Join Ecology Ottawa for their Hold the Line Rally at City Hall on May 4th, 8:30-9:30AM.

Check out the facebook event for more details on the rally, and for more information on the city’s new Official Plan, click here.

Ottawa City Council declared a Climate Emergency in spring 2019. On May 4th, 2020, the City will make a final decision on Ottawa’s urban boundary. Hold the Line is a necessary city-wide initiative to adequately respond to the Climate Emergency.

Future development needs to be 70% intensification (on currently developed land) and 30% greenfield development (on previously undeveloped land) within the current boundary. The new Official Plan proposal suggests 60% intensification and 40% greenfield development.

The new Official Plan is a once-in-a-generation opportunity for the city to hold the line on sprawl by embedding strong intensification targets and ensuring that the urban boundary is not expanded. This will protect vast swaths of greenfield land – vital natural areas and farmland – for generations to come.
Urban sprawl will promote car-centric development moving Ottawa further away from a sustainable future. Intensification will allow to improve current infrastructure and public transportation and will help build healthy fundament for future greener development.

Bring a banner!
Wear colourful clothing!
Rest your voice and get ready to cheer !!!