News

UPDATED JUL 4: Inappropriate Development on Benjamin/Woodroffe

Today after meeting with City of Ottawa Planning staff I learned the specifics of changes made to a development in our Ward that had been approved in 2013/14 but which is under construction now.

Thanks to vigilant residents who alerted me to changes in the look of the development I met with staff only to learn of changes to the project that took place after the approvals process, about which neither I nor the community were aware.

To be clear - I believe the changes made to be fundamentally at odds with the spirit of the approval given on this project and my next step will be meeting with City legal staff.

2018 Wading Pool Program

With the opening of City of Ottawa outdoor wading pools just around the corner, we wanted to take this opportunity to provide you with information regarding the wading pools operating within your ward.

 Hours of Operation

Park

Address

Season Open Date

Season End Date

Pool Closed Day(s)

Britannia

2844 Ahearn Ave.

July 3

August 28

Mon

Frank Ryan

950 Alpine Ave.

June 28

August 23

Wed

Kingsmere

2074 Benjamin Cres.

July 3

August 28

Sun & Mon

Michele Heights

2955 Michele Dr.

June 28

August 23

Wed

Ruth Wildgen

1099 Grenon Ave.

June 28

August 23

Sat

 

Wading pool hours of operation are standardized across all City of Ottawa wading pools. Residents can expect the pools to be open at the following times, with the exception of their scheduled closed day(s):

  • Monday & Friday: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Special Events

In addition, each location will be hosting a special event during the summer with organized games and activities for residents. Activities will generally take place between 1:00-4:00 pm. You are welcome to attend these events to meet and greet with participants.

  • Britannia Park –  July 26, 2018
  • Frank Ryan Park – July 24, 2018
  • Kingsmere Park –  August 16, 2018
  • Michele Heights – July 31, 2018
  • Ruth Wildgen – August 1, 2018

Byron Park Tree Transplant and Renewal Project

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The City of Ottawa will be relocating transplantable trees from Byron Park to suitable areas within the community prior to Stage 2 Light Rail Transit, construction beginning in 2019. Tree relocation activities will take place in Byron Park in early June 2018. For more information, The City of Ottawa is hosting two pop-up information sessions on June 7th 5pm-7pm. One at Byron Ave & Sherborne Rd and the second Byron Ave & Woodland Ave

See & Hear

Speed Display Board Data – Q4 2017

One issue which residents often contact our office about is traffic and speeding.  Our office takes residents’ concerns seriously and we have been working with communities and City staff to address the problems.  You will notice throughout our ward we have installed speed boards on streets where residents have expressed concerns and highlighted a danger due to speeding cars. The data collected from the speed boards is analysed by traffic staff and shared with Ottawa Police Services. When warranted staff and police services look at ways to implement traffic calming measures and enforcement. 

PDF files have been attached with the speed board data collected from October – December 2017. The speed boards are divided up by neighborhood, so please take a moment to find the speed board closest to you! Please note that a few speed boards may not be in the following list as they require data to be recovered manually.

Glabar Park:

- 40km/h Lenester WB, Ridley to Innswood

Woodpark/ Woodroffe North:

- 50km/h Woodroffe NB, Saville to Anthony

Carlingwood:

- 40km/h Sherbourne SB, Manitou to Courtenay

Bayshore:

- 40km/h Woodridge EB, Bayshore to Bayshore

Crystal Bay/ Crystal Beach:

- 80km/h Carling EB, Burke to Rifle

- 80km/h Carling WB, Rifle to Burke

- 80km/h Moodie NB, North of Corkstown

- 80km/h Moodie SB, South of Carling

- 40km/h Corkstown WB, Creekwood to Creekwood

6th Annual YSB Sleepout

sleepout.jpgRain didn't stop us from participating this evening in the 6th Annual YSB Sleepout. Participants committed to spending one night outside in the cold to raise money and awareness around the issue of youth homelessness. While the evening does not aim to replicate homelessness, participants spend the evening without many of the comforts of home, calling attention to the realities faced by well over 1,000 young people in Ottawa annually. You can see more photos here

Harry Kingston Point

Harry_Kingston.jpgIt was an honour today to join Teri Kingston, her friends and colleagues as we named the point at the Nepean Sailing Club -Harry Kingston Point after her late husband. Harry passed away last summer following his battle with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension. Harry was very active with Toastmaster's for 49 years and came to be known as "The Coach" He also served on the Ottawa Police Services Board, Neighbourhood Watch and was also an active member of the Crystal Beach Community Association for a number of years. Harry continually demonstrated his commitment to community and those around him. He always reminded his family, friends and colleagues that "I got you back" . Next spring a permanent boulder with a bronze plaque will be installed on the point. More photos can be seen here

Opinion

You use all the tools you have...

Today Ottawa City Council approved the application of the Salvation Army to proceed with their proposal to both close their existing shelter in the Byward market and open a social hub in Vanier, including an emergency shelter as one of its uses. 

 

I voted in support of this approval and here is why:

 

Heading into the Fall - September & October Column

I hope the first month back to school has been positive, and people have enjoyed this late surge of warm fall weather. I’d also like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all residents who helped one another during the storm that hit our ward. I have heard a number of very positive stories about residents helping one another, both with fallen branches and when the hydro was out.

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Back to School - August Column

Hoping you had a wonderful summer with family and friends, full of good times and new memories.
As we prepare for autumn, back to school and the end of vacation season I am writing today to share a few tips.

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