CITY OF OTTAWA – Get Engaged, Stay Informed!
Transportation Master Plan Open House – Postponed
The Transportation Master Plan Open House originally scheduled for February 15 at 6:30pm has been postponed due to the City of Ottawa State of Emergency. For details, please visit Engage Ottawa. In the meantime, please submit your feedback about the almost 70 proposed projects, including pedestrian and cycling projects, by February 18 at Engage Ottawa or by emailing TMPupdate@ottawa.ca.
2020 Ottawa Road Safety Report – Collision Data Released
The City of Ottawa’s 2020 Collision Data has been released on ottawa.ca and will be available shortly on Open Data Ottawa. Collision Data reports are based on the analysis and summary of information in motor vehicle collision reports obtained from various policing agencies. In 2020, there was a significant decrease in collisions in comparison to prior years. Fewer daily displacements given the various COVID-19 restrictions implemented throughout the year are likely a contributing factor. Based on a study of intersection volume counts in 2020, on average, traffic volumes were 26 per cent lower than in 2019.
EnviroCentre Wants to Hear From you – Future Homes Ottawa Survey
The first phase of the Future Homes Ottawa pilot project is wrapping up. Everyone is invited to share feedback and let the EnviroCentre know what you want to learn more about when it comes to improving home energy efficiency. You don’t need to have participated in the project. Respond by February 16 for a chance to win a $25 IKEA gift card. Take the Future Homes Ottawa survey.
March Break registration is open!
The City of Ottawa is happy to be offering March Break Camps this year for four to 14 year-olds. Registration is now open. The City will be offering both in-person and virtual options in English and French and camps for inclusive recreation.
Vacant Building Strategy Review
The Vacant Building Strategy Review is currently underway. This review was approved by Council as part of the 2019-2022 By-law Review Work Plan, and staff anticipate reporting findings of this project to the Community and Protective Services Committee and City Council in Spring 2022. Information about this project is available on Engage Ottawa. If you have views or experiences regarding vacant buildings or vacant lots, please share your feedback.
Have your say on Ontario’s Building Code
The provincial government is accepting comments on the next edition of Ontario’s Building Code. The Ontario Building Code sets out minimum administrative and technical requirements for new construction, renovation, and change of use of buildings. Energy efficiency requirements for houses and large buildings is one of the areas being considered. Find out more about the Ontario Building Code and provide your feedback. Comments are being accepted until March 13.