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Hydro One to replant in corridor

Earlier this year, Hydro One cleared a lot of trees and vegetation from their corridor just west of Kirkwood Avenue. They removed anything that affected the daily operations of the corridor.

We heard from many residents unhappy with the decision. In further conversations with Hydro One we learned about its beautification fund. With money from that fund, Hydro One has agreed to replant in the corridor.


243/245 Hinchey Development Proposal - updated

For those who have been following the 243-245 Hinchey Ave development, you may be interested to know that a few minor changes have been made to the application, as follows:


New Official Plan: Transects + Open Houses

From the Cities' page on the New Official Plan:

The City started to develop the new Official Plan around the 5 Big Moves of: growth, mobility, urban design, resilience and economic development in 2019. Community engagement occurred across the city to discuss these key concepts. You may have seen our team at one of over 70 events across the City. This feedback was incorporated into the Preliminary Policy Directions presented to Council in December 2019.


Civic Hospital emergency drop-off expansion

Residents and I are starting to get more information about the new temporary emergency patient drop-off expansion at the Civic Hospital campus, and what that will mean for nearby residents. My thanks go especially to Karen Wright at the Civic Hospital Neighbourhood Association who has been very active to keep the lines of communication open with immediate neighbours and hospital management.


Give control of noise by-laws back to cities

“Call your MPP,” is never the answer anyone wants to hear from their councillor when they have a concern. But when it comes to pre-dawn construction noise, it’s one I’m forced to give.


Tom Brown arena respite centre FAQ

As I noted in my newsletter a few weeks ago, Tom Brown arena on Bayview Station Road will open next week as a respite centre for those experiencing homelessness, operating on weekdays during the day. It will operate as a place where folks can use a washroom, grab a shower and some warm food, and warm up this winter. City staff have prepared the following FAQ with respect to its operations.


First look at Westboro infill study

For many years, infill housing has been a key discussion in Kitchissippi. The demolition of older homes to make room for new dwellings at a more intense scale is changing how our neighbourhoods look and feel, adding pressure to street parking, removing trees from the urban canopy, and made stormwater management more challenging. It is adding new residents and neighbours. The construction of it frequently results in conflict on hitherto quiet streets.


Westboro Infill Zoning Study - Update and Proposed Zoning + Open House Webinar

For those who have been following the Westboro Infill Study, we have some significant progress and updates.


Kitchissippi Ward Spooky Halloween Contest

Kitchissippi Ward Spooky Halloween Contest!

From Monday, October 26 to Friday, October 30 we are encouraging Kitchissippi to safely get into the Halloween spirit! There are two ways to win this spook-takular contest. 

Homeowners: We are encouraging you to decorate the exterior of your home with all the goulish and ghostily decor you can think of! 


October 5 testing update

This evening I received an update from the covid testing task force with information on which centres are open tomorrow. Click on the .pdf below for more information.

Remember that the best source for local covid news is always the Ottawa Public Health site here.