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Drive-through proposal for 70 Richmond

I and community stakeholders received word this week that Main & Main, which owns the recently heritage-designated gas station at the corner of Island Park and Richmond Road, has applied for permission to build an addition to add a drive-through to the site for a "high end coffee shop".


Mechanicsville food truck "rally" proposal

This week, in Newswest, Lorrie Marlow wrote an excellent piece touching on her concerns about a recent food truck "rally" proposal at Richcraft's Parkdale Avenue site. The proposal, for the corner of Lyndale and Parkdale, is for up to three food trucks during weekdays - but only after property owner, Richcraft, receives a demolition permit for the two houses and former Cottage restaurant.


READ Public Consultations: Round 1 this Saturday & Tuesday

Over the past few weeks, our office has been working with READ [Rosemount (library) Expansion And Development], both in promoting their advocay efforts and in helping facilitate their public consultation sessions. We connected READ with Wesley Petite, who facilitated our public consultations for the re-development of Reid Park. Wesley is now working with READ to facilitate their consultation sessions and we are excited that the first round of consultations will be getting underway this weekend. As with our Reid Park consultations, there are multiple parts to this process.


John Howard Society in Mechanicsville - FAQ

My office has been fielding more questions about the John Howard Society proposal for transitional housing on Carruthers Avenue. In advance of a public meeting tentatively scheduled for April 11, we've asked for the following FAQ document to answer some preliminary questions.

John Howard Society: 55-59 Carruthers Development

What is the John Howard Society?


Need a ride? Bus available for the Community Info Session for the New Civic Campus Redevelopment

Need a ride to the information session on Monday, March 7 for the New Civic Campus Redevelopment? We've got a bus!

On a first come, first serve basis we are accepting names to take a bus to the information session located at 200 Coventry Road. The details are as follows:

Monday, March 7


Seeking 2 child-care providers for 4, 3-hour sessions over March and April

Parents! We are looking for 2 responsible child-care providers for 4 events over March and April. Do you know any? Reliable family babysitter? Interested teenager?

Information Session: Redevelopment of 900 Albert St

Information Session:  Redevelopment of 900 Albert St
Tues, March 8th 6:00-8:00pm
Orpheus Musical Theatre Society (17 Fairmont Ave)


Leiper's Leap Year Campfire - Canceled


Due to unforeseen circumstances, tonight's Leiper's Leap Year Campfire is canceled! We are really sorry everyone, as we've heard a lot of excitement around this event. We are hoping a campfire at Winston Square will still be possible this winter and we will keep you all updated.

Thank you and happy Leap Year!


Spencer Street from Western Avenue to Holland Avenue: Public Information Session

Please find below information regarding the Public Information Session for the Spencer Street Re-construction project. There is also a website for additional information, in English and French. Please note that these notices will be delivered to residents in the catchment area, but any interested persons are welcome to attend the public session!


Sir John A. Macdonald Winter Trail

Sir John A. Macdonald Winter Trail

Back in the thick heat of summer, the Westboro Beach Community Association brought an idea to our office and the NCC: get a porition of the NCC pathway groomed for cross-country skiers, snowshoers, walkers and bikers to enjoy. Everyone felt as though it would be a great project and we are happy to announce that it is finally a reality. Please read the press release below. If you hit the trail this weekend, make sure to tweet some pictures out! 

The Sir John A. Macdonald Winter Trail