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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


Richmond Road watermain detour details

As the city works on the watermains on Richmond Road between Redwood and Fraser, eastbound traffic will be detoured along Byron. Here is the notice sent to nearby residents recently:


Richmond Road Watermain Renewal Project

Contract No. CP000324

Temporary Roadway Modifications

September 2019

Dear Resident,



We need wriggle room to deal with 2020 budget pressures

Next week, on September 10, the Finance and Economic Development Committee (FEDCO) of Council is going to consider a document that will guide our budget-making process this fall. Called the “Budget Directions”, the document will give City staff their instructions on how to draft the 2020 budget.


LRT rail grinding to commence soon

Rail grinding is set to begin even as soon as this weekend on the LRT line - one of the potential mitigations for the elevated noise levels being experienced by some Mechanicsville and Hintonburg residents. Please click on the attached .pdf attached notice for more details.

I had the opportunity this morning to press our city manager about the LRT noise in this location, and continue to be confident that the City is taking this issue seriously, including incorporating lessons learned into Stage 2.


Dogs to be allowed on-leash in Tillbury Park

The City has recently concluded its evaluation of a resident petition to allow dogs on-leash in Tillbury Park and has determined to implement the change. With a majority of residents who took part in the consultation on side, and after consideration of the multiple considerations involved, staff will make the change nearly immediately.


Urban wards Official Plan workshop: What we heard

In June, I and my urban caucus colleagues (Councillors King, Fleury, McKenney and Menard) hosted a workshop at City Hall to look ahead at the new Official Plan. We heard lots about the kind of city you'd like to build, with heavy emphasis on sustainability and affordability. Take a look at the attached .pdf (click below) for more on what you told us.


951 Gladstone Ave + 145 Loretta Ave - 2nd submission update - Open House

As you may be aware, there is a Zoning By-Law Amendment and Official Plan application currently circulating for 951 Gladstone Ave and 145 Loretta Ave in the Civic Hospital / Hintonburg / Little Italy area. The application is to permit a mixed-used development with office, retail and residential uses in three high-rise towers. We hosted the first public open house in February; thank you to all those who attended and provided feedback.


After the Fire Program Information Session - Thursday, September 12 6:30-8:30pm

In light of some recent devastating fires in the Hintonburg area, our office is hosting an After the Fire Program - Information Session together with Ottawa Fire Services The session is on Thursday, September 12 from 6:30-8:30pm at the Hintonburg Community Centre (Wellington Room). There will be information on fire safety, how to prevent a fire and what to do if you discover a fire. Please tell your friends and neighbours, and we look forward to seeing you there.


Scott Street LRT Working Group, June 12 - a recap

As Stage 2 LRT construction slowly begins, we have reassembled two working groups to address residents’ issues. Our office has also committed to publishing summaries of each meeting so the wider community is up to speed on the project as it continues.

Throughout the Stage 2 planning period the Workman/Dominion Working Group was very active and had a constructive role to play in planning the Dominion Station. Through the construction period, this group has been rebranded as the Scott Street Working Group, covering the area from Tunney’s Pasture to just west of Dominion Station.