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Fairmont Park - Pathway Improvements - Final Design + Construction start

You may recall that the City of Ottawa is undertaking a pathway improvement project at Fairmont Park. Attached below, you'll see the final concept design for the proposed new ashpalt pathways.


Public Consultation for the Tree By-law Review

As many of you know, the City of Ottawa is currently working to revise the Municipal Trees and Natural Areas Protection By-law (2006-279) and the Urban Tree Conservation By-law (2009-200). In late June, City staff held consultation sessions with internal and external stakeholder working groups on a suite of proposed directions to improve the City's tree by-laws and associated implementation processes. 


Fire fund for Jessica and Brad

On Sunday, our neighbours Jessica Dwyer and Brad Kukurudz experienced a devastating fire on Hinchey, made worse by the loss of a beloved pet. Jess and Brad are known and loved in the neighbourhood, and many in the cycling community know Brad as the owner of Hintonburg Cycle Works, which he ran from their home.

Hintonburg has a long tradition of helping fire victims in our neighbourhood, and we're asking you to again assist one of your neighbours in need. They'll need some cushion in the next few weeks.


SJAM/Byron LRT Working Group Meeting, June 11 - A Recap

As Stage 2 LRT construction slowly begins, we have reassembled two working groups to address resident’s issues. Our office has also committed to publishing summaries of each meeting so the wider community is up to speed on the project as it continues.


IPD weekend closures upcoming

I've received the following notice of three consecutive weekends of southbound Island Park Drive closures between Richmond and Scott associated with the Mailes Avenue re-construction. I know this is an extremely popular cycling route for people going to the Gatineau hills, and am discussing with the City whether this impact can be mitigated.


16 & 20 Hamilton Ave - Site Plan Control Proposal

The Zoning for 16 & 20 Hamilton Ave was approved at Planning Committee on June 27, 2019. The final step is for a decision at Council this week. Since staff recommend approval, they have moved forward with circulating the Site Plan Control for the development. If anything changes at Council, the Site Plan will change. If an appeal is made then approval on the Site Plan will be paused until a decision is rendered. 


Beginner Shore Fishing Clinic


2070 Scott Street Development - Open House

The property at 2070 Scott, at the corner of Scott and Churchill, is slated for redevelopment. No formal applications have been filed at this point in time, but it is anticipated that a Zoning By-Law Amendment and Site Plan Control will be required. The applicants are proposing a 23-storey building with a 5-storey podium, with entry and egress on Winona. They are proposing roughly 200 rental units.


Dogs, leashes, Lemieux Island

This morning, a story appeared in the media highlighting the new signage that has gone up on Lemieux Island indicating dogs are to be on leash.

I was alerted to these last week, and have been investigating.


UPDATE - Boards from PIS now attached - Avondale and Duncairn Drainage Improvement Public Information Session July 8

Avondale Avenue & Duncairn Avenue

(from Tweedsmuir Avenue to +/-150m west)


Miscellaneous Drainage Improvements Project


Public Information Session

July 2019



You are invited:


Monday, July 8, 2019

6 to 8 pm

Churchill Seniors Centre

Town Hall Room

345 Richmond Road