The Ottawa Hospital Master Plan

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The Ottawa Hospital’s new Civic campus development, which will be located on Carling Avenue adjacent to Dow’s Lake, will be the major referral centre for Eastern Ontario, Western Quebec and parts of Nunavut, and the Eastern Ontario Trauma Centre. As one of Canada’s largest acute care learning and research hospitals, the new campus will provide a full range of specialized services, research and education for those with the most complex injuries and illness.

Background of the hospital project

  • 2007 - the Ottawa Hospital convened a Steering Committee to develop a Master Plan which concluded the current Civic Campus is too old and would be too difficult and costly to rebuild.
  • 2009 to 2013 - the Ottawa Hospital (TOH) was in discussions with the Government of Canada related to master planning for a new Ottawa Hospital campus and land requirements.
  • 2014 - the Government of Canada commissioned the National Capital Commission to assist in the land transfer process to TOH.
  • December 2015 - the federal government requested a further review of the land options for the new campus and four sites were examined
  • December 2016 - Canadian Heritage requested that the Federal government make the Sir John Carling site available as the future location of the new campus of TOH.
  • May 2017 - the City’s Planning Committee recommended that staff initiate Official Plan and Zoning By-law amendment applications for this federal land use decision.
  • September 2017 to January 2018 – public engagement strategy with nine open houses
  • December 2017 and March 2018 – design sessions with the Urban Design Review Panel
  • February 2018 - PSPC announced a 99-year lease between the Federal Government and TOH for the development of a new campus.
  • May to June 2018 – Official Plan and Zoning By-law amendments approved by Planning Committee and City Council through By-law 2018-198 to a new Institutional I2 Zone

A holding provision, (D07-12-21-20-TOH) was established to ensure a master plan, transportation study, cultural heritage study and master servicing study will be approved by Planning Committee and Council. The holding provision can be lifted once Planning Committee and Council approve the subject Master Plan and its related supporting studies.

Proposal

The proposed Hospital Site is located at 930 Carling Avenue and 520 Preston Street that is approximately 21 hectares in size within Wards 16 and 17 and adjacent to Wards 14 and 15 (see Figure 1).

The site is irregularly shaped and bound by Carling Avenue to the north, Prince of Wales Drive and Preston Street to the east and is loosely bound by the National Capital Commission Scenic Driveway to the south and Maple Drive to the east. The Trillium line (O-Train line) bisects the eastern part of the site.

The primary access for staff and visitors is off both Carling Avenue (across from Champagne Ave) and Prince of Wales Drive, accessing the new 4 storey parking structure.

New Civic Project

Master Plan

Once the Master Plan is approved, individual site plan control applications will be submitted for City review and approval based on the proposed phasing of the hospital master plan.

Due to the size of the project, the new Ottawa Hospital will be completed in phases. The Master Plan currently outlines 10 phases, where the first three phases will prepare the site for the Hospital’s construction set to begin in Phase 4 (2024-2028).

2021: Widen the O-Train trench, enabling the construction of a parking garage

2022: Start of on-site parking garage to be completed end of 2023; select the preferred proponents and long-term partners for the new Civic development

2023: Establish the services and utilities to the Site

2024: Construction begins for four years

2025 to 2027: The transit connection to TOH Campus will be improved with the opening of Dow’s Lake Light Rail Transit (LRT) Station.

2027: Transition management to the new site

2028: Grand opening

2030 to 2048: Future expansions

Timelines and Approval Authority

The target date for the application to be considered by the City’s Planning Committee, is August 26, 2021

Public information session

The City of Ottawa is hosting a public meeting to discuss the new Ottawa Hospital Master Plan on June 29th, 2021 at 6 pm on Zoom.

To join the zoom meeting please use:

Meeting link: Zoom link

Meeting ID: 910 5681 7471

Password: 451072

Local number: +1 438 809 7799

Stay Informed and Involved

  1. Register for future notifications about this site plan control application by providing your comments by e-mailing Sean Moore and adding File No. D07-12-21-20-TOH in the subject line.
  2. Access submitted plans and studies regarding this application online at ottawa.ca/devapps.

