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Ottawa Citizen: City grabbing federal land near Little Italy to complete land assembly for major infill community

Ottawa Citizen: City grabbing federal land near Little Italy to complete land assembly for major infill community

By Jon Willing

The City of Ottawa has lined up the missing piece in a major infill development near the future Corso Italia Station after negotiating steep discounts on 6.3 acres of federal land.

A report published ahead of a finance and economic development committee meeting next Tuesday says city staff have nearly finished a deal to complete the property assembly for Gladstone Village. City council and the federal

Ottawa Citizen: Councillors bring forward motion to end city's use of off-site apartments to house homeless families

Ottawa Citizen: Councillors bring forward motion to end city's use of off-site apartments to house homeless families

By Taylor Blewett

Council’s community and protective services committee is slated to vote Thursday on a move by two councillors to have the city terminate its longstanding and controversial arrangement with a Vanier hotelier to house homeless families in off-site apartments for about $100 per night.

Rideau-Vanier Coun. Mathieu Fleury and Somerset Coun. Catherine McKenney are

Ottawa Citizen: Planning committee says council should approve latest, and possibly final, Château Laurier design

Ottawa Citizen: Planning committee says council should approve latest, and possibly final, Château Laurier design

By Jon Willing

The majority of councillors on the planning committee have endorsed what one Ottawa heritage architect called a C-grade design for the Château Laurier addition.

The committee on Friday voted 7-2 in recommending that council on Feb. 24 accept the latest design and issue a heritage permit to the hotel owner, potentially putting to bed a years-long controversy over the expansion

Le Droit: Développement: le chef de Kitigan Zibi critique la Ville d'Ottawa

Le Droit: Développement: le chef de Kitigan Zibi critique la Ville d'Ottawa

Par Julien Paquette

Le chef de la communauté anichinabée de Kitigan Zibi, Dylan Whiteduck, a écrit une lettre au maire d’Ottawa, Jim Watson, pour dénoncer le traitement préférentiel reçu par le groupe Algonquins de l’Ontario la semaine dernière durant l’étude du prochain Plan officiel d’urbanisme de la Ville.

«Les Algonquins de l’Ontario est une entité créée pour négocier avec la

CBC: City budget approved amid concerns over policing, transit

CBC: City budget approved amid concerns over policing, transit

By Kate Porter

Ottawa's 2021 budget has passed despite the objections of one-quarter of city council who rejected the spending plan over concerns about police funding and transit fares.

Most residential property tax bills go up three per cent and water bills by 4.5 per cent, part of the nearly $4 billion to be spent on operations and $780 million on capital projects next year.

Ottawa Citizen: When money moves in and neighbourhood's identity moves out?

Ottawa Citizen: When money moves in and neighbourhood's identity moves out?

By Kelly Egan
Photo by Brigitte Bouvier

The little house behind us, where the same family lived for 70-plus years, sold this summer for more than $700,000 and — as is commonplace, if not inevitable now — will be torn down.

When people talk about “housing affordability” in Ottawa, it really means $700,000 in a modest, central neighbourhood buys you a piece of dirt, 50 by

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