Notice of Potential/Actual Water Service Interruptions - New Orchard & Ambleside

I have just received the following notice from our city staff - Please note that due to a broken valve (Specifically 99 New Orchard Ave between Ambleside Dr & Dead end) residents may experience interruptions in water service. 

Water service is expected to be restored within 12 hours

John Blatherwick receives Mayor’s City Builder Award

I was happy to start off City Council this morning by acknowledging the hard work that community leader John Blatherwick has done for the community. Thanks John! Please see below for the full City of Ottawa press release: 


Longtime Bay Ward Community leader John Blatherwick to receive City Builder Award

I'm pleased to announce that our hardworking community leader John Blatherwick will be receiving the Mayor's City Builder Award tomorrow at City Council. Please see below for the full City of Ottawa news release: 


See & Hear

Karsh Continuum

17G-210-25.jpgA great honour to meet Estrellita Karsh and celebrate the upcoming Continuum exhibition.

Mark Taylor on 1310 Power Lunch - July 10, 2017

Always interesting discussions on 1310's Power Lunch. Great chatting with Cormac and Melanie about the latest and greatest news stories. 

Ottawa 2017 Sky Lounge

I was lucky enough to test out Ottawa 2017's Sky Lounge this afternoon. A great idea with some excellent views of Ottawa. 

Please click on the photo below to see some of the views from Sky Lounge:

Ottawa 2017 Sky Lounge


Canada 150 Celebrations - July Column

Over the past month, I have been honoured to attend a number of great community events and celebrations for Canada 150. It was heartwarming to see neighbours bonding through events such as the Horner Drive Block party, the Glabar Water Fight, the Britannia celebrations, and the Belltown potluck – just to name a few. Our Bay Ward residents were out in full force strengthening the ties that bring our community together. 

Canada Day 2017

Continuing Consultations - June Column

May was a month of community consultations and I believe we made some significant progress with our Stage 2 LRT plans. The public feedback we are receiving is helping us to improve how we move around our city. I encourage anyone who continues to have questions relating to what the new LRT will mean for their community to please reach out to my office or the stage 2 LRT team . 


Development in our community

Ontario Announces New Proposed Changes to the Land Use Planning and Appeal System

May 18, 2017

This week the Government of Ontario announced new proposed changes to the Land use Planning and Appeal System. My colleagues and I were pleased to see the Province take this important step in returning the ultimate decision making authority in planning matters to the community and local government.