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Back to School Construction Update

Construction will affect a key commuter route for students.

As students head back to school Tuesday, a key intersection many use on their way to school remains under construction. The Island Park Drive road rehabilitation (from Carling to Byron) has the sidewalks cordoned off at Byron Avenue. 

It looks as if good progress is being made and city staff tell us the actual work will continue during non-peak hours in an attempt to affect as few people as possible. The project is expected, weather permitting, to be finished by the second or third week of September.


Community Meeting for proposed development at 326 Kenwood Ave

Community Meeting for proposed development at 326 Kenwood Ave

There is a development proposal for the property at 326 Kenwood Ave. The proposal for the 8-unit development would fit within the approved zoning, with the developer seeking a number of minor variences at the Committee of Adjustment. All 8-units would front onto Kenwood Ave. We are hosting a community meeting so that residents can gain more information regarding this development and understand the minor variences the developer is seeking. 


PSA: Off-peak lane closures on Island Park Drive for road rehabilitation starting Monday, August 15

For immediate release:
August 18, 2016

Off-peak lane closures on Island Park Drive for road rehabilitation starting Monday

Ottawa – Island Park Drive from Carling Avenue to Byron Avenue will undergo road rehabilitation, including paving and concrete repairs, starting on Monday, August 15. The work will require lane closures in the active work areas during off-peak hours on weekdays, from Monday until September 19.


Planned summer maintenance work on O-Train Trillium Line

Please note the below update regarding summer maintence work on the O-Train Trillium Line (French below / La version française suit)

Planned summer maintenance work on O-Train Trillium Line


LRT Construction Update

With LRT construction ahead of schedule, OC Transpo has decided that as of August 14 at 9am, buses will no longer be using Tunney's Pasture Station. Instead buses will leave the Transitway, entering Scott Street between Smirle and Caroline. This will allow for the construction of the Tunney's Pasture LRT Station.

From OC Transpo:


Back to School Bike Rodeo, Saturday August 27, Hintonburg Community Centre 10am

It is hard to believe the kids are going back to school in less than a month. Many Kitchissippi kids will be wanting to bike to school, so we are happy to present a city-run bike rodeo, Saturday August 27, 10am, in the parking lot of the Hintonburg Community Centre. That morning, before heading out to stock up on school supplies, come on down to learn the skills that will keep kids safe as they bike around the ward.

This free event will feature stations including helmet fitting, bike checks, hand signals, and shoulder checks.


The Tragically Hip screening in Parkdale Park

CBC and The Tragically Hip present 'The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration'

I'm very pleased to host a free screening of 'The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration' outdoors in Parkdale Park (behind the Parkdale Market) on August 20 from 8:30 PM to 11:30 PM.

Bring your lawn chairs and refreshments - the screening will only go ahead if it doesn't rain! This will be an alcohol-free event. Facebook event page is here.


Mahoney Park Lifecycle renewal - slides

Thank you to everyone who attended our Mahoney Park consultation earlier this summer and for submitting your feedback. Before we move forward, we wanted the opportunity to post the information online so that anyone who was not able to attend in-person still has the opportunity to submit feedback. You'll find all the files below. Please feel free to review the information and let us know what you think. The deadline for final feedback in August 16, 2016. 






O-Train Corridor Stormwater Drainage

Please review the following info we received from the City. While the work is occuring next door in Somerset Ward, this may impact your commute on the O-Train Corridor MUP:

"On August 3, 2016 (weather dependant), the City of Ottawa will advance two boreholes for a geotechnical investigation near the Champagne-O-Train Corridor Multi-Use Pathway under the 417 Highway overpass. This work is required to determine geotechnical conditions, as part of the design for a drainage improvement project that will address O-Train Corridor drainage concerns.


Harm Reduction Services Public Consultation Survey Deadline Extended

The city's Board of Health has extended the deadline for the Ottawa Public Health's Harm Reduction consultation survey until Monday, August 8. It's your chance to have a say on the issue of supervised injection sites. Here's the PSA from OPH, along with a link to the survey: