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23
Feb

Maturing neighbourhoods coffee series

As residents, developers, the City and Council grapple with crafting a brand new Official Plan, I'm very pleased to spread word of a new speaker series initiative. Architect Rosaline Hill has been working on developing an independent perspective on how mature neighbourhoods might intensify while still preserving what we love about our communities.

23
Feb

Scott Street sewer work presentations

I want to thank the 100 or so people who came out Thursday night to the City's open house looking ahead to the sewer work to be done on Scott Street this year. I've received the materials now for posting. The City still has some work to do to make these accessible and bilingual, and then they'll be posted along with any updates to the project page here.

23
Feb

Intensification and the urban boundary

Ottawa’s population is growing. Recently, we crossed over the one million population threshold on the Ontario side, and we are assuming for the purpose of developing our new Official Plan that we will grow to 1.4 million by 2046. That’s coming up fast. My son will be a little younger than I am today in 2046, maybe with kids of his own ready to move out. If you have young children today, many of them will have just left school and will be establishing new households and families. It’s really not that far off.

19
Feb

Candidacy for Vice Chair, Planning

As many residents are by now aware, the departure from Committee work by Councillor Blais has had a ripple effect on committee memberships.
10
Feb

Intensification and sustainable communities: arenas edition

This morning, the CBC took a look at the possible closure of Dulude arena and others. Tom Brown in our ward is also on a list of possible rink closures in the urban area. It’s heartbreaking, and I’d like to take a moment to make it clear why, if Council chooses to go down this path, the decision would likely have implications that will be felt for decades.

7
Feb

Hydro One Drop-In Session coming to Dovercourt Rec Centre Feb. 11

Hydro One will be doing some vegetation maintenance in their corridor that runs north/south through Kitchissippi Ward between Tweedsmuir and Kirkwood, from the Queensway to just past Scott Street. They will be holding a drop-in session at the Dovercourt Recreation Centre on Tuesday, February 11, from 5:30 to 7. We've attached the flyer that was distributed to neighbouring residents. Find out more on Tuesday.

5
Feb

Scott Street Sewer/Watermain Rehabilitation Open House to be held Feb. 20

The following notice has been sent to residents in the proximity of this upcoming infrastructure project:

 

Scott Street Sewer and Watermain Rehabilitation

West of Athlone Avenue to Smirle Avenue

 

OPEN HOUSE INVITATION

 

January 2020

 

Thursday, February 20, 2020

31
Jan

Stage 2 Trillium Line Information Session to be held Feb. 10.: Update Boards, As We Heard it Report added

PLEASE FIND THE PRESENTATION BOARDS AND THE AS WE HEARD IT REPORT ATTACHED!!

 

You are invited to learn more about the Stage 2 Trillium Line expansion when the LRT Stakeholder Relations team hosts an information session on Monday, February 10 at the Hintonburg Community Centre. The session runs from 6:30 to 8:30. The flyer sent to neighbouring residents is attached below. See you there!

30
Jan

Ashcroft convent entry/egress

In the next few weeks or months, Ashcroft will likely move ahead with a re-zoning application for the final phase of its convent development near Hilson/Bryon. With that application we as a community will need to deal with the question of how traffic will enter and egress the site. It’s been a topic of discussion for a long time and a question fraught with controversy, and I’m writing to outline how I view it today in response to the growing number of inquiries I've been getting.

24
Jan

Trillium line extension technical scoring documents

Last night, councillors received the memo and associated documents attached to this post below. The documents describe the technical scoring results for the three bidders vying to design and build the Trillium Line extension. I've posted these here for the sake of easy public access, and will be reviewing them in full in the coming days.

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