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Salus in need of urgent donations

Good evening, Kitchissippi. I've received the following from Salus executive director Mark MacAulay with awful news about their building at Athlone and Scott. Tenants have lost food and possessions and there is an urgent need for your financial donations as soon as you can.


Hiring full-time planning assistant


O-Train Line 1 expected to resume today

There's some good news out of OC Transpo this morning as they expect to have full O-Train Line 1 service restored "later today". I hope everyone has a much smoother commute tomorrow. Here's the memo we received from OC earlier this morning. I expect most of what residents will need to know will be covered by the media over the course of today, so this will likely be my last update. Have a great day, Kitchissippi.


366 Winona Avenue - Zoning By-law Amendment + Open House

*Please note this application was received during the election blackout period in fall 2022 – this application remains under review by staff and public comments will continue to be taken into consideration of this application*


Latest update on LRT service

Hi Kitchissippi. The LRT, as you've no doubt read, is still not operational. Below, I've copied the memo we received from OC Transpo this hour.


Memo from OC Transpo on LRT service

Good afternoon Mayor and Members of Council,


266 and 268 Carruthers Avenue - Zoning By-law Amendment and Site Plan Control Applications

The City of Ottawa has received a Zoning By-law Amendment and Site Plan Control application for the properties located at 266 and 268 Carruthers Avenue.The subject site is located on the west side of Carruthers Avenue between Ladouceur and Armstrong Streets in the Hintonburg neighbourhood.

The site is L-shaped and approximately 429m² in size. It currently contains two single-detached homes. Immediately surrounding the site are residential buildings consisting of single- and semi-detached homes and low-rise apartment buildings.


424 Churchill Avenue N - Official Plan Amendment, Zoning By-law Amendment, and Site Plan Control Applications

The City of Ottawa has received an Official Plan Amendment application, Zoning By-law Amendment application, and Site Plan Control application for 424 Churchill Avenue N to facilitate the construction of an eight (8) storey, mid-rise residential apartment building with 58 dwelling units and 31 (26 residential and 5 visitor) parking spaces located in two levels of underground parking. A total of 360 square meters of amenity space is provided via private balconies and communal rear yard amenity space.


Lots to commend in proposed new City Hall rules

With each new term of Council, the rules for how City Hall operates gets tweaked. After a conversation with new and returning councillors, senior staff and the Mayor, those tweaks get brought forward as a package of proposed changes in an omnibus report called the Governance Report. On Wednesday, that report was tabled at Council, and we’ll debate it at our meeting next Wednesday.


O-LRT report released today

Good afternoon, Kitchissippi.

A couple of hours ago, the Ottawa Light Rail Transit Commission released its public inquiry report. You can find the full report and an executive summary here.