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Mid-block Pedestrian Crossing construction to begin soon on Richmond at Wavell

The city will begin work before the end of the month on a construction project that will bring a mid-block pedestrian crossing to Richmond Road just east of Wavell. We've attached the notice that was recently mailed to residents of the surrounding area. The project will be completed this fall.


1186-1194 Wellington Street West - Site Plan Control Application

The City of Ottawa has received a Site Plan Control application for 1186-1194 Wellington Street West to facilitate the construction of a 16-storey mixed-use building containing 212 residential units and 1,241 square metres of at-grade commercial space. 139 vehicular parking spaces and 212 bicycle parking spaces are proposed in a three-storey below-grade garage.


Swim lesson registration frustrations

For years, parents have dreaded signing their kids up for swimming lessons. The existing system is slow and incapable of easily handling the volume of people registering when that opens. Starting last night and into this morning, I've received and seen multiple reports about the time and effort spent on trying to get the kids into aquatics programs.


16 Lowrey St - Site Plan Control Application

A Site Plan Control application to convert an existing three-storey residential triplex building into a four-unit low-rise apartment dwelling. The ground floor apartment (which includes the basement) is to be converted into two separate units:  1st on the ground floor and 2nd in the basement. One surface parking space and two bicycle parking spaces are proposed.


Scott Street Intersection Modification Open House July 28

The City of Ottawa is inviting you to attend a virtual open house via Zoom to see the plans for the Scott Street intersection modifications from Parkdale Avenue to Bayview Station Road.

The session will be held Thursday, July 28 from 7 to 8:30.

To register in advance please go to:

We've also attached the flyer that will be sent to neighbouring homes.





1248-1252 Wellington Street West - Zoning By-law Amendment and Site Plan Control Applications

The City of Ottawa has received a Zoning By-law Amendment and Site Plan Control application for the development of the property located at 1248-1252 Wellington Street West that seeks to retain the existing building on site and construct an addition in the southern (rear) portion of the property. The proposed addition would contain a commercial unit at-grade with two four-bedroom residential dwelling units above.


The invisible car-less

When Natalie and I were in our twenties, we shacked up. Our first place together was a one-bedroom apartment at Julian and Wellington in the heart of Wellington Village. Fortunately, in the mid-90s with two entry-level incomes, affordability was less of a concern than it is now and we could afford a place pretty much anywhere we wanted to be. Our decision was driven almost exclusively by transportation.


Online consultation launched for Piccadilly rebuild

The city is planning an integrated road renewal for Piccadilly between Wellington and Bassett beginning late next spring, pending budget approval.

To that end, it has launched an online consultation on its preliminary design.

For more information and to have your say, please visit:


Buses to detour around temporary Roosevelt bridge

Good morning, Kitchissippi.


436 Athlone Avenue - Site Plan Control Application

A Site Plan Control application has been received by the City of Ottawa seeking to construct a three-storey, low-rise apartment building containing 16 dwelling units. The proposal includes bicycle storage in the rear yard and no vehicular parking.