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John Howard Society in Mechanicsville - FAQ

My office has been fielding more questions about the John Howard Society proposal for transitional housing on Carruthers Avenue. In advance of a public meeting tentatively scheduled for April 11, we've asked for the following FAQ document to answer some preliminary questions.

John Howard Society: 55-59 Carruthers Development

What is the John Howard Society?


Need a ride? Bus available for the Community Info Session for the New Civic Campus Redevelopment

Need a ride to the information session on Monday, March 7 for the New Civic Campus Redevelopment? We've got a bus!

On a first come, first serve basis we are accepting names to take a bus to the information session located at 200 Coventry Road. The details are as follows:

Monday, March 7


Seeking 2 child-care providers for 4, 3-hour sessions over March and April

Parents! We are looking for 2 responsible child-care providers for 4 events over March and April. Do you know any? Reliable family babysitter? Interested teenager?

Information Session: Redevelopment of 900 Albert St

Information Session:  Redevelopment of 900 Albert St
Tues, March 8th 6:00-8:00pm
Orpheus Musical Theatre Society (17 Fairmont Ave)


Leiper's Leap Year Campfire - Canceled


Due to unforeseen circumstances, tonight's Leiper's Leap Year Campfire is canceled! We are really sorry everyone, as we've heard a lot of excitement around this event. We are hoping a campfire at Winston Square will still be possible this winter and we will keep you all updated.

Thank you and happy Leap Year!


Spencer Street from Western Avenue to Holland Avenue: Public Information Session

Please find below information regarding the Public Information Session for the Spencer Street Re-construction project. There is also a website for additional information, in English and French. Please note that these notices will be delivered to residents in the catchment area, but any interested persons are welcome to attend the public session!


Sir John A. Macdonald Winter Trail

Sir John A. Macdonald Winter Trail

Back in the thick heat of summer, the Westboro Beach Community Association brought an idea to our office and the NCC: get a porition of the NCC pathway groomed for cross-country skiers, snowshoers, walkers and bikers to enjoy. Everyone felt as though it would be a great project and we are happy to announce that it is finally a reality. Please read the press release below. If you hit the trail this weekend, make sure to tweet some pictures out! 

The Sir John A. Macdonald Winter Trail



Announcement from The Ottawa Hospital regarding the redevelopment of the Civic Hospital campus

Hello, please find below an important announcement from The Ottawa Hospital, regarding the redevelopment of the Civic Hospital campus:


The Ottawa Hospital invites residents and business owners from Ottawa and surrounding communities to attend a Public Information Session to learn more about the future redevelopment of its Civic Campus:


Monday March 7, 2016


Working paper: Sale of pets in pet stores

Residents may have seen that on Friday, the City opened a long-awaited consultation on the sale of live pets (specifically cats, dogs and rabbits), in pet stores. The consultation details are here, and comments are due February 29. 


Competition in Internet creating jobs in Ottawa

As many residents know by now, I and colleague Diane Deans are asking our City Council colleagues to support the CRTC's recent decision to make fibre-to-the-home networks available to competitors. I've spoken so far a lot about the advantages for residents in having multiple providers from which to choose. Last week, I received a letter that serves as a good reminder that competition also helps create jobs and supports small Ottawa businesses.

Kendall Lougheed wrote to me to say: