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 emilie.grenier@ecologyottawa.ca if you want to join local teams taking action to hold the line on urban boundary expansion.