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Defining Ottawa Together: Culture in the Official Plan

By Apartment613 on October 21, 2019

The City of Ottawa is beginning a multi-year process to develop a new Official Plan, which will provide a vision for its growth and a policy framework to guide its physical development. On October 17, 2019, the City’s Cultural Development and Initiatives section (CDI) hosted an open event called Defining Ottawa Together: Culture in the Official Plan aimed at defining and shaping the future of Ottawa through culture.

The four-hour public engagement session, which was live-streamed in its entirety on Apartment 613’s YouTube channel, included an international panel, a short video of interview highlights from a cross-section of Ottawa citizens, and opportunities for input through maps, ideas and words.

Five major themes were discussed:

  • Indigenous places and significant spaces
  • New immigrants gathering places and significant spaces
  • Arts, heritage and culture hubs
  • Natural areas, rural areas, parks and open spaces
  • Culture online

Anyone unable to attend the event can watch the videos below and share insight through the City’s Engage Ottawa website. Until October 28, users can participate by:

  1. Upvoting ideas shared from the October 17 session (Ideas tab)
  2. Identifying key spaces and places according to the five themes (Places tab)
  3. Adding their own suggestions or building on existing ideas (Forum tab)

Participate now / Participer maintenant

Participate in Defining Ottawa Together before October 28.

Participez à Définissons Ottawa ensemble avant le 28 octobre.