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Ward Boundary Review Update

As you may be are aware, Round one of public consultation is receiving input on the City’s current ward boundaries from residents, key stakeholders and Members of Council. This consultation continues until April 3, 2020, with the following changes being implemented in consideration of the COVID-19 response:

Remaining Round one in-person public consultation meetings and stakeholder sessions are cancelled


Interim Property Tax Grace Period for All Property Owners / Programme de report des impôts fonciers en raison de difficultés financières

M E M O / N O T E  D E  S E R V I C E

The purpose of this memo is to inform Mayor and Council of several measures Revenue Services is implementing to assist residents and small businesses as the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve.


City update on Covid-19

Changes to City services to help prevent spread of COVID-19


Provincial and OPH recommended closures

On March 16, 2019, Dr. David Williams, Chief Medical Officer of Health for the Ministry of Health, has now advised cancelling events or gatherings over 50 people because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

He also advised the following establishments should close temporarily (until further notice):


OC Transpo coronavirus update

Please see the attached update that we received this afternoon from OC Transpo.

Mayor, Members of Council and Transit Commissioners

I am writing to inform you about the proactive steps we are taking throughout OC Transpo’s operations to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and protect the safety of our operators and the customers who we serve.


Ward volunteer call-out

Many of you have reached out in the past few days to let me know you'd be willing to volunteer in the ward. We don't know, yet, what those needs might be, but I'd like to now start capturing that interest in anticipation of future need. If you live in Kitchissippi ward and want to volunteer here, please fill out the form here. Thank you!


Guidance from Ottawa Public Health: please stay home

Good evening, Kitchissippi. Councillors have received some further guidance from Ottawa Public Health this afternoon to the effect that our public health officials are now asking everyone to please stay home as much as possible. Please, let's help slow the spread of Covid-19: stay home if you can.


Notice to RTG regarding train problems

As many likely read earlier this week, Council voted to issue a Notice of Default to RTG associated with the multiple LRT failures, with direction to the company to develop a plan by the end of the month to fix those.

Today, the City made public that Notice with a very long list of the problems we've experienced with the LRT and what we expect them to fix. The plan is due March 31.


City cancellations and closures

Today at a Council/media briefing, the City announced some pretty significant steps in terms of closing public facilities to slow the spread of the coronavirus. I've copied the communication from the City below. They are also exploring cancelling many City committee and Council meetings. I'm waiting for a note from the City Clerk on which those will be, but we know that at least the Transit Commission scheduled for next week has been cancelled.


The 2019 novel coronavirus - staying up to date

Hi Kitchissippi! Tonight I know many people are nervous about the Covid19 headlines. We've seen big event cancellations, confirmed cases of coronavirus in Ottawa including our Prime Minister's partner, and lots of news coverage. Getting accurate information about how we should react, and staying up to date with how our public health officials are protecting us, is important.