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Hinton Avenue sewer lining work to go ahead next week

After a five-month delay, our office has learned the sewer lining work along Hinton Avenue North between Tyndall Street and Wellington Street will go ahead next week.

The contractor will be bringing equipment to the intersection of Hinton and Tyndall on Monday, Nov. 7, to prepare for the work which is set to begin Tuesday. The project is expected to take three full days to complete.


Notice of work: Parkdale Park public art restoration

Public Art Sculpture at Parkdale Park to undergo conservation/construction


Development proposal at 1976 Scott St, 315 Tweedsmuir Ave, 320 McRae Ave - Updated submission

Those who have been following the progress on the proposed development at 1976 Scott St, 315 Tweedsmuir Ave and 320 McRae Ave should have received an updated circulation package recently. If you haven’t but you are interested in taking a look at the new plans, you can find them on DevApps by clicking here and we've attached the site plan and renderings as PDFs at the bottom of this post


Urban Forest Management Plan update

City staff have been working for a little more than a year now on the Urban Forest Management Plan with the goal of looking for ways to protect, maintain, and enhance the urban forest -- all trees and their habitat within the urban area boundary, both public and private.

While the city has many policies in place to regulate our trees, this plan will provide a long-term vision we've never had before.


Camping in Tom Brown for 2017 Canada Day visitors

Today at Council, notice was made of a motion to come to our next Council meeting on November 9 to allow camping at several locations - including Tom Brown arena - from June 29 to July 4 in 2017. We're expecting a lot of visitors to Ottawa, and reasonably-priced hotel accomodations are already hard to find.


Development open house: 1166 Wellington St W - Wellington West Retirement Community

Development open house: 1166 Wellington St W - Wellington West Retirement Community

We invite you to come to an open house to learn more about the project going forward at the corner of Wellington St W & Parkdale Ave! We'll have more details on the project and staff will be on hand to answer any questions. 

When: Wednesday, November 9 5:30-7:30

Where: Hintonburg Community Centre - Wellington Room


Reid Park update

We have a small update on the Reid Park re-development. Our hope was that this year we’d see the beginning of that with the demolition of the old farm house. I’ve received word, though, that the procurement for that work hasn’t worked out as planned. It was tendered separately from the larger project to be completed this year. Unfortunately only a single bid came back. That bid was for much more that the City’s consultants estimate the work should cost, so it has been rejected.


Upcoming Drilling Program at Laroche Park

The City’s Environmental Remediation Unit alongside the National Capital Commission (NCC) will be drilling monitoring wells at 6 locations across the east portion of Laroche Park, between November 7 and 25. The work is being done to monitor and evaluate the soil and groundwater conditions and to assess for potential remediation options.

Don't hesitate to reach out to our office if you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding this work.







Carruthers/Wellington traffic filming results

Recently, as part of a series of these to which I've committed, I filmed the intersection of Rosemount/Carruthers/Wellington. It's a problematic intersection, particularly from a pedestrian point of view. Since the beginning of this term, I've been fielding calls and emails from people who feel unsafe crossing here. People's common experience is of being pressured while crossing, and often being unsure of whether cars will stop at all. 


Potential development at 373 Princeton Ave Consultation

Potential development at 373 Princeton Ave Consultation

Please join us on

Thursday, October 27 from 6:00-8:00pm

at the Dovercourt Recreation Association (411 Dovercourt Ave) - upstairs lobby