Tobi Talks - December
Tobi vous jase - décembre
BudgetSpeak 2017
What We Heard
The Five I's of Failed Urban Planning
Read my thoughts in Policy Options
Tobi at Overbrook Day
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

Holiday Social: Celebrate Art to Brighten Up Beechwood!  Art is vital to the energy, spirit and quality of life in our neighbourhoods. With that in... More  |  Plus
Addressing Infrastructure Gaps in the 2018 City Budget For $1 per month, we can address the critical infrastructure issues with this budget. I am... More  |  Plus
Cummings Traffic Calming Open House - Dec. 6 The City has been undertaking a study to look at transportation safety and speeding on Cummings... More  |  Plus
First Fridays - Dec. 1 at Tim Hortons, 585 Montreal Rd. First FridaysThe first Friday of every month is a drop-in day in different locations throughout the... More  |  Plus
CBC >> Analysis: 4 ways the 2018 budget might be fake
By Joanne ChianelloLike some other cities, Ottawa has seen a decline in the number of people using... 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
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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