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15
Sep

Is it "landmark"? Meeting September 24 to look at Mizrahi plans

1445, 1451 Wellington Street West – Information Session

Date:  Thursday, September 24th

Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Place: Kitchissippi United Church, 630 Island Park Drive

As many residents know, Mizrahi Developments has proposed a 12-storey development at the corner of Island Park and Wellington West. City Council disallowed the project, and the developer sought permission from the Ontario Municipal Board to proceed.

15
Sep

Lemieux Island intake improvements: new date for open house

Lemieux Island has one of two water purification plants in the City. One of the issues the City is facing is the build up of "frazil" ice at the intake pipe, and it is looking at solutions through an Environmental Assessment (EA) process, in consultation with the feds and province. The City can contract temporary pumping services, but they're not a long-term fix. As part of the EA, the City is hosting a public open house to look at the alternatives being considered to modify the intake pipe.

15
Sep

St. Francis construction update

I received the following update today on the St. Francis construction.

Hi Councillor Leiper

 

I have another update for you on the St. Francis –Edgar project. The portion of St. Francis north of Gladstone is now paved with base asphalt. We expect most of the boulevard restorations behind the new sidewalks (i.e sod and driveways) to be completed in this area by the end of this week. The school buses that are temporarily parking on Fairmont should be able to go back to using Duhamel Street / St. Francis Street next week.

 

14
Sep

Scott Street widening update - September 14

We've received the following updates on Scott Street widening and MUP construction. 

Scott St. widening update

9
Sep

Syrian refugee crisis meeting

In response to numerous requests from those seeking to address the humanitarian crisis among refugees from war in Syria, I'm hosting a public meeting on September 17. The meeting will be at the Hintonburg Community Centre, 1064 Wellington Street West, at 7:30 PM.

8
Sep

Fundraiser for Michelle Brazeau

Last month, mother of three and well-known server at the Carleton Tavern Michelle Brazeau was diagnosed with a very serious medical condition. To help, the community has rallied together to host a fundraiser at the Carleton on Ocober 4, from 3-7 pm. There will be lots of local music, raffle prizes and a 50/50.

There is a crowdfunding effort underway, as well, at http://www.gofundme.com/y533u8b8. I'm sure Kitchissippi will be generous!

28
Aug

Capital Transit Partners contract to FEDCO next week: who does what on light rail?

Building a new light rail line is a massive and complex undertaking. A report coming to our finance committee next week sheds some light on the many players involved, and is a good opportunity for me to write about how some of the challenges of the first phase will hopefully be overcome in the second. Anyone interested in who is responsible for what in building light rail, and with what accountability, may find it interesting. 

28
Aug

Settling Rochester Field’s future

Community associations, condo boards and other stakeholders were yesterday given a head’s up by the City that it has undertaken to revise the Official Plan to settle the question of Rochester Field’s future. The proposal, part and parcel of the agreement to use NCC land for light rail, would see a major portion of the land preserved as open space, with much of it allowed for development.

28
Aug

New video: Livable Bayswater back-to-school street painting event

We had a great time yesterday painting the corner of Beech and Bayswater with kids' footprints to remind drivers that the kids start heading back to school next week. I put together a short video last night with some colour around the event, as well as getting Livable Bayswater's George Laing's take on the event. Thanks to a couple of nearby daycares who joined in, as well as Bayswater-area parents, we had 50 kids out! (We might have counted a couple of them twice - kids move fast).

26
Aug

Para Transpo consultations on eligibility and booking

I was pleased recently to be asked to serve on a sub-committee looking at how Para Transpo handles eligibility for its service, and its booking processes. We've got a pretty robust public consultation planned - hope to see you to one of the consultation sessions. For more info, including a copy of the survey that's being used to gather feedback, please visit http://www.octranspo1.com/accessibility/para_transpo_stakeholder_consultation_eligibility_and_booking.

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