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Official Plan and master plans

Human services plan

Read about the City’s plan to increase access to services and facilities for Ottawa’s diverse communities and citizens.

Official Plan

The City of Ottawa Official Plan provides a vision for the future growth of the city and a policy framework to guide the city's physical development to the year 2031.

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Official Plan Review: Official Plan Amendment #150

The legal amendment adopted by Council and approved by the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing.

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Official Plan Amendment #180

Official Plan Amendment 180 was adopted by By-law 2017-19 on January 25th 2017 and is forwarded to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing for provincial approval.  Once Ministerial approval is given those persons who have already registered with the City will be notified by the Ministry. 

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Ottawa Cycling Plan

The 2013 Ottawa Cycling Plan (OCP2013) is a long-term strategy to strengthen and support cycling in the city. It is an update of the 2008 Ottawa Cycling Plan (OCP2008), and reflects the evolution of cycling in Ottawa over the past five years. It has been developed as part of the Building a Liveable Ottawa process, which also led to updates of the City's Official Plan, Transportation Master Plan, Ottawa Pedestrian Plan and Infrastructure Master Plan.

The project and network maps that support the OCP2013 can be found in the on-line geoOttawa mapping tool, in the Layer List tool under Cycling and Cycling Plan. A complete description on how to use GeoOttawa can be found in Annex C of the cycling plan.

2013 Ottawa Cycling Plan [ PDF 21.3 MB ]

Ottawa Pedestrian Plan

The existing pedestrian network and the future Affordable Pedestrian Network projects approved in the  Ottawa Pedestrian Plan (OPP) 2013 can be viewed in map format on-line at geoOttawa. Under the drop-down menu "More Layers" click on Pedestrian Plan to initiate. A complete list of the future Affordable Pedestrian Network projects can be found in Annex E of the Ottawa Pedestrian Plan.

2013 Ottawa Pedestrian Plan [ PDF 6.8 MB ]

Zlatko Krstulic
Senior Project Manager
Transportation Planning
Transportation Services Department
613-580-2424, ext. 21827

Ottawa Transition Board Final Report

The Ottawa Transition Board oversaw the amalgamation of the Region of Ottawa-Carleton and 11 municipalities to create the new City of Ottawa on January 1, 2001. The work of the board is summarized in its final report [PDF – 5.2 MB]. If you wish to receive this report in another format or any other public documents created by the board, please contact Claire Lee at 613-580-2424, ext. 13180 (TTY: 613-580-2401).

Transportation Master Plan

On November 26, 2013 Ottawa City Council unanimously approved the Transportation Master Plan, Official Plan, Infrastructure Master Plan, Ottawa Cycling Plan and Ottawa Pedestrian Plan. Together, these five plans set the vision for Ottawa's future growth to 2031.

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