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861 Clyde - Development Proposal + Open House Webinar

Some of you may be aware that Claridge recently purchased the former Neilsen's Dairy Plant at 861 Clyde Ave, which the intention of redeveloping the property. The site is approximately 6.65 acres in-between Carling Ave and the 417, with Churchill Ave to the east. 


New downtown centres including walk-up at McNabb

Earlier today, we were informed that two new downtown covid-19 testing centres will be opened. Following are the details. The most up-to-date information on testing is always available here.

Dear Mayor Watson and Council,


455, 463, 471 & 483 Sherbourne Road; 534, 542, 550, 560 & 568 Redwood Avenue; and 890 Byron Avenue Site Plan Control + Open House Webinar

There is currently a Site Plan on circulation, available on Dev Apps, seeking to permit redevelopment at 455, 463, 471 & 483 Sherbourne Road; 534, 542, 550, 560 & 568 Redwood Avenue; and 890 Byron Avenue.


1655 Carling Ave - Revised Design

For those following the progress of the Zoning By-Law Amendment for 1655 Carling, you would have noted that there was  a re-submission of the application in the summer, which can be reviewed here on DevApps. The applicant has now moved forward with futher design changes.


Open letter to landlords and realtors: Understanding local parking rules before selling or renting

Today, the five councillors representing the inner urban wards sent the letter below to several landlord and realtor organizations in Ottawa offering our help to ensure everyone knows the local parking rules before tenants and buyers make decisions about buying or renting a home.

November 10, 2020


Public Meeting: Scott Street Pedestrian, Cycling, Placemaking Update

On Wednesday, Nov. 25, our office will be hosting an online webinar where staff will outline changes coming to Scott Street in the coming years.

With LRT Stage 1 construction behind us and Stage 2 in full swing, Scott Street has and will continue to see many changes. In 2021 construction ot the Scott Street bus detour will begin. Once completed, buses will use Scott Street until Stage 2 construction is finished in the Transitway.


Hydro One to replant in corridor

Earlier this year, Hydro One cleared a lot of trees and vegetation from their corridor just west of Kirkwood Avenue. They removed anything that affected the daily operations of the corridor.

We heard from many residents unhappy with the decision. In further conversations with Hydro One we learned about its beautification fund. With money from that fund, Hydro One has agreed to replant in the corridor.


243/245 Hinchey Development Proposal - updated

For those who have been following the 243-245 Hinchey Ave development, you may be interested to know that a few minor changes have been made to the application, as follows:


New Official Plan: Transects + Open Houses

From the Cities' page on the New Official Plan:

The City started to develop the new Official Plan around the 5 Big Moves of: growth, mobility, urban design, resilience and economic development in 2019. Community engagement occurred across the city to discuss these key concepts. You may have seen our team at one of over 70 events across the City. This feedback was incorporated into the Preliminary Policy Directions presented to Council in December 2019.


Civic Hospital emergency drop-off expansion

Residents and I are starting to get more information about the new temporary emergency patient drop-off expansion at the Civic Hospital campus, and what that will mean for nearby residents. My thanks go especially to Karen Wright at the Civic Hospital Neighbourhood Association who has been very active to keep the lines of communication open with immediate neighbours and hospital management.