Residents invited to build a liveable Ottawa

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 City of Ottawa

The City is inviting residents of Ottawa to give their feedback on proposals designed to shape how and where the city grows, how we get around, how we can improve our city and how we can make it even more liveable and affordable for residents.

As part of the City's review of all its master plans, residents can attend an Open House to review preliminary policy proposals, discuss ideas that are currently being developed and listen to a presentation from guest speaker Dr. David L. Mowat, Medical Officer of Health, Region of Peel, who will share leading views on creating liveable communities.

Date: Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Time: 5:30 to 9 p.m.
5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Information Open House
6:30 to 8:15 p.m. Presentation and guest speaker
Location: Ottawa City Hall, Andrew Haydon Hall (Council Chambers) and Jean Pigott Place
110 Laurier Avenue West

 Residents will be able to:

  •  Discuss ideas in person with City officials at the Open House;
  •  Learn about an online survey being conducted to gauge public support for various proposals and fill-out a comment card; and
  • Learn more about the proposals and take the online survey between January 29 and March 1 at

 Displays explaining the policy proposals will be in Jean Pigott Place covering the five plans:

  •  Official Plan
  • Transportation Master Plan
  • Infrastructure Master Plan
  • Ottawa Cycling Plan
  • Ottawa Pedestrian Plan

 Survey results, together with the results of the 2011 Origin Destination survey, which provides detailed information important to understanding changing travel trends, will make up part of the Building a Liveable Ottawa 2031 initiative and will help officials with their city-wide review of land use, transportation and infrastructure policies that make up the Official Plan, Transportation Master Plan, Infrastructure Master Plan, Cycling Plan and Pedestrian Plan. When completed, the plans will set the directions, policies and priorities that will influence the liveability and affordability of our city for years to come.

 Additional Open Houses for Building a Liveable Ottawa 2031 will be scheduled in April and June.