Tobi Talks - April 2018
Tobi vous jase - avril 2018
Here's why plastic bags shouldn't be in the green bin
Read my Ottawa Citizen op-ed
Towards a Youth Strategy for Rideau-Rockcliffe
Vers une stratégie jeunesse pour Rideau Rockcliffe
The Five I's of Failed Urban Planning
My thoughts on urban planning failures and how to fix them
Tobi at Overbrook Day
My key priorities
Mes priorités principales

Ending tax incentives for parking lots

My motion to have City Staff review Ottawa’s commercial property class tax rates was unanimously passed at City Council on April 11. The parking lot and vacant land tax rate is the lowest of all commercial tax rates. This means that a small business owner pays a higher tax ratio than the owner of an empty parking lot next door. At a time when our City wants to invigorate our main streets, encourage small business and intensify within the urban boundary, this tax disparity incentivizes the opposite – empty lots and surface parking.


Montreal Road Revitalization Open House April 24

Montreal Road (from North River Road to St-Laurent Boulevard) will be getting a mainstreet makeover when it is rebuilt starting in 2019. Drop in to an open house on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at Centre Pauline-Charron in Vanier to get acquainted with the plans, which include rebuilding the entire roadway, widening the sidewalks and adding cycling facilities. 

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News and Events | Nouvelles et événements

Proposed Development at 65 Acacia In response to questions and comments from residents about a development application for a 4 storey... More  |  Plus
Heritage Inventory Project As a priority project for this term of City Council, heritage staff are working to update and... More  |  Plus
Hydro Ottawa Manhole Construction at Montreal Road and Burma Starting Wednesday, April 25, 2018, Hydro Ottawa will begin a project that involves the... More  |  Plus
Montreal Road Revitalization - Information Session April 24 The City of Ottawa invites you to attend the first (out of three) drop-in Public Information... More  |  Plus
Ottawa Citizen >> City bus service at the 'peak of the peak of detours'
By Jon WillingOC Transpo’s top manager says the service is “at the peak of the peak of detours”... More  |  Plus
CBC >> End tax advantage for parking lots, councillor says
Ottawa's relatively generous tax policy for space-hogging downtown parking lots should be... More  |  Plus
Panel Discussion: Reporting a Crime - After the Call
We are all told to "make the right call," but how do police make use of this information to stop crime? Find out first-hand from the people taking the calls, and... More  |  Plus
Ask an Officer: Youth and the Law - April 18
 Are you a parent and have questions about the law? Curfew for Youths? Consent and parental responsibility? The Ottawa Police Service together with the... More  |  Plus

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