Thank you for continuing to engage with me and Planning staff via on the Official Plan review process. Over the past year, we’ve gained significant and beneficial changes in this important document that will affect Alta Vista. Together, among other achievements, we’ve attained;

  • An Outer Urban designation from Inner Urban for a majority of Alta Vista
  • The right to build single-family homes
  • Greater tree protections for our neighbourhoods
  • Beneficial active transportation policies

As we continue to dive into the nuances of the current draft I continue to connect residents with Planning Staff to continue those discussions, to get clarity, and to further inform our neighbours.

Important dates:

  • Open House – September 29
  • Joint Committee – October 14
  • City Council – October 27

Pending Council and approval by the Province, a 2-to-3 year Zoning Bylaw Review will be initiated which will provide further details on how Ottawa plans to grow over the coming decades. There will be a large community consultation component to the Zoning Review and I look forward to continuing our discussions.

If you have any questions on the New OP, please visit, or email me at