Ottewell Neighbourhood has been chosen for neighbourhood renewal. Construction is anticipated to start in 2023.

Preparing for Construction - May 2023

Neighbourhood renewal in Ottewell will start tentatively in June 2023, weather permitting. 

The planned scope for 2023 (area in scope map below) will include:

  • Sidewalk, curb and gutter reconstruction
  • Street light replacement
  • Roadway rehabilitation
  • Landscaping
  • Streetscape upgrades

If you live in the construction area, you will receive an additional construction notice that provides more information on what to expect during construction prior to work beginning.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we launch the first year of Neighbourhood Renewal construction. Construction in Ottewell is expected to take four years. 

Scope Map

Ottewell Scope Map

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Local Improvements


Property owners within the boundaries of the first 2 years of construction of the Ottewell neighbourhood had the opportunity to participate in the Local Improvement decision.

Property owners were mailed a local improvement package dated February 3, 2023 which included information about the sidewalk reconstruction Local Improvement and a form for those who wished to petition against. The 30-day petition period has since expired. Since the City did not receive majority (50% +1) petitions against the Local Improvement, sidewalk reconstruction will take place in all project areas over 2 years of construction within this area of the neighborhood.

Property owners on streets scheduled to see construction 2025-26 can expect to receive their notices in early 2025. That notice package will include information on how to participate in the decision. 

If you have questions regarding the Local Improvement process specifically, please contact

About the Project

Neighbourhood reconstruction rehabilitates residential roads, replaces street lights, sidewalks, curbs and gutters and adds missing sidewalk links where possible. Other opportunities to improve how people walk, bike, drive and gather in the neighbourhood and how they enjoy City-owned parks and open spaces are also explored.  

A series of public events were scheduled by the Project Team which gave residents the opportunity to build a Project Vision and Guiding Principles together and provide feedback on the different stages of the project, including design.

Cost sharing opportunities will be made available through the Local Improvement process for sidewalk reconstruction and decorative street light upgrades in the neighbourhood. Arterial roads and alleys are not included in the scope of work.