You are invited to fill out an online questionnaire about the City’s Transportation Master Plan update until Friday, October 23.
Despite the significant impact that COVID-19 has had on Ottawa’s transportation system, the City is moving forward with an update to the plan. The update will be based on the information available, in consultation with stakeholders, other levels of government, elected officials and residents.
The update to the Transportation Master Plan will review the ways in which people, vehicles and goods move through our city, and how we can achieve this mobility more responsibly and sustainably for all, including those who have mobility challenges.
The update will be tied closely to Ottawa’s Active Transportation Plan, which will combine the Ottawa Pedestrian Plan and the Ottawa Cycling Plan into one document to guide development of the city’s pedestrian and cycling network.
Crime Stoppers needs you! Crime Stoppers is an organization of volunteers working with all law enforcement partners in the community. As a not-for-profit organization that does not receive any direct taxpayer support, they rely on business/public support to meet their obligations. Their annual golf tournament has been their biggest fundraiser and its success is critical to its ability to continue to offer cash rewards for the anonymous tips that are the heart and soul of the program. The current COVID restrictions prevented the organization of a tournament this July. The uncertainty of the COVID aftermath and/or possibility of a ‘second wave’ preclude scheduling a Fall event.
This is where we need you! Donations are needed to sustain the Crime Stoppers program’s credibility: cash rewards for confidential, anonymous information that helps police solve crimes. Today they are seeking the financial means required to continue to drive change by offering a community service that contributes to building a safe and secure place to live, work and play. Please visit crimestoppers.ca today and make your tax-deductible donation (one time or monthly). Receipts will be issued.
The Ottawa Public Library is pleased to announce the following events:
There are also live author events, just visit biblioottawalibrary.ca.
Early Bird Registration for the GLAD Cleaning the Capital Program Fall Campaign will begin August 15. On July 17, the Province of Ontario permitted gatherings of 100 people when outdoors, when maintaining physical distancing. To sign up, please visit ottawa.ca.
The Ottawa Public Library is expanding its drop off and holds services as it ramps slowly back into service. The recovery program is based on safety. If your child is looking for something to do why not consider the Summer Reading Camps that are all on line this year.
As the Province of Ontario has begun to relax restrictions, the City of Ottawa will be gradually reopening its facilities and resuming services in new or modified ways over the next couple of months. Find out more about the City of Ottawa's reopening plan.
The City of Ottawa is committed to incorporating equity, diversity, and inclusion in service delivery and actively removing barriers. We have created an Anti-Racism Secretariat and will be gathering feedback to understand how to direct our resources.
As part of OC Transpo's Post Pandemic Recovery Plan, starting June 15 everybody who rides a bus, train or Para Transpo vehicle will be required to wear a non-medical face mask. Physical distancing will be enforced. Riders are assured surfaces that must be touched will be cleaned, vehicles will undergo enhanced cleaning. Hand sanitizer dispensers have been installed at transit stations. These measures are necessary to protect passengers as ridership increases.
The City of Ottawa has developed a business reopening toolkit, in consultation with Ottawa Public Health, to help businesses answer critical questions before they can reopen safely.
The gradual easing of COVID-19 restrictions in the months to come will bring new challenges for local businesses to navigate, as well as opportunities to innovate. As Ontario begins to reopen the economy, we encourage all Ottawa businesses and organizations to ensure they are prepared to go back to work safely.
Members of the Ottawa business community can access the toolkit online. It provides guidance on preparing your workplace, employees and operations to resume while ensuring physical distancing, and also provides links to official resources such as public health signage, sector-specific guidelines and government financial assistance programs. Information and resources will be updated regularly on the website as guidance from the Government of Ontario and Ottawa Public Health continues to evolve.