The New Official Plan

The City of Ottawa's Official Plan provides a vision for the future growth of the city and a policy framework to guide the city's physical development. In 2019, the City of Ottawa is beginning a multi-year process to develop a new Official Plan. This page will be your hub for all updates, proposed policy and opportunities to provide feedback.

Below you will see an Updates and Engage section. Updates will be where you can get all new information on the Official Plan, for example any FAQ's, blogs, and draft policies.

After reviewing the information provided, we invite you to participate through the different feedback opportunities in the Engage section. Both sections will be continuously updated throughout the Official Plan process.

This website is also a tool to support residents' engaging their communities in the new Official Plan. Check out the Toolkit section to get a step by step guide for reaching new people in the Official Plan process.

The City of Ottawa's Official Plan provides a vision for the future growth of the city and a policy framework to guide the city's physical development. In 2019, the City of Ottawa is beginning a multi-year process to develop a new Official Plan. This page will be your hub for all updates, proposed policy and opportunities to provide feedback.

Below you will see an Updates and Engage section. Updates will be where you can get all new information on the Official Plan, for example any FAQ's, blogs, and draft policies.

After reviewing the information provided, we invite you to participate through the different feedback opportunities in the Engage section. Both sections will be continuously updated throughout the Official Plan process.

This website is also a tool to support residents' engaging their communities in the new Official Plan. Check out the Toolkit section to get a step by step guide for reaching new people in the Official Plan process.

  • We are launching a multifaceted stakeholder engagement strategy. The strategy outlines a new approach to consultation and engagement for the Official Plan. The approach focusses on meeting residents in their communities and ensuring underrepresented voices have a meaningful opportunity to participate in the new Official Plan.

    One of our new tactics is to offer more online opportunities to provide feedback. Please find below a quick poll helping us identify the best ways to engage you in the new Official Plan.


    We are launching a multifaceted stakeholder engagement strategy. The strategy outlines a new approach to consultation and engagement for the Official Plan. The approach focusses on meeting residents in their communities and ensuring underrepresented voices have a meaningful opportunity to participate in the new Official Plan.

    One of our new tactics is to offer more online opportunities to provide feedback. Please find below a quick poll helping us identify the best ways to engage you in the new Official Plan.


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