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Update on potential Pontiac closure

Last Tuesday night, residents, the Champlain Park Community Association and I met at the field house to discuss the potential to close the stretch of Pontiac between Cowley and Carleton. It was a very well-attended meeting with dozens of residents, and I appreciated the respectful and productive discussion. I’ll take this opportunity to provide an update on what I’m thinking, and some follow-up steps I’ve taken.


Public Meeting: 404 Eden Ave

Note of Public Meeting for

404 Eden Ave

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 7:00-8:30pm

Churchill Senior's Centre - upper Townhall room


Budgetspeak 2016


In preparation for both the 2015 and 2016 budgets, Councillors Chernushenko, Fleury, McKenney, Nussbaum and I held consultations with residents to get a better sense of their priorities - and the funding options - for the municipal budget. This year, in the interest of moving the three priorities about which we heard more than any others forward, we are focusing our budget consultation on the "how" rather than the "what". See the details in the posters below.


Traffic analysis round 3!

In months past, I've asked for your help to analyze what's happening at the corners of Harmer/Wellington and Island Park/Byron, which have been highlighted to me as problematic. Another corner about which I frequently hear is West Wellington and Rosemount/Carruthers - an odd dog-leg of an intersection. I filmed it from roughly 3:05 (Connaught bell) to 4:30 on a weekday afternoon.


OMB reform: letter to Ministers Mauro and Naqvi

Yesterday, I was pleased to join my colleagues Councillors Brockington, Chernushenko, Fleury, McKenney and Nussbaum in writing to Ministers Mauro and Naqvi with our perspective on the reforming the Ontario Municipal Board. Take a look at the letter in English or French.


Prince of Wales Bridge

One of the hot topics of conversation right now is the Prince of Wales Bridge closure. As many residents have seen, on Tuesday four new chain link gates were installed to prevent access to the bridge, and at least one of those has already been damaged. I’d like to take this opportunity to address how we got to this point, and where we go from here.


Consultation: Community discussion on the permanent closure of Pontiac St (between Carleton Ave & Cowley Ave)


Community discussion on the permanent closure of Pontiac St (between Carleton Ave & Cowley Ave)

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 7:30pm

Champlain Park Field House (Champlain Park)


Noise exemption - LRT between Tunney's/Merton

I am heading out mid-day today to hand-drop a notification to residents of some upcoming night work. Here is the letter I'm distributing:

Dear resident,

I have recently concurred with a noise exemption to work at night on the light rail site between Tunney’s Pasture and Merton Street inside the Transitway trench.


Updates regarding the Sir John A. Macdonald Riverfront Park

Please find below a News Release regarding the Sir John A. Macdonald Riverfront Park
September 12, 2016

NCC Board of Directors approves concept plan for a
segment of the Sir John A. Macdonald Riverfront Park


Hintonburg Happening 2016 Art Grants

The Hintonburg Happening are thrilled to announce the 2016 Hintonburg Happening Art Grants! 

There are two grants available this year: the first is valued at  $3,000.00 for a permanent installation and the other for $1,000.00 to be unveiled at the 2017 Happening festival next spring. You can read below for more information. Submissions are due Oct. 1, 2016. Please find all the info below & any additional details can be found over at their site. 


Hintonburg Happening 2016 ART GRANTS