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Redevelopment of old Bayview School Lands – Reading List

This article is an archive of articles and other documents regarding the redevelopment of 3071 Riverside Drive, the old Bayview School property, now sometimes referred to as the Canoe Bay development.

The RPCRA plans to update this directory as new articles become available and time permits.

Latest Updates (for details please see the appropriate category below):

2018-08-14 FAQ from Pre-development meeting between Councillor Brockington and the construction companies.

2018-08-14 Preliminary Logistics – map of dump truck routes, crane coverage, construction trailer locations, etc.

Please double check any statements listed here. Some documents may be available but not yet provided here. If you would like to comment on this archive, please send email to

News Media

  1. Riverside Park residents get first glimpse of retirement village, by Erin McCracken, Ottawa Community News (Mar 13, 2017)
  2. Tentative new owner of Bayview School site plans retirement community, by Kate Porter, CBC News (Mar 10, 2017)
  3. Bayview buyer eyes age-in-place community hub. Community meeting planned for March 9, by Erin McCracken, Ottawa Community News (Feb 13, 2017)
  4. City grants Bayview buyer extension to finalize sale, by Erin McCracken, Ottawa Community News (Jan 5, 2017)
  5. Bayview development spurs creation of advisory team, by Erin McCracken, Ottawa Community News (Dec 6, 2016)
  6. Riverside Park Residents “Blindsided” by Changes to Bayview Concept Plan, by Erin McCracken, Ottawa Community News, (Nov 8, 2016)
  7. Bayview school site debate shows bureaucratese undermining public consultation, by Joanne Chianello, CBC, (Nov 2, 2016)
  8. Sherring: A morning at committee, a morning of frustration for residents, by Susan Sherring, The Ottawa Sun, (Nov. 1, 2016)
  9. City seeks interest for development of former Bayview school site, by Erin McCracken, Ottawa Community News, (Feb 16, 2016)

RPCRA Documents

  1. RPCRA Comments on proposed Zoning, Official Plan Update, Plan of Subdivision (added June 13, 2017)
  2. Opinion Survey conducted by RPCRA in May 2017 (added June 8, 2017)
  3. The Request for Offers Document Issued by the OCLDC in July 2016 (March 28, 2017)
  4. 2014 Mandate of the OCLDC, (Jan 9, 2016)
  5. 2014 Terms of Reference for Disposal of 3071 Riverside Drive, (Jan 9, 2017)
  6. Text of presentation to FEDCo requesting deferral of decision to allow public consultation regarding revised concept plan, by Craig Searle, VP of the RPCRA at FedCo, (Nov. 1, 2016)
  7. Poster announcing public meeting on Nov. 30, 2016

Emails and other News about the Bayview lands  from Councillor Riley Brockington

  1. FAQ from pre-development meeting with developer (Added August 2018)
  2. Preliminary Logistics map – truck routes, crane locations, trailer locations, etc (Added August 2018)
  3. Community Update – 3071 Riverside Drive (Nov/Dec 2016 mailout)
  4. Community Update – 3071 Riverside Drive (October 26, 2016)
  5. Community Update – 3071 Riverside Drive (September 16, 2016)
  6. Brief Summary of Meeting with the Ottawa Community Lands Development Corporation on August 22, 2016
  7. Community Update – 3071 Riverside Drive (April 21, 2016)
  8. Community Update – 3071 Riverside Drive (January 8, 2016)
  9. Community request for comments on development of Bayview lands (Sept. 21, 2015)

City of Ottawa Documents

  1. Access to Information Request. Unfortunately the responses are not of high quality and take some patience to read. Response#1. Response#2. “Access to Information Requests – OCLDC – Sale of 3071 Riverside Drive.  Please provide copies of all bids received prior to the final sale of the subject property.  Information must include the bid price, any documented condition and or terms as well as the bidders development proposals and the results of the RFO points scoring for each bid.  Identify of Bidders not required.” (Dec. 11, 2017)
  2. Plan of Subdivision, Zoning By-Law Amendment & Official Plan Amendment Proposal Summary, issued by the City of Ottawa, comments are solicited by June 15, 2017. Related map #1 is here. Related map #2 is here. (Added June 13, 2017). See above for RPCRA response, submitted June 12, 2017)
  3. The 2016 Concept Plan and recommendation presented to FEDCo by OCLDC on Nov 1, 2016. Courtesy of Councillor Riley Brockington. (email) (see here for the original concept plan)
  4. The 2016 (Revised) Request for Offers document that was issued by the Ottawa Community Land Development Corporation (OCLDC), Dated July 5, 2016, Courtesy of Councillor Riley Brockington, (email Sept 16, 2016)
  5. Request for Expressions of Interest – 3071 Riverside Drive (Feb 2016)
  6. City of Ottawa Zoning Definitions
  7. Riverside Park Secondary Plan. Riverside Park has a “Secondary Plan” that describes in general terms the nature of our neighbourhoods. It is quite old now but forms part of the Ottawa Official Plan.
  8. The original community-influenced concept plan from 2009 is included in this document “Disposal Strategy – 3071 Riverside Drive – former Bayview Public School” (Dec 2009)
  9. The 2014 City Council motion to transfer 3071 Riverside to the OCLDC (with provisions). and related document Ottawa Community Lands Development Corporation’s Request to participate in … Disposal of Certain City Owned Lands (Jan 28, 2014). It contains a useful description of the history to that point.
  10. The original community-influenced concept plan from 2009 is included in this document “Disposal Strategy – 3071 Riverside Drive – former Bayview Public School” (Dec 2009)
  11. Ottawa City Council – acquisition of Bayview lands. (2007)
  12. Minutes of a City Council debate re acquiring the Bayview lands from the school board. (2007) Includes submissions by a variety of individuals representing the community, St. Elias Cathedral, the RPCRA, Riley Brockington (representing the School Board), and many others.



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