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166 Huron Ave - Zoning By-law Amendment

You may recall in January we hosted an open house with the community to discuss a potential Zoning By-Law Amendment for 166 Huron Ave, which would permit a library use on the property. The applicants have now moved forward with a formal application which is available on DevApps. 


Covid vaccination and information presentations

This morning Dr. Etches and our GM of emergency services Anthony Di Monte presented the latest information we have on vaccination efforts. The clear message that I heard was that older residents in neighbourhoods that are higher risk will be a key priority in the coming months. Multiple clinics are planned to serve those communities as well as ongoing mobile clinics. The presentations outline how the City's efforts will align with Provincial direction.


159 and 147 Forward Ave - Site Plan Control Update

You may recall that there was a previous Site Plan Control application for CCOC's project at 159 Forward Ave. The original application was submitted in May 2020 and included a proposal for 159 Forward Avenue only. As you probably remember, CCOC acquired the property at 147 Forward Avenue last summer with the help of your Section 37 funds. They have since revised their proposal and are now proposing a four-storey low-rise apartment building with 49 units. The original proposal included 31 units. 


Service line warranties mail

Good morning, Kitchissippi.

I received a couple of notes yesterday about a mailing that residents began receiving from a company called Service Line Warranties of Canada (SLWC). The mailing has an image of the City's logo and folks are asking if it's legit.


Community Safety and Well-Being Plan consultation

What: Community Safety and Well Being Plan Consultation

Your thoughts on opening Byron to pedestrians

Last summer, I worked with the City and residents to effect a temporary opening of Byron Avenue between Redwood and Golden to pedestrians by restricting the street to local-only traffic with barriers to discourage through-traffic. That was well-received by many for creating additional space for exercise and I saw it well-used by walkers, joggers and cyclists. The measure was temporary and was removed in the autumn to accommodate snow-plowing.


Intensification and the new Official Plan

(This post is a 15-minute read but is probably the most important I have written. Can’t read it now? Consider bookmarking it and returning to it when you have some time.)

Cities grow.


NCC Burnside embassies application

On Wednesday night, I'm hosting an open house to which residents are invited to hear from the NCC about their proposal for an "embassy row" on the open parcel of land between Burnside and the SJAM parkway.


Byron Place / Churchill / Highcroft Development - Parkette Consultation

As you may be aware, the proposed development at Byron Place / Churchill / Highcroft has been approved by Planning Committee. As part of that proposed development, there is a parkette component and the developer and the City are ready to consult with the community about how you want that space to look, feel and function. The public art piece, Tree of Life by artist Jennifer Stead will not be disrupted by the parkette and will be incorporated into any design agreed upon by the community.


Tewin and my urban boundary vote this week

At a joint meeting of the planning and agriculture and rural affairs committees this week, I voted against a motion to focus on the Tewin lands as our next tranche of urban boundary expansion lands. I've received a few questions on why, and thought it would be worthwhile to try to unpack a very complicated issue beyond the headlines.