Building Our Vision

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Our Response to the City of Ottawa's Draft Official Plan is now complete. 

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Read Walkable Ottawa's official Position Paper and tell us what you think below.

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The 'Walkable Ottawa' Podcast is Now Here!

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Let us know what you think about our Position Paper.

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"The vision and principles are excellent because they provide a realistic pathway for Ottawa to achieve vibrant, inclusive and healthy communities within the City. I especially appreciate the way the vision can dramatically and positively impact climate/nature. thank you!" ~ Alex Watson (Old Ottawa East)

"WO's vision for the future of Ottawa is certainly inspiring. I know they've put much thought and effort into consulting with the community as well as key stakeholders. Not only does their vision respond to community needs, but it is firmly anchored into reality — the team did not focus on achieving the unachievable, they were able to work within the municipal and provincial constraints, while offering a real solution to our evolving city and the climate crisis. I look forward to seeing this vision implemented in our city." ~ Emilie (Clemow)

"Walkable Ottawa's vision is a key to enhancing our urban fabric and transforming Ottawa into a dynamic 15-minute city. Smart density and better-designed communities affects all aspects of Ottawa's environment - enhancing the viability of transit and fighting urban sprawl. In other words, Rosaline and the team are showing how we can tackle the climate crisis and protect nature while building a better city." ~ Robb Barnes (Executive Director, Ecology Ottawa)

Overbrook Walkable

Workbook Report

25 Years Later
25 Years Later

A vision of a walkable neighbourhood streetscape 25 years from now

Today
Today

A neighbourhood streetscape today

10 Years Later
10 Years Later

A neighbourhood streetscape on its way to becoming walkable

25 Years Later
25 Years Later

A vision of a walkable neighbourhood streetscape 25 years from now

These images were inspired by the Overbrook Walkable Workshop, and show the proposed evolution of a typical street in the parts of their neighbourhood where new construction is 3.5 storeys in height.  

Consultation Log

Walkable Ottawa is working in collaboration with community associations, affordable housing and environmental organizations, neighbours, builders, architects, and planners to propose a vision for walkable neighbourhoods. See our consultation log below.

Who
When
About
People's Official Plan (Conference)
December 12, 2020
Opportunities for collaboration
Community Members
December 9, 2020
Review of draft OP
Ecology Ottawa
December 7, 2020
Workshops on draft OP
GOHBA
December 1, 2020
Position Paper
Ecology Ottawa
November 23, 2020
Position Paper
GOHBA
November 17, 2020
Upcoming Position Paper
GOHBA
November 12, 2020
Upcoming Position Paper
Ottawa Climate Action Fund
November 10, 2020
Vision & Upcoming Position Paper
Planning Professionals
November 6, 2020
Upcoming position paper
The Ottawa Coalition of Business Improvement Areas
November 3, 2020
Upcoming position paper
Federation of Citizens' Associations of Ottawa
October 14, 2020
Upcoming position paper
Councilor Fleury
October 7, 2020
Vision, initiative. and eventual position paper
GOHBA Urban Infill Committee Members
October 13, 2020
Housing infill patterns
GOHBA Urban Infill Committee Members
October 9, 2020
Trees
GOHBA Urban Infill Committee Members
October 8, 2020
Geographic distribution of housing policies, volume of new construction, policy directions
GOHBA Urban Infill Committee Members
October 7, 2020
Land value inflation, development charges, complete neighbourhoods
Federation of Community Associations
October 1, 2020
Progress of Vision for Walkable Ottawa
GOHBA
September 30, 2020
Progress of Vision for Walkable Ottawa
Action Sandy Hill & community members
September 30, 2020
Environmental Considerations
Ecology Ottawa
September 30, 2020
Environmental Considerations
Focus Consulting Inc.
September 25. 2020
Homelessness & Housing
Community Members
September 12, 2020
Approaching walkable
Community Members & Councilor Kavanagh
September 11, 2020
Mixed residential development
Community Members
September 11, 2020
Small businesses & BIAs
Community Members & Councilors McKenney & Leiper
September 10, 2020
Mixed urban development
Community Members & Councllor King
September 10, 2020
Walkability and housing
Community Members
September 9, 2020
Transition to walkable neighbourhoods
Community Members
September 9, 2020
Walkability and the environment
GOHBA Executive Director
September 11, 2020
Collaboration with small businesses
GOHBA Urban Infill Committee Member
September 8, 2020
Parkette developments
GOHBA Urban Infill Committee
September 3, 2020
Development patterns
Ecology Ottawa
September 16, 2020
Development patterns
Tartan Land Corporation
August 13, 2020
Residential development models
Family Homelessness Lab
August 13, 2020
Residential development models
Ecology Ottawa, Greenspace Ottawa
August 12, 2020
Parks to complete walkable neighbourhoods
Councillor Dudas' Office
August 11, 2020
Walkability around transit stops in low density areas
Quartier Vanier BIA
August 10, 2020
Barriers to small business
Quartier Vanier BIA
August 13, 2020
Barriers to small business
OCH & CCOC
August 13, 2020
Affordable housing, proposed walkable density regulations
Ecology Ottawa, IFS Associates (Arbourer)
August 1, 2020
Tree canopy
Wellington West BIA
July 24, 2020
Barriers to small business