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Orrin-Reid-MacFarlane update

I would like to provide an update on the MacFarlane Avenue, Orrin Avenue, and Reid Avenue reconstruction project. At the Public Information Session held on March 3, 2015, it was indicated that construction was planned to start and finish in 2015. City staff has reviewed the current status of the project with the Consulting Engineer and have decided that the best course of action is to postpone the start of construction to 2016. Due to some unforeseen issues, the timing of the project was extended.


Market Mobile in Mechanicsville

An exciting new initiative spearheaded by the Somerset West Community Health Centre is on its way to Mechanicsville: the MarketMobile!


Rosemount Library update

I’m very pleased to say that this morning Council approved a list of applications to be made to a new federal infrastructure fund, including a request to help fund an expansion of Rosemount Library.

The approval follows on the heels of last night’s ok at a special meeting by the Library Board of the application. If we’re successful at winning the federal funds, the Library has now committed to match up to $1 million to renovate the Rosemount branch.


Reid Park update

For several months, I and community leaders have been grappling with what to do with Reid Park in the Civic Hospital area, and the funding set aside for it. Today, I’d like to invite your feedback on how we move forward to ensure the biggest bang for our buck.


Winston Square Grand Opening - June 6!

For months the buzz has been building, and we're a few short days away from the Winston Square urban park grand opening! The whole city is invited to the party on June 6.


Committee of Adjustment - June 3rd Applications

Here are the current applications for variances and divisions being heard on Wednesday, June 3rd at the Committee of Adjustment. The meetings are open to the public and any interested party can appear before the Committee to present their views in support of or in opposition to an application. Public Hearings are held in the Council Chambers at Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive, and are regularly scheduled for 1pm and/or 3pm.


Music momentum!

Today was a big day for music in Ottawa as the City announced the winners of its remarkably buzz-worthy #ottmusik initiative, and more importantly recognized music as an economic driver in the City.


Westfest goes solar and green.

As if Westfest could get any cooler, founder and producer Elaina Martin has announced that its stages will be powered 100% by solar energy. In a press release distributed yesterday, Westfest announced that it's working with Solar On Site to go green. 


Board turns down Mizrahi building - for now

A long-awaited decison (kind of) in the appeal by Mizrahi seeking to overturn the City’s decision against its 12-storey building at Island Park and Richmond Road is finally out. It’s good news – sort of.

The Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) has rejected the developer’s appeal in a lengthy decision, but on the basis that Mizrahi hasn’t designed such a “landmark” building that it would qualify for extra height.


Road closures for Race Weekend

The Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend marathon and half-marathon are coming up on Sunday, May 24. We've received the following letter from the organizers about road closures in Hintonburg, West Wellington and Westboro. Get out and cheer!