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13
Jul

McRae Avenue Re-hab about to get underway

Work is just about set to get underway on a road, sewer and watermain rehab of McRae Avenue. Work should begin mid-July between Scott and Richmond Road, and will involve street closures and an on-street parking ban. Work is expected to be substantially completed by mid-December, with the likelihood of a spring final ashpalt lift.

Buses will be detoured during construction. Bus stops 4841, 4893 and 7377 will be closed. Detours are as follows, and shown in the graphic.

13
Jul

Reshaping Reid Park - July 18 and July 22 brainstorming sessions

The redevelopment of Reid Park has been in the making since 2013. This beautiful green space means so much to so many in the area and a prior consultation process determined ways that city funds for park improvements could be used to make it even more useful for the surrounding community.

10
Jul

2015 Cyclelogik Centennial Hintonburg 5K and 1K Kids Run

Touch those toes, fill that water bottle, tie your shoes, and get ready for the 2015 Cyclelogik Centennial Hintonburg 5K and 1K Kids Fun Run!

10
Jul

371 Richmond Road update: Domicile

I’ve fielded a number of calls in the past months asking about the property at 371 Richmond Road, for which Domicile applied for a re-zoning to allow a 9-storey building.

That application is currently on pause while Domicile re-jigs the design. Community feedback and my own was strongly against some of the elements. In particular, I’m seeking much greater set-backs on the north side to stop the building from imposing a wall of condos on Madison residents.

9
Jul

Mark and Meghan build a home: Passivhaus

Happy Thursday everyone. Since we are in the middle of this beautiful summer, we thought it would be a great moment to talk about heat. Back in April Jeff had the chance to meet with Mark and Meghan, two Hintonburg residents who know a lot about the importance of heat. They are building their own house, but with a twist. They are building a home known as a Passivhaus.

5
Jul

CHIN radio re-zoning for Wellington

This week, I'll be asking by way of motion for our planning staff to bring forward a recommendation on re-zoning 1391 Wellington West to allow a "broadcasting studio", facilitating a move by CHIN Radio into our community. Under the current Traditional Mainstreet zoning for the area, a broadcasting studio isn't a permitted use.

5
Jul

Welcome changes proposed for parks policy

On Tuesday at Planning Committee, we'll consider a staff review of the City's cash-in-lieu (CIL) of parkland policy that proposes several welcome reforms. Kitchissippi has been one of the largest recipients of CIL money in recent years. While the resources have been put to beneficial use, the proposed tweaks will result in some needed improvements.

23
Jun

Hickory pedestrian bridge update

My colleague Catherine McKenney and I got an update from staff on the Hickory Street pedestrian bridge yesterday. Several residents have been asking - here's the scoop:

The Hickory Pedestrian Bridge construction is progressing well and is following original construction schedule.

The next milestone at the end of June 2015 is the delivery of all bridge and deck elements to the construction site.

19
Jun

St.Francis/Edgar construction set to get underway

Staff with our infrastructure team are set to get underway with a sewer overhaul on St. Francis and Edgar streets in Hintonburg, as well as some slight sidewalk widening. It's expected to get underway in early July.

Work affecting the school is expected to be complete by the time it starts in September, and my thanks go to staff for their close cooperation with school officials to minimize disruption for the programming this summer.

The boards we presented to the St. Francis school parents council are appended to this post below.

19
Jun

Mechanicsville Days tomorrow!

The Mechanicsville Community Association hosts its annual Mechanicsville Days tomorrow! There'll be hot dogs, games, bouncy castle and more for this fantastic community party, held 11-2 at Laroche Park. See you there!

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