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557 Library vote

On Wednesday, Council voted to accept the Library Board's recommendation to Council that the new central library be built at 557 Wellington – just east of the future Pimisi LRT station. I voted in favour of the Board recommendation.

That decision isn’t one that I made lightly. Public libraries are critical to the success of cities. I have expended some significant resources to have a productive conversation about the Rosemount branch of the Library because of the key contribution they make to our urban fabric.


Paint it UP! Mural Program Accepting Applications for 2017

Crime Prevention Ottawa, in partnership with the City of Ottawa, is calling for applications for mural projects that support graffiti prevention, community safety and the beautification of Ottawa neighbourhoods through youth empowerment and community arts.


Iona, Broadhead, Helena Open House February 23

A Public Information Session for the reconstruction project on Iona Street, Broadhead Avenue, and Helena Street has been set for Thursday, February 23 from 7pm to 9pm in Room 112 of the Fisher Park Community Centre.

From the City of Ottawa notice:


Armstrong St Study: Community Vision at Planning Committee - Feb 14

We are thrilled to let you know that at Planning Committee on Feb 14, we are bringing forward our Armstrong St Study: Community Vision document and will requesting that Planning Services lift the holding symbol and implement the suffix -c zoning to allow for small-scale commerical uses along Armstrong St.  We are further recommending that Planning Services consult the Community Vision document when reviewing future applications along Armstrong St. 

If you wish to review the report, it is item #1 on the Agenda if you follow this link:


9-storey proposed for 979 Wellington Street West

An application is circulating, but not yet online, to allow a 9-storey mixed-use apartment building with 57 units, retail at grade, and 35 stacked parking spots at 979 Wellington - the Beament Green property across from Somerset Square. To build it, they require an increase in the allowed height from 6 storeys, and are seeking to extend the traditional mainstreet zone from front to back (it's a through-lot to Armstrong).


February Bayview MUP changes

As the new Bayview LRT station continues to click along, there will be another change to the path configuration for likely a couple of weeks, and starting this Wednesday February 8. In order to work on the pedestrian/cycling culvert underpass, the area around it will be closed off.

I've put together a short video showing the new travel patterns here.



Carling Avenue Transit Priority Study/Proposed 417 Carling E-E ramp closure open houses

Two open houses at the same time, at the same place

Wednesday February 15 will be a day of great interest for many residents of Kitchissippi Ward with two public consultations, conveniently at the same time and same place. (note that a recent email I sent had the incorrect date).

From 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., St. Anthony's Banquet Hall, 534 St. Anthony Street (just off Preston) will play host to the Carling Avenue Transit Priority Study Open House and the second Public Information Centre for the contentious proposed Highway 41 Carling Ave E-E Ramp Closure.


Open House: Richmond Rd Complete St & Byron Linear Park Renewal

Open House

Richmond Road Complete Street & Byron Linear Park Renewal


Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Presentation at 6:45 p.m.

Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 1000 Byron Avenue


Help shape services for children, their families and caregivers

The City of Ottawa is planning for the new Ontario Early Years Child and Family Centres (OEYCFCs) and wants to hear from parents, grandparents and caregivers of children six years of age and younger.

In 2018, all child and family programs funded by the Province will become part of one unified system of services and supports for children ages 0 to 6 and their families. These will be called Ontario Early Years Child and Family Centres (OEYCFCs).


Ste-Foy shooting: message from the Chief of Police

Please find below a message from the Chief of Police about last night's attack in Ste-Foy. I would just add that early this morning, I spoke with both the Ottawa Mosque and National Council of Canadian Muslims to offer my condolences and whatever help I and my office can provide.