Stunning ‘sunset’ park planned for controversial Zibi development on Ottawa River
Plans for a 25-storey residential building on Chaudière Island as part of the Zibi development include a new city park — named Pangishimo after the Algonquin word for sunset — offering a stunning, westward view of the Ottawa River. The City of Ottawa’s planning committee examined a report earlier this…
Gentrification is robbing Hamilton renters of affordable places to live
Hamilton, like many cities in the Greater Toronto-Hamilton area, is seeing housing prices rise and that is pushing pressure on affordable and available rental units.
Ottawa council approves expansion of Chateau Laurier
Ottawa city council voted 14 to 10 to approve the design changes to the hotel expansion and issue a heritage permit.
Watson has ‘burned a bridge’ after Council votes to move controversial development forward, Algonquin Elder says
Ottawa City Council voted in favour of including Tewin into new urban boundary, this Wednesday, with a vote of 16 to 8, creating further controversy with Algonquin Nation.
Lookahead ’21: Carp corridor wants to tap into city’s water supply and spur more business on urban edge
The Carp corridor is thirsty for city water. The City of Ottawa has yet to extend the service to the stretch of road between Stittsville and Carp that’s home to Ottawa’s largest light industry park. Roddy Bolivar is the executive director of the area’s business improvement group and wants municipal…
While loop and tram schemes gain traction, Watson says expanding and finishing LRT remains Ottawa’s top transit priority
Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson has said that an interprovincial transit link between Ottawa and Gatineau is not a priority. Ottawa-based group Supporters of the Loop believe now is an opportune time to examine the many benefits of a rail link in the National Capital Region.
City council denies motion to protect 120 affordable housing units during Stage 3 LRT construction
City Council voted against a motion calling for the re-consideration of Stage 3 LRT planning to protect the Manor Village community.
Heritage committee approves major Bank Street development but seeks design change to relieve ‘cliff wall’
The Built Heritage Sub-Committee of Ottawa City Hall voted to redevelop 390-394 Bank Street to have a new residential and commercial building.
Ottawa’s multicultural communities boast impressive giving habits
A recent nationwide study shows our multicultural communities are more inclined to support charities and nonprofits compared to the average Canadian. With one in three Canadians projected to be immigrants by 2036, Ottawa’s community leaders, expert researchers and marketers agree that engaging diverse communities should be top of mind for the charitable sector.
Frustrated safe cycling advocates say city report on high-risk intersections shows need for urgent action
Cycling advocates say they are frustrated by the City of Ottawa’s Cycling Safety Review of High-Volume Intersections, a newly released report identifying dangerous intersections and recommending changes to prevent vehicle-cyclist collisions. The review was undertaken in response to inquiries posed by Mayor Jim Watson and former Cumberland Ward councillor Stephen…