Located 15 minutes southwest of Parliament Hill, 299 Carling Avenue is a 1.4 hectares (3.4 acres) vacant parcel of land that Canada Lands acquired from Public Services and Procurement Canada in 2017. Canada Lands is developing the site by way of a joint venture with the Algonquins of Ontario.
The management committee overseeing the joint venture has equal representation from both organizations, with Canada Lands acting as project manager.
In the fall of 2020, Canada Lands completed its public engagement process to inform the property’s development concept. In December 2020, the Company submitted its application for municipal by-law amendment to the City of Ottawa’s planning committee. On January 26, 2022, City council approved the zoning by-law amendment and issued the Notice of Passing on February 4, 2022. The 20-day appeal period was completed, and Canada Lands received notice of no appeals for the application.
Public engagement for the park area ended in April. Canada Lands and the Algonquins of Ontario are working with the City of Ottawa to finalize the park design. Canada Lands and the Algonquins of Ontario will oversee the park’s design and construction after which it will be transferred to the City of Ottawa.
Canada Lands and the City of Ottawa are completing the park planning process.