Completed Guidelines

The Design and Planning Guidelines contained within this section have completed their public consultation phase and have been approved by City Council for implementation.

Please note that the City of Ottawa Urban Design Guidelines listed here are in effect. However, the guidelines may not all be in full conformity with the City’s new Official Plan as approved in 2022; in particular, there may be discrepancies in terminology between the guidelines and the new Official Plan. The guidelines will be gradually reviewed and updated as required. Where there is a discrepancy between the new Official Plan and a guideline, the new Official Plan will prevail.