15 Minute Neighbourhood

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What is 15-minute neighbourhood? It is a neighbourhood where you can access most of your day-to-day needs within a 15-minute walk from your home, including when using a wheelchair or other mobility aids, on sidewalks or pathways.  

The City of Ottawa is working on a new Official Plan that includes the concept of 15-minute neighbourhoods. They invite residents to contribute to a survey to help determine:

  • Which amenities and services make up a 15-minute neighbourhood in Ottawa, and their relative importance to residents?
  • Which amenities and services are missing in your area?
  • How safe is it to move as a pedestrian from home to different services you access?
  • What makes for an enjoyable pedestrian experience within your neighbourhood?

More information and the survey link here:


Closes on September 4th, 2020.