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16 - 20 Champagne Ave - Site Plan Control Application Open House

As you may be aware, there is a Site Plan Control application currently circulating for the properties at 16 - 20 Champagne Ave in the Civic Hospital / Little Italy area. The application is to demolish the existing two houses and detached garages to build a 3.5-storey apartment building with 15 to 18 rental units and no parking. In addition to the Site Plan Control application, they require three Minor Variances: 

1. to reduce the minimum number of parking spaces required to 0; whereas the By-law requires a minimum of 4 parking spaces for this site and number of units.


Why I'm likely to vote against a cannabis opt-out

Cannabis is now legal in Canada, and one of the first issues with which the new Council will be seized very soon is whether or not to allow its sale in retail storefronts. Thanks to the ham-fisted approach taken to weed sales by the Doug Ford government at Queen’s Park, the question is less straightforward than it might seem.


Support the 5th annual Feminist Fair

Our office was very pleased to provide some financial support to the 5th annual Feminist Fair, happening this Sunday at Makerspace North. 


20-storey application filed for Clifton/Scott

EBC - a construction firm - is making one of its forays into property development with a proposal at the corner of Scott/Clifton (the Buddhist temple lot) for a 20-storey tower. I have just recently been briefed on this and my office will be working over the next few days to set up a public consultation on the proposal. In the meantime, you can view the proposal details here.


An emergency plan for the ward

When I was door-knocking over the past few months, I heard a lot about the blackout experienced in the west end of the city, including affecting virtually all of Kitchissippi ward. I’m actually a little taken aback at how useful residents found my tweets during that period. I was glad that I could get information to residents, help make some calls where particular problems were being experienced that I could help fix, and to help organize some mitigations. I wish I could have done more.


Laroche Park second round consultation

On October 25, residents had a chance to see how plans for the park have evolved since the first consultation round this summer. I'm very pleased at the degree to which planners have taken that first feedback into account as we prepare to build a new fieldhouse onsite, implement a Sens rink, replace the play equipment and do associated soil remediation. Thanks to everyone who attended - it was a great turnout and more than one person remarked that we're seeing a good cross-section of resident demographics becoming engaged. That's excellent.


Byron / Roosevelt / Ravenhill Zoning By-Law Amendment Application - Open House, November 7, 2018

A Zoning By-Law Amendment Application has been received by the City of Ottawa to re-zone the below twelve properties  in Westboro from Residential Third Density, Subzone R (R3R) to Residential Fourth Density, Subzone G (R4G) with site-speicifc exceptions to permit low-rise apartment dwellings with up to four dwelling units, and reduced lot width area, setbacks and amenity space requirements. The properties are:

566, 570, 574, 576 Byron Ave


Cathodic Protection of watermains happening in the ward

You may soon notice some construction work on Carling Ave from Melrose to Merivale, and on Sherbourne Road from Knightsbridge to Byron. The City recently sent this construction notice to our office. A hard copy of the notice will also be delivered to local residents and businesses that may be impacted by the works.  


Cathodic Protection of Watermains

Carling Avenue - from Melrose Avenue to Merivale Road and Sherbourne Road - from Knightsbridge Road to Byron Avenue

Contract No. CP000271



472 Byron Place/433, 435, 439 Churchill Ave potential development update

A Zoning By-Law Amendment and Site Plan Control application is being proposed for a potential development at Churchill Ave and Byron Place. The proposed development would be a mixed-use, six-storey building with commercial at grade on the Churchill facing side. The remainder of the building will be residential, and a two-level underground parking garage with access off Highcroft is proposed as part of this development.


Bayview Friendship Park Improvements & Environmental Remediation Work

As we noted in mid-September, the project at Bayview Friendship Park is moving forward. The project includes: