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Updated Plans - Iona Park Shade Shelter Consultation - Engage Ottawa

As a follow-up to the previous consultation on Iona Park, please see the updated concept plans for the shade shelter replacement in Iona Park in the Engage Ottawa links provided at the end of this post. 


Scott Street construction update

Construction on Scott Street to prepare the section from the Parkway (with a temporary connecting bus road to Churchill) to Tunney's for the bus detour continues to be the focus of much of my office's attention. Pedestrian and cyclist accessibility has been an ongoing issue in a tight and complicated space. I'd like to thank the Mayor and City Manager's offices for working with me to emphasize with the contractor the need to maintain safe passage.


61 Pinehurst - Site Plan Control Application

The City of Ottawa has received a Site Plan Control application to construct an eight-unit, three-storey low-rise apartment building with no vehicular parking.


R1-related local bus cancellations update

This evening, we received an update from OC Transpo on trip cancellations made to add more buses to the R1 service. As the memo notes, these are in addition to the cancellations that were announced in late September, which I posted here.

Members of Council and the Transit Commission,


Why I voted against the Official Plan

At Council today, I voted against the Official Plan. Here were the remarks I made ahead of casting my vote.

I’m voting today against the Official Plan, as I did at Committee. I’d like to take a moment to explain to colleagues and residents why.



As we posted September 24, the bridge construction at Roosevelt is set to begin Friday. This work will include overnight work. We’ve attached the notice provided by our Stakeholder Relations team and appreciate residents’ patience through this work.

Should anyone want a more specific schedule, we’ve also attached the very latest schedule we’ve received. It can be a very fascinating process to watch.

Should that schedule change, we will update this post accordingly.


April LRT detour start and overnight work

I have two important notes regarding the LRT construction bus detour to pass on this afternoon. One relates to the disruption of recent overnight work and some overnight work still to come.


R1 changes and route cancellations

This afternoon, Council received details of some of the improvements that OC Transpo will be making to R1 service in light of the disabled Confederation Line. Find below the changes that will come into effect, and the effect those will have as some local routes are cancelled to free up buses. Some of these are buses that serve our ward and I'd encourage riders to review these.


Iona Park Shade-Shelter Consultation - Engage Ottawa

The City is looking for feedback on the lifecycle renewal of the shade-shelter in Iona Park. The park is located at 223 Iona St. The park renewal includes the removal of the existing wood shelter and the installation of two new umbrella tables as well as two accessible benches.

Please complete the Concept Plan Survey found on the Engage Ottawa page by Oct. 4th in order to register your feedback regarding the proposed shade shelters with the city.  


Zoning By-law Amendment - 1081 Carling Avenue

The City of Ottawa has received a Zoning By-law Amendment application for 1081 Carling Avenue to add “Apartment building, high rise” as a permitted land use, permit loading in a rear yard abutting a residential zone, and permit additional building height, for the construction of 22-storey and 28-storey towers.