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Enough is enough on infill construction woes

Kitchissippi residents likely need no reminding of the disruption that comes with infill. It is transforming our streets, and the daily reality of two, three, sometimes four infills going in at a time on some of our streets is exhausting.

Without pretending this is an exhaustive list, here’s some of the calls we’re likely to get in our office at least once or twice a week as residents assert to us that:


Kitchissippi Ward Park Priority Spending Plan - Draft

Many residents will recall that over the course of the last year, we have been consulting with the community about how to prioritize our Cash-in-Lieu funds. We enjoyed the rich consultation sessions, and have been working on taking all of the information that came from the sessions to be reworked into a concise priority list. Thank you again to those who were able to attend, or who submitted comments to our office.


Open House: 175 Carruthers Site Plan

We are hosting a community Open House to discuss the Site Plan application for 175 Carruthers. Our office has begun to field concerns and Jeff shares many of the concerns he's heard from residents so far. 


Development Open House: 1946 Scott St

We invite you to attend an Open House for a proposed development at 1946 Scott St. Surface Developments are proposing a mid-rise, 12 storey building comprised of roughly 70 units. This will be a transit oriented development that will feature a significant number of environmentally friendly features. A rendering of the proposed development can be seen on this post. We will link to the application documents here as soon as they are available. 

Wednesday, August 30

6:00pm to 7:30pm


La Machine's joyous lessons


What can you say about La Machine that hasn’t already been Facebooked, Instagrammed, and Tweeted a hundred thousand times over the weekend? For three days, Ottawans crammed into the downtown for a once-in-a-lifetime performance of theatre, engineering and music. No one who saw it will soon forget it.

It will be a defining moment in this city’s ongoing transition.

Now that the crowds have gone, it’s a good time to look back on what worked, and how we can keep the momentum going.


IBikeIBuy scavenger hunt now on! Mammoth list...

The huge IBikeIBuy scavenger hunt running through July 29 is now on! Click on the .pdf below or here for all the items and details on how to participate and make your items count. How many of these can YOU complete?


Wellington "dooring zone" results

For a couple of years now, the corridor between Holland and Parkdale on Wellington West has been painted with experimental markings. Those are intended to reduce the number of "doorings" we've had through that stretch. "Doorings" is how cyclists refer to those events when a car door suddenly opens into a bike's path - it can result in very serious injury. I can't assert that the trial has elminated them, though we've gone from five reported serious doorings in the summer of 2014 to none since the markings went in.


Carlington CHC survey

If you live in the area noted in the image (click to embiggen), the Carlington Community Health Centre is interested in your feedback about your community. For those living in Westboro Beach or the north end of Westboro and Hampton-Iona, I'd be very grateful if you could take a moment to fill out the survey here in English and ici en français. Thanks in advance!


Standing Together - One year after the death of Abdirahman Abdi

One year after Abdirahman Abdi's death, several community groups have organized an evening event to mark his passing. Click on the image for details.


#IBikeIBuyWEEK Scavenger Hunt & The Time Trial

IBikeIBuyWEEK Scavenger Hunt

The Grand Tour & The Time Trial

From Saturday, July 22 to Saturday, July 29, 2017 we are celebrating #IBikeIBuyWEEK with a unique, family-friendly, city-wide, Canada 150 mega extravaganza cycling adventure!

The adventure has two options for members of the public to participate in:
Option 1
#IBikeIBuyWEEK: The Grand Tour