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15
May

Committee of Adjustment - June 3rd Applications

Here are the current applications for variances and divisions being heard on Wednesday, June 3rd at the Committee of Adjustment. The meetings are open to the public and any interested party can appear before the Committee to present their views in support of or in opposition to an application. Public Hearings are held in the Council Chambers at Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive, and are regularly scheduled for 1pm and/or 3pm.

13
May

Music momentum!

Today was a big day for music in Ottawa as the City announced the winners of its remarkably buzz-worthy #ottmusik initiative, and more importantly recognized music as an economic driver in the City.

12
May

Westfest goes solar and green.

As if Westfest could get any cooler, founder and producer Elaina Martin has announced that its stages will be powered 100% by solar energy. In a press release distributed yesterday, Westfest announced that it's working with Solar On Site to go green. 

11
May

Board turns down Mizrahi building - for now

A long-awaited decison (kind of) in the appeal by Mizrahi seeking to overturn the City’s decision against its 12-storey building at Island Park and Richmond Road is finally out. It’s good news – sort of.

The Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) has rejected the developer’s appeal in a lengthy decision, but on the basis that Mizrahi hasn’t designed such a “landmark” building that it would qualify for extra height.

6
May

Road closures for Race Weekend

The Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend marathon and half-marathon are coming up on Sunday, May 24. We've received the following letter from the organizers about road closures in Hintonburg, West Wellington and Westboro. Get out and cheer!

4
May

Committee of Adjustment - May 20th Applications

Here are the current applications for variances and divisions being heard on Wednesday, May 20th at the Committee of Adjustment.  Please contact Jeff at Jeff.Leiper@ottawa.ca with any questions or concerns you may have.

27
Apr

Summer Parkdale interchange work

One of the major construction projects this summer in our ward will be the re-alignment of the westbound off-ramp from the 417 at the Parkdale intersection and rehabilitation of the bridge. It will mean the ramp will be closed for around two months with traffic expected to use a variety of diversions including the Kirkwood/Island Park and Bronson exits.

27
Apr

Committee of Adjustment - May 6th Applications

Here are the current applications for variances and divisions being heard on Wednesday, May 6th at the Committee of Adjustment.  Please contact Jeff at Jeff.Leiper@ottawa.ca with any questions or concerns you may have.

26
Apr

Two housing studies in the spotlight

Two studies with housing at their heart reinforce the need for action by all levels of government

This week, I attended two events launching research reports exploring the challenges faced by our vulnerable populations. On Tuesday night, I visited St. Matthias in Kitchissippi where a group of Carleton students partnered with the parish to explore the social needs gaps in the church’s catchment area (including much of our ward). Then, on Thursday, I attended a briefing held by the Alliance to End Homelessness (ATEH) to explore the results of its recent street survey of Ottawa’s homeless.

21
Apr

Byron Linear Park Trees

As many of you have noticed, selected trees along the Byron Linear Park have been marked with red x’s. These trees are slated for removal and that should be happening shortly, if it’s not already underway.

The big question that we’ve been getting is, of course, “when will they be replanted?!”

Good news! We’ve received word that replanting is expected to take place this upcoming fall. We appreciate your patience and understanding while our Forestry department takes on this mammoth task across Ottawa.

Thanks to Tina Casey for providing the photo for this post.

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