Concept photo of the North East side of the Hospital
Concept photo of the South East side of the Hospital

The Ottawa Hospital’s new Civic campus development, which will be located on Carling Avenue adjacent to Dow’s Lake, will be the major referral centre for Eastern Ontario, Western Quebec and parts of Nunavut, and the Eastern Ontario Trauma Centre. As one of Canada’s largest acute care learning and research hospitals, the new campus will provide a full range of specialized services, research and education for those with the most complex injuries and illness.

Background of the hospital project

  • 2007 - the Ottawa Hospital convened a Steering Committee to develop a Master Plan which concluded the current Civic Campus is too old and would be too difficult and costly to rebuild.
  • 2009 to 2013 - the Ottawa Hospital (TOH) was in discussions with the Government of Canada related to master planning for a new Ottawa Hospital campus and land requirements.
  • 2014 - the Government of Canada commissioned the National Capital Commission to assist in the land transfer process to TOH.
  • December 2015 - the federal government requested a further review of the land options for the new campus and four sites were examined
  • December 2016 - Canadian Heritage requested that the Federal government make the Sir John Carling site available as the future location of the new campus of TOH.
  • May 2017 - the City’s Planning Committee recommended that staff initiate Official Plan and Zoning By-law amendment applications for this federal land use decision.
  • September 2017 to January 2018 – public engagement strategy with nine open houses
  • December 2017 and March 2018 – design sessions with the Urban Design Review Panel
  • February 2018 - PSPC announced a 99-year lease between the Federal Government and TOH for the development of a new campus.
  • May to June 2018 – Official Plan and Zoning By-law amendments approved by Planning Committee and City Council through By-law 2018-198 to a new Institutional I2 Zone

A holding provision, (D07-12-21-20-TOH) was established to ensure a master plan, transportation study, cultural heritage study and master servicing study will be approved by Planning Committee and Council. The holding provision can be lifted once Planning Committee and Council approve the subject Master Plan and its related supporting studies.

Proposal

The proposed Hospital Site is located at 930 Carling Avenue and 520 Preston Street that is approximately 21 hectares in size within Wards 16 and 17 and adjacent to Wards 14 and 15 (see Figure 1).

The site is irregularly shaped and bound by Carling Avenue to the north, Prince of Wales Drive and Preston Street to the east and is loosely bound by the National Capital Commission Scenic Driveway to the south and Maple Drive to the east. The Trillium line (O-Train line) bisects the eastern part of the site.

The primary access for staff and visitors is off both Carling Avenue (across from Champagne Ave) and Prince of Wales Drive, accessing the new 4 storey parking structure.

New Civic Project

Master Plan

Once the Master Plan is approved, individual site plan control applications will be submitted for City review and approval based on the proposed phasing of the hospital master plan.

Due to the size of the project, the new Ottawa Hospital will be completed in phases. The Master Plan currently outlines 10 phases, where the first three phases will prepare the site for the Hospital’s construction set to begin in Phase 4 (2024-2028).

2021: Widen the O-Train trench, enabling the construction of a parking garage

2022: Start of on-site parking garage to be completed end of 2023; select the preferred proponents and long-term partners for the new Civic development

2023: Establish the services and utilities to the Site

2024: Construction begins for four years

2025 to 2027: The transit connection to TOH Campus will be improved with the opening of Dow’s Lake Light Rail Transit (LRT) Station.

2027: Transition management to the new site

2028: Grand opening

2030 to 2048: Future expansions

Timelines and Approval Authority

The target date for the application to be considered by the City’s Planning Committee, is August 26, 2021

Public information session

The City of Ottawa is hosting a public meeting to discuss the new Ottawa Hospital Master Plan on June 29th, 2021 at 6 pm on Zoom.

To join the zoom meeting please use:

Meeting link: Zoom link

Meeting ID: 910 5681 7471

Password: 451072

Local number: +1 438 809 7799

Stay Informed and Involved

  1. Register for future notifications about this site plan control application by providing your comments by e-mailing Sean Moore and adding File No. D07-12-21-20-TOH in the subject line.
  2. Access submitted plans and studies regarding this application online at ottawa.ca/devapps.

Concept photo of the North East side of the Hospital
Concept photo of the South East side of the Hospital

Public information session questions

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More than any other access mode, people visiting and working at the hospital will rely on public transit to get there. The nearby Dow's Lake station is a great opportunity to integrate with transit but there still appears to be several hundred metres between the two. How is access by public transit being made central to the site design?

Matt 1 day ago