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R4 Zoning Review – Second Discussion Paper

A second discussion paper for the R4 Zoning Review is now available online and staff are seeking feedback until April 19, 2017. We have attached the paper here, but you can also find it by following this link:


Open House #2 - 1960 Scott St (Trailhead Site)

Our office, with the applicant, are hosting a second Open House for the proposed development at 1960 Scott St (Trailhead site) on March 22. The application for the zoning amendment is set to proceed to Planning Committee on March 28, but since there have been some revisions to the Site Plan, we wanted the opportunity to an additional round of feedback and discussion. 

The most recently revised plan is attached here, at the bottom as a .PDF and as a .JPF image as well. Some changes have been made from the initial versions which went out to public circulation, as follows:


417 ramp closure at Transportation Committee

Today at the City’s Transportation Committee, we received a presentation from Ministry of Transportation (MTO) officials about their planned closure of the eastbound on-ramp that runs from westbound Carling (behind Westgate Shopping Centre). I took that opportunity to again state publicly my opposition to the plan.


ABC of Ottawa: Book launch April 2

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Ottawa Fire Services and structural collapses

While this wasn't in our ward, I am always impressed to read about our Fire Services' capabilities. Since the beginning of this term, I have been consistently impressed at the professionalism and expertise demonstrated when I visit the site of a fire. With its permission, I've posted OFS' most recent news release that describes their capacity to deal with structural collapses.


DATE: Monday, February 27, 2017


JUNO micro-grant shows coming to Kitchissippi

As part of the buildup to the JUNO Awards, which will be held at the Canadian Tire Centre on April 2, the JUNO Awards Host Committee and the Ottawa 2017 Bureau initiated a one-time funding program aimed at putting on unique musical experiences in all 23 wards leading  up to the awards ceremony.


Neighbourhood Watch Chair and Secretary Position opportunity

Ottawa Neighbourhood Watch is a citywide community program supported by the Ottawa Police Service. The Ottawa Neighbourhood Watch Executive Committee (ONWEC) is currently seeking volunteer applications for the role of Chair and Secretary to establish a new board.


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: