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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.



You are invited to join Councillors Chernushenko, Fleury, Leiper, McKenney and Nussbaum for BudgetSpeak, an evening session focused on moving four key priority areas forward via the City budget.

Tuesday, October 17 

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Ottawa City Hall - Jean Pigott Hall (110 Laurier Ave W)

Following a similar format to last years’ event, this session will consist of short plenary presentations with opportunities to provide input on four themes:


Champlain Bur Oaks Honoured in National Tree Day Ceremony


Wednesday morning, four bur oaks in the Champlain Park neighbourhood of Kitchissippi Ward were officially marked as heritage trees by Forestry Ontario as part of an initiative to grant 150 trees heritage designation in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary. The ceremony noted the importance of honouring natural heritage, especially in a nation such as our own, which is known for its natural resources.


Help! Photo inventory by Saturday for time capsule.

Hi Kitchissippi. First, thanks to all of you who participated in our poll to determine what our ward's contribution to the Ottawa 150 time capsule! Those were some amazing ideas.

As it turns out, the winner was to put as many street-level photos of the ward as possible to be preserved for posterity in that capsule. Now I'm in a bind: we only have a few days to submit that.


Civic Hospital February town hall: what we heard

Better late than never.

Last winter, in the wake of the news that the Civic campus of The Ottawa Hospital would re-locate to the eastern end of the Central Experimental Farm and Queen Juliana Park, I hosted a town hall for the Civic Hospital neighbourhood to begin hearing concerns. I was grateful for the attendance, in addition, of our MPP Yasir Naqvi and the hospital’s Kate Eggins.


Development proposal at 1976 Scott St, 315 Tweedsmuir Ave, 320 McRae Ave - Updates & drop-in open house

It's been a few months since we've discussed the proposed development at 1976 Scott St, 315 Tweedsmuir & 320 McRae. You can review our previous blog posts on this development here (October, 2016) and here (November, 2015). 


New Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus - Zoning By-Law Amendment + OPA application, Open House

A Zoning By-Law Amendment and Official Plan Amendment applications have been submitted for the new Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus site at 930 Carling Ave and 520 Preston Ave. 


Rochester Field Zoning By-Law Amendment + OPA application: Open House

The Zoning By-Law Amendment and OPA application for Rochester Field is now going through its formal circulation period. We are hosting an Open House for residents to take a look at the application proposed by the NCC for Rochester Field on Wednesday, October 4 from 6:30-8:30 at the Van Lang Field House (29 Van Lang Pvt). The application is also available on DevApps here and you can read more about the NCC's long-term vision for the Sir John A.


Bayswater speed data

Residents likely recall the controvery this summer when speed humps went in on Bayswater that didn't meet the standard. They were too high, and drivers were complaining. The three southerly humps were investigated, and re-built to be a little smaller, which upset some residents since they weren't having as drastic an effect on speed. To help me get a handle on what effect the humps were having, my office asked staff to do some speed surveys, which was done in early August.