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Public Art in Winston Square to be opened on June 10

Public art in Winston Square to be opened on June 10th

The City of Ottawa invites residents to attend the official opening celebration of Winston Chandelier, a recently-installed public art sculpture that was commissioned for the Winston Place Plaza development project on Richmond Road, Westboro. 


Date:  Saturday, June 10th, 2017
Time:  12.30pm to 1.30pm
Location:  Winston Square at the south end of Winston Avenue (between Westboro Legion and DQ along Richmond Road, Westboro).


Bayview MUP pathway paving in June

I've been advised that beginning as soon as June 5 at 9:30 am, paving will begin on the multi-use pathway at Bayview Station to and from the new culvert. The paving is expected to take approximately a week, during which the configuration will again temporarily change.

During the paving, riders and pedestrians will need to use the MUP running just north of Albert (MUP#6) to bypass the construction area.


Meeting: Churchill Seniors Recreation Centre - Upcoming Exterior Renovations this Summer


Upcoming Exterior Renovations this summer!



Ottawa Community Housing buys Oak street lands

I was thrilled today to be part of a major announcement with respect to affordable housing and the use of the Oak Street complex. This afternoon, Ottawa Community Housing has announced that it has purchased the 7.26 acres of vacant land north of Gladstone between the O-Train and Preston Street for $7 million from the federal government – less than market price. The land will be used to build a new mixed use development that will include mixed income housing, retail, commercial and green spaces.


190 Richmond Road (Superstore) at Planning next week

The proposal for two new six-storey rental buildings to be build by Choice REIT on the site of the Superstore will be at Planning Committee for its approval next Tuesday. I am supportive of this proposal after extensive consultation and given its compliance with the high-level plans for the neighbourhood. There will be a new park built on the Superstore site with the development, and I'll continue to work with the community on pedestrian and cycling access through the site, as well as the new park layout.


Encouraging news from Queen's Park on OMB reform

Today, Queen’s Park has announced a series of reforms to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB). For years, residents have justifiably railed at the OMB’s role in land-planning in the province. Arguably, it systemically favours developers in the face of local land-planning decisions. It is prohibitively expensive and time consuming, and is a de facto spur to the abdication of accountability for local Councils.


Loretta Avenue Reconstruction Open House #2 May 11

The City of Ottawa is holding its next public information session on the Loretta Avenue reconstruction project on Thursday, May 11, from 7pm to 9pm at the Hintonburg Community Centre. The first one in January solicited comments on the project's design. Thursday's session is to advise the public of construction-related issues such as scheduling, road closures, traffic management etc., as well as to present landscaping plans for Loretta Avenue South upon the project's completion.



Flooding Information Sessions

May 9, 2017 – The City is hosting four information sessions to provide information about flooding assistance. These sessions will include the Insurance Bureau of Canada, the Canadian Red Cross, Ottawa Public Health, the City of Ottawa’s Public Works and Environmental Services Department and a representative from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs who will speak about the Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians program.


Video newsletter - May 6, 2017

Off and on I post a video version of the weekly email newsletter - more frequently since we made some tech changes in the office. Here's the latest, covering off the mystery noise in Hintonburg and Mechanicsville, upcoming Committee of Adjustment applications, the Markets board recruitment, community association and other AGMs, and more.



Field House at Van Lang programing

The team at Carlington Community Health Care Centre has helpfully pulled together the most recent list of programming and services available at the Field House at Van Lang. I'm very pleasd to see how quickly the space is filling up! Click on the document below to see all the details.