The National Capital Commission (NCC) continues to support the efforts of the City of Ottawa and community partners to secure accommodation for those residents who have been living in an encampment on both NCC and City of Ottawa property near the Bayview Yards.
While we recognize the health and safety risks for these residents means that the encampment is not a sustainable solution, we want to provide our municipal and community partners, working with the residents themselves, the opportunity and time to find housing options.
The NCC and the City issued verbal notices this past Friday asking residents to leave the encampment once they have been offered such options, given the ongoing health and safety risks, including those due to the onset of colder weather.
We will continue to collaborate with City of Ottawa and community service partners as they work on accommodation solutions, with the shared goal of finding safer housing options.
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