Column: July 20, 2017

Property Standards By-Law review

Although a comprehensive review of the Property Standards By-law was completed in 2013, which resulted in a new and updated by-law, a few additional issues were raised as part of the By-law Review Strategy approved by Council in 2015. There is currently another review of this by-law which focuses on the following issues:

  • Lighting
  • safe passage (ice and snow maintenance)
  • fences
  • graffiti

More detailed information on the review, including a discussion document and an online survey that residents can complete, can be found on Residents have until July 24 to complete the survey. Final recommendations will be submitted to the Community and Protective Services Committee in August 2017.

Ottawa 2017 event - La Machine

Making its debut in North America as an Ottawa 2017 signature event, La Machine will captivate the public with its travelling urban theatre in the streets of downtown Ottawa. Wandering around in public spaces between July 27 to 30, giant spiders, dragons and more will roam through the heart of the capital. These creatures will live among us 24 hours a day over four days – if you are visiting downtown Ottawa, be on the look out! For more information visit

Abilities Centre 3rd Annual Golf Tournament

The Abilities Centre Ottawa Board of Directors is holding their 3rd Annual Golf Tournament on September 14 at the Canadian Golf and Country Club. Registration is now open at
The Abilities Centre Ottawa Board of Directors are a dedicated group who want to bring to Ottawa a fully-integrated, inclusive, multi-purpose and accessible recreation facility designed to meet the needs of all individuals and families. The Abilities Centre Ottawa will meet an already pressing need in our region and will, in fact, prepare the city to address the needs of an increasing proportion of its population that will benefit from the recreational, training and rehabilitative services and programs that it is uniquely designed to deliver.  Ottawa's Abilities Centre, now in the preliminary stages of development, will be a community hub for healthy living where everyone is welcomed. The proceeds of this annual tournament will support the operational costs in the development stage of this project. For more information on this project go to