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Gladstone Station District Secondary Planning Study

Project Status: 

Information Meeting - May 27, 2019

Friday, May 10, 2019, 3:52 pm
Last updated: 
Tuesday, June 18, 2019, 10:50 am

Dates & Times

Monday, May 27, 2019,
5:30 pm to 8:30 pm


St. Anthony’s Banquet - Hall A
St. Anthony’s Banquet - Hall A 523 St. Anthony Street
Ottawa, ON

Open House Display Boards [ PDF 17 MB ] 

Drop-in between 5:30 to 8:30 pm

Attend this information session to find out more about the Gladstone Station District Planning Study happening in your community in 2019.This study will explore, develop and recommend a vision and design concept to guide the area’s future growth and intensification through private and public developments and public works projects. When approved by City Council, the Planning Study will establish a Secondary Plan and update the Zoning by-law.

The Gladstone Station District is generally bounded by Somerset Street West to north, Highway 417 to the south, Breezehill Avenue to the west, and Preston Street and Booth Street (south of Balsam Street) to the east. It is a unique area within Ottawa brimming with both history and future potential. By attending, you will be able to speak to City staff, learn more about what the study is about, and have your first opportunity to provide feedback in this collaborative process.

No registration is required for this event. Just drop-in at any time, to learn and to provide us with input about your community!

Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. If you require special accommodation, please call or email the project lead identified below before May 22, 2019.

Need more information? Contact:

Taavi Siitam, Planner II
Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development
City of Ottawa
110 Laurier Avenue West,
4th FloorOttawa, ON
K1P 1J1
tel.: 613-580-2424, ext. 27788
fax: 613-580-2459

Project overview

Generally bounded by Somerset Street West, Highway 417, Breezehill Avenue, Preston Street, and Booth Street (south of Balsom Street), the Gladstone Station District today is a unique area within Ottawa brimming with both history and future potential. The vibrant neighbourhoods of Little Italy and Hintonburg on the east and west sides of the existing O-Train corridor, the presence of civic and federal institutions, the multi-use pathway leading to any number of streets or destinations within just minutes, including either the Ottawa River, or Dow's Lake and Central Experiment Farm, are just a few characteristics that shape the identity of the Gladstone District.

Study Area

Gladstone Station Study Area

With a future Light Rail Transit Station identified at Gladstone Avenue (near the O-Train corridor), historically large, often underutilized land parcels within the area, and as part of the broader change that is occurring within the City as directed by the Provincial Policy Statement (PPS) and the City's Official Plan (OP), the Gladstone Station District will become increasingly attractive to both development and prospective urban dwellers. The District has the potential to emerge as a significant area of high quality re-urbanisation within the city.

The Gladstone Station District CDP process will work collaboratively with the community, including key property owners and residents to explore, develop and recommend a vision and design concept to guide private development and public works projects over the next 20 years.

It was anticipated that in Spring 2014, the project's final recommendations would be presented to Planning Committee and City Council for approval, including a CDP document, Secondary Plan and Zoning Amendments.  However, the study was placed on-hold in April 2015, and it remains so until further notice.

See Timelines - Moving Forward - 2013 - 2015  for more details on the study process.

Draft Official Plan Amendment and Community Design Plan (CDP) for Review

This section includes the draft Official Plan Amendment (OPA), including the draft Gladstone Station District Community Design Plan (CDP) document for review and comments. The purpose of this OPA is to amend the relevant contents in Volume 1 and Volume 2A of the Official Plan in order to implement the new Gladstone Station District Secondary Plan.

The Gladstone Station District Secondary Plan has been prepared through a collaborative process with participation of various stakeholders. This process includes stakeholder interviews, Public and Technical Advisory Group meetings, a design workshop, and three public open houses.

Once approved, this Secondary Plan will become part of the Official Plan as Council's policy to guide development within the Gladstone Station District over the next 20 years. This Secondary Plan was developed through the Gladstone Station District Community Design Plan process and is supported by this document.

Notice of an Official Plan Amendment

Notice is hereby provided that an Official Plan Amendment is being considered by the Planning and Growth Management Department at the City of Ottawa.

Lands Subject to the Proposal

The Official Plan amendment affects properties bounded to the north by Somerset Street; to the east by the properties on the east side of Preston Street, in general; to the south by Highway 417, and, to the west by Breezehill Avenue North and Loretta Avenue North, as shown in the figure below.

Gladstone Station Community Design Plan Study Area

Purpose and Effect of the Amendment

The purpose of this Official Plan Amendment is to implement the land use and urban design components of the Gladstone Station District Community Design Plan by adding a new Secondary Plan to Volume 2A of the Official Plan by:

    1. Amending Schedule B – Urban Policy Plan of the Official Plan Volume 1 to modify the boundary of the Mixed-Use Centre and the General Urban Area; and to extend the Traditional Mainstreet in the Gladstone Station District;
    2. Repealing the existing Preston-Champagne Secondary Plan in the Official Plan Volume 2A; and,
    3. Introducing the Gladstone Station District Secondary Plan to the Official Plan Volume 2A.

Submission requirements

The City of Ottawa would like to receive any comments concerning this proposal. Please forward comments to the undersigned planner via mail, telephone, facsimile or e-mail by June 17, 2014. Comments received will be considered in the evaluation of the amendments.

If you wish to be notified of the adoption of the proposed Official Plan amendment, or of the refusal to amend the official plan, you must make a written request to the City of Ottawa to the undersigned planner.

If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting (meeting date, time and location to be determined) or make written submissions to the City of Ottawa before the proposed official plan amendment is adopted, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of the Council of the City of Ottawa to the Ontario Municipal Board, unless in the opinion of the Board, there are reasonable grounds to do so.

Further information

To view the application or any information or materials related to this amendment, please review the attached documents by clicking on the corresponding links or contact the undersigned planner.

Dated at the City of Ottawa this 26 day of May 2014.

You might be interested in

A revised version of the draft Gladstone Station District Secondary Plan (Official Plan Amendment) is now available. 

For a copy of the draft document please contact the undersigned planner. 

Contact person

For a copy of the draft document, contact the undersigned planner:

Taavi Siitam
Planner II, M.Sc.Pl., MCIP, RPP
Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development 
City of Ottawa
110 Laurier Avenue West, 4th Floor
Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1
Tel.: 613-580-2424, ext. 27788
Fax: 613-580-2459