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Clearview/IPD pedestrian crossover plans

The City of Ottawa is providing notice to the public of its plans to approve a pedestrian crossover (PXO) at Island Park Drive and Clearview Avenue. Click the image for a larger version. For more information, you can contact Neeti Paudel at 613-580-2424 ext. 22284. Any objections to these plans must be raised in writing by April 2, 2019 - objections can be sent to the City Clerk, 110 Laurier Ave West, K1P 1J1.


Superette Public Open House - Saturday, March 30 11:30am

As many have heard by now, Wellington West will see one of Ottawa's first cannabis retailers opening in April. Superette is located at 1306 Wellington St W. Since the announcement, our office has worked closely with the business owners, the Wellington West BIA, the Wellington Village Community Association and the City to move forward as successfully as possible. Last week, I had the opportunity to meet with Superette, By-law, and the Wellington West BIA to talk about parking, crowds and security.


Late street sweeping response

Last spring, I and the team heard a lot about late street sweeping. I made an on-the-record inquiry as to why that happened and what improvements the City will make in response, and the City recently replied. That inquiry response is available by clicking the .pdf below.


Why I voted to support stage 2 LRT this week

On Wednesday, I made the most difficult decision of my political life when I voted in favour of the LRT stage 2 contract. I’ve received several notes asking me why I voted the way I did and wanted to give residents some insight into what was on my mind. Many residents are concerned about SNC Lavalin’s involvement, the increased scope over what was originally to be procured, and the lack of time to make a decision.


Cleary station move

As many residents are now aware through the media, the LRT phase 2 station that was to be located at the strip mall at 747 Richmond Road is now going to be located instead in Byron Linear Park between Sherbourne and Cleary Avenue.


Update from By-Law Services: Orphaned and Injured Wildlife

With spring just around the corner, By-Law and Regulatory Services (BLRS) is preparing for an increase in calls about injured and orphaned wildlife by sharing some tips with residents. 

BLRS would like to remind residents that not all small wild animals found alone are orphaned - it is very common for mothers to leave their babies in the nest or den while they forage for food. In the vast majority of cases, these mothers will return to care for their young. 


348-350 Winona Ave & 341-343 Tweedsmuir Ave - Zoning By-Law Amendment applications & Open House

As you may be aware, there are two similar applications circulating for 348-350 Winona Ave and 341-343 Tweedsmuir Ave. 

348-350 Winona - Zoning By-Law Amendment Application and Site Plan Control to facilitate the establishment of a fourth unit in basement of each existing triplexes already built. This would change the building to a low-rise apartment building. 


LRT Stage 2: Too many unknowns

LRT Stage Two: too many unknowns

Today, several city councillors, including myself and Councillors Chiarelli, Deans, McKenney, Menard and Meehan, announced that we would seek to defer until March 27 the report recommending the approval of phase 2 LRT. This contract is critical to Ottawa’s sustainability and it is important that we get it right.

Residents and elected officials need more time to understand what we are being asked to approve.


Municipal Parking Management Strategy Refresh Open House

The City is completing a review of its Municipal Parking Management Strategy (MPMS), including its mandate and rate setting guidelines.

The review will also look at opportunities to update the strategy’s funding model, which defines how paid parking program revenues are generated and where they’re spent.

As part of this process, an independent consultant will review potential governance models for the City’s paid parking program and aspects of parking management.


1950 Scott, 312 and 314 Clifton - Revised Application Submission

For those of you following the progress of the proposed development at 1950 Scott, 312 and 314 Clifton, please note that they have revised their submission in response to the initial comment period, the community open house (December 6, 2018), and Formal Review by the Urban Design Review Panel (UDRP).

The revisions include: