The City of Ottawa is working on a new Official Plan. This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to build a better city – one that fights sprawl while ensuring accessible transit, building walkable neighbourhoods and helping Ottawans transition away from the car.

We can build a healthier and more inclusive city – but we need your help to get there. Join us and various community partners on Saturday, February 22 for ‘Just Healthy Neighbourhoods,’ our second community-wide workshop focused on Ottawa’s new Official Plan. Individuals and organizations from across the city – from downtown to the rural wards – are invited to generate targeted solutions that build better neighbourhoods through intensification of the urban area.

This workshop sets the stage for a critically important vote on March 30, where council will decide on whether to expand Ottawa’s urban boundary. A vote to expand will have massive negative impacts on local climate action, greenspace protection, transit and other issues. We know we must intensify – the challenge is doing it right. Help chart the path to just, healthy neighbourhoods for Ottawa.  

Register now – space is limited and the last event filled up quickly. A vegetarian, low-waste lunch will be provided.

See you there!

Ecology Ottawa team

P.S. Please contact if you want to join local teams taking action to hold the line on urban boundary expansion.