OCDSB will soon launch an Accommodation Review for the Alta Vista & Hunt Club area
schools which could lead to:
school closures
program changes
altered grade structure

 Thursday, March 2, 2017: 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Canterbury Community Centre – Gym
2185 Arch Street
Jointly Sponsored by:
Alta Vista
Elmvale Acres
Hunt Club, and
Riverview Park – Community Associations

Elmvale Acres Open House – Postponed

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. 

Urban Camping comes to Ottawa for Canada Day 2017

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 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 and follow @2017ottawa on Twitter (#Ottawa2017) and on Facebook.

For more information on City programs and services, visit or call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401).  You can also connect with us through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Phoney sales pitches prompt City warning

February 7, 2017 The City of Ottawa is warning residents to be vigilant of door-to-door salespeople making false claims about the quality of City drinking water.

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

For more information on City programs and services, visit or call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401). You can also connect with us through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Registration for the Planning Primer II: Development Review and Implementation

February 18 and 21, 2017 (Offered in English)

City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West
Colonel By Boardroom, Second Floor    
8:30 a.m. to noon

February 27, 2017 (Offered in French)

City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West
Colonel By Boardroom, Second Floor    
8:30 a.m. to noon

You can register for the course online until February 17, 2017. Seating is limited to 40 residents per session.

The Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department offers the Planning Primer Program to help residents become more aware of, and more involved in, the land-use planning process.  The program is a series of half-day courses.  Please see our schedule for other Primer courses.The content of these Primer courses is the same as those offered in previous years.



Residents, businesses and landowners are invited to attend an Open House to review the Draft Secondary Plan for the Elmvale Acres Shopping Centre.  No registration is required, just drop-in at any time to find out more and to speak to the Consulting Team and City Staff about the project.

 Information boards will display the chronology of the project evolution and details of the updated redevelopment concept in response to the comments received.  No formal presentation will be given but the consulting team will be on-hand to answer questions.  Copies of the Draft Secondary Plan and comment sheets will be available to those who attend.

 When:            Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Where:           Vincent Massey Public School – Gymnasium – 745 Smyth Road

Time:              4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

 Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. If you require special accommodation, please call 3-1-1 or e-mail before the event.

For further information, visit the project’s website