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Archaeology Assessment Work at Rochester Field

Beginning on Tuesday, November 14th, City staff will be conducting Stage 3 archaeology work in Rochester Field in conjunction with LRT construction. The work will take approximately 10 days to complete, but as always at this time of year, start dates are weather dependent.  


Kitchissippi Ward Forum! November 27, 6:00-8:00pm

We are excited to announce our next Kitchissippi Ward Forum will be coming up towards the end of the month!

As always, this is an opportunity to the community to come together to discuss key issues within the Ward, collaborate, and get updates from our various community stakeholders, as well as from our office. 


Help shape Ottawa's new music strategy!

The Ottawa Music Industry Coalition (OMIC) and the City of Ottawa are developing this region’s first music strategy. It will be presented to City Council in early 2018.

To guide the strategy’s final recommendations, and to provide information that will help us measure the short and long-term growth of our local music industry, we are seeking your input through this short anonymous survey.

Participate today here.


404 Eden next steps

On Friday, residents read an article in the media about the developer of a property on Hopewell Avenue who, it was asserted, has put many more units into the building than he had led stakeholders to believe was his intent. The same developer has zoning permission at 404 Eden to build a multi-unit apartment building, and residents are concerned that they might see the same thing here.


SJAM Winter Trail moves into Champlain Park

We had a great meeting this week with representatives from the National Capital Commission, City of Ottawa, Dovercourt Recreation Association, Champlain Park Community Association, and my office to hammer out some details about bringing the popular SJAM Winter Trail to the doorstep of the Champlain Park Field House. It means skiers, walkers, snowshoers and fat-bikers will be able to use the washrooms and change facilities during the hours when the park rink is in operation - generally weeknights and weekend afternoons. It's great news.


Response to infill inquiry

My thanks to staff for responding quickly to an inquiry about infill statistics I made recently. I've posted that here for quick access by residents. Click on the .pdf below.


Hampton Iona Looks 4ward to the Future

Think about the qualities that drew you to live in the neighbourhood of Hampton Iona and/or the surrounding Westboro and Wellington Village areas.  What made this part of Ottawa a place in which you wanted to live, raise a family and retire?   How do you feel about the way your neighbourhood is developing now?  What concerns you?  What excites you?  How do we retain the qualities that make this a special part of the city in which to live, while dealing with issues such as intensification and opportunities such as the LRT?


Are you ready for change? (Guest blog)

There are many different reasons that hold us back from getting the help we need. It can feel daunting to ask a friend or family member for help, let alone a professional, especially when it comes to our mental health. But once we get past the societal stigma (that is currently on the decline), there are other factors that can hold us back, that we’re not even aware of.


Infill in Kitchissippi - Facebook Live

On October 5, I held a Facebook Live session looking at infill in Kitchissippi. I'm not sure this is a format I'd use exactly again, but I do hope it was helpful for those who tuned in. The slide deck I used is available by clicking on the .pdf below.


Rosemount Library renovation recommended

After several years of discussion, it looks like the future of the Rosemount Branch of the Ottawa Public Library is clearer as staff recommend a $2-million renovation to begin next year. Yesterday, a report was published that explores the business cases for expanding or renovating the branch through a variety of approaches. With scarce dollars the deciding factor, staff have recommended that the way forward is to renovate the existing space to better serve users. If adopted by the Library Board, that renovation would get underway in late 2018 and be completed roughly a year later.