What Ottawa is Talking About – 23 February 2022

23 February 2022

▪️OC Transpo is launching a webpage that will update all incidents reported to the Transportation Safety Board. OC Transpo has been accused in the past of not reporting items to the Safety Board – they have changed that and say they report everything – and of not informing the public. OC Transpo has not, as yet, created the webpage.  [CTV]

▪️We are not in the pocket of the Zibi developers but they are now renting their first apartments. We continue to think that this is an interesting project, one that seems to taken the environment and transit into consideration: compare Zibi to the new Ottawa Hospital or the Tewin project, both of which seem to consider transit and trees irrelevant. The apartments are heated by recovering energy from the nearby Kruger Products tissue plant. Rent starts at $1425 for a one-bedroom, which isn't great. [Ottawa Citizen] [Rental page in which we do not get a kickback]

▪️The Kanata Greenspace Protection Coalition has their annual general meeting virtually today. As we all recall, when the City of Kanata was created, 40 per cent of the land that is taken up by the ClubLink golfcourse was supposed to be greenspace in perpetuity. Forty years later, Kanata is absorbed into Ottawa, and ClubLink wants to develop part of the golf course as houses. The Coalition is devoted to making all the parties keep to their greenspace agreement, as seen through various legal opinions and lawsuits. 7 pm tonight.  [Kanata Greenspace Protection Coalition]

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