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A promising compromise on Western Light Rail

This morning, the City of Ottawa and the National Capital Commission announced that they have reached an agreement in principle on a plan to bury the Western Light Rail (WLRT) route through Kitchissippi Ward, stacked under a re-aligned parkway. I will be evaluating the full details in the coming days, but consider this to be a broadly positive step forward.


Wellington West Winter Bike Day - Sunday, March 8th

Join Jeff and other all season cyclists on Sunday, March 8th for the Wellington West Winter Bike Day. Paricipants will meet at the park where Somerset St. West and Wellington St. West meet and make their way to Churchill shoveling out some bike parking and clearing some routes along the way.


More snow. Parking ban tonight. The latest from our snow crews.

Our snow crews have provided a look-ahead at tonight's cleaning schedule given the anticipated snow.



Applications at March 18th Committee of Adjustment

Here are the current applications for variances and divisions being heard on Wednesday, March 18th at the Committee of Adjustment.  Please contact Jeff at with any questions or concerns you may have.


O-Train bridge proposed to be replaced

On Thursday, Ontario's Ministry of Transportation held a public information session to show its preferred approaches to rehabilitatiing or replacing a whack of Queensway bridges from Holland Ave. through the downtown core. In Kitchissippi, those are the Holland, Parkdale, Fairmont, Bayswater and O-Train bridges.


Road Closure Update - Wednesday, March 4th

Athlone Avenue from Richmond Road to Byron Avenue will be closed for the day on Wednesday, March 4th. The contractor, Dulepka Equipment Rentals Ltd. will be placing a mobile crane in the roadway to facilitate the delivery and placement of a pre-fabricated home.

No formal detour is required as impact to traffic is expected to be low. Local and emergency vehicle access will be maintained. 


There's a by-law for that

Ottawa has dozens of by-laws. This year, many of those will be examined. What's your priority?

Here at the City, we actually have very few tools to accomplish what residents want. We have on the one hand the ability to spend your money on things, and all the policies that go around that. On the other, we have regulations, which typically take the form of by-laws.


Heritage Designation of Broadview Public School

File photo / Ottawa Citizen

Today’s approval by Planning Committee for the heritage designation of Broadview Public School is a positive decision for our community. For nearly 100 years, this campus has served our community, shaping generations of residents and enriching our neighbourhood through its presence. I am happy to see that our city’s heritage is being protected and, more specifically, that an iconic element of our ward in the Highland Park and McKellar Park communities will remain as a sign post pointing to our proud, but rapidly-disappearing past.


Road and sidewalk update - February 22, 9 am

Our core roads snow team has provided an update on ploughing. Enjoy your Sunday! I'll be shovelling. Again.


Good Morning,

Road conditions are in overall good shape. Salt trucks are out on priority roads cleaning up and will continue to monitor and apply material as required, the road conditions are mostly wet to some slushy spots.

Priority and residential sidewalks have been opened up over night. Our day shift will be going over all sidewalk beats again to clean them up and apply salt and or abrasives.


Snow update - February 21, 4pm

Here's the latest from our snow ops folks. (It's messy on the roads, but it was a delightful afternoon for the walk to Hampton Park to serve some chili. Thanks to Margaret Hillier, Jen Stelzer and Lorne Cutler and the whole Hampton-Iona Community Group for the invite!)