NOW: Input to survey on new Official Plan

19 09 2019

From the city’s Planning office:

7015a1284c7ce3aa609d174597fc1dabCheck out the 5 Big Moves and have your say!

The Official Plan team has shared some new ideas – called the 5 Big Moves – and we want to hear from you! The Official Plan team wants to engage residents early in the development of the New Official Plan, which is why we created a series of quick polls for you to share your views on each of these Big Moves. The Official Plan team will then take your feedback and develop these concepts into the Draft Official Plan in Spring 2020.

Haven’t heard of the 5 Big Moves?

The City is proposing to make a number of significant policy changes through the Official Plan to make Ottawa the most liveable mid-sized city in North America. Known as the ‘Five Big Moves’, the following statements capture the most significant policy proposals for the new Official Plan:

  1. Growth: Achieve, by the end of its planning period, more growth by intensification than by greenfield development. This growth will provide a variety of affordable housing options for residents.
  2. Mobility: By 2046, the majority of trips in the City of Ottawa will be made by sustainable transportation.
  3. Urban Design: Improve our sophistication in urban and community design, and put this knowledge to the service of good urbanism at all scales, from the largest to the very small.
  4. Resiliency: Embed public health, environmental, climate and energy resiliency into the framework of our planning policies.
  5. Economy: Embed economic development into the framework of our planning policies.

Interested in learning more about each of these 5 Big Moves? Check out the full report on the New Official Plan webpage on

Interested in joining the conversation? Check out a quick poll on each of these proposed Big Moves in the Engage section of the New Official Plan webpage. We invite you to also share the link to these polls with your community before the deadline for completing the polls of September 20, 2019.

Stay tuned to the New Official Plan webpage to learn about in-person opportunities to engage with the 5 Big Moves.