Council approves Orléans development after uproar over parking, traffic concerns
The proposal for a controversial housing development in Orléans has been approved by city council after a wave of opposition from local residents, two contentious committee meetings and last-minute changes to the plan. The housing project at 360 Kennedy Lane East would provide 81 rental units within a mix of three-storey townhouse units and three-storey walk-up apartments, many of which…
The 23rd Ottawa Indigenous Children and Youth Pow Wow welcomes everyone back to celebrate First Nations culture
The annual Ottawa Indigenous Children and Youth Pow Wow is back after a three-year hiatus brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Event organizers stress the importance of fostering community between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.
University students in Ottawa already feeling pressure to find affordable housing for the fall
Students face rising rents in Ottawa.
Soaring rent prices in Ottawa squeezing post-secondary students
With rents soaring in Ottawa, post-secondary students are under financial pressure and need more help.
Intense frustration: Heron Park community concerned about growing garbage, pests and parking problems
Heron Park community concerned about growing densification and the concerns that it creates such as garbage, pests and parking.
Committee approves apartment expansion despite outrage in Sandy Hill
Despite strong opposition from Sandy Hill residents, the City of Ottawa’s planning and housing committee has approved a zoning bylaw amendment allowing a developer to more than double the number of units in an existing apartment building. The approval, which critics say will further inflate the population of temporary, transient tenants in the area, will be considered for approval by…
Panelist slams Ontario’s Bill 23 as ‘Christmas wish list for developers’
Critics say Ontario’s More Homes Built Faster Act won’t ease the affordable housing crisis and will cause serious problems for the environment, for city budgets and for taxpayers.
Ottawa volunteers open their own doors as respite centres for the homeless
As winter settles in, two organizations in Ottawa are working hard to help those without a home. Some individuals are even offering their own homes as respite centres.
Paving paradise in Centretown: Protesters oppose plan to tear down small affordable apartment building
Tenants at 142 Nepean St. protested a plan by developers to tear down their building and put up a parking lot.
Federal government invests extra $1.1 billion into national homelessness strategy
Housing Minister Ahmed Hussen announced the federal government will invest more into its homelessness strategy.
Developer intends to preserve landmark Registry Office in high-rise residential extension to Rideau Centre
The historic Registry Office would be moved and integrated into a new high-rise development that will be part of the redevelopment of the Rideau Centre.
Citing tenants’ rights and low-cost housing crisis, ACORN appeals city approval of Herongate redevelopment
ACORN is appealing Ottawa city council’s approval of redevelopment in Herongate Village.