As set out in my memorandum of December 20, 2019, Beate Bowron Etcetera Inc., in association with The Davidson Group and Hemson Consulting Ltd., was selected as the successful proponent for the Ward Boundary Review. This Consultant Team will lead the public consultation and bring forward reports for Committee and Council consideration.
Public consultation for the Ward Boundary Review will occur in two rounds. The first round (March 4 – April 3, 2020) is aimed at receiving input from residents, key stakeholders and Members of Council on the City’s current ward boundaries. This round will result in an Information Report setting out new ward boundary options, which will be considered by the Finance and Economic Development Committee and Council in Q2 2020.
Dates and activities planned for the first round of public consultation include the following:
Public Consultation Sessions
Nine public consultation sessions have been scheduled at facilities across the City as follows:
|Ben Franklin Place||Tuesday, March 10, 2020||7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.|
|St-Laurent Complex||Wednesday, March 11, 2020||7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.|
|Richcraft Recreation Complex||Tuesday, March 24, 2020||7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.|
|Minto Recreation Complex||Wednesday, March 25, 2020||7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.|
|Shenkman Arts Centre||Thursday, March 26, 2020||7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.|
|Manotick Community Centre||Saturday, March 28, 2020||10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.|
|Jim Durrell Recreation Centre||Monday, March 30, 2020||7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.|
|City Hall||Tuesday, March 31, 2020||3 p.m. – 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.|
|CARDELREC Recreation Complex||Wednesday, April 1, 2020||7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.|
The Consultant Team will be at each of the Public Consultation Sessions to provide a project overview, answer questions and receive feedback. In addition, a survey will be available for residents to complete and submit.
Three stakeholder meetings have been scheduled during the month of March. Stakeholders will be invited to participate in any one of the three sessions but may also attend any of the Public Consultation Sessions.
Stakeholders include social, community and healthcare advisory and support groups, community association representatives and business improvement areas, the four area school boards, post-secondary institutions and agricultural societies. In total, there are approximately 100 stakeholder groups that will be invited to participate in these meetings.
Online Input Survey
A dedicated website, ottawa.ca/wardboundary, will launch on March 4, 2020.
An online survey will run from March 4 until April 3, 2020 and will be available through the Engage Ottawa platform on ottawa.ca/wardboundary. Residents may also contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or comments.
A second round of public consultation will occur following Council’s consideration of the Information Report in Q2 2020.