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

Exploring Opportunities - May 2021

Thank you to everyone who engaged with us during the Exploring Opportunities stage of neighbourhood renewal. The feedback you provided will be used to shape the renewal design for streets and public open spaces in the Ottewell neighbourhood.

For more information on what was shared, please review the What We Heard document.

Exploring Options and Tradeoffs

The project team is looking forward to engaging with you on the next phase of engagement: Exploring Options and Tradeoffs later this spring. In the meantime, hear what some of your neighbours are saying about why they love the Ottewell neighbourhood, and how we can work together to make it even better!

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 will be scheduled by the project team which will give residents the opportunity to build a project vision and guiding principles together and provide regular 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.

Working Together

The Building Great Neighbourhoods project team are genuinely interested guests, stepping into your neighbourhood like a visitor in your home. We want to learn and appreciate how you live and what you value in your community. Through public engagement we will gain an understanding about what you need and value in your neighbourhood.

We seek to involve you in decision-making to shape the vision for engagement and neighbourhood improvements. Working together, we can make the most out of your neighbourhood.

How to Get Involved

We have created a road map to help you understand the steps of the renewal process and how you can participate. At each step we will tell you what the purpose is and how your input will inform the decisions being made. We commit to report back on how we used your input.

Concept Phase

The Concept phase is when we need to hear from you the most! We need your help to co-create a vision and guiding principles, explore opportunities, and explore options and tradeoffs. These are the most important pieces of feedback needed for the project and your feedback will be considered as we create a draft design to best meet all the neighbourhoods needs.

Design Phase

During the Design phase, we want your input on the refined designs for the collector. Your feedback will be incorporated into the final design, alongside technical requirements and City policies. These designs were created from the vision and guiding principles we co-created together. You shared your input, we incorporated your feedback, now we build!

Build Phase

During the Build phase, we want to hear your concerns about how construction may affect you or your private property.

Project History

Public Engagement - December 2020

Thank you for your input in the December 2020 survey! We will use this feedback to create a draft Vision and Guiding Principles for the project, which will guide the planning and design throughout the Ottewell Neighbourhood Renewal. This is an important first step to help identify gaps between what exists in your neighbourhood and your community’s vision for the future.

Ottewell Neighbourhood Renewal

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For More Information

Chris McMorran

Title Planning and Design Project Manager

Building Great Neighbourhoods

All additional inquiries or escalations can be directed to the Building Great Neighbourhoods team, or by calling 311.


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