Ever think you could plan it better than the City or its Con$ultants? Or need to prepare authoritative-looking materials in opposition to the something?
Here are three sites you might find useful.
http://streetmix.net allows you to make nifty street profiles comparable to those of Profe$$ional Con$ultants. Be sure to be aware of Ottawa’s preferred street lane widths, since the model will allow you put buses on too-narrow lanes, etc.
And at this site, http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=16/45.3934/-75.7492, you may find lots of west side map annotations.
If 3D is more to your style, try http://map.f4-group.com/#lat=45.3974476&lon=-75.7411837&zoom=18&camera.theta=59.571 , load it, then go for a pit stop while it loads the data to give you a stylized 3D rendering of the west side.
Soon, community members will be able to produce planning porn to compete with the highest paid consultants.
But will we get a better neighbourhood, or just get bogged down in process?
Thanks to readers for sharing these links.