11 towers, 209 storeys: A glimpse at what could be coming to a skyline near you
Ottawa Citizen

By Matthew Pearson, Ottawa Citizen, March 24, 2017

This is a story about storeys: 209 of them, to be exact.

From the large-scale redevelopment of an aging shopping mall to a new retirement complex in Barrhaven to an infill project in Old Ottawa East, the 11 towers of varying shape and size up for consideration next week by Ottawa’s planning committee represent a combined total of 209 storeys of new homes, shops and offices.


A pair of public meetings was held in late 2015 before RioCan Management’s application was even submitted, and another was held last June. Residents worried about impact of increased traffic, wanted cycling and pedestrian connections and support to create community facilities and amenities on the Westgate lands.


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