#Cityscapes: The Walkable Road to Healthier Cities
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BudgetSpeak 2017
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Tobi Talks - November
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The Five I's of Failed Urban Planning
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My key priorities
Mes priorités principales

Salvation Army Vote

After three days of deliberation and debate, I voted against the recommendation of the planning staff to permit the application by the Salvation Army to amend the Official Plan and zoning by-law to allow the siting of a shelter as part of a proposed 350-bed facility on Montreal Road. I was not convinced by the rationale as to why this application should be exempted from the existing planning rules after hearing from over 170 speakers. Read more >>


Mending Main Streets

You could not be faulted for approaching the new Minto building at the western gateway of Beechwood Avenue with excited anticipation. After a fire devastated the previous structure in 2011, reducing apartments and beloved shops to ash, the sad and barren site sat boarded up until 2015, when construction began on a nine-storey, mixed-use building... Read more >>

News and Events | Nouvelles et événements

Salvation Army Planning Committee Vote After three days of deliberation and debate, I voted against the recommendation of the planning... More  |  Plus
Safer pedestrian crossing coming to Crichton and Electric Construction of a new, formal pedestrian crossing at Crichton and Electric Streets is expected to... More  |  Plus
551 Fairview Avenue Heritage Application: Explanation of Outcome The Built Heritage Sub-Committee (BHSC) unanimously recommended that the heritage permit for an... More  |  Plus
The Five I's of Failed Urban Planning The following article, The Five I’s of Failed Urban Planning, builds on my presentation at the 2016... More  |  Plus
Ottawa Citizen >> EGAN: We handed homeless sector to faith groups. Now we cry for control?
By Kelly EganWeeks ago, a city councillor coolly made a prediction to me on a hot topic.The... More  |  Plus
Ottawa Citizen >> Councillors 'disappointed' after Sally Ann shelter vote, opponents vow to keep fighting
Opponents of the Salvation Army’s proposed “mega-shelter” on Montreal Road say they’re prepared to... More  |  Plus
Cityscapes on Nov. 29: The Walkable Road to Healthier Cities
 At this #Cityscapes installment, I will be moderating a discussion between two nationally-renowned experts in the field of public health to discuss how the... More  |  Plus
Wateridge Village Parks Public Consultation
Concept Plans for two new parks in Wateridge Village will be ready for public consultation on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. The Plans will show features of the large... More  |  Plus

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