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439 Churchill Avenue North - Site Plan Control Application

The City of Ottawa has received a Site Plan Control application to facilitate the construction of a three-storey, four-residential unit addition to an existing two-storey building. Two parking spaces are proposed at the rear of the building.

The subject property is located on the east side of Churchill Avenue between Byron Avenue and Ravenhill Avenue East, in the Westboro neighbourhood. The property has an area of 460 m2 and has a frontage of 15.24 metres on Churchill Avenue and a depth of 30.25 metres.


Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend - Road Closures and Exit Strategies

Run Ottawa, who manages the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend, has shared the following information on the road closures related to the race this weekend. 

The impending road closures will be on Sunday, May 29th; they will be in place from 6:00am to 11:30am. 

The following streets will be closed and No Parking will be in effect during this time:

Sherwood between Carling and Fairmont;


2006-2026 Scott Street and 314/318 Athlone (Former Granite Curling Club) Zoning By-law Amendment Application + Open House

The City of Ottawa has received a Zoning By-law Amendment application to facilitate the construction of three high-rise residential towers (20-storeys, 36-storeys, and 40-storeys respectively) along both Scott Street and Athlone Avenue.


Ottawa-Centre candidate survey answers

I was pleased to receive answers to my survey questions by deadline from candidates for Ottawa-Centre MPP Shelby Bertrand (Green Party of Ontario), Katie Gibbs (Ontario Liberal Party) and Joel Harden (Ontario New Democratic Party), pasted below. My thanks go to each. I hope these are helpful to Kitchissippi residents who are considering how to cast their ballot.


1560 Scott Street - Site Plan Control Application

*Please note that due to a technical mishap, this blog post was not posted when the application was originally received. Nonetheless, please note that comments are still being accepted on this application*

A Site Plan Control application to construct a 25-storey mixed use building containing 281 dwelling units and 54 square meters of ground floor commercial. A total of 20 visitor parking spaces and approximately 281 bicycle parking stalls are provided.


Eastbound Scott Street lane closure coming soon from Churchill to Tweedsmuir

As work continues on the LRT Stage 2 project, some upcoming watermain connection work at Westboro Station will require a short-term closure of the eastbound lane of Scott Street. The closure, which would run from Churchill to Tweedsmuir, could start as soon as May 27 and last for up to two weeks. We've attached the public notice that was delivered to nearby residents.


961-979 Wellington Street West and 26-40 Armstrong Street - Site Plan Control Application

Many are likely familiar with this property after last year's debate surrounding the Official Plan Amendment application and Zoning By-law Amendment application for the site. That debate culminated on September 22, 2021, when Council approved the OPA and ZBLA applications for the properties located at 961-979 Wellington Street West and 26-40 Armstrong Street. On November 15, 2021, both applications were appealed by the Hintonburg Community Association. A date for a hearing at the Ontario Land Tribunal has yet to be scheduled.


403 Richmond Road - Site Plan Control Application

The City of Ottawa has received a Site Plan Control application to facilitate the construction of a 9- storey mixed-use building with 141 residential units and 484 square metres of commercial space fronting onto Richmond Road. Some will remember the approval of this application from last year (2021), when it sought an Official Plan Amendment alongside a Zoning By-law Amendment for the site. With zoning approved, the applicants are now putting forth this SPC application.


2022 provincial election candidate survey

The 2022 provincial election is underway and I'm once again posing a few questions to candidates seeking to represent us as our Member of Provincial Parliament.


UPDATE: Holland/Scott protected intersection project starts in July


If you've been by Tunney's Pasture lately, you will have surely noticed work on the protected intersection at Holland and Scott has been delayed. We are now hearing the work is expected to begin July 4.



Construction season is in full swing in Kitchissipi Ward. The long-anticipated and long-awaited protected intersection at the corner of Holland and Scott can be added to the list with work expected to begin in May. We have attached the city notice that nearby residents have received. Work is expected to be complete by the end of July.