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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.


Parkdale to be closed north of Burnside May 16 to June 10

As the federal government continues to green its energy systems in its buildings under the Energy Services Acquisition Program, we are hearing that upcoming work at Tunney’s Pasture will force a temporary closure of the north end of Parkdale Avenue.


We’re expecting the closure to run from May 16 to June 10 and have attached the plans the city provided us.



RIchmond Road Resurfacing to start May 4

The city is preparing to begin a road resurfacing project on Richmond Road between Broadview and Rowanwood. Staff tell us that the first step of the project, localized sidewalk repairs, are set to begin May 4. Overall, the project is expected to last about a month. While Richmond Road will remain open, you can expect some lane closures. We've attached the city notice to this post.


Rolling Thunder this weekend

Like most residents, I’m disturbed by the planned return in a significant way of reactionary protesters to our city this weekend. We know that a group of purported veterans on motorcycles intend to try to ride through the downtown core with at least some planning to access the Cenotaph on foot to lay a wreath. There are plans by some of the protesters to demonstrate on the Hill with a rally to assert their ill-defined agenda.


Kitchissippi candidate survey: what do you want to ask?

As is now usual, I'll be posing a number of questions to candidates to be our MPP in Ottawa-Centre in the upcoming provincial election. The answers to my last survey to provincial candidates can be found here.


Construction to reduce Byron to one lane starting May 2

With the Byron/Highcroft/Athlone road renewal project now underway, the expected lane closure on Byron from Kirkwood to Churchill is set to begin Monday, May 2. Westbound traffic wil be maintained. The closure will be in place throughout the construction season. We've attached the city notice that will be distributed to local residents.


K-Ward Stage 2 90-Day Lookahead Community Meeting - presentation/video

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend our 90 Day Lookahead Stage 2 meeting last night. We topped out at 82 participants.

If you were unable to attend, we have attached the presentation from our Stakeholder Relations team to this post. We also recorded this Zoom webinar and have uploaded it to our youtube account. You can watch the video here: