The City of Ottawa has received a Zoning Amendment application for the 1400 Carling site, known as Embassy West Senior Living. Since 2007, the applicant has had a permit to build two 10-storey (30m) towers, one on each side of the existing building, and is now planning for an increased height to 31.1m for the west tower and 38.5m, plus an additional ‘recreational storey’, for the east tower, resulting in a total of 13 storeys.

Of concern is the added building height and potential shadowing in the afternoon.

Deadline for comments to the City is January 19, 2017.

For more information, or if you would like to comment on the above, please send an email to:, or join us for our upcoming General Meeting at 7:00 pm on January 18 at the Alexander Community Centre.