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AOE Arts Council consultation at GCTC January 19

AOE Arts Council is holding a handily-located consultation at the GCTC on January 19, 7 - 9:30 pm, as part of developing its strategic plan and priorities for the next five years. The session is one of several to be held January 19-25 in English and French.

Information about the consultation is available at AOE Arts Council's work is important, and this is a great opportunity to help shape its contribution in the coming years. Their request for public participation in these consultations is copied below.


Devonshire relocation meeting notes available

Update on proposal to relocate Devonshire Community Public School in 2015/16 to St. Ambrose due to renovations

Devonshire Parent's School Council has made their notes available from last night's meeting addressing the proposal to relocate Devonshire Community Public School in 2015/1


Heart Institute Construction Expansion - Open House on January 13

The University of Ottawa Heart Institute is expanding to the south of the existing building with a new 5-storey extension plus sub-level parking. Phase 1 of the expansion kicks off this month, and will continue through May.

I and our MPP Yasir Naqvi, along with the Civic Hospital Neighbourhood Association (CHNA), will be attending a public open house on January 13 starting at 7 pm in the Foustanellas Auditorium of the Heart Institute. The Institute's project lead and contractor PCL will be on hand to discuss the project timelines and neighbourhood impacts.


Corner store zoning

Jeff is seeking input on a few changes to small-scale commercial zoning rules - which are meant to "grandfather" existing stores in residential neighbourhoods such as corner stores, laundromats and cafes.

For over a year, now, the City has been studying a potential new zoning by-law amendment that would grandfather existing stores in residential neighbourhoods such as corner stores, laundromats and cafes. The study has also identified sites that could be re-zoned to allow such uses where they don't currently exist.

Planners are now seeking a final round of comment due February 6, in time to finalize the rules and make a decision at Planning Committee in mid-April.


Ward Office: meet Susan Ong!

This is the first post in a series introducing you to the helpful staff who make up Jeff's Kitchissippi Ward office. These are the people who can help you with your day-to-day needs. Today, meet Hintonburg resident, and recent Australian transplant, Susan Ong.


Susan Ong


Councillor’s Assistant

Area of responsibility:


Updated: Snow plowing update - January 4

Here's the latest from the crews on plowing progress, which will continue through the night:

The storm clean up is going very well.  All of our priority roads are in good shape, we have completed most of our residential beats and are very close to completing the rest of them. We have gone through all sidewalk beats at least once and will be redoing them all starting at 7 pm tonight.


Winter Advisory January 3, 2015 / Avertissement hivernal, 3 Janvier 2015

Our operations folks have advised Councillors and City staff of the following with respect to tonight's snow:



Bloomfield Yard getting a new building

The Bloomfield Yard tucked in behind Churchill Avenue North services our fleet and is an important maintenance depot. Now, it’s about to get a major facelift.

The City has submitted a site plan for approval describing the addition of a new one-storey building that will host an eight-vehicle maintenance bay. The new structure will also include offices, a lunch area, and wash and locker rooms, as well as two new parking areas. It will be positioned to the east of the yard as an addition to the exiting four-bay garage.


The pop-ups continue all over Kitchissippi!

Announcing the next two pop-up ward offices

Thanks to all who came to our first pop-up ward office last week on Friday. Jeff had a great afternoon chatting with people and hearing their ideas and suggestions - keep them coming! We are thrilled to announce the next two pop-up ward offices happening next week and in January.

In line with the suggestions we've had, the next pop-up ward office will be in the evening.

Date: Tuesday 30 December 2014
Time: 5 - 8pm
Location: Bridgehead at 440 Richmond Avenue (at Golden)


Announcing: Councillor Jeff Leiper's first Kitchissippi Forum!

Jeff Leiper invites residents to join him for his first quarterly Kitchissippi Forum, January 17, 2015

Please join us January 17, 2015 for the first of Councillor Leiper's quarterly community forums for all Kitchisisippi residents.