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Byron pedestrian re-configuration

For the past couple of months, I’ve been asking residents what they think of a potential permanent re-configuration of Byron Avenue to prioritize pedestrian traffic. During the summer of 2020, we used barricades to discourage cut-through traffic to create room for people to walk, jog and cycle more safely.


Dovercourt Sidewalk and Bike Lanes Webinar coming April 8

Some of you may recall an open house (back when we held actual open houses) about plans for a sidewalk on the south side of Dovercourt. Since that open house in July of 2018, the city has looked for opportunities to bundle this project with other projects in order to save money. One such project will introduce cycling facilities on Dovercourt. This will now be added to the sidewalk construction project.

With this change in scope of the project, it is time for another public webinar:


TIME: 7pm


Updated vaccination FAQs

The City made available a new vaccination Frequently Asked Questions document that I have posted here for sharing. Click on either of the .pdf documents below to view those.


2046 and 2050 Scott St - third submission update

For those following the progress on 2046/2050 Scott St, a third resubmission has been made and is now available to review on DevApps. 

The changes include: Increased westerly tower separation to 7m from the property line Decreased podium height from 7 to 6 storeys. Removed enclosed rooftop amenity space


399 Winston Ave - Zoning By-Law Amendment and Site Plan Control + Open House

The City of Ottawa has received Zoning By-law Amendment and Site Plan Control applications to permit the development of a 7-storey mixeduse building on the properties located at 397 and 399 Winston Avenue. The Zoning By-Law Amendment is required for a reduced requirement for transparent windows and active entrances at the front facade of the ground floor (required 50% proposed 35%).


1705 Carling Ave - notice of work, tree cutting

On Monday, Claridge will start prepping their site at 1705 Carling Ave by completing the necessary and approved tree cutting. Roughly 10-15 trees will be removed due to excavation and Hydro lines and 17 new trees will be planted along with shrubs, perennials and ornamental grasses.


Feedback to the Official Plan

Tomorrow, March 12, feedback is due on the draft Official Plan that has been circulating since November. 


166 Huron Ave - Zoning By-law Amendment

You may recall in January we hosted an open house with the community to discuss a potential Zoning By-Law Amendment for 166 Huron Ave, which would permit a library use on the property. The applicants have now moved forward with a formal application which is available on DevApps. 


Covid vaccination and information presentations

This morning Dr. Etches and our GM of emergency services Anthony Di Monte presented the latest information we have on vaccination efforts. The clear message that I heard was that older residents in neighbourhoods that are higher risk will be a key priority in the coming months. Multiple clinics are planned to serve those communities as well as ongoing mobile clinics. The presentations outline how the City's efforts will align with Provincial direction.


159 and 147 Forward Ave - Site Plan Control Update

You may recall that there was a previous Site Plan Control application for CCOC's project at 159 Forward Ave. The original application was submitted in May 2020 and included a proposal for 159 Forward Avenue only. As you probably remember, CCOC acquired the property at 147 Forward Avenue last summer with the help of your Section 37 funds. They have since revised their proposal and are now proposing a four-storey low-rise apartment building with 49 units. The original proposal included 31 units.