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Sherwood "extension" clarification

Tomorrow at Planning Committee, we’ll consider approval of the Richcraft proposal for the Dow Honda site on Carling Avenue.

As part of the process, City staff have prepared a report that recommends approval of the building. In that report, staff have referred to a recommendation made by the developer to consider extending Sherwood Avenue through the Queen Juliana Park to Prince of Wales Drive.


Core snow update - February 9 AM

We received the update below from our snow crews a little bit ago. However you're getting to work or school, take care!

Road conditions are in good shape this morning. Salt trucks and plows will continue to clean up the areas where snow removal took place, the road conditions are mostly wet.

Priority and residential sidewalks have been opened up over night. Our day shift will be going over all sidewalk beats again to clean them up and apply salt and or abrasives.


Snow update - February 8

We received the update from the snow crews below with respect to snow ploughing on roads and sidewalks. Take care walking, cycling or driving out there! Want more info on snow maintenance? Visit


Kitchissippi Ward Forum - January 17 notes

A wide swath of issues were discussed at the first Kitchissippi Ward Forum January 17. Thanks to everyone for their participation and engagement - we're planning the next one now!

Thank you to everyone who came to the inaugural Kitchissippi Forum on January 17 2015. It was a great Saturday and lovely to see many in the community come and join in discussions. After the forum, Jeff and the team received really great feedback about how we can adapt the forum for next quarter and we will certainly take this into account.


Safe streets in Kitchissippi

Work is now ongoing to inventory the traffic safety issues in Kitchissippi to help us fast-track some priorities

It's time to start working on safer streets in Kitchissippi.

One of the key issues I heard about during the campaign was the prevalence of traffic safety issues in the ward. The ward email box is filled with requests to help with dangerous intersections, very fast/high-volume cut-through traffic on residential streets and near schools, and other issues of pedestrian and cycling safety.


Minister Naqvi consulting on reduced residential speed limits

Minister Yasir Naqvi will be consulting with our ward's residents this spring about reducing default speed limits. I'm looking forward to the discussion as one element of ensuring safer streets.

Since nearly the instant I won last fall’s election, pedestrian and cyclist safety has been a constant refrain in the emails and phone calls we’ve gotten. Everyone has a story about an unsafe intersection, a fast street, a dangerous sidewalk.

We’re very close to hiring a coordinator on contract to begin helping us inventory all the problems, but one of the underlying issues I heard over and over at the door was the unsafe speeds at which cars travel in residential neighbourhoods.


Applications at February 18th Committee of Adjustment

Here are the current applications for variances and divisions being heard at the February 18th Committee of Adjustment.  Please contact Jeff at with any questions or concerns you may have.


Budget Speak 2015

One of the common themes that I and other Councillors heard at the door past election was an appetite for greater resident input into shaping the budget. In response, Councillors McKenney, Nussbaum, Fleury, Chernushenko and I have engaged Citizen's Academy to lead an interactive discussion that explores the City's budgeting process. We anticipate that it will help residents identify their priorities, consider trade-offs, and gain awareness into the budget-making process.


Committee of Adjustment - Decisions

Summary of Decisions from January 14, 2015 Committee of Adjustment hearing.

Attached is a summary of decisions from the Janunuary 14th Committee of Adjustment hearing.  These decisions are in their appeal period until Thursday, February 12th.  If you are interested in appealing any of the decisions, the appeal form is available on the Ontario Municipal Board's website at  If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact the Committee of Adjustment office by email at or by calling 613-580-2436.


Family Day Sleigh Ride - Sunday, February 1st

Don't forget to head out to Laroche Park in Mechanicsville this sunday for their Family Day Sleigh Ride.  The festivities start at 10 a.m. with a pancake breakfast ($3) followed by sleigh rides (2 - 4 pm), games and activities for the whole family.