Please be advised that the Open House scheduled for Wednesday, February 15, 2017 has been postponed. Many comments have been received on the Draft Secondary Plan and Concept Plan and additional time is required to review and respond accordingly.
We expect that the Open House will be rescheduled for sometime this Spring in order to present finalized draft plans to the community. Notice of the Open House will be sent out as soon as the new date is confirmed.
Many of us have lost our beautiful Ash trees in the past few years. To help replace these trees please consider contacting the City and requesting a new tree for your front lawn. Below you will find the details of the free tree replacement program. A tree will increase the value of your home and beautify your street!
Plant a tree by your home
The City’s Trees in Trust program needs your help to find suitable locations for street trees. Street trees are available by request on a first come, first served basis. If your City-owned street frontage lacks a tree and you have the time and commitment to help care for one, please contact us.
- There will be no charge to the homeowner (supply and planting will be provided by the City).
- The program applies only to homes with street frontage (the space between your property line and the roadway).
- The property owner must pledge to assist with the proper tree care (watering) for the first three years of the tree’s life. Instructions will be provided.
- Trees will be a minimum size of 50 mm diameter, or 2 to 3 meters in height.
- Limit of one tree per single fronting household or two trees per corner lot.
- The proposed location must meet the Trees in Trust program criteria.
The following criteria will be used to assess potential planting sites:
- Is there enough space? (other trees or obstacles must be a minimum of 7m away)
- Are there overhead or underground utilities?
- Does the soil quality appear to be acceptable for tree growth?
- Are there any conflicting uses on the planting site?
- Has the request been made by the homeowner? (i.e. the person who pays taxes on the property)
- Is there an obvious conflict with traffic safety requirements or City maintenance (i.e. sightlines or snow removal operations)
Requests will be received on an ongoing basis and placed in the next available planting season (spring or fall). Should you require additional information, please contact 3-1-1 or
This Canada Day, visitors from across Canada and around the world will arrive in the Nation’s Capital to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. In order to create extra accommodation space to allow as many people as possible to enjoy the Canada Day festivities, Ottawa is offering a unique short-term Urban Camping experience in select City parking lots and green spaces for tents and RVs as a family-friendly option for accommodations.
Visitors can book a spot to park a camper or pitch a tent from June 29 to July 4. There are many locations to choose from across Ottawa, where campers will have access to washrooms, showers and other site amenities. Early bird registration for Urban Camping will begin on Monday, January 16, 2017 at 9 a.m. A limited number of Voyageur (five-night) packages will be available for sale on ottawa.ca at a reduced rate. Regular registration for both Voyageur (five-night) and Portage (three-night) packages will begin on Wednesday, March 1, 2017.
This initiative is being offered in collaboration with Ottawa 2017. Stay informed on plans for Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations in the capital: visit ottawa2017.ca and follow @2017ottawa on Twitter (#Ottawa2017) and on Facebook.
The City has received complaints from residents who have been contacted by vendors selling water-filtration or treatment systems and providing incorrect information about water quality. The City reminds residents that Ottawa’s drinking water undergoes rigorous, ongoing testing to ensure it is completely safe and of the highest quality.
Residents are reminded that:
- City employees do not contact residents to sell products or services.
- Except for emergency situations, any visits that may require access to homes or businesses by City staff are scheduled in advance.
- Residents are provided with advance notice of projects that may impact them.
- All employees requesting access to homes have City-issued photo identification cards.
Residents who are directly contacted by individuals claiming to be City employees for City business are advised to check identification and, if concerns remain, contact the City prior to allowing access. The City asks that residents report any suspicious, unsolicited calls or visits to the Ottawa Police Service.
The drinking water delivered to City residents exceeds all federal and provincial health-based water-quality guidelines and standards. Ottawa’s drinking water has already been rated by Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change as being among the safest in the world. The results of the City’s extensive drinking water quality analysis program are posted on ottawa.ca.