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Let's go REDBLACKS - upping the Grey Cup ante

It's hard not to get caught up in Grey Cup fever! I've been a season ticket holder to the Redblacks (and Renegades) for three seasons now, south side, upper deck. This Sunday's game is already more excitement than we can ask for - what a Cinderalla season. But to ramp it up a notch, I and Edmonton city councillor Scott McKeen (@scott_mckeen) are putting a little something-something on the line:


Reid Park consultant recommendations

For months now, my consultant Wesley Petite has been holding workshops and receiving feedback on how we can use money set aside for the improvement of Reid Park. To quickly re-cap, when I came into office, I began to hear about a desire in the community to re-visit a prevous proposal for building a new field house in the park. In consultation with residents, I put the proposal on hold, and launched the current process.


Embrace the Cold and Discover your City this Winter!

It’s Winter in the City and there is a lot to do in and around Ottawa.


Mural by Arpi at 3 Lowrey unveiling

You’re invited!

to the official unveiling of the mural by Arpi at 3 Lowrey

Saturday, November 28, 1:00pm-2:00pm


This Saturday, November 28, we are formally unveiling the long awaited mural on the concrete wall at 3 Lowrey. We will have live stencil demonstrations by the artist Arpi, music, and hot chocolate to warm you up. It will be a great celebration of art and creativity, which speaks to Hintonburg values.



Scott Street widening update - week of November 23

We've received the following from the City about progress on the Scott Street widening and pathway construction:

Scott Street Widening update

  • Paved intersection widening at all intersections west of Merton Street
  • Phase 1 of the West Transitway Detour is ready, except for some signage installation, between Empress Avenue and Merton Street

Work remaining


We need your help! Island Park / Byron traffic analysis

Traffic problems that result in unsafe pedestrian and cycling environments are endemic, unfortunately, across the ward. We deal in the office daily with one-offs, neighbourhood level issues, and try as much as we have time to deal with systemic challenges. One intersection that's frequently flagged for me is the Island Park/Byron junction. Anecdotally, we hear often about red-light running, cars blocking the intersection, curb-jumping and more. 


New tool will help residents who wonder: Where Is My Plow?

There is a new tool on this winter that will help Ottawa residents know when a City plow will clear their snow-covered residential street.

Called Where Is My Plow, the web tool allows you to enter your home address and find  the estimated time when your residential street will be plowed during a major storm. Times are estimated using real-time GPS information from the snow plow fleet. The tool will work on any phone, mobile device, laptop or desktop computer.


Taxi and Limousine Regulation and Service Review: Policy Paper Released

The City has released a Policy Option Paper as part of the Taxi and Limousine Regulations and Service Review on The City is examining the current regulatory framework and service delivery to residents and visitors. Council approved funding for the review as part of the City’s Strategic Initiatives.


Committee of Adjustment - December 2nd Applications

Here are the current applications for variances and divisions being heard on Wednesday, December 2nd at the Committee of Adjustment. The meetings are open to the public and any interested party can appear before the Committee to present


Swings installed at Lions Park

A quick note as I catch up on email that we received the following a while ago from our parks planners about the installation of new swings at Lions Park:

Councillor Leiper,