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Laroche Park Open House! July 25, 7:00-8:30pm

Laroche Park: Community Consultation for Park and Community Building Redevelopment

Last year, we consulted with Kitchissippi Ward on how to spend our Cash-in-Lieu funds. The top priority for the Ward is a new field house for Laroche Park. Over the past several months, we have been pressing staff to begin getting this project underway in earnest, as our CIL funds are building up. In addition to a new field house, there will also be the long-awaited Sens Rink.


1960 Scott St Construction Update - Scott St sidewalk closure

Construction is well underway at 1960 Scott St (the Trailhead site), and it continues to have impacts in the neighbourhood. This post highlights a further sidewalk closure that, this time, will affect some cyclists as well, beginning in early August.


Mailes Drive design plans are here

Back in May, the City of Ottawa held a Public Information Session about an upcoming reconstruction project on Mailes Avenue.

Tendering of the contract for the Mailes Avenue watermain, sewer, road and sidewalk work will begin in the spring of next year with construction set to start in early summer.

The work will take place on Mailes Avenue between Patricia Avenue and Oakdale Avenue, Island Park Drive between Richmond Road and Mailes Avenue, and Lane 81-V between Mailes Avenue and Rockhurst Road.

The design can be found attached to this post.




Rockhurst Park (Mizrahi - 1445-1451 Wellington St W) Update - Final Design

You may recall, that as part of the future development at the Mizrahi site (1445-1451 Wellington St W), there will be a new urban park. In May 2016 we hosted community consultations for this new park, and staff have now prepared the final design.


Van Lang community dance

I'd like to give a big thanks to Donna, Rick and Christine who last night organized a community dance at the field house at Van Lang to celebrate school's-out! Thanks, Christine, for sending me some video of the event. I'm sorry I couldn't stay until the dancing got underway in earnest, but looks like a great time had by all!


Wednesday's Council summary

City Council on Wednesday was a meaty one with multiple substantial issues debated and decided. Here’s what transpired and how I approached the various items.

Chateau Laurier


1705 Carling proposal: new park proposal and traffic concerns

I want to thank the 50 or so people who came out to the open house on June 19 looking at the site plan application for a 9-storey seniors residence at 1705 Carling Avenue, currently the Webb’s Motel and Rose Bowl. The building is proposed to be a residential care facility and apartments for seniors with 130 and 68 units respectively.

It would have 45 parking spaces located underground, and 25 surface spaces. The residential care facility would have 38 of those spaces, the seniors apartments 27, and five spaces would be given over to visitor parking.


#ottmusic this weekend

It’s a busy #ottmusic weekend with multiple festivals featuring local music and more!


Carling Avenue Traffic Disruptions Coming Next Week

Motorists who use Carling Avenue in the western part of our ward should start thinking of alternative routes for next week.

Starting Monday, June 18, the Highway 417 eastbound off ramp at Carling and Kirkwood will close for about four weeks as work on the 417 widening project continues. Motorists will have exit on Maitland in order to access Carling.

Then one week later, intermittent lane closures will come to Carling between Woodroffe and Churchill to facilitate road resurfacing and other related work. That work is scheduled to begin June 25 and run until August 10. 


Harmer Avenue bridge detour update

When the Harmer Avenue pedestrian/cycling bridge is under construction over the next two years, it will be unavailable as a crossing over the Queensway.

At the open house held in March, the City’s design team described its plan to put temporary cycling lanes on Holland between Kenilworth and Byron to help safely get riders through this corridor. Shortly after that open house, I distributed fliers to the most immediately affected residents on Holland to ensure they were aware of the plan.