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70 Richmond Rd (Champlain Oil) Development Application + Open House Webinar

You may recall in 2019, we consulted with the community about 3 different development concept options for the heritage gas station at 70 Richmond Rd.  It's been a while, but Trinity is ready to move forward with an application for the site. 


Vacant properties: HCA presentation to Council

To help distribute it, I've posted a video created by the Hintonburg Community Association and presented today to the budget meeting held at the Community and Protective Services committee of Council requesting a Vacancy tax to deal with the issue of properties left vacant for speculative development reasons.


Advisory Bike Lanes come to Byron Avenue

As part of our continuing efforts to calm traffic on Byron Avenue, you may have noticed some new pavement markings between Broadview Avenue and Wavell Avenue for cycling. 

These markings, a result of a local traffic study, are referred to as “Advisory Bike Lanes” and are different from traditional bike lanes. 


861 Clyde - Development Proposal + Open House Webinar

Some of you may be aware that Claridge recently purchased the former Neilsen's Dairy Plant at 861 Clyde Ave, which the intention of redeveloping the property. The site is approximately 6.65 acres in-between Carling Ave and the 417, with Churchill Ave to the east. 


New downtown centres including walk-up at McNabb

Earlier today, we were informed that two new downtown covid-19 testing centres will be opened. Following are the details. The most up-to-date information on testing is always available here.

Dear Mayor Watson and Council,


455, 463, 471 & 483 Sherbourne Road; 534, 542, 550, 560 & 568 Redwood Avenue; and 890 Byron Avenue Site Plan Control + Open House Webinar

There is currently a Site Plan on circulation, available on Dev Apps, seeking to permit redevelopment at 455, 463, 471 & 483 Sherbourne Road; 534, 542, 550, 560 & 568 Redwood Avenue; and 890 Byron Avenue.


1655 Carling Ave - Revised Design

For those following the progress of the Zoning By-Law Amendment for 1655 Carling, you would have noted that there was  a re-submission of the application in the summer, which can be reviewed here on DevApps. The applicant has now moved forward with futher design changes.


Open letter to landlords and realtors: Understanding local parking rules before selling or renting

Today, the five councillors representing the inner urban wards sent the letter below to several landlord and realtor organizations in Ottawa offering our help to ensure everyone knows the local parking rules before tenants and buyers make decisions about buying or renting a home.

November 10, 2020


Public Meeting: Scott Street Pedestrian, Cycling, Placemaking Update

On Wednesday, Nov. 25, our office will be hosting an online webinar where staff will outline changes coming to Scott Street in the coming years.

With LRT Stage 1 construction behind us and Stage 2 in full swing, Scott Street has and will continue to see many changes. In 2021 construction ot the Scott Street bus detour will begin. Once completed, buses will use Scott Street until Stage 2 construction is finished in the Transitway.


Hydro One to replant in corridor

Earlier this year, Hydro One cleared a lot of trees and vegetation from their corridor just west of Kirkwood Avenue. They removed anything that affected the daily operations of the corridor.

We heard from many residents unhappy with the decision. In further conversations with Hydro One we learned about its beautification fund. With money from that fund, Hydro One has agreed to replant in the corridor.