Here’s how we are Taking Action and making a difference in Walkable Neighbourhoods:

  • Promoting dialogue and focus on practical solutions for walkability through blogs, panels, Workshops and Walkable Ottawa’s detailed response to Ottawa’s Official Plan

  • Demonstrating the power of Neighbourhood Walkability Workshops to develop implementable solutions for walkability

  • Providing strategic input to Intensification in Ottawa’s Neighbourhoods (ION) – a modelling tool to develop insight into how key elements of a walkable “ecosystem”, including density/residents, trees and greenspace, work together to achieve walkability.

  • Engaging with the City of Ottawa on development of a Comprehensive Zoning By-law Review (beginning in 2022).


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Introducing the ION Modeling Project                                        

Modeling of 25 years of change and intensification in Ottawa’s neighbourhoods

Intensification in Ottawa’s Neighbourhoods (ION) is a project undertaken by Rosaline J. Hill Architect Inc. and Walkable Ottawa, in support of the City of Ottawa’s work to make our neighbourhoods more walkable, diverse, affordable and ecologically responsible communities.

Find out why community, housing affordability, and environmental advocates, together with development industry professionals, are unified in their support of the ION project.


To learn more about what this is all about, read the ION Intro.

If you want to explore further and dive deep, check out the Partial Draft Comprehensive Report.


If you want to understand what this modeling means at the neighbourhood level, take a look at the Draft Vanier North Report or the Draft Westboro Beach Report

The full Comprehensive Report will be released in December, 2021.

Check out an interview with Walkable Ottawa's Janet Mark Wallace for The Fulcrum (The University of Ottawa's English newspaper)


Our March 2021 Response to the City of Ottawa's Draft Official Plan is now complete. 

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Read Walkable Ottawa's November 2020 Position Paper 

"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)

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