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Pasta 101 with Chef Patrick of Absinthe for Parkdale Food Centre

A week Sunday, I'll be helping out with what is promising to be a very fun and worthwhile fundraiser for the Parkdale Food Centre: a morning/afternoon of pasta-making and eating at one of our neighbourhood's top restaurants. Hope to see everyone there! Here's the organizers' description.


Iona-Broadhead-Helena Preliminary Design

In late February, we held a very productive open house on the upcoming Iona-Broadhead-Helena reconstruction project.

The work is necessary due to ageing infrastructure and will see the reconstruction of watermains, sewers, and roadways including sidewalks.

Preliminary designs were unveiled at the open house which was held Feb. 23 at the Fisher Park Community Centre. If you were unable to attend, you can see these plans attached below.


Kitchissippi Parking Strategy - Final recommendations & next steps

After extensive study, review and consultation with residents, our two BIAs, and Community Associations, we are pleased that our Kitchissippi Parking Strategy is ready to move forward at Transportation Committee in April. Staff are diligently working on preparing the final Report, which we will circulate when it is available.


R4 Zoning Review – Second Discussion Paper

A second discussion paper for the R4 Zoning Review is now available online and staff are seeking feedback until April 19, 2017. We have attached the paper here, but you can also find it by following this link:


Open House #2 - 1960 Scott St (Trailhead Site)

Our office, with the applicant, are hosting a second Open House for the proposed development at 1960 Scott St (Trailhead site) on March 22. The application for the zoning amendment is set to proceed to Planning Committee on March 28, but since there have been some revisions to the Site Plan, we wanted the opportunity to an additional round of feedback and discussion. 

The most recently revised plan is attached here, at the bottom as a .PDF and as a .JPF image as well. Some changes have been made from the initial versions which went out to public circulation, as follows:


417 ramp closure at Transportation Committee

Today at the City’s Transportation Committee, we received a presentation from Ministry of Transportation (MTO) officials about their planned closure of the eastbound on-ramp that runs from westbound Carling (behind Westgate Shopping Centre). I took that opportunity to again state publicly my opposition to the plan.


ABC of Ottawa: Book launch April 2

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Ottawa Fire Services and structural collapses

While this wasn't in our ward, I am always impressed to read about our Fire Services' capabilities. Since the beginning of this term, I have been consistently impressed at the professionalism and expertise demonstrated when I visit the site of a fire. With its permission, I've posted OFS' most recent news release that describes their capacity to deal with structural collapses.


DATE: Monday, February 27, 2017


JUNO micro-grant shows coming to Kitchissippi

As part of the buildup to the JUNO Awards, which will be held at the Canadian Tire Centre on April 2, the JUNO Awards Host Committee and the Ottawa 2017 Bureau initiated a one-time funding program aimed at putting on unique musical experiences in all 23 wards leading  up to the awards ceremony.


Neighbourhood Watch Chair and Secretary Position opportunity

Ottawa Neighbourhood Watch is a citywide community program supported by the Ottawa Police Service. The Ottawa Neighbourhood Watch Executive Committee (ONWEC) is currently seeking volunteer applications for the role of Chair and Secretary to establish a new board.