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Distracted, aggressive drivers top Kitchissippi crime concerns: survey

The results of the latest Ottawa Police Services Board survey of Kitchissippi residents are in and the top ward concerns are clearly on the road.

Of those surveyed, 76 per cent felt distracted driving was a concern, and 70 per cent felt speeding and aggressive driving was a problem. Theft from vehicles and break and enter followed with internet/cyber crime and vandalism tied for fifth. 


Public Consultation: Richmond at Churchill intersection pedestrian safety improvements

Richmond Rd at Churchill Ave

Pedestrian Safety Improvements

Open House

The City of Ottawa invites you to attend an open house to review and discuss the proposed modifications with our Study Team.

The purpose of this open house is to:


PSA: OC Transpo adjusts service on Friday between Tunney's Pasture Station and Merton Street

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OC Transpo adjusts service on Friday between Tunney’s Pasture Station and Merton Street, traffic impacts to Scott Street


Public Consultation: proposed development at 1960 Scott St

Notice of Community Meeting
Colonnade BridgePort and our office invite you to hear and provide input on the proposed
redevelopment at 1960 Scott Street. Staff from the City, Colonnade BridePort and its consultants will be available to answer questions

Date & Time: June 22 6:30-8:30 pm
7:00 pm presentation
Q&A to follow
Location: Churchill Seniors Centre (345 Richmond Road)


Queensway ramp closure

I'd like to pass along my thanks to the residents, multiple City staff, Ministry of Transportation (MTO) staff and consultants and media who made last night's public information session about the potential to close one on-ramp to the Queensway such a well-attended event. Councillor Brockington and our MPP Yasir Naqvi also spent considerable time at the session. The message was clearly heard by everyone that the community is adamantly opposed to the proposed closure.


My votes on the new OC Transpo fare framework

Wednesday at Transit Commission we passed a radically new fare structure for OC Transpo that positions it for the fast-approaching light rail environment. Several changes were on the table, and I want to take a moment to explore why and how I voted on those. There were two key issues that guided my participation and voting in that meeting: ending the premium fare for express buses in Januaary 2017, and the potential to create a low income transit pass.


Open House: proposed Westgate Re-Development

Please join us on Monday June 20 between 6 and 8:30 pm for the final Open House pertaining to 1309 Carling Avenue (Westgate Shopping Centre).  The event will be held in the Ottawa Room at the Best Western Hotel, 1274 Carling Avenue.


Byron Ave Traffic Calming Design - Public Consultation

Nearly 750 individuals completed the online questionnaire.  We’d like to share with you what we heard and get your comments on the resulting draft design.  Please join us at our upcoming public meeting!


Public Meeting - Byron Avenue Traffic Calming Design

Thursday, June 16, 2016

6 to 8:30 p.m. (presentation at 7 p.m.)


Reid Park - Final design concept

Reid Park Redevelopment

Final Concept Plan

We are thrilled to show you the final design concept plan for Reid Park! We also received the following information from staff:

"Based on the input and comments received from the community during public consultations held in late 2015, a final concept plan has been prepared for the redevelopment of Reid Park.  


Welcome Tom Pechloff to Team Kitchissippi!

I'm very pleased to announce that we're bringing Tom Pechloff aboard at Team Kitchissippi as a new assistant. Tom will join us on June 24, with a full plate of issues to tackle from day one. First and foremost, he'll be working to move our traffic calming agenda forward. And, he'll have responsibility for most of my non-planning-related files, including transportation, environment, transit, community and protective services, and more. With his extensive background as a journalist with City Hall, I know he'll hit the ground running.