Canadian Mayors call for dedicated funding to address housing challenge

Today, Deputy Mayor Mark Taylor joined the Toronto Housing Summit participants and the Big City Mayors’ Caucus to request additional support from the Federal Government to help municipalities find sustainable solutions for affordable housing and homelessness.

In a joint call, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities asked that for its 2017 budget, the Federal government commit to set aside $12.6 billion of the Social Infrastructure Fund for housing from 2018-2026.

Notice to Resident - Open House: West Transitway Extension

West Transitway Extension (Bayshore Station to Moodie Drive)

Connectivity Study



September 2016


Thursday, October 6, 2016

Maki House

7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

19 Leeming Drive, Ottawa, ON

Dear Resident,

As part of the West Transitway Extension project, which will extend the Transitway from Bayshore Station to Moodie Drive, the City of Ottawa is reviewing existing and proposed pedestrian and cyclist facilities to ensure that community connections are preserved and enhanced as part of the overall project. The current planning and design includes a series of mobility enhancements, including bicycle facilities, multi-use pathways, and intersection treatments in accordance with City policies and future planning.

LRT Information Sessions

I am pleased to share that in partnership with the Stage2 LRT Office we are holding LRT information sessions across the community over the coming weeks. 

Please see the details for the meetings below and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact my office.  I hope to see you at the meetings!

See & Hear

Stage2 LRT Connectivity Consultation

FB_Pic.jpgThis evening the City hosted the 1st of many consultations which focused on access to the new Stage2 LRT stations. Staff were asking for input and ideas from residents on walking paths and bike lanes to the stations. Tonight's session focused on Queensview, Pinecrest and Bayshore stations.  You can see more photos here

City for All Women Initiative (CAWI) Anti Black Racism Forum

28588782680_42857692f4_o.jpgI was honoured last night to be able to share some thoughts at the City for All Women Initiative & the Ottawa Local Immigration Partnership's Anti Black Racism Forum. Together we are stronger

You can see more photos here

Path to Pride

28241732213_bd86f35f07_o.jpgYesterday I was proud to be part of the launch of United Way's Path to Pride campaign that support our diverse & LGBTQ+ community. A great initiative right before Capital Pride. You can find out more at 

You can see more photos here


September Column

Dear neighbours,

It’s that time of year again; the kids have returned to school and the feeling of fall is in the air. Once again we are all getting ready for a busy fall.

Towards Better Mental Health

Its a long weekend ...

August Column

Dear neighbours, 

I hope you are enjoying the best that summer in Ottawa has to offer from its beaches, splash pads and wading pools to its festivals, events and movie in the park nights.