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McKenney/Leiper statement on tent city

As the Councillors for Kitchissippi and Somerset wards we represent the residents who are residing in tents behind Bayview Station.

We continue to be closely involved in securing affordable housing options for those residents who lost their housing to a fire in April and have asked City housing staff to work directly with those residents to get an understanding of their needs.


99 Parkdale Ave - Site Plan Control Application + Pre-Construction - Community Meeting

A Site Plan Control application to construct a 28-storey high-rise apartment building with 240 dwelling units and 220 vehicular parking spaces has been submitted to the City of Ottawa by Brigil, who are currently in the process of building their project on the adjacent site at 121 Parkdale Ave.


Tent City: McKenney/Leiper statement

In the wake of a tent fire last week the NCC and Emergency services have made the decision to remove the tent city behind Bayview Station. Emergency and Protective Services (which oversees fire and paramedic services) and Ottawa Police consider that the site poses a threat both to residents there as well as to emergency responders. While we do not agree with the removal, it is no longer in our power to stop it. This is a tragedy on many levels.


UPDATE: Presentation from Public Meeting - OC Transpo buses on Spencer Street - December 19, 2019

Thanks to all who attended the meeting on Dec. 19 at the Hintonburg Community Centre where Pat Scrimgeour, Director of Transit Customer Systems and Planning for OC Transpo, presented the plans to make alterations to the corner of Parkdale and Scott. These changes will allow buses to make the right hand turn from Scott onto Parkdale and will mean buses will be removed from Spencer Street. Scrimgeour told residents temporary measures will be implemented as soon as possible to make this happen and those temporary measures will be made permanent during the upcoming construction season.


LRT Stage 2 Information Sessions coming in December

As LRT Stage 2 work gets under way in earnest, the Rail Construction Program is holding a number of Public Information Sessions for residents near the station locations. For Kitchissippi Ward, that means there will be two drop-in sessions residents can attend in December.


Mooney's Bay Collector Reconstruction (near Hintonburg Place) Public Information Session

Sewer work is coming to the area around the Trillium O-Train line by Hintonburg Place. Here is the flyer sent to local residents about the upcoming Public Information Session.





November 2019

You are invited:

Monday December 2, 2019

6 to 8 pm

Tom Brown Arena

141 Bayview Rd, Ottawa


Dear Resident,



Strategic Road Safety Plan: my first review

Today, the City released its Strategic Road Safety Action Plan. It’s a weighty document that outlines the measures it proposes Council adopt to reduce the number of collisions resulting in fatalities and major injuries (FMIs). On top of around $27.5 million being spent on safety measures today, they propose putting an additional $4 million into a variety of initiatives and projects to reduce FMIs.


Stage 2 LRT update, Nov. 11-24

We've received the most recent update for the Stage 2 LRT project. Click the French or English PDFs below for more details.


2070 Scott Street Development - Zoning By-Law Amendment and Site Plan Control Application - Community Meeting

In the summer, we hosted a community meeting to discuss a proposed development at 2070 Scott St. The applicant has now formally submitted both a Zoning By-law Amendment and Site Plan Control application to construct a 23-storey mixed-use building with ground-floor commercial units, a 4-level underground parking garage with access from Winona Avenue, and 241 residential units.


Kitchissippi Ward Forum - November 26, 2019 6:00-8:00pm with focus on Planning and Intensification

We are hosting our next Kitchissippi Ward Forum on Tuesday, November 26 from 6:00-8:00pm at the Hintonburg Community Centre (Wellington Room). This time, we would like to focus on intensification, planning and growth in our City, focusing on the new Official Plan, as well as our Westboro-based policy studies (the Westboro Interim Control By-Law Study, currently underway, and the Westboro-Dominion Planning Study, up-coming).