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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Planning & Development -- July 2016 E-Newsletter

Cleary and New Orchard Planning Study 

- online questionnaire

On Saturday, June 4, 2016 the City hosted a 
public consultation event held to introduce 
the Cleary and New Orchard Planning Study 
as well as several other projects happening 
in the area. The day-long event was held at 
Our Lady of Fatima Parish and attended by 
over 200 people.

This study is a review of the lands in the 

vicinity of the future Cleary and New Orchard 
LRT stations to determine appropriate 
redevelopment in the context of surrounding 
mature neighbourhoods.

A report of the feedback, called an As We 
Heard It report, will be posted in July with 
the comments received before July 15 from 
the event and from our online questionnaire.

Elgin Street and Hawthorne Avenue 

Functional Design Study

The City of Ottawa is undertaking a  
functional design and transportation study
for the continuous corridor of Elgin Street
between Laurier Avenue and Queen
Elizabeth Driveway, and Hawthorne
Avenue from the Pretoria Bridge to Main

Please take two or three minutes to answer
our questions about the Elgin Street or  
Hawthorne Avenue Functional Design Study.
Your responses will be confidential and will
be provided to the project team for review
and consideration in the final design concepts.
lease complete the survey by July 15, 2016.

Have your say on the Coach House zoning study

The City is undertaking a zoning study that will determine the appropriate zones and standards to permit secondary dwelling units within accessory structures, in residential neighbourhoods. These types of dwelling units are essentially a small apartment or suite in the backyard of a home or along a laneway.

The City has reviewed and considered all the feedback received during and following the two public consultation outreach sessions: September 14, 2015 to November 6, 2015 and February 1, 2016 to February 29, 2016 and is proposing amendments to the Zoning By-law and Official Plan to permit coach houses.

Send your comments to tim.moerman@ottawa.ca for consideration in the Staff Report to Planning Committee and Council by e-mail before July 22, 2016.

Site Alteration By-law

Picture of a large field with deep flooded rutsThe City of Ottawa is developing a site alteration by-law to regulate activities such as the clearing and grading of land, including the removal of topsoil and the dumping of fill.  Staff have produced a Discussion Paper to:
  • Present some basic background information on site alteration and site alteration by-laws in Ontario, and the current situation in Ottawa.
  • Explain the guiding principles under which Ottawa's site alteration by-law is being developed
  • Consider the circumstances under which site alteration may or may not be appropriate; and,
  • Identify some potential minimum standards / best practices for site alteration. 

After reading this paper, we hope that interested stakeholders and members of the public will join the discussion and help define appropriate parameters for site alteration activities in Ottawa.  Please provide your feedback by August 5 for consideration during the development of the draft by-law.  For more information on the project, check out the City's web page at ottawa.ca/sitealteration.

Cycling advocate and ecological group win 2015 Bruce Timmermans Awards

Bruce Timmermans was a long-time cycling educator and advocate. Since 1999, this City of Ottawa award has built on Bruce's legacy by recognizing and celebrating individuals and organizations that share his commitment to cycling.

On July 6, two winners received praise at Transportation Committee for their outstanding commitment to Ottawa's cycling community.
Picture of Paul Clarke, Keith Egli and Michael MizziRecognized with the individual award, Paul Clarke leads the Advocacy Working Group of Citizens for Safe Cycling in Ottawa and plays a co-ordinating role between cyclists, City and NCC staff, and the private sector. With that group, Paul has provided valuable insight to the City and developers on more than 30 projects, including street designs for O'Connor Street, Main Street, Churchill Avenue and Laurier Avenue. He has also consulted on the O-Train pathway, construction of light rail transit, the Trillium Line extension, and the widening of the Airport Parkway. By working with City Council and City staff, Paul continues to illustrate the effectiveness of being engaged, and of encouraging other cyclists to do the same.
Picture of the EcoDistrict teamEcoDistrict, recognized with the organizational award, is dedicated to reducing downtown Ottawa's overall ecological footprint. Their mission is to make the downtown core more sustainable, socially vibrant, and attractive to businesses. Since it was founded in 2012, EcoDistrict has striven to increase bike ridership through a variety of initiatives. They have worked with the City to establish bike rack locations and encouraged cyclists to track and report cycling issues along common downtown commuter routes.

The intersection between neuroscience and urban design 

Picture of Colin EllardLast month, Dr. Colin Ellard, a neuroscientist and psychologist from the University of Waterloo shared with City staff his expertise and research that intersects neuroscience and urban design.

What can science tell us about the positive health effects of good urban design?

Watch our footage of his talk and feel free to subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Have your say on the vision for the future of the Capital 

A message from the National Capital Commission:

Have your say on the vision for the future of the Capital

Plan for Canada's Capital, 2017–2067

As Canadians get ready for Canada's 150th anniversary celebrations, the National Capital Commission (NCC) is proud to present the draft Plan for Canada's Capital, 2017–2067.
The plan lays out the broad vision for the future of the Capital, and includes 17 milestone projects.

What's next?

We are now at the final stages of the process, and would like your feedback and comments on the overall approach and direction of the plan.

Tell us what you think!

Get involved at an upcoming event

190 Richmond Road (Rezoning and Site Plan Control)
July 13, 2016
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
29 Van Lang Pt.
More info:
Andrew McCreight, tel: 613-580-2424 ext. 22568
Email: andrew.mccreight@ottawa.ca

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Ottawa Public Health - E-Newsletter July/August 2016

Issue 4- July/August 2016

Mental Health in the Workplace:  Let's Keep Talking!

Summer is in full swing (finally!).  We invite you to keep talking about mental health in the workplace. In this issue, we will look at a resource to help you TakeYourBreak at work, we will look at sun safety for you and your employees and, just in time for backyard barbecue season, we will look at Canada's Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines.
Have you ever said "I'm too busy to take a break today"?  TakeYourBreak is here to help remind you to take regular breaks for your mental health even during your busiest workdays! 
Who wants to stay inside when the sun is shining?  Nobody!  But if you work outdoors, you may be exposed to the sun's harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays for longer periods of time. Find out how you can support employees who are required to work outdoors during the summer months. 
Summer means long weekends, time spent at the cottage and backyard barbecues.  Will you be serving alcohol to your guests?  If so, you may be wondering what a standard drink size looks like and what low-risk drinking means.  

Do you have any questions about Workplace Health and how to book our services?  Send us an email at workplacehealth@ottawa.ca  or give us a call at 613-580-6744 ext. 24197.  You can also visit our website at www.ottawa.ca/workplacehealth.

Join our Workplace Health Ottawa LinkedIn group to stay in the loop about healthy workplaces in Ottawa!