City of Ottawa
The Design and Planning Guidelines contained within this section have completed their public consultation phase and have been approved by City Council for implementation.
Environmental Noise Control Guidelines [ PDF 1.88 MB ]
Urban Design Guidelines for Development along Traditional Mainstreets
[ PDF 1.46 MB ]
May 24, 2006
Outdoor Patio Design Guideline
[ PDF 4.96 MB ]
Urban Design Guidelines for Drive-Through Facilities
[ PDF 1.89 MB ]
Regional Road Corridor Design Guidelines
[ PDF 7.39 MB ]
Urban Design Guidelines for Gas Stations
[ PDF 1.66 MB ]
Right-of-Way Lighting Policy
[ PDF 4.22 MB ]
Urban Design Guidelines for Greenfield Neighbourhoods
[ PDF 3.83 MB ]
Transit-Oriented Development Guidelines
[ PDF 2.89 MB ]
September 26, 2007
Urban Design Guidelines for Large-Format Retail
[ PDF 1.95 MB ]
Urban Design Guidelines for Development along Arterial Mainstreets
[ PDF 1.83 MB ]
Urban Design Guidelines for Low-rise Infill Housing
[ PDF 2 MB ]
Road Corridor Planning & Design Guidelines
[ PDF 3.7 MB ]
Rural Village Design Guidelines
[ PDF 2.66 MB ]
Urban Design Guidelines for High-Rise Housing
[ PDF 3.25 MB ]
Johnston Road Concept Plan
[ PDF 70 KB ]
Downtown moves: Transforming Ottawa’s streets
[ PDF 15.5 MB ]
Complete Streets in Ottawa [ PDF 326 KB ]
Give back to your community, gain valuable experience, meet new people. Check out the City of Ottawa's volunteer opportunities!
Young at Art celebrates the creativity and talent of Ottawa's young visual artists. It brings the work of young visual artists (Aged 12 to 19) to local art galleries across the city.
You should get at least one hour of physical activity per day! Learn how you can get your daily dose of exercise through different City activities.
Youth Zone workshops
The Youth Zone offers a variety of job workshops from interview skills to resume writing. Check out dates and times and how to register!
Cycling education courses
Want to improve your confidence and ability to ride around the City? Take a look at some of the cycling courses offered from April to October!
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