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Ottawa Police Services Open House January 25

As many of you know, the Ottawa Police Services has changed its service delivery model with the changes coming into effect today, Jan. 23. The OPS is holding open houses across the city to explain these changes, including one this Wednesday, January 25 in the Council Chambers at City Hall.


Plan your Parks! Kitchissippi Parks Participatory Plan - Round 2!

Thank you to everyone who attended Round 1 of our Kitchissippi Parks Participatory Plan Consultation!

We hope you can continue the consultation process by attending a session for Round 2. This next Round will be critical in developing the priorities for our Ward, and if you haven't had the opportunity to attend yet, we strongly encourage you to. 

The next sessions are as follows:


Kitchissippi Ward Community Updates from Jan 11 Forum

Thank you to everyone who attended our Kitchissippi Ward Forum on Jan 11 at the new Innovation Centre! We especially enjoyed the opportunity to have City Manager Steve Kanellakos join us and answer your questions. 

If you missed the forum or are just looking to keep up to date with what's going on within our community, I've attached the Kitchissippi Ward Community Updates from the forum here. We hope you find this information helpful, and you can connect with your Community Association if you haven't done so already. 




Richmond Road Complete Street/Byron Linear Park Renewal Open House

The next open house on the Richmond Road Complete Street and Byron Linear Park Renewal project is coming at the end of the month. Here are the details from city staff:

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Presentation at 6:45 p.m.
Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 1000 Byron Avenue


Pedestrian improvements coming to Richmond and Churchill

Some time ago, I held a meeting with City staff, the Churchill Seniors Centre and Westboro Community Association to highlight the serious pedestrian safety challenges at the corner of Richmond and Churchill. Staff heard us and have been exploring potential improvements. I’m very pleased to say that the City appears ready to embark on some changes.


Loretta Avenue Primary Design

Despite the winter weather, we had a strong turnout for the Loretta Avenue Public Information session on January 10. Anyone who missed the session can find the primary design here. Another open house, likely to be scheduled in April, will address construction staging and traffic issues that may come up with the project. Thanks again to all who attended.


Development Update & feedback request: 190 Richmond Road - change of use

We know that many of you have been following the progress of the proposed development at 190 Richmond Rd, on the Loblaws property. We've hosted two open houses on the development, and have received significant feedback. Our office also engaged Milieu to produce a consultation report, which we've attached here (towards the bottom) as well. Choice Properties, the owner of the property, and Fotenn recently reached out to our office with an update on the proposed development. 


Loretta Avenue Infrastructure Replacement Project Public Information Session January10

The Hintonburg Community Centre will host a public information session January 10, from 7 to 9 p.m., on the Loretta Avenue Infrastructure Replacement Project.

You will get the chance to review prelinimary plans and provide any feedback or concerns you may have to city staff and our office. 

Aging infrastructure means the reconstruction of watermains, sewers, sidewalks and the road. The work on Loretta Avenue South, from Young to Carling, is set for 2017.


Byron Farmer's Market Zoning Amendment

It was recently brought to our attention by City staff that a Zoning By-Law Amendment is required for the Byron Farmer’s Market.


Kitchissippi Ward Forum: January 11, 2017 from 6:00-9:00pm

We are thrilled to announce that our next Kitchissippi Ward Forum is Wednesday, January 11, 2017 from 6:00-9:00 at the brand new Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards (7 Bayview Rd).