Our Initiative

Walkable Ottawa began with a mission: How do we envision neighbourhoods that are a win for everybody? For working families, for kids, for young singles, for the elderly - for the whole neighbourhood. And how do we make space for environmental sustainability in this vision, so our neighbourhoods continue to serve us long into the future? 

For any real change to take place, it will take a groundswell of local support.

When it comes to the future of our neighbourhoods, it’s going to take the whole community to get it right. We hold detailed consultations with local communities, planners, and industry leaders to create a viable vision for making Ottawa's neighbourhoods walkable and complete - and to understand what it would mean to transition to this vision over 25 years' time.

A vision for walkable neighbourhoods grounded in the realities of market-driven development.

JOIN US to help envision and map a citywide transition to being walkable and complete. As a team of community members, builders-developers, and planning and design professionals, we can ensure that Ottawa’s neighbourhoods develop toward a future that we envision together.

We can only achieve a more walkable Ottawa by working together. 

So, where do you see yourself on the team?

Community Members participate in our neighbourhood-specific consultations, sharing insights about how their neighbourhoods could become more walkable. They also play a crucial role in spreading the word about the initiative, and inviting others to take part. 

Builders & Developers provide their knowledge and experience of what works, and how it’s done, to ensure any new plans for development are built for success.

Planning and Design Professionals share their expertise to clarify what a transition to walkability would mean for each of Ottawa’s neighbourhoods, in maps, models, and projections.

Rosaline et al at RJ Hill Architect Inc.  lead neighbourhood consultations, continue research, and bring team members together to create a vision for a walkable Ottawa that’s clear, viable, and unified. 

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