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Byron Linear Park MUP improvements coming

You may have noticed, or you soon will notice, construction in the Byron Linear Park between Golden Avenue and Redwood Avenue. The city recently sent this to homes in the immediate area.

Byron Multi-Use Pathway – Redwood Avenue to Golden Avenue

Contract No. CP000199



Dear Resident,

In early October, the City of Ottawa will begin construction work in your neighbourhood. This work is being conducted to improve the pathways in your community.



Laroche Park: Second Community Consultation for Park and Community Building Redevelopment

Last year, we consulted with Kitchissippi Ward on how to spend our Cash-in-Lieu funds. The top priority for the Ward is a new field house for Laroche Park. Over the past several months, we have been pressing staff to begin getting this project underway in earnest, as our CIL funds are building up. In addition to a new field house, there will also be the long-awaited Sens Rink.



99-103 Pinhey - Site Plan Control Application + Open House

A Site Plan Control application has been submitted to the City of Ottawa for a development at 99-103 Pinhey Street, on the southeast corner of Armstrong Street and Pinhey Street. The proposed development would be a 24-unit, four-storey apartment building with underground parking. Seven parking spaces and 12 bike parking spaces are being proposed as part of this development. 


Feedback survey for age-friendly improvements to McCormick Park

The City of Ottawa wants to hear your feedback about the age-friendly improvements that were recently completed at McCormick Park.


As a follow up to the Older Adult Plan initiative 1.7: Make age-friendly improvements and designate one existing City park per year as “age-friendly”, city staff have prepared a quick survey to gather feedback about the age-friendly improvements that were made to McCormick Park, located at 294 Carruthers Ave. The survey will remain open until October 15th 2018.



174 Forward Ave Development - Revised Plans

You may recall in February, we held an Open House to discuss a proposed development at 174 Forward Ave. At the time, the applicant initially proposed an eight-storey residential building containing 24 units and six parking spaces.  Concerns were raised by the local residents and the Mechanicsville Community Association (MCA) with regard to the proposed height, locations of the parking garage and the waste collection room, and the reduced corner side yard.


Bayview Friendship Park Improvements & Environmental Remediation Work

Over the past two years, our office has been working to address a concern brought forward to us by the community regarding Bayview Friendship Park. There was a request from the community to remove the sand around the playground equipment since it was attracting cat feces. In addition, there were community concerns about the stairway access from Hilda being closed during the winter months, and the overall accessibility of the park.


1705 Carling proposal: Site Plan Application updates

You may recall in late Spring, we held an open house with the community to discuss the Site Plan Control Application for a development at 1705 Carling Ave (Webb's Motel).  The applicant made a few changes to the current application, as follows:


Fairmont Park - Pathway Improvements

The City of Ottawa is undertaking a pathway improvement project at Fairmont Park. Attached below, you'll see the first concept design for the proposed new ashpalt pathways. We would very much appreciate your feedback. PLease consider sending your comments to our office at as well as to the lead park planner, Mary Ellen at

Thank you and we look forward to hearing your thoughts. 


Byron Avenue Traffic Calming project beginning

It's been a long wait, but the Byron Avenue Traffic Calming project is now underway. Attached, you will find the notice distributed recently to nearby residents and businesses. Work is expected to be completed by November.




Flooding issues in Kitchissippi

We are hearing more and more from Kitchissippi residents who are, quite frankly, living in fear of the next sudden rainstorm. We have been seeing more and more of these more sudden, more intense weather events and with it, more reports of residential flooding.