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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


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.