Bay Ward Neighbourhood Projects

About our Neighbourhood Projects

1920404_10153555823323275_7362033175451817508_n.jpgThere are several important community level projects to complete in the next four years. We will improve fitness, gathering and recreation opportunities in Britannia Park and at the Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre, renew the field house in Bayshore Park, and finish construction on the waterfront infrastructure project in Britannia Village.

Read on to learn more about what we're working on together.


Woodpark Pocket Park and Community Garden

Photo: 2015 Woodpark Community Association AGMMy team and I are committed to bringing a pocket park and community garden to the community in Woodpark where there is a limited amount of green space and a need for more places for the community to gather.

This is a growing community in which more and more young families are making homes for themselves and we would like this pocket park to match that change.

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Pinecrest Creek Corridor

Pinecrest_Creek.pngAs the City of Ottawa constructs the new Western Light Rail Transit Extension our office will ensure there is consideration given to the Pinecrest Creek Corridor.

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Waterfront Infrastructure in Britannia Village

14A-071___006.jpgSince being elected in 2010 my office has worked very hard to address residents’ concerns about flood protection and restrictive property development in the communities of Britannia Village and Belltown.

Plans for Waterfront Infrastructure had been stagnant for years but they have been revived since I took office and we are now actively pursuing plans for flood control and restrictive property development.

Thanks to the hard work of City staff in collaboration with the local community association, the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority and my team we have found a solution that I believe will work for everyone.

On February 14th, 2014 I was pleased to be joined by Minister Bob Chiarelli and representatives from the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority at the Britannia Yacht Club to announce a $1.3million funding agreement between the City of Ottawa and the Province of Ontario. 

 

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Bayshore Shopping Centre Expansion

DSC_0309.JPGThe expansion of Bayshore Shopping Centre has been an exciting project for Bay Ward at large and for the Bayshore and Accora Village communities.

Our office has worked very closely with mall management and Ivanhoe Cambridge to ensure smooth operations through the construction period by reducing construction traffic and noise as much as possible for local residents.

We worked to make sure trucks bringing materials in and out of the construction site used routes with fewer homes on them to alleviate the noise impact on residents and worked to keep residents safe by coordinating traffic with mall management.

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Bayshore Park

10250195_10153961629198275_1496892776666818688_n.jpgIn concert with the significant investments that Ferguslea Properties has made and continues to make in the Accora Village community and the significant investments that Ivanhoe Cambridge is making in Bayshore Shopping Centre, the City of Ottawa will continue to do its share to see the rejuvenation of the green space that links the neighbourhood together.

Already we have seen Bayshore Park come alive with a new community garden, bake oven and the Sens Rink but there is still much work to be done.

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Bayshore Park Field House

DSC_0045.JPGThe renewal of the field house in Bayshore Park has been identified as one of the top priorities for Ottawa in the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program.

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Re-imagining the Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre and Britannia Park

Ron-Kolbus-Lakeside-Centre-300x214.jpgBay Ward residents need better access to recreation, fitness and community gathering space. That’s why Councillor Mark Taylor has already invested $1 million to begin building space in the Ron Kolbus Lakside Centre. 

Britannia Park is an ideal location for better community space because it is centrally located in Bay Ward and has existing recreation facilities like the beach, grass fields, beautiful trees, a tennis club and the Baja Burger Shack. It also has lots of room to expand. No major renovations or improvements have been made since the 1950’s. This development will diversify the opportunities the park can support and create a fully accessible facility and park.

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