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Open House! Reid Park Redevelopment – Final Concept Plan & Environmental Risk Management Program

Reid Park Re-Development: Community Update Open House

When: Wednesday, May 10 from 6:00-8:00pm

Where: Hintonburg Community Centre, Wellington Room


Bike lanes on Spencer

I want to thank the many of you who have written to me in the past week-and-a-half about the proposal to put bike lanes on Spencer, replacing the parking. I’ve appreciated the feedback focused on the merits of the proposal. As I noted in my communications, I have been re-considering the proposal to move ahead with this initiative, approaching this with an open mind in the spirit of a re-set in the consultations.


Ottawa music industry sees funding boost from Queen's Park

Fresh on the heels of its JUNOs success, which will leave a music industry legacy in Ottawa for years to come, the provincial government has announced funding that will keep the momentum going.


Parking removal and bike lanes on Spencer: open house April 25

Since the spring of 2016, I’ve been consulting and notifying residents through the website and newsletter that I have asked, with staff’s concurrence, to remove parking and paint bike lanes on Spencer from Western to Holland.

Despite some extensive communications, and ongoing correspondence with some affected residents since last June, there are still some residents affected who consider that they’ve been caught off-guard.


Supporting cycling investment in Ontario

For the past several weeks, Councillor Mike Layton (Toronto - Trinity-Spadina) and I have been collaborating to send a letter to Queen's Park asking for a second phase of provincial cycling funding. Today, we were pleased to transmit that letter with 51 signatories from 25 different municipalities. This is a strong demonstration of the cross-provincial support for cycling initiatives. View the letter by clicking here or on the document below.


Kitchissippi newsletter #89 video version now online

The video newsletter is now online, covering last week's Transportation Committee items (30km/h speed limit and Kitchissippi Parking Strategy), Committee of Adjustment hearing, open house for the Wellington Diner patio application, quarterly ward forum, music strategy and more!



Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Order of Ottawa and the Brian Kilrea Award for Excellence in Coaching

The Order of Ottawa recognizes the professional achievements and outstanding service of exceptional Ottawa residents. This prestigious civic award honours up to 15 of Ottawa’s most deserving individuals each year. Any resident of Ottawa who has made a significant contribution in a professional capacity that has been of benefit to our community may be nominated.


*NEW DATE* Community Open House - Zoning By-Law Amendment for 1385 Wellington Street (Wellington Diner)

***Please note: This meeting has been rescheduled from April 13, 2017. The new date is May 2, 2017***


LRT detour presentation and boards

Last night, around 200 residents came out to hear the City's presentation on the bus detour that will be necessary when the Transitway is converted to rail between Tunney's Pasture and the SJAM Parkway.

The presentation boards are now available here in English and here in French. View the presentation, which was streamed live on Facebook, below.


Video version of the Kitchissippi Newsletter, April 2, 2017.

The video version of this week's Kitchissippi newsletter is now online with French and English captioning. Enjoy!