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Wellington trial cycling improvements proposed - open house April 1

City staff have proposed some pilot measures along the busy Parkdale-Holland corridor on Wellington West to improve cycling safety. Come out April 1 to the Hintonburg Community Centre (1064 Wellington Street West) at 7 pm to talk about new signage and enforcement measures that could be one step toward making this stretch of road safer.


Registration is open for Tim Hortons Cleaning the Capital

Registration for the Spring 2015 Tim Hortons Cleaning the Capital event is now open! Full information is available at Your community association may have an event planned - get in touch with your neighbours today to see how you can help.


Bloomfield Yard expansion information session - April 7

Late last year, I noted that the Bloomfield Yard would be seeing a significant expansion. After door-knocking and further discussions with residents and the community association, it's become clear that people have questions about the project and want to delve a little more into the plans. So we're hosting a public open house on April 7 to run through the details. It will be held at the Churchill Seniors Centre, 345 Richmond Road, on April 7, 6-8 pm. I'm looking forward to seeing many of you there!


City of Workshops at Bayview Yards up for heritage designation (Updated)

(Update: On March 26, the Built Heritage Advisory Committee recommended the designation described below. Planning Committee and then City Council will consider the recommendation next)

It's been a long road for the Hintonburg and Mechanicsville communities in their efforts to have the old City Works building at Bayview Yards provided with heritage protection. On March 26, the Built Heritage sub-Committee will consider a staff recommendation to designate the building. Staff says of the building in its report:


Announcing the 2nd Kitchissippi Forum - and calling volunteers.

As part of his election committment to you, voters of Kitchissippi, Jeff committed to quarterly open, public forums for the whole ward. The first ward forum, on 17 January 2015, ended up being standing room only. We're pleased to announce the details of the 2nd Kitchissippi Forum.

Date: Saturday, 18 April 2015
Time: 9:30am to 12:30pm
Place: Tom Brown Arena, 141 Bayview Road


Committee of Adjustment - April 1st Applications

Here are the current applications for variances and divisions being heard on Wednesday, April 1st at the Committee of Adjustment.  Please contact Jeff at with any questions or concern


Jeff launches Westfest!

Today, at the Clocktower Brew Pub on Richmond Road, Jeff had the pleasure of hosting the Westfest launch for 2015 and announced the artists that will be performing at the 12th annual arts festival on June 13 and 14.


Release of Budget Speak Report


As many of you will remember, I had the pleasure of co-hosting with my other Urban Caucus councillors the “Budget Speak” consultation at Tom Brown Arena on
10 February 2015. I’m now very pleased to be able to share with you today, the final report as prepared by the Citizens Academy.


MTO Queensway bridge replacement - joint Somerset/Kitchissippi letter

On February 28, I wrote about the several bridge rehabilitations/replacements planned for Kitchissippi and Somerset Ward in the next few years. Late last week, Somerset Councillor Catherine McKenney and I submitted a joint letter to the Ministry of Transportation. In it, we've asked for enhancements to improve pedestrian and cycling improvements. A copy of the letter (.pdf) is below.


We need your help! Safe Streets Update & Prioritization exercise

UPDATE: The map is now embeded, please click on the button in the top left hand corner to view all the map locations.