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580 CFRA: COUNCILLORS, RESIDENTS PUSH FOR COVID-19 TESTING SITE DOWNTOWN ACCESSIBLE ON FOOT

580 CFRA: COUNCILLORS, RESIDENTS PUSH FOR COVID-19 TESTING SITE DOWNTOWN ACCESSIBLE ON FOOT

By Peter Szperling

If you don't have a vehicle or access to one, getting tested for COVID-19 is a challenge for some people living in downtown Ottawa.

There is no COVID-19 testing facility located in Centretown, Sandy Hill, Westboro and Lowertown. The closest one is located at Brewer Arena near Carleton University.

Some Ottawa councillors are pushing health officials to open a new site

CBC: Committee OKs eye-catching highrises on Albert Street

CBC: Committee OKs eye-catching highrises on Albert Street

By Kate Porter

The City of Ottawa's planning committee has approved highrise buildings at the Blair and Westboro transit stations, as well as a separate development that will take up most of a downtown city block.

Developer Main and Main received zoning approval to build 900 rental units in three towers of 23, 29 and 35 storeys at 400 Albert St., currently

Ottawa Citizen: New rules could open the door to more low-rise apartments in established Ottawa communities

Ottawa Citizen: New rules could open the door to more low-rise apartments in established Ottawa communities

By John Willing

The complicated work of encouraging home construction, shoehorning small apartment complexes into Ottawa’s oldest neighbourhoods and satisfying neighbours who will live near those buildings played out during a city council planning committee meeting Thursday.

On the table was a proposal to tweak the zoning bylaw to support, while regulating, multi-unit buildings as residential developments in inner-urban

Ottawa Citizen: With $167.9 million from the feds, Ottawa Community Housing is building 700 new rental units in Centretown West

Ottawa Citizen: With $167.9 million from the feds, Ottawa Community Housing is building 700 new rental units in Centretown West

By Taylor Blewett. Photo by Julie Oliver/Postmedia

Ottawa Community Housing has been granted a $167.9-million mortgage from the federal government to build 698 new housing units across three sites on Gladstone Avenue, rentals it plans to make available to a spectrum of tenants with low to moderate incomes.

“This is the future of affordable housing in Ottawa,” Mathieu Fleury, OCH

CBC: Housing blitz seeks to match homeless with landlords

CBC: Housing blitz seeks to match homeless with landlords

By Sarah Kester. Photo by Jean Delisle, CBC

The City of Ottawa is embarking on a housing blitz with the aim of finding at least 100 available units for tenants who are currently homeless, a goal it's hoping to achieve by the end of September.

The city, in partnership with the Alliance to End Homelessness Ottawa and the Eastern Ontario Landlord Organization, is asking property owners with

CTV: Somerset Village restaurants and bars taking over the street on weekends

CTV: Somerset Village restaurants and bars taking over the street on weekends

By Ted Raymond

OTTAWA -- Somerset Ward Councillor Catherine McKenney says the bars and restaurants of Somerset Village will be taking over the street on weekends.

In a tweet, McKenney said a stretch of Somerset Street West between Bank Street and O'Connor Street would be closed to vehicles on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays to provide more patio space.

The street will be closed from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Fridays, and from 12 noon

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