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Parking removal and bike lanes on Spencer: open house April 25

Since the spring of 2016, I’ve been consulting and notifying residents through the website and newsletter that I have asked, with staff’s concurrence, to remove parking and paint bike lanes on Spencer from Western to Holland.

Despite some extensive communications, and ongoing correspondence with some affected residents since last June, there are still some residents affected who consider that they’ve been caught off-guard.


Supporting cycling investment in Ontario

For the past several weeks, Councillor Mike Layton (Toronto - Trinity-Spadina) and I have been collaborating to send a letter to Queen's Park asking for a second phase of provincial cycling funding. Today, we were pleased to transmit that letter with 51 signatories from 25 different municipalities. This is a strong demonstration of the cross-provincial support for cycling initiatives. View the letter by clicking here or on the document below.


Kitchissippi newsletter #89 video version now online

The video newsletter is now online, covering last week's Transportation Committee items (30km/h speed limit and Kitchissippi Parking Strategy), Committee of Adjustment hearing, open house for the Wellington Diner patio application, quarterly ward forum, music strategy and more!



Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Order of Ottawa and the Brian Kilrea Award for Excellence in Coaching

The Order of Ottawa recognizes the professional achievements and outstanding service of exceptional Ottawa residents. This prestigious civic award honours up to 15 of Ottawa’s most deserving individuals each year. Any resident of Ottawa who has made a significant contribution in a professional capacity that has been of benefit to our community may be nominated.


*NEW DATE* Community Open House - Zoning By-Law Amendment for 1385 Wellington Street (Wellington Diner)

***Please note: This meeting has been rescheduled from April 13, 2017. The new date is May 2, 2017***


LRT detour presentation and boards

Last night, around 200 residents came out to hear the City's presentation on the bus detour that will be necessary when the Transitway is converted to rail between Tunney's Pasture and the SJAM Parkway.

The presentation boards are now available here in English and here in French. View the presentation, which was streamed live on Facebook, below.


Video version of the Kitchissippi Newsletter, April 2, 2017.

The video version of this week's Kitchissippi newsletter is now online with French and English captioning. Enjoy!


Quarterly ward forum: April 12

The quarterly ward forum, a chance to hear updates from the community associations, BIAs and each others, and raise your suggestions, comments and concerns to do with Kitchissippi and Ottawa issues, is coming up on April 12. We're holding it at the Churchill Seniors Centre (345 Richmond Road) from 6-9 PM.


Kitchissippi street re-namings

One of the lingering issues in Ottawa has been the need to clean up the many street name anomalies left over from amalgamation and even before. There are multiple redundant street names in the city, which can and do cause problems for our emergency services personnel when trying to respond to emergencies.

The City has been whacking away at these, and our ward is one of the last to be addressed. As the list below demonstrates, there are over 20 streets names that are duplicated and need to be renamed.


Wellington Diner applies for patio re-zoning

As has been foreshadowed in the media last summer, the Wellington Diner (1385 Wellington Street West) has filed for permission to operate a patio in the fenced-off portion of the property by way of a re-zoning. This has been an off-and-on proposal for several years, with the restaurant’s last attempt to get permission by way of a minor variance turned down by the Ontario Municipal Board a few years ago.