Mark Taylor’s August Column

Dear Neighbours,

I would like to take this opportunity to once again say thank you to the many community groups who invited me to BBQ’s and Summer Festivals over the last month. I appreciate the invitations and enjoy these events that bring our communities together; to celebrate not only our diversities but also our similarities.

Michele Park:
I was proud to welcome folks to a BBQ in Michele Park as we celebrated the completion of its renewal. The upgrades came as a result of discussions our office had with local residents. Michele Park now has a paved, lit pathway which provides residents with safe access to Carling Avenue year round. New benches, an upgraded sports field and new fencing on the perimeter of the park, were also installed.

Woodpark Community Initiative:
The intersection of Ancaster Avenue and Flower Avenue in the Woodpark neighbourhood has lovely new street art. Our office was pleased to assist with facilitating its completion in co-operation with the Better Neighbourhoods Pilot Project.   It was amazing to see so many residents come out to participate. Special thanks to Tanya Krupilnicki and Jennifer Myres who took up the challenge and organised the event.  I encourage you to drop by and see the finished project.

Sens Rink:
TheOfficial Grand Opening of the Accora Village Sens Rink will take place in Bayshore Park, Thursday August 14th at 10:30am. The new rink features basketball courts, a new ice surface, and boards. The rink is a focal point in the community and will help residents to stay active year round.   This is one of many upgrades which will be happening to Bayshore Park over the coming years. Mark your calendars and join us. Everyone is welcome to attend!

Movie in the Park
I look forward to watching The LEGO Movie at our 3rd Annual Movie in the Park on Sunday August 24th. This year’s event will be held in Frank Ryan Park. Everyone is welcome and there will be popcorn and drinks for all. Movie starts at sunset. Bring the family, a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the evening.

Our office will not have a September or October column because of the Election on October 27 and the City’s Election Related Resources Policy. My Office always remains open to assist you with any issues or questions you may have. I hope you and your family enjoy the rest of your summer and good luck to all our students who are returning to school in September.


Mark Taylor
Ottawa City Councillor, Bay Ward

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