Now is the time to

Build Up

Together, let’s build for people, for business,
for life ... for growth.


The Ottawa Board of Trade is calling on leaders to BUILD UP OTTAWA! Through innovative investments that drive growth for an inclusive and sustainability economy. Now is the time to grow our city, for our near future and the next generation. We invite every Ottawa business and community leader to join the conversation about our Ottawa priorities during this Ontario election. And encourage Ottawa citizens to elect leaders committed to collaboration, growth and innovation. Now is the time.


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How can we Build up Ottawa?

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Build For Growth

Finish Light Rail Transit Phase 3. Connecting Kanata and Barrhaven to the rest of the city supports our climate and inclusivity agenda while making the city more attractive to investment and talent.

Build the New Campus at the Ottawa Hospital.
A state-of-the-art healthcare facility ensures our growing population is well served and healthy while attracting businesses and residents seeking amenities.

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Build More Homes

Streamline development approval processes and incentivize the municipal government to accelerate approvals to get more inventory, faster. This will positively impact the market pricing of homes to attract talent and residents. 

Commit to a substantial investment over the next four years to build housing that meets the demand of families who require social support to increase their security and ability to contribute productively within our community.

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Build Targeted Skills

Expand programs to recruit and train workers for the skilled trades and professions where existing and forecasted labour and talent shortages are identified, including but not limited to construction, health, hospitality, and technology.

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Build Our Downtown

Provide incentives to economic stakeholders, property owners, developers, and businesses to revitalize the downtown core. From buildings to services in Ottawa’s downtown which was once occupied full time by one quarter of Ottawa’s employee base and is the centre of our culture and visitor economy.

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Build Small Business

Provide targeted financial support for the hardest hit sectors

Expand programs that support digitization and access to new markets.

Create programs for diverse entrepreneurs including businesses owned by women, Indigenous and racialized entrepreneurs, and those with disabilities.

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