Council approves work plan, budget for new Zoning By-law


Council today approved a revised work plan and budget needed to prepare a new Zoning By-law for Ottawa, consistent with the New Official Plan.

The approved work plan will ensure the new by-law is in place by the end of 2024. Over the next three years, the City will engage with residents, community associations and other stakeholders about changes to current zoning regulations within each community.

Council received an update from the Anti-Racism Secretariat about progress on the City’s anti-racism strategy. Feedback has focused on six key priority areas: employment equity, housing, governance, economic development, health and youth.

The City has established an Anti-Racism Advisory Table composed of 24 individuals who will bring forward their knowledge, perspectives, and experiences to inform the strategy and advise the Anti-Racism Secretariat on actions, key indicators and desired outcomes.

Council approved replacing the Parkdale Market By-law and the ByWard Market By-law with a combined new Ottawa Markets By-law. New operating procedures outlined in the by-law would allow the Marchés d'Ottawa Markets Corporation more ownership of operational matters like daily market procedures, on-site regulations, how market stands are allocated, annual fees, vendor eligibility and permits.

During a special meeting, Council appointed Cathy Curry to the Office of Councillor for Ward 4, Kanata North. The new Councillor will assume the position immediately after being sworn in by the City Clerk and will remain in the role until the end of the 2018-2022 Term of Council.