Pinecrest ramp closures begin Sunday

Ottawa – Nightly ramp closures at Highway 417 and Pinecrest Road begin Sunday, July 5. Both eastbound on-ramps will close at 9 p.m. and open the following morning by 5 a.m.

The on-ramp for motorists approaching northbound from Greenbank Road will be closed nightly for four weeks. The on-ramp for motorists approaching southbound from Pinecrest Road will only be closed two nights, July 5 and July 6.

Beach Update July 2nd

Westboro_Beach_for_web_.jpgCity of Ottawa staff have released the most recent water quality results for the supervised beaches in Ottawa. 

The E. Coli bacteria counts are from sampling results taken on the previous day. 

You can find daily water quality results by calling the Beach Information Line 613-580-6744 ext. 13219 or by visiting Ottawa Beach Daily Water Quality Results.

City's Wading Pools celebrate summer with special events

Ottawa – Join us for summer fun at one of the City of Ottawa’s 56 wading pools, and enjoy the fabulous special events that the City has planned while keeping you cool at the pool.
Each wading pool hosts one special event during the summer featuring arts and crafts, sports and games from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

See & Hear

Canada Day with the Ottawa Paramedic Service


Canada Day is the busiest day of the year for our Ottawa Paramedic Service. They receive three times the calls for service compared to a regular day. 

Chief Anthony DiMonte showed me the Canada Day special command centre at the Cenotaph. 

Take a look at the pictures on our Flickr Page

Thank you to the men and women of the Ottawa Paramedic Service for all you do for our City year-round and on Canada Day! 

MarketMobile Launch

11535815_10153961628463275_4887283820081174879_n.jpgThanks to the efforts of Ottawa Public Health, the Coalition of Community Health and Resource Centres of Ottawa, the Community Foundation of Ottawa, Loblaws Canada and many other community partners the MarketMobile will now be coming to Bayshore Accora Village and three other communities.

Since I was elected in 2010 I have seen the community in Accora Village come together to build a community garden, a bake oven, the Sens Rink and now they will continue to gather around good food.

The neighbourhood had been identified as a food desert but it is becoming an oasis.

The community garden is flourishing and people are coming together to enjoy homemade baking at the oven. It is wonderful to see.


#ottmusik to Your Ears

New music is coming to the airwaves of our 311 service thanks to a collaboration between the City and local artists.


The July Column

Dear Neighbours,

With classes now over I would like to congratulate all of the students who celebrated their graduations this June. You have bright futures to look forward to and many successes to be proud of. Congratulations!

Now that summer has arrived let us all remember that young children are at play in our parks, at wading pools, beaches, splash pads and in our neighbourhoods. I ask that drivers keep an extra eye out for children playing, running and riding bicycles at all times of the day.

Welcome to the new Bay Ward Live

Welcome to the new Bay Ward Live! My team and I have been hard at work to make this site, cleaner, sharper and easier to navigate. 

We hope that you like the new look and feel of our site. You'll find the latest news from Bay Ward and from across Ottawa here on the home page.

You'll also find links to photos, video and audio from recent events in the ward as well as blog posts and statements from me and my team.

Through a New Lens: Cleaning our Community

It was a great treat this weekend to spend Saturday morning visiting four different community clean-ups in our ward.