The City of Ottawa is starting consultation on the development of a new Zoning By-law with the release of seven discussion papers, available on the City’s Engage Ottawa page starting on March 06. These papers address key issues relating to the implementation of the new Official Plan, including:

  • climate change, resiliency, public health
  • neighbourhood character
  • neighbourhood zones
  • new approaches to regulating land use
  • trees intensification and the urban tree canopy
  • equity, diversity and inclusion
  • rural zoning issues.

This release marks the first chance for the public to consult on the implementation of the recently approved new Official plan through the development of a new Ottawa Zoning By-law. The City welcomes feedback and input from members of the public and will summarize their responses in an “As We Heard It” report in Summer 2023. Consultations on the discussion papers will inform development of the first draft of the new Zoning By-law. We encourage members of the public to review the discussion papers and share their thoughts and ideas, as their input will play a critical role in shaping the future of our city.