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12
Jun

Hamilton loses bid to rein in CMBs

Community mailboxes (CMBs) have become a hot point of contention in Kitchissippi as the first phase of rollout is underway. Several postal walks have seen pads installed this week and last.

I've been clear in my opposition to CMBs in the urban core since last spring. This May, I and colleague Catherine McKenney participated in a public forum to express our concerns. The loss of greenspace in neighbourhoods not designed to accomodate CMBs and the increased workload and cost to municipalities are particularly concerning.

2
Jun

Orrin-Reid-MacFarlane update

I would like to provide an update on the MacFarlane Avenue, Orrin Avenue, and Reid Avenue reconstruction project. At the Public Information Session held on March 3, 2015, it was indicated that construction was planned to start and finish in 2015. City staff has reviewed the current status of the project with the Consulting Engineer and have decided that the best course of action is to postpone the start of construction to 2016. Due to some unforeseen issues, the timing of the project was extended.

1
Jun

Market Mobile in Mechanicsville

An exciting new initiative spearheaded by the Somerset West Community Health Centre is on its way to Mechanicsville: the MarketMobile!

27
May

Rosemount Library update

I’m very pleased to say that this morning Council approved a list of applications to be made to a new federal infrastructure fund, including a request to help fund an expansion of Rosemount Library.

The approval follows on the heels of last night’s ok at a special meeting by the Library Board of the application. If we’re successful at winning the federal funds, the Library has now committed to match up to $1 million to renovate the Rosemount branch.

26
May

Reid Park update

For several months, I and community leaders have been grappling with what to do with Reid Park in the Civic Hospital area, and the funding set aside for it. Today, I’d like to invite your feedback on how we move forward to ensure the biggest bang for our buck.

21
May

Winston Square Grand Opening - June 6!

For months the buzz has been building, and we're a few short days away from the Winston Square urban park grand opening! The whole city is invited to the party on June 6.

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.

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