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St. Francis construction update

I received the following update today on the St. Francis construction.

Hi Councillor Leiper


I have another update for you on the St. Francis –Edgar project. The portion of St. Francis north of Gladstone is now paved with base asphalt. We expect most of the boulevard restorations behind the new sidewalks (i.e sod and driveways) to be completed in this area by the end of this week. The school buses that are temporarily parking on Fairmont should be able to go back to using Duhamel Street / St. Francis Street next week.



Scott Street widening update - September 14

We've received the following updates on Scott Street widening and MUP construction. 

Scott St. widening update


Syrian refugee crisis meeting

In response to numerous requests from those seeking to address the humanitarian crisis among refugees from war in Syria, I'm hosting a public meeting on September 17. The meeting will be at the Hintonburg Community Centre, 1064 Wellington Street West, at 7:30 PM.


Fundraiser for Michelle Brazeau

Last month, mother of three and well-known server at the Carleton Tavern Michelle Brazeau was diagnosed with a very serious medical condition. To help, the community has rallied together to host a fundraiser at the Carleton on Ocober 4, from 3-7 pm. There will be lots of local music, raffle prizes and a 50/50.

There is a crowdfunding effort underway, as well, at I'm sure Kitchissippi will be generous!


Capital Transit Partners contract to FEDCO next week: who does what on light rail?

Building a new light rail line is a massive and complex undertaking. A report coming to our finance committee next week sheds some light on the many players involved, and is a good opportunity for me to write about how some of the challenges of the first phase will hopefully be overcome in the second. Anyone interested in who is responsible for what in building light rail, and with what accountability, may find it interesting. 


Settling Rochester Field’s future

Community associations, condo boards and other stakeholders were yesterday given a head’s up by the City that it has undertaken to revise the Official Plan to settle the question of Rochester Field’s future. The proposal, part and parcel of the agreement to use NCC land for light rail, would see a major portion of the land preserved as open space, with much of it allowed for development.


New video: Livable Bayswater back-to-school street painting event

We had a great time yesterday painting the corner of Beech and Bayswater with kids' footprints to remind drivers that the kids start heading back to school next week. I put together a short video last night with some colour around the event, as well as getting Livable Bayswater's George Laing's take on the event. Thanks to a couple of nearby daycares who joined in, as well as Bayswater-area parents, we had 50 kids out! (We might have counted a couple of them twice - kids move fast).


Para Transpo consultations on eligibility and booking

I was pleased recently to be asked to serve on a sub-committee looking at how Para Transpo handles eligibility for its service, and its booking processes. We've got a pretty robust public consultation planned - hope to see you to one of the consultation sessions. For more info, including a copy of the survey that's being used to gather feedback, please visit


Event / Media / Photo op tomorrow - Back to School Colourful Feet

I and Liveable Bayswater are hosting an event tomorrow to draw attention to the need be careful on the roads as the kids head back to school. 

Where: corner of Bayswater and Beech

When: 10 am, August 27

Here's the bumph, .pdf attachment below.

27 August 2015 – The kids start going back to school beginning September 2. Kitchissippi Councillor Jeff Leiper, joined by Liveable Bayswater, wants drivers to pay special attention as children begin walking and biking to school again.


Armstrong study terms of reference

In late spring this year, Council passed a new zoning by-law that protects existing and creates new "local commercial" zoning, something I've been looking at since the beginning of the year (