What Ottawa is Talking About – 25 August 2021

25 August 2021

▪️Forest on Hunt Club Road saved from BMW dealership expansion – by the dealership. Otto's BMW had asked for a zoning bylaw amendment to increase its parking area. Their plans would have knocked down 1.57 hectares of forest. The dealership has abandoned the plans over community objections. [CBC

▪️Locals are disappointed LeBreton Flats developer wants to put off building new grocery store. Claridge Homes had previous approval to build towers – including commercial space – along Booth street, then later build on a side street near other buildings. Claridge has asked the City to switch the order, putting off commercial development for years. [CBC]

▪️Inside Out is showing free drive-in movies tomorrow and Friday to celebrate Capital Pride. The films at Wesley Clover park will be BeytoPitoc E IcinakosianFanny: The Right To Rock, and I Am Gay. Reservations required. [Ottawa Life] [Inside Out

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