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Ottawa Streets Getting Better and Greener!

  On October 14 Ottawa City Council passed the Complete Streets Implementation Framework. This is great news! This means that road projects in Ottawa will now factor in the needs of pedestrians, cyclists, public transit users and vehicles. This is an important step forward in support of active transportation and sustainability in the city. And […]

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A Guide to the Complete Streets Implementation Framework for the City of Ottawa

The City of Ottawa shared its proposed Complete Streets Implementation Framework with many stakeholders, including Ecology Ottawa and the Complete Streets Campaign Leads on May 5, 2015. This important proposal will be on the agenda at the October 7th Transportation Committee meeting where Councillors will vote to accept or reject it. Ottawa greatly requires all […]

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What Ecology Ottawa will be watching for in today’s Term of Council Priorities report.

In October Ottawa elected a new city council. At the time Ecology Ottawa approached councillors across the city and met with many of them. We told them clearly what our priorities were and offered to work with them. Today the public gets its first look at the official document that defines the City of Ottawa’s priorities […]

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Council adopts key dates for 2015 budget process

10 December 2014 from the “City Council Newsfeed” Ottawa – The City of Ottawa has finalized key dates for the 2015 budget timetable and multi-ward public consultations. 2015 tax-supported budget timetable The City’s 2015 draft operating and capital budgets will be tabled with City Council at a special meeting on Wednesday, February 4. Council will […]

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Media Release: Don’t Let Mike Maguire Kill Phase 2 Light Rail in Ottawa

For immediate Release: September 29, 2014 (Ottawa): In response to today’s announcement that, if elected, Mayoral candidate Mike Maguire would scrap Phase Two of Light Rail in the City of Ottawa in exchange for an alternative and as yet unstudied plan, Ecology Ottawa’s Executive Director, Graham Saul, said: “If this is a joke, it’s not […]

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Forecast of Renewable Energy Sources with Some Wind Resistance

Even though it was a brief meeting on November 13th, it was nice to see that City Council had a few renewable-energy related items brought forward in their meeting. Most notably, it included the support for feed-in-tariff program applications for mounted solar projects (item 3) and a motion that was later put forward regarding municipal […]

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An Update to the Urban Natural Features Strategy

When it comes to the protection of urban natural areas (UNAs), which are lands deemed ecologically valuable found within the city, Ottawa’s City Council made it a part of their Official Plan in 2002 to commit to and acquire these lands in order to preserve their important environmental benefits.  On October 8, 2013 the Planning Committee […]

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Canada’s First Official Downtown EcoDistrict Approved by City Council

Written by Monica Wu The Nation’s Capital came one step closer to fulfilling its green vision on Wednesday October 9th, following City Council approval to develop and implement a Sustainable Neighbourhood Action Plan for the Ottawa Centre EcoDistrict (OCED) area. Crucially, the carried proposal helped to secure the $20,000 needed to spearhead the project from […]

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How Did They Do? Councillors Voice Their Opinions on Complete Streets

City Council voted (Item 20) on July 17th to redevelop Main Street into a Complete Street after the City staff’s recommendation was passed by the Transportation Committee on July 5th. Councillors voiced their support and dissent to this motion at Council and the results were very telling in regards to who will lead our city to sustainability. […]

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How High?

Intensification is highly controversial. Item 10 on the agenda at June 25th’s Planning Committee meeting was a debate over the height of a building near the Parkdale Market at the site 233 Armstrong Street and 3 Hamilton Avenue North. The main issue was that the proposed building height of 18 storeys does not adhere to the Community Design […]

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