February Column

Dear neighbours, 

Winter is well underway in Ottawa and I trust that you and your families are enjoying the best the City has to offer during this time of the year.

Sharpen your skates, and bring your appetite to Woodroffe Park on Family Day, February 15!. I am happy to invite you and your family to a FREE Family Day pancake breakfast and skate at Woodroffe Park at 9 am. 

Your local representatives are working together for you.

24320310141_7da0b4e058_o.jpgI was pleased to share my regular winter mall visit with MP Anita Vandenbeld and MPP Bob Chiarelli at Carlingwood mall on January 15 to provide residents with time to speak to all the 3 levels of government at one place at the same time. It was a great opportunity to hear from residents. I look forward to continuing to work with the local representatives of both the federal and provincial governments to continue to serve our community. 





Seniors and Pedestrian Safety

I was glad to return to Carlingwood mall on February 4 with Safer Roads Ottawa and the City’s Older Adult Plan. We had a chance to talk with residents about ways for continuing to improve safety for pedestrians and seniors. We also shared some of the pedestrian safety improvements that we have implemented such as:

  • Extending the cycle time for pedestrians to cross at Carling Ave.
  • Lowering the speed limit on Woodroffe Ave.
  • Securing a traffic guard at Woodroffe Ave. P.S.
  • Adding a speedboard and flashing lights on Woodroffe Ave.

Safer Roads Ottawa also provided bike and pedestrians lights to ensure individuals walking or cycling at night are visible to drivers.

Winter in the City

It’s Winter in the City and there’s a lot to do in and around Ottawa. Don’t miss out on Winterlude’s last weekend, with events at City partner sites until February 15.Enjoy the season by going for a skate at the Sens Rink of Dreams, Ben Franklin Place Skating Rink or at Lansdowne Skating Court, or sled down one of the City’s approved sledding hills when weather and hill conditions permit. Also, public skating sessions at City facilities are free on weekends until March 27, compliments of RBC Royal Bank. Visit Mooney's Bay Park (Terry Fox Athletic Facility) and enjoy 5 kilometres of groomed and well-lit ski trails. Learn how to cross-country ski or improve your skills with a lesson package that suits you.Be sure to check out ottawa.ca/winter-city  to keep up-to-date on what’s happening around town.

Happy Chinese New Year

I want to take this opportunity to wish all those celebrating a Happy Chinese New Year (the year of the Monkey) I hope you enjoy your time and celebrate with family and friends.

You can always find more details for upcoming events and activities in Bay Ward and across Ottawa by following me on Twitter and Facebook or by subscribing to updates at BayWardLive.ca.

Should you ever need the assistance of my team please don’t hesitate to reach out. We are happy to help.









Mark Taylor
Deputy Mayor of Ottawa
Councillor for Bay Ward

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