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Waste Watch Ottawa report: do better on diversion

Today, a group called Waste Watch Ottawa published a report that urges the City to do better on waste diversion. I was pleased to devote some of our intern Julie's research capacity to its production. Click below to read the full report. I'm looking forward to hearing residents' and the City's reaction to it in the coming days. This is a good time to note that the conclusions aren't mine, but it's always worthwhile to have challenging discussions.


Waste Watch Ottawa media event tomorrow

This summer, I provided some of our intern Julie's research time to a group called Waste Watch Ottawa. They've created a report looking at Ottawa waste diversion that will be unveiled tomorrow. Here's Waste Watch Ottawa's media release ahead of the event. I've offered to post the report for distribution, and it will go live tomorrow morning during the news conference.


Media and City Council Advisory – News Conference


Reid Park Redevelopment Update

A few of you have been, rightfully, e-mailing our office looking for an update on the progress of the Reid Park Re-Development. Our last update to the community was in March, when we were able to provide a final concept plan and detailed information about the environmental risk management plan. You can check out that information here. That previous information indicated that construction would start in May 2017.


Enough is enough on infill construction woes

Kitchissippi residents likely need no reminding of the disruption that comes with infill. It is transforming our streets, and the daily reality of two, three, sometimes four infills going in at a time on some of our streets is exhausting.

Without pretending this is an exhaustive list, here’s some of the calls we’re likely to get in our office at least once or twice a week as residents assert to us that:


Kitchissippi Ward Park Priority Spending Plan - Draft

Many residents will recall that over the course of the last year, we have been consulting with the community about how to prioritize our Cash-in-Lieu funds. We enjoyed the rich consultation sessions, and have been working on taking all of the information that came from the sessions to be reworked into a concise priority list. Thank you again to those who were able to attend, or who submitted comments to our office.


Open House: 175 Carruthers Site Plan

We are hosting a community Open House to discuss the Site Plan application for 175 Carruthers. Our office has begun to field concerns and Jeff shares many of the concerns he's heard from residents so far. 


Development Open House: 1946 Scott St

We invite you to attend an Open House for a proposed development at 1946 Scott St. Surface Developments are proposing a mid-rise, 12 storey building comprised of roughly 70 units. This will be a transit oriented development that will feature a significant number of environmentally friendly features. A rendering of the proposed development can be seen on this post. We will link to the application documents here as soon as they are available. 

Wednesday, August 30

6:00pm to 7:30pm


La Machine's joyous lessons


What can you say about La Machine that hasn’t already been Facebooked, Instagrammed, and Tweeted a hundred thousand times over the weekend? For three days, Ottawans crammed into the downtown for a once-in-a-lifetime performance of theatre, engineering and music. No one who saw it will soon forget it.

It will be a defining moment in this city’s ongoing transition.

Now that the crowds have gone, it’s a good time to look back on what worked, and how we can keep the momentum going.


IBikeIBuy scavenger hunt now on! Mammoth list...

The huge IBikeIBuy scavenger hunt running through July 29 is now on! Click on the .pdf below or here for all the items and details on how to participate and make your items count. How many of these can YOU complete?


Wellington "dooring zone" results

For a couple of years now, the corridor between Holland and Parkdale on Wellington West has been painted with experimental markings. Those are intended to reduce the number of "doorings" we've had through that stretch. "Doorings" is how cyclists refer to those events when a car door suddenly opens into a bike's path - it can result in very serious injury. I can't assert that the trial has elminated them, though we've gone from five reported serious doorings in the summer of 2014 to none since the markings went in.