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Rental Accommodations Study

The City of Ottawa is undergoing a Rental Accommodation Study. The study will include reviews of rental housing, short-term rental providers (such as Air BnBs and VRBO), student housing and shared accommodations. There are discussion papers on each, and the City is hosting a variety of public consultation sessions.

Full details on the Rental Accommodation Study are available on the City of Ottawa website:


MTO bridge replacement pedestrian and cycling detours

There will be a major change soon to the Trillium pathway as construction gets underway to replace the 417/O-Train bridge. Councillor McKenney and I were engaged early in this process, and working with MTO and the City have achieved a detour that will be as safe as possible during the lengthy construction process. For a couple of weeks, unfortunately, Trillium path users will need to detour to Gladstone avenue while they construct the new pedestrian/cycling by-pass.


Richmond Road Water Main Public Information Session to be held May 28

The following notice was delivered to residents who live close to the upcoming water main work scheduled for Richmond Road.


You’re Invited:


Tuesday, May 28, 2019

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Town Hall, Churchill Senior’s Centre

345 Richmond Road, Ottawa, ON K2A 0E7

Dear Resident,



Road work to begin soon on Mailes

The city recently sent this flyer to residents living close to the upcoming infrastructure project on Mailes Avenue, Island Park Drive, Patricia Avenue and two city-owned laneways:



Dear Resident,


Beginning late May/early June, the City of Ottawa will begin construction work in your neighbourhood. This work is being conducted to improve the aging infrastructure in your community.


Where:     The streets included as part of this project are:


Bayview Friendship Park - Construction Update

The City has received notice from the contractor for the Bayview Friendship Park construction that they are anticipating resuming construction on the site next week. The immediate work will include the installation of new pathway lighting poles and connections. This work may start as early as Monday, May 13th, or later in the week; no additional scheduling information has been received at this time.


1950 Scott, 312 and 314 Clifton - 2nd Revised Application Submission

The applicants for 1950 Scott, 312 and 314 Clifton (Zoning – D02-02-18-0094) have submitted revisions in response to comments concerning active transportation and bicycle parking. As a result, the underground parking garage has been redesigned to incorporate more bicycle parking and with proper storage. 158 bicycle parking spaces are now proposed, including 16 visitor spaces. It was previously 79.


LRT Stage 2 Prep work to start next week between Cleary and Dominion

This flyer will be circulated this weekend to residents in the proximity of Cleary and Dominion:



Dear Resident:


This notice is to advise that, as part of future cut and cover construction of the Stage 2 Confederation Line West extension, crews are beginning preparatory activities on the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway between Dominion Avenue and Cleary Avenue.



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.