rental units won't go far enough to fix Ottawa's affordable housing crisis, advocates say.