On November 3, 2014, Ottawa West-Nepean MP John Baird, in his capacity as the Minister responsible for the National Capital Commission, announced that the federal government would make 60 acres (24 ha) of the Central Experimental Farm available for a new Ottawa Hospital facility.  He was flanked at the announcement by National Capital Commission CEO…

The Greenspace Alliance of Canada’s Capital remains a leading advocate of greenspace preservation and expansion in the National Capital area. This year we again undertook a number of activities, continuing the trend of the last several years to engage more “upstream,” on policy matters, although specific development proposals were among our major files as well….

12 March 2016 Today the Greenspace Alliance sent a letter to Council, urging it to appeal a Decision issued by the Ontario Municipal Board on February 23, 2016.  The letter argues that the Decision has dire implications for Council’s control over land use planning, instead ceding the agenda to land owners. Moreover the Decision sets…

After following the evolution of this file over the last year, the Greenspace Alliance of Canada’s Capital has decided to take a position on the development proposal brought forward by Windmill Developments at the Chaudière islands on the Ottawa River. It is a complex situation, involving a respected developer, several levels of government, aboriginal title and land claims, and complicated…