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1081 Carling heading to committee

Update - July 13


Open letter on bike/scooter parking at LRT stations

This morning I read about another resident who experienced a bike/scooter theft at one of our LRT stations. The opportunities associated with bike->LRT and scoot->LRT are enormous, but not if residents won't park their bikes and scooters for fear of theft. I've written to the City's leadership as follows:

Mayor Sutcliffe, Chief Stubbs and Ms. Amilcar,


Let's be bold on waste tomorrow

I won’t sugar-coat it - I’m discouraged this evening ahead of a key Council vote on putting limits on curbside waste collection. Though I’m encouraged by the notes many of you have been sending me in favour of meaningful action on waste, it seems we’re set on a compromise that favours the status quo versus addressing a key environmental issue in order to mollify a constituency that is far smaller than we think it is.


Chris Elston plans to return to Broadview

Good afternoon, Kitchissippi.


Laroche Park - Community Building Opening and Commemorative Naming Event


Community Building Opening and Commemorative Naming Event

Councillor Jeff Leiper (Ward 15) will host the official opening for the Laroche Park Community Building, alongside the renaming of the of the community building as the “Keith Brown Community Building.” This event is part of the larger City of Ottawa, RCFS Laroche Park and Community building renewal project.

This event will take place at 51 Stonehurst Avenue, Mechanicsville, Ottawa,


2023 Kitchissippi Garage Sale

Kitchissippi's community associations have again co-ordinated the date for their neighbourhood garage sales! Neighbours are encouraged to hold their garage sales on June 3 starting at 8 am this year. We're hosting a map of participating households; send me an email at to be added to the map below. Participating communities include:


Bag tags

This week, CTV carried a story that City staff are set to propose “bag tags” as part of a suite of solutions to help us manage our dwindling landfill space. I’ve been challenged by residents to let people know where I stand on the issue.


2006-2026 Scott St. + 314/318 Athlone Ave. (Former Granite Club) - Site Plan Application + Open House

A Site Plan Control Application for 2006-2026 Scott Street and 314/318 Athlone (the former site of the Granite Curling Club) has been received by the City to develop two high-rise residential apartment towers (40 storeys each), with a total of 856 units, 418 parking spaces and 630 bicycle parking spaces.  The Zoning By-law Amendment application to permit this development was approved by City Council in October 2022. The zoning is subject to a holding symbol requirement.


Why did Council drop its opposition to the Steacie Drive proposal today?

Today at City Council there was a motion for which no prior notice had been provided to drop Council’s opposition to an apartment development at 100 Steacie Drive. As chair of the Planning and Housing Committee, I brought the motion, which passed unanimously.


Ride the train with me!

Hi Kitchissippi. Many of you live in close proximity to the construction of Stage 2 LRT. Over the past months, I’ve participated in open houses and fielded your questions about what impact LRT may have on you when it’s up and running.