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417 Eastbound Maitland on/off ramps to close May 13

As the 417 widening project continues, the Maitland Eastbound on and off ramps will close Monday morning, May 13 before rush hour. The MTO anticipates the closure will be in effect for two weeks.

In order to avoid additional congestion at the intersection of Carling and Maitland (the current detour for the Carling Ave WB off-ramp closure), the MTO and the city have decided on a new detour which will see northbound Maitland traffic detoured to Carling Avenue via Woodward Drive.





70 Richmond Rd (Champlain Oil) future development - Public Consultation to review 3 options

Some of you may recall that in 2015, Built Heritage Sub-Committee, Planning Committee and Council gave a heritage designation for the old cottage gas station at the corner of Richmond Road and Island Park Drive. Since the designation, the property has changed hands and is now owned by the Trinity Group who are now ready to move forward with re-developing the property.


Construction season has arrived on Sherbourne Road

The 2019 construction season has arrived on Sherbourne Road and it will be a busy one.

As last year's watermain project wraps up near Redwood, the entire stretch of Sherbourne from Carling to Byron is set to be resurfaced.


Sidewalk rehabilitation coming this year to Hilda Street, Patricia Avenue North

Improvements are coming to sidewalks on Hilda Street and Patricia Avenue North later this year. The following notice was sent to nearby residents. It's important to note the rehabilitiations will occur on the west side of Hilda and the east side of Patricia.


Dear Resident,


The City of Ottawa has begun design work for a multi-site sidewalk, curb, multi-use pathway and traffic-calming measures project in the west end of Ottawa. This work is being completed to provide safer traveled paths and to improve user connectivity to pedestrian links. 



433 & 435 Churchill Ave, 468, 470 & 472 Byron Place Development - Zoning By-Law Amendment Application & Site Plan Control + Open House

You may recall that for a while now, we've been in the early stages of discussing a proposed development at Churchill Ave and Byron Place. We held a community meeting for this conceptual development in October, the details of which can be found here. The applicants took the community feedback, made some revisions to their plans, and have now formally submitted a Zoning By-Law Amendment Application and Site Plan Control for this development project. 


UPDATE: POSTPONED - Personal Emergency Preparedness Info Session, May 14 at HCC

As the Red Cross is actively engaged in supporting the families affected by the spring floods, the City as asked them to attend a number of Community Information Sessions, one of which conflicts with the timing of the Workshop May 14th session.

We will keep this post updated once the session is rescheduled.




89 Richmond Rd - Official Plan Amendment, Zoning By-Law Amendment & Site Plan Control applications + Open House

Many community members have been inquiring about the future of 89 Richmond Rd, a property that experienced a fire in 2017 and has sat vacant since. The property owners are now ready to move forward with a proposed development at that location. The property owners are proposing to construct a six (6) storey mixed-use building on the subject property.


Tillbury Park - lifecycle project for playground and gazebo

The City is moving forward with the lifecycle renewal of the playground and gazebo at Tillbury Park. It is anticipated that the replacement will be completed in the Fall with the playground area re-opened in late Fall (these timelines are weather-dependent). A more specific timeline will be available over the next few months. The work area will be fenced off (including one of the pathway entrances) but the intention is to minimize the impact on park access during the replacement. 


Free expression or false advertising

(By Councillors Leiper and McKenney)

A woman’s right to choose to access health services in order to terminate a pregnancy is well-enshrined in law and mainstream Canadian opinion.  The struggle to get where we are today came at a great cost to many women whose health, and often whose lives, were sacrificed in order to maintain societal control over women’s bodies.


211 Loretta Ave - Zoning By-Law Amendment & Site Plan Control applications + Open House

As you may be aware, is a Zoning By-Law Amendment Application circulating for 211 Loretta Ave to facilitate the establishment of a fourth unit in the basement of the three-unit dwelling located at 211 Loretta Avenue.