My home is located close to the street near a bus stop. It’s not a shelter, but it still attracts lots of people. In the summer, when I have my windows open, the noise from people talking while they wait for the bus can sometimes be unbearable. Is it poss
Bus stop locations are determined based on what will provide the most convenient and efficient transit service for residents in the area. OC Transpo is also involved in identifying bus stop locations when a new subdivision is in the planning phase.
We are always open to resident feedback and can review bus stop locations on request. You can contact us by using our website or by calling the OC Transpo customer relations team at 613-842-3600. — Pat Scrimgeour,
My father is moving in with us, but our home in the city is very small. Plus, we like having our own space — so does he. I’ve heard about people building or moving a small house, also known as a coach house, into their backyard. Can I do that? Can I hook it up to the home’s power/sewer? Are there any size restrictions?
Coach houses in the city of Ottawa are permitted through the permissions provided by the city’s coach house program. Some confusion has arisen in the past around what is considered a coach house. For the purposes of the Ottawa zoning bylaw, a coach house is defined as a detached dwelling unit that is subsidiary to a principle dwelling unit and located on the same lot. The minimum size restrictions of a coach house are regulated by the Ontario Building Code. The maximum size of a coach house is regulated by the zoning bylaw and contingent on the size of the backyard and the size of the primary home.