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Turning pavement to parkland in Kitchissippi ward

For Immediate Release

Turning pavement to parkland in Kitchissippi Ward

Depave event happening October 5th from 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Ottawa, September 27, 2019. Join the Kitchissippi community on Saturday October 5th as they remove a city block of asphalt. This depaving project is partially done by hand as this creates a deep connection to the space and highlights the human impact on our environment.  It is believed to be Ottawa’s first street to be depaved.


City seeking public input on Princess Margriet Park commemorative naming proposal

Ottawa – The City is consulting the public on a proposal to rename Fairmont Park, located at 265 Fairmont Avenue (Ward 15 – Kitchissippi), Princess Margriet Park. 

In recognition of her historical significance to Ottawa, Mayor Jim Watson proposed renaming Fairmont Park after Princess Margriet of the Netherlands.


1655 Carling Ave Development - pre-application - Open House

Surface Developments is looking to move forward with a development at 1655 Carling Ave. The proposed application will be a Zoning By-Law Amendment Application to permit a mixed-use building with ground floor commercial and residential rental apartments above. The development is proposed to have a podium base of 6 floors with a point tower to the West of 22 stories in total with a height of roughly 67.5M.  They are proposing a total of approximately 260 apartments, of one and two bedroom units.


Elmdale school site plan

The final site plan for the Elmdale School renovation is now available, and you can see the detailed plan by clicking the .pdf below. From the original proposal, the final plan consolidates two vehicle entrances on Java into one, and the parking has been somewhat reduced. The Ministry recently approved the final funding, and construction should begin forthwith.


Permits of convenience at 27 O'Meara

Today, demolition work is set to begin at the development site at 27 O’Meara, and I feel it’s important to let residents know how we’ve arrived at this point, and why I consider that the developer in question has engaged in what I would describe as a gross abuse of process.


174 Forward Ave - Pre-construction meeting

For information regarding the construction of a new development at 174 Forward Ave.


Monday, September 23


Laroche Park Field House


We hope to see you there! If you can't make it, please consider sending any questions to our office via 


Federal election survey

Dear candidate for Ottawa-Centre,


LRT-related tree removals to begin in October

Public notice issued by the City:


Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit Project
West Extension Public Notice #002W
Tree and Vegetation Removal West of Moodie Station to Baseline and Tunney’s Pasture Station

Fall 2019


Hydro Pole Replacement Public Information Session, September 30

Hydro pole replacement project is coming next year to Claire, Devonshire, and Westhaven. The following notice is being sent to residents in the area:


Notice of Community Meeting – Pole Replacement



Dear Westboro resident,


Beginning in 2020, Hydro Ottawa will undertake a pole replacement project in your neighbourhood. This work is necessary in order to ensure reliability of electricity supply.



Stage 2 LRT Project Update: Kitchissippi Highlights

Stage 2 LRT Project Update: Kitchissippi Highlights

August 19, 2019 to September 1, 2019


Preparatory activities (borehole drilling, top soil stripping, site office mobilization, pre-construction surveys, etc.) are currently underway on each O-Train extension to facilitate the commencement of Stage 2 construction activities in 2019.


O-Train Trillium Line South Extension