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#ottmusic this weekend

It’s a busy #ottmusic weekend with multiple festivals featuring local music and more!


Carling Avenue Traffic Disruptions Coming Next Week

Motorists who use Carling Avenue in the western part of our ward should start thinking of alternative routes for next week.

Starting Monday, June 18, the Highway 417 eastbound off ramp at Carling and Kirkwood will close for about four weeks as work on the 417 widening project continues. Motorists will have exit on Maitland in order to access Carling.

Then one week later, intermittent lane closures will come to Carling between Woodroffe and Churchill to facilitate road resurfacing and other related work. That work is scheduled to begin June 25 and run until August 10. 


Harmer Avenue bridge detour update

When the Harmer Avenue pedestrian/cycling bridge is under construction over the next two years, it will be unavailable as a crossing over the Queensway.

At the open house held in March, the City’s design team described its plan to put temporary cycling lanes on Holland between Kenilworth and Byron to help safely get riders through this corridor. Shortly after that open house, I distributed fliers to the most immediately affected residents on Holland to ensure they were aware of the plan.


Domicile/Roosevelt update

On May 22 at Planning Committee, members debated a proposal by Domicile for a six-storey, mixed-use building at 398, 402 and 406 Roosevelt Avenue. After hearing multiple delegations and significant debate, Committee members including myself voted to accept a compromise motion that would reduce the allowable building height to five storeys, with setbacks above the fourth storey.


#11 Route Changes

Please be advised that OC Transpo’s summer service starts on Sunday, June 24. Several changes will be made to the #11 route to help get ready for rail and the opening of O-Train Line 1, the Confederation Line, later this year.


1705 Carling Ave - Site Plan Control Application Open House - Tuesday, June 19 7:00-8:30pm

Please join us on Tuesday, June 19 from 7:00 to 8:30pm in the main lobby of Dovercourt Recreation Centre (411 Dovercourt Ave) for an open house pertaining to the Site Plan Control application for a development at 1705 Carling Avenue (Webb's Motel). 

 The application is seeking to develop a nine-storey mixed-use building, containing a residential care facility on the first six storeys with the upper three storeys containing 68 residential dwelling units. 


Byron Linear Park Tree Relocation Popup, June 7

The City of Ottawa will be relocating transplantable trees from Byron Park to suitable areas within the community prior to Stage 2 Light Rail Transit (LRT) construction beginning in 2019. Tree relocation activities will take place in Byron Park in early June 2018.


The City of Ottawa is extending rail farther south, east and west as part of the Stage 2 LRT Project. The proposed western alignment will extend rail to Baseline Road and Moodie Drive, travelling beneath a renewed Byron Park between Cleary Avenue and McEwen Avenue.


BikeOttawa report provides case studies and recommendations

Over the past year or so, Bike Ottawa has been working with funding that I provided to map our city from a cycling perspective, understand how people are moving around and think about what the next stages of bike infrastructure might look like. The most visible result of that effort has been their new interactive maps, released to wide acclaim.


Candidate survey responses

On May 9, I asked candidates for MPP in Ottawa-Centre Marc Adornato, Bruce Faulkner, Joel Harden, Colleen McCleery, Yasir Naqvi, and Cherie Wong five questions of interest to residents of Kitchissippi ward. Below, find the responses from Adornato, Harden and Naqvi submitted by the May 25 deadline.


Committee constrains size of Domicile development, Council decision to come

On Tuesday, Planning Committee voted to reduce the allowed height of the Domicile-proposed development on Roosevelt by a storey. Committee members supported a motion made by my colleague Tobi Nussbaum at the meeting in recognition of the concerns raised by myself and the community about the inappropriateness of introducing a traditional-mainstreet-style building on a residential street (original proposal pictured